Mrs. Meng was a hard-working farm wife, helping her husband in every aspect of their dairy farm southeast of Belleville. She was a 4-H leader and a dedicated mother. Delores was a member of the St. Clair County Homemakers Association and PSOP where she enjoyed attending dances and other activities. She was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church and belonged to the Perpetual Help Sodality and the ladies quilting group at the Church.
Delores was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Wayne W. Meng, whom she married on November 29, 1947, and who died on May 31, 1990; her parents, Joseph and Mamie, nee Mueller, Biekert; and one brother and sister-in-law, Orville and Alice Biekert.
Surviving are her twin daughters, Connie (Tony) Welsch of Freeburg, IL,
and Bonnie (David) Fischer of Trenton, IL;
one son, Kenneth (Mary) Meng of Freeburg, IL;
nine grandchildren, Chad (Lisa) Fischer of Arlington Heights, IL,
Todd (Kristin) Fischer of Wauwatosa, WI,
Dawn (Chad) Williams of Jefferson City, TN,
Torrey (Katie) Welsch of Belleville, IL,
Lisa (John) Reinneck of Mascoutah, IL,
Laurie (Warren) Lee of Champaign, IL,
Craig (Kristen) Meng of Freeburg, IL,
Christine Meng of Breese, IL,
and Kerri (Neil) Lange of Stone Church, IL;
16 great-grandchildren, Jake, Kate and Bryn Fischer,
Reese and Taylor Fischer,
Jacob and Kaleb Williams,
Emily and Grant Reinneck,
Luke, Pete, and John Meng,
and Aubrey and Owen Lange;
one brother, Russ (Sharon) Biekert of Scottsdale, AZ;
and nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Rosewood Care/Mercy Rehab, and Hospice of Southern Illinois for the loving care given to Delores over the last few weeks.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to the Arthritis Foundation. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 3, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, November 5, 2016, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9 a.m. Friday, November 4, 2016, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. James Thomas officiating.
Burial will be at Green Mount Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
My deepest sympathy.
Bonnie Seibert Hardy, Lebanon, IL, 62254
Dear Connie, Bonnie,Kenny and families, We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was wonderful, always a smile and twinkling eyes. We are out of town so can’t be with you, but please know we send you our thoughts and prayers. God Bless You
Tom and Laura Gauch, Freeburg, Il, 62243
Dear Bonnie, Connie & Ken,
I have so many fond memories of your sweet mother. I especially remember how as a leader, she made 4-H so much fun for me. She was friendly and always smiling. I know you will miss her terribly.
Fondly, Carol Bozsa Stovall
Carol Bozsa Stovall, Missoula, MT, 59808
Please accept our sympathy in your time of grief. Delores was a wonderful woman. I lived in Mascoutah and met her there. When she moved to Belleville we got reacquainted and played a lot of cards together.
Millie Gerlingg & Joe, Belleville, Ill., 62221 6201
Dear Bonnie, Connie, Mary, Kenny, and all family members of Grandma Meng,
We are very sorry for your loss and are grateful to spend time with Grandma Meng at many family gatherings over the years. She worked hard and was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She raised intelligent, interesting, and ambitious kids. We are thinking of you and sending loving thoughts and prayers.
Katie Heaney and family
Kathleen Heaney, St. Louis, MO, 63108
Dear family of Delores. I am so sad that Delores is no longer with us. She was my dear friend. Please accept my condolences.
Dear Bonnie, Connie, Kenny and family, I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Your mom and dad were both wonderful people who always made you feel welcomed. I am so happy that I was able to get to know both of them as well as the rest of your family. May your mom be at peace and her loving memories be a part of you forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you. LuAnn
LuAnn Agne Russo, Collierville, TN, 38017
Please accept our deepest sympathy for the entire family. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.
Rich, Kim, Ashlyn, Braxton and all Arizona Biekerts, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85254
Dear Bonnie,Connie and Son.I talked to my sister and found that Lori,your mother died.I went along with her to PSOP dances several years ago.She would pick me up and we went dancing.She was a lovely person,I enjoyed her.In fact I believe there was some relationship in our family and her.My Mom was Anna Weik from Freeburg,Ill. Dad was Otto Schneider.I will always keep Lori in my prayers.Love You!Sr.Helene Schneider
Sr.Helene Schneider, Springfield,, Illinois, 62794-9431