Delores Hettenhausen

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Delores C. Hettenhausen, nee Harbaugh, 79, of Belleville, IL, born August 9, 1940, in St. Louis, MO, died Thursday, November 21, 2019, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

A devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother, Delores was a member of Faith Family Church, Shiloh, IL, where she showed her love of singing by participating in the choir for many years. When she wasn’t singing, she enjoyed taking long walks outdoors.  She was never happier than when she could be up and moving; sitting still was something she was never good at.

Delores was an exceptional woman whose love for her family eclipsed all else; she loved with everything she was and made the world a better place simply by being in it. She will forever be missed by everyone blessed enough to have known her.

She was preceded in death her parents, Robert and Cecelia, nee Auer, Harbaugh.

Surviving are her husband of 59 years, James Hettenhausen, whom she married on April 23, 1960;
a son, Kevin (Laura) Hettenhausen;
a daughter, Karen (Rick) Fuchs;
seven grandchildren, Sarina (Matt), Tammy (Jeremy), Chelsea (Steve), Joel, Destiny, Seairra, and Ellie;
seven great-grandchildren;
and four siblings, Clara, Kenneth (Pat), David (Linda), and Glen.

Memorials may be made to Faith Family Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Monday, November 25, 2019, at Faith Family Church, 704 Green Mount Road, Shiloh, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Monday, November 25, 2019, at Faith Family Church, Shiloh, IL.

Burial will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Tipton, IL.


3 Comments on Delores Hettenhausen

Shirley & Bryan Mohr said : Guest Report Nov 25, 2019 at 5:05 PM

Jim & Family, Have so many fun and wonderful memories serving with Delores in the FFC choir for many years. She so loved her family and would share many stories, especially about the grandchildren. The love you two shared was an inspiration to Bryan and I. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find comfort and peace in the arms Jesus while reflecting on the many wonderful memories you shared together for the last 59 years. Love, Shirley & Bryan

  • Shiloh
  • IL
Laurie Fields said : Guest Report Nov 24, 2019 at 3:21 AM

My deepest condolences to you, Jim, and your family. I will miss seeing your beautiful wife at Faith Family Church. I pray that you feel God’s love, peace, and comfort during this very difficult time. ❤️

  • Belleville
  • IL
Daniel Harbaugh said : Guest Report Nov 23, 2019 at 7:53 PM

Ellen and I offer our condolence for your lost. In the distant past I had many good visits to Uncle Bob’s farm and enjoyed great rabbit hunting with my cousins.

  • Marshalltown
  • Iowa

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