David “Dave” Chouinard

David “Dave” Chouinard
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David “Dave” Lee Chouinard, 80, of Belleville, IL, born January 5, 1943, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at his residence.

Dave was a 1961 graduate of Cathedral High School and co-captain of his senior football team. He had been the owner/operator of C&M Home Improvements Co. for 30 years before retirement. Dave had a wonderful sense of humor and always kept everyone entertained. He loved to cook and especially enjoyed baking cookies to give to his family and friends. Dave was also an avid gardener and looked forward to hosting his annual Pumpkin Day Party at his barn. However, his greatest joy of all was spending time with his dear family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander and Leona, nee Kassebaum, Chouinard; a brother, Mark Chouinard; and a nephew, Will Gantner.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Margaret M., nee Gantner, Chouinard, whom he married on June 21, 1968;
a brother, Michael (Sharon) Chouinard of Sikeston, MO;
three sisters, Catherine (Harvey) Inman of Belleville, IL, Mary Ann (Tom) Montogomery of Belleville, IL, and Patricia Ann (Richard) Luehder of Shiloh, IL;
a brother-in-law, William (Elaine) Gantner of Belleville, IL;
and many dear nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to Boys Town Nebraska or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, October 29, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, October 30, 2023, at St. Luke Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Monday, October 30, 2023, at St. Luke Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Private family burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Shiloh, IL, at a later date.

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17 Comments on David “Dave” Chouinard

Jeanette & Jerry Matusak said : Guest Report Nov 18, 2023 at 3:00 PM

Dear Margaret, Jerry and I were out of town and just learned of Dave's death. You are in our prayers with the loss of your loving and best friend. He met everyone with a huge smile and warm hello. Many of us will miss him. Peace and blessings to you, Margaret and all of your family.

  • FREEBURG
  • IL
Susan Nesbit Wiegers said : Guest Report Nov 01, 2023 at 10:18 AM

Margaret and Chouinard family just learned of Dave’s passing and want to extend my deepest sympathy. Dave was one of the “good guys” and God has called him home. RIP Dave. Susan & Jim

  • Belleville
  • IL
Ron Chaput said : Guest Report Oct 30, 2023 at 10:50 AM

Margaret, so sorry to hear that your husband as ended his journey here on Earth, but is now on his Heavenly journey. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Steve Knefelkamp said : Guest Report Oct 30, 2023 at 8:56 AM

Deepest Sympathy to the Chouinard family for your loss of Dave. And in particular to my long time good friend Mary Ann. May God bless and help all of you through this most difficult time.

  • Belleville
  • Ill.
Tim Hagarty said : Guest Report Oct 30, 2023 at 8:49 AM

Margaret and family he was a great man and a great friend he will be dearly missed by all the Hagarty’s.I’m so sorry I could not attend the wake or funeral.GOD BLESS

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Sandy Agne said : Guest Report Oct 29, 2023 at 6:12 PM

When hearing of Dave’s passing, just memories of a huge smile & gentle kindness. Margaret, strength to you as you walk through the journey of losing you best friend❤️

  • Papillion
  • NE
ROBERT DECAMP said : Guest Report Oct 29, 2023 at 12:20 PM

Met Dave when I worked at Effingers and he did some work for me-RIP Dave!

  • Smithton
  • IL
Jane Appel Gaubatz said : Guest Report Oct 28, 2023 at 12:08 PM

Margaret, and David’s Family. Sending Prayers and Sympathy to everyone. May your happy memories bring comfort at this sad time. And May God Bless and be with all of you. Jane Appel Gaubatz

  • Lebanon
  • Illinois
bill lyke said : Guest Report Oct 28, 2023 at 11:35 AM

Margaret Dave's spirit will be with me as well. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family

  • belleville
  • illinois
Linda Kreuter said : Guest Report Oct 27, 2023 at 4:40 PM

So sorry to hear about Dave. I remember when he and Margaret hosted his sister, Patty, and Rick’s wedding many years ago. What a wonderful event and a wonderful family. Condolences to Margaret, all the Chouinards and Dave’s extended family.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Edmond (Ed) Smith said : Guest Report Oct 27, 2023 at 3:02 PM

I was so sorry to hear of Dave's passing, and my condolences to Margaret and all of Dave's family. He was always such a happy person, and his Pumpkin Day and July 4th celebrations brought so much pleasure to so many people. I will miss him.

  • STOUGHTON
  • WI
Tom Merkley said : Guest Report Oct 27, 2023 at 2:37 PM

Good friend, teammate, and fun to be around. He will be missed!

  • Ft Worth
  • Texas
Judith Burgess said : Guest Report Oct 27, 2023 at 12:13 PM

Sorry about the sad news. I remember Mark telling great stories about his family.

  • Ofallon
  • Il
Kevin Effinger said : Guest Report Oct 27, 2023 at 8:15 AM

RIP Dave. Probably the nicest person I have ever met!! 🙏

  • Swansea
  • IL
Donald Hagler said : Guest Report Oct 26, 2023 at 10:06 PM

Sincere Condolences

  • Rochester
  • MN
Maxine Karcher Ferris said : Guest Report Oct 26, 2023 at 6:41 PM

Margaret, so sorry to hear that your husband as ended his journey here on Earth, but is now on his Heavenly journey. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

  • Collinsville
  • IL
sue (brueggeman) zimbelman said : Guest Report Oct 26, 2023 at 6:10 PM

So sad to hear of David's passing. I remember him well through my friendships with Mickey and Mary Ann. Losing a sibling is devastating. Thinking of you all and praying for you.

  • Rolling Hills
  • WY

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