Dolores Hilpert

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Dolores “Dee” J. Hilpert, nee Schmoll, 92, of Belleville, IL, born September 4, 1928, in Baldwin, IL, died Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, IL.

Mrs. Hilpert was a waitress at the former Panorama Lanes in Belleville before her retirement.  She was an avid line dancer, was a member of the line dance club, “Touch of Country”, and belonged to the Belleville/Swansea Women of the Moose. Dolores enjoyed watching baseball and spent many hours putting jigsaw puzzles together with her sister. She was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church and belonged to the Ladies Sodality at the church.

Dolores was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Leroy V. Hilpert, whom she married on December 8, 1978, and who died on November 23, 2012; her first husband, Edmund P. Reinkemeyer, who died on August 7, 1978; a son, Gerald Reinkemeyer; her parents, Adam and Elsa S., nee Mehring, Schmoll; and a brother-in-law, Ed Colegrove.

Surviving are two daughters, Judith (Terry) Groom of Belleville, IL, and Janice (Steve) Wagner, of Freeburg, IL;
four grandchildren, Joel (Kara) Groom, Wendy Jo (Dominic) Swiney, Lindsay (Adam) Coughlin, and Steven Wagner Jr.;
eight great-grandchildren, Cayle and Camryn Coughlin, Kodie, Ethan, Aiden, and Ehren Groom, and Reilly and Kylee Swiney;
a brother, Adam Schmoll of Belleville, IL;
a sister, Helen Colegrove, of Uniontown, OH;
and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family wishes to express their thanks to the staff at Freeburg Care Center for the tender care given to Dolores.

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

Funeral:  A private visitation and funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

 Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


8 Comments on Dolores Hilpert

Robert P Wagner said : Guest Report Oct 23, 2020 at 9:48 AM

We were very sorry to hear about the passing of Dee. She was great mom and a fun person to be around. Our sympathy to all the family

  • shiloh
  • Illinois
Al and Judy Anderson said : Guest Report Oct 12, 2020 at 10:56 AM

We both enjoyed living across the street from both Leroy and Dee....sad when a loved one passes, but she is now with Leroy. Al and Judy

  • Shiloh
  • IL
Cindy & Terry Thomas said : Guest Report Oct 11, 2020 at 6:20 PM

Judy and Terry, Our sympathies for your mother passing away. She’ll be alive in your memories and you can relive the joyous times. Love, kisses and hugs to you.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Alice Blanquart Mueller said : Guest Report Oct 11, 2020 at 7:59 AM

Hello Judy, I sadly saw this morning that you lost your sweet mom. I was lucky enough over the years to see her a few times and she was always so friendly and pleasant, as I remember her to be in my youth. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. I hope that life has been good to you. Take care. Alice

  • Swansea
  • IL
Lonnis & Sally Cook said : Guest Report Oct 10, 2020 at 6:45 PM

Our sympathies !! Lonnis & Sally Cook

  • Waterloo
  • Il
Dora Becker said : Guest Report Oct 09, 2020 at 7:06 PM

Sending my sympathies to you and your family Judy. I believe I remembered her from the bowling alley.,,,...Take care and be safe.

  • IL
Kathy & Lynn Embry said : Guest Report Oct 09, 2020 at 4:51 PM

Going to miss Aunt Dee’s laughter and hugs! Lots of wonderful memories of going dancing when we came to visit from CA. Prayers & Love to the family.

  • Pagosa Springs
  • CO
Renea Sauerwein said : Guest Report Oct 09, 2020 at 11:59 AM

Sending our deepest sympathies at this very sad time. Sincerely, James and Renea Sauerwein

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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