Diane Daenzer

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Diane Catherine Daenzer, nee Denny, 79, of Belleville, IL, born March 8, 1940, in Swansea, IL, died Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL.

Mrs. Daenzer was a bartender for 48 years, working at 114 Café and Bar, Checker-Inn, and retired from Centerfield. Diane was a devout Catholic, often visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. She was a talented artist and enjoyed spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Daenzer; one daughter, Catherine (Roy) Hofmeister; her parents, Arthur and Barbara, nee Egner, Denny; two sisters, Vera Weisen and Jean Ann Sartain; and one brother, Bud Denny.

Surviving are one daughter, Chery Scharringhausen (John Hentze) of Belleville, IL;
two sons, Donald and Duane Daenzer, both of East St. Louis, IL;
13 grandchildren, Dennis, David, Brandi,
Nikki, Tyler, Brittlyn,
April, Amanda, Melissa,
Sarah, Donald, Adam, and Ashley;
numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren;
one brother, Daniel (Mary) Denny of Colorado;
and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Deacon Corby Valentine officiating.


19 Comments on Diane Daenzer

Frank X Heiligenstein said : Guest Report May 30, 2019 at 1:07 AM

May God watch over this former Freeburg Midget from the class of 1958!!!!!!

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Bob and Pat Southworth said : Guest Report May 07, 2019 at 9:17 PM

Diane worked for my dad at the 114 Club and the Checker Inn for many years. She always made us laugh. Diane was a unique personality and will be missed by all who knew her.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Ray Feltmeyer said : Guest Report May 07, 2019 at 1:54 AM

Famous Diane you served with dignity at centerfield at a time when we thought the good times would last forever, you made the best cheeseburgers , I will miss getting your Christmas cards , God bless. Ray Feltmeyer.

  • Belleville
  • Il.
Judy Schanter said : Guest Report May 07, 2019 at 12:26 AM

Prayers for family strength during these most difficult times. Please accept my deepest condolences. I grew up next to Diane, we were lifelong friends.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Barbara (Myers) Nance said : Guest Report May 06, 2019 at 12:13 PM

Donny, Duane, Cheryl. Sorry for your loss. I love Mama D. will miss her. She will always have a special place in my heart.

  • Illinois
Cindy Taylor said : Guest Report May 06, 2019 at 3:30 AM

So sorry for your loss. I worked with Duane at Centerfield for many years and she always made me laugh. She will truly be missed.

  • Belleville
  • Il
terry schmidt /amy schmidt said : Guest Report May 05, 2019 at 11:35 PM

Very sorry to here that your mom passed She will be missed. You have are condolence's The Schmidt family

  • belleville
  • IL
Joe & Kathleen Davis said : Guest Report May 04, 2019 at 2:33 PM

Sorry for your loss. May God be with all of you. We knew Diane years ago when we lived in Belleville.

  • Linwood
  • Kansas
Jon.Genier said : Guest Report May 04, 2019 at 11:26 AM

My condolences to your family. May you find some comfort for your great loss in the hope expressed at Job 14:13-15.

  • Gray
  • Ten
Jim & Carol Cange said : Guest Report May 03, 2019 at 1:48 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so very sorry for your loss.

  • nashville
  • il
Paula and Robert Gallagher said : Guest Report May 03, 2019 at 4:43 AM

Cheryl and family - you have our deepest sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Paula and Robert

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Laura Denny Glavich said : Guest Report May 02, 2019 at 2:50 PM

We are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Laura & Rick Glavich

  • Parker
  • CO
Bernadette Dehn said : Guest Report May 02, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Cheryl, I am so sorry to read about your mom passing. I remember her from the 114 Cafe. She was a fun and nice lady. Please accept my sympathy.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Steve Denny said : Guest Report May 02, 2019 at 1:50 PM

She was a very special person. Always had a smile on her face and made everyone around laugh with her funny stories. My condolences to the family. When I was younger me and my cousin Donnie use to hang out with her at work on Saturday afternoons at Club 114. She would make us help her. She will be missed.

  • Oklahoma City
  • OK
Maggie Tribout said : Guest Report May 02, 2019 at 12:12 PM

My heart goes out to you, Cheryl, and your brothers. I had the distinct pleasure of working with Diane at both the 114 Club and Centerfield. She is definitely a Belleville ICON - everyone knew and loved her. Such a wonderful soul.

  • Belleville
  • IL
terry k gibson said : Guest Report May 02, 2019 at 1:59 AM

Funniest bartender I've ever met. Great lady. RIP.

  • Belleville
  • IL
carla gibson said : Guest Report May 02, 2019 at 1:57 AM

My heart goes out to the Daenzer family. Love you Don, Gus, and Cheryl.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Connie daenzer said : Guest Report May 02, 2019 at 1:06 AM

I will really miss her .she was always there for me and the kids

  • Marissa
  • Il
Christopher & Lisa Rolen said : Guest Report May 01, 2019 at 11:17 PM

Great Aunt Diane had the best stories and made you laugh. She will be greatly missed at family events. Rejoined with her precious family who passed before. Deepest Sympathy!

  • Red Bud
  • Illinois

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