Donald “Butch” Schmittling

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Donald “Butch” George Schmittling, 66, of Waterloo, formerly of Belleville, IL, born September 25, 1953, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, January 23, 2020, at Kindred Hospital St. Louis South.

Butch retired from Phillips 66 in Sauget, IL where he worked as a welder and a stationary operator. His favorite hobby was working on cars and hanging out in his home shop. He was a classic rock music lover and for many years enjoyed playing the drums. Butch enjoyed cooking, especially BBQing and loved time spent with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Marcella “Sally”, nee Schmidt, Schmittling; and a granddaughter, Lainey Schmittling.

Surviving are his children, Tanya (Ross) LoBosco of Freeburg, IL,
Ryan (Janell) Schmittling of O’Fallon, IL,
and Tara (Greg) Harre of Okawville, IL;
the mother of his children and dear friend, Donna Schmittling;
eight grandchildren, Alex and Ethan Lewis, Ava and Collin Schmittling,
and Payten, Jacksen, Adysen, and Jilien Harre;
four sisters, Donna (Richard) Paradis of Pooler, GA, Diana (Thomas) Hemmer of Belleville, IL,
Debbie (Jim) Leroy of Smithton, IL, and Pam (Chris) Balkenbusch of Pocahontas, IL;
two brothers, David (Donna) Schmittling and Dennis (Kim) Schmittling, both of Freeburg, IL;
and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the March of Dimes in memory of Butch’s granddaughter Lainey Schmittling or to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, January 26, 2020, George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A time to share memories will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 26, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.



9 Comments on Donald “Butch” Schmittling

Butch Michalke said : Guest Report Oct 01, 2022 at 10:07 PM

So many memories sharing a house on Washington Street. Sleep well Brother.

  • MO
Brenda Lipe said : Guest Report Jan 26, 2020 at 9:15 PM

I am sorry for your loss. May God bless you and comfort you.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Carrie & Jeff Talbot said : Guest Report Jan 26, 2020 at 7:57 PM

Our deepest condolences. Prayers to all of Butch’s family & friends at this difficult time. Butch, our Mayor, of Rock Road will truly be missed all.

  • Waterloo
  • IL
Karen Oesterle Brand said : Guest Report Jan 26, 2020 at 1:26 AM

Butch you were such a great guy and a really good brother in law. So sorry you left us so young. Always enjoyed your homemade wine and pickles. You were special, we all thought so.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Tim said : Guest Report Jan 26, 2020 at 12:38 AM

Deepest sympathies from our family to yours Rock onButch!

  • Belleville
  • Il
Jay and Linda Krieg said : Guest Report Jan 25, 2020 at 8:48 PM

We will miss your smiling face and contagious laughter. May the Lord hold you close and keep you from pain any longer.... Our deepest sympathies to those loved ones left behind for the whole they have in their hearts shall heal with time but always hold your memories forever.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Lisa (Tilley) Utley said : Guest Report Jan 24, 2020 at 8:26 PM

My deepest condolences. You always lived your life to the fullest. Love ya Cuz?

  • Punta Gorda
  • Florida
Joseph Wilshire said : Guest Report Jan 24, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Goodbye my dear friend and next door neighbor. I loved all the times we spent together, laughing and joking around. Judy and I will miss you terribly. Rest In Peace Butch. Until we meet again.

  • Waterloo
  • Illinois
Amanda Huffman said : Guest Report Jan 24, 2020 at 1:59 AM

I'm truly sorry for your families loss you all have my condolences

  • Freeburg
  • Il

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