Cyril Determan

Cyril Determan
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Cyril E. Determan, 84, of Belleville, IL, born May 25, 1935, in New Baden, IL, died Saturday, June 22, 2019, at his residence.

Mr. Determan was a United States Army veteran. He was a quality assurance supervisor at Wiegman Manufacturing Co. in Freeburg, IL, for over 30 years before his retirement. He was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, and a member of the men’s choir and past president of the Holy Name Society at the church. Mr. Determan was past president of the Cathedral Grade School Athletics and a member of the Belleville / Swansea Moose Lodge 1221.

Cyril was preceded in death by his wife, Rhea C., nee Ketterer, Determan, who died on May 30, 2004; his parents, Henry J., Sr. and Annie, nee Moss, Determan; four brothers, Henry Determan, Wilfred Determan, Victor Determan, and Edward Determan, in infancy; and two sisters-in-law, Doris Determan and Dorothy Determan.

Surviving are a son, Gary (Beverly) Determan of Belleville, IL,
three daughters, Theresa (Gary) Darr of Smithton, IL,
Carol (Mark) Ernst of Colleyville, TX,
And Mary (Don) Barfield of Winchester, IL;
seven grandchildren, Jessica (Craig) Determan, Amy (Charles) Tompkins,
Eric (Lauren) Darr, Brent (Jessica) Darr, Megan (Nate) Davis,
Maura Barfield, and John Ernst;
four great-grandchildren, Everett Darr, Brooks Darr,
Adeline Darr, and Brooklynn Davis;
a sister-in-law, Doris Determan;
a brother-in-law, Leonard Ketterer;
dearest special friend, Sieglinde Cleiman;
and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church or to VITAS Healthcare. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, June 27, 2019, at St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday June 27, 2019, at St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. John Myler officiating.

Burial will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.


12 Comments on Cyril Determan

Jan (Saia) Richards said : Guest Report Jul 06, 2019 at 12:08 AM

Our deepest sympathies from the Saia family. We hold many fond memories of listening to the men's choir. May you find peace and comfort in similar memories.

  • O Fallon
  • Illinois
John + Carey-Ann said : Guest Report Jun 28, 2019 at 1:18 PM

I am so sorry for your family's loss. It is my sincere hope that beautiful memories from the past coupled with a genuine hope for the future will comfort and up build you today. (Isaiah 25.8)

  • Washington Park
  • IL
Bill and Lou Ann James said : Guest Report Jun 27, 2019 at 2:02 PM

We are very sorry to read about the loss of Cy and send our deepest sympathies to the whole family.

  • Red Bud
  • IL
Bill & Shirley Miller said : Guest Report Jun 26, 2019 at 11:17 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Cy’s passing. We just found out this evening. He was a good friend and will be missed.

  • Fairview Heights
  • Il
Arlene said : Guest Report Jun 26, 2019 at 7:31 PM

Uncle Cy was always a kind and gentle man and we will miss him. Dear cousins, I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Tulsa
  • OK
Doug Harry said : Guest Report Jun 25, 2019 at 12:30 AM

In my ~50 years of knowing Cy, I have nothing but great memories. I am a better person for having grown up under the watch of my “second parents” Cy and Rhea; my love and prayers go to Cy’s family and friends as we all gather in honor of a wonderful man.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Mary Barbara Kurtz said : Guest Report Jun 24, 2019 at 3:16 PM

Theresa I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. Your mom and dad were always very special people to me. My thoughts and prayers to all of you. Fondly, Mary Barbara

  • Belleville
  • IL
Cathy jaeger said : Guest Report Jun 24, 2019 at 5:35 AM

Jessica so sorry to hear i know you loved grandpa dearly I am thinking of you.

  • Ofallon
  • Il
Wayne Holcomb said : Guest Report Jun 23, 2019 at 1:37 PM

I met Cy when he took up country dancing at the Moose. Cy was a super nice guy with a great sense of humor. I will miss him.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Carol Birk-Woodrum said : Guest Report Jun 23, 2019 at 2:10 AM

He was a dear long-time friend; a kind and gentle person.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Sharen & Dawayne Sanders said : Guest Report Jun 22, 2019 at 11:28 PM

To Sieglinde & Cy’s Family: Our sincere Sympathy. We really liked Cy a great deal! We met Cy & Sieglinde at line dancing. Very sweet couple. Cy will be greatly missed. ??

  • Collinsville
  • IL
Jean & John Leitenberger said : Guest Report Jun 22, 2019 at 10:55 PM

A beautiful tribute to your Dad, he was a special man and will be missed. We pray for your family at this sad time Love Jean & John

  • Colleyville
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