Donna Bietsch

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Donna Bietsch, 62, of Belleville, IL, born November 1, 1958, in Belleville IL, died Thursday, August 12, 2021, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Donna worked for Mercantile Bank prior to becoming a licensed cosmetologist. She devoted her life to her family, always giving of her time and talents to make every gathering special. She was an avid bowler, having started in her mid-teens and has quite a collection of pins and patches, and even participated in national bowling events. She was a member of the Tri-County USBC Bowling Organization, and she enjoyed bowling at Bel-Air Bowl on Team “We’re #1”.

There was no art or craft she couldn’t do or create. She participated in craft shows for over 20 years, selling a variety of crafts. She was a movie buff, enjoyed bingo and cards, and organizing family euchre tournaments.

Donna was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  In keeping with her giving nature, Donna requested her organs be donated to benefit others. She will be profoundly missed!

She was preceded in death by her father, Alvin F. Bietsch.

Surviving are her mother, Pauline L., nee Schmidt, Bietsch; her sister, Janet (Norman) Joellenbeck, two brothers, Michael (Debbie) Bietsch, and Ronald (Julie) Bietsch; nieces and nephews, Matthew (Kati) Bietsch, Andrew (Julia) Bietsch, Lori (Kyle) Giles, Kristin (Breana) Bietsch, and Tyler Bietsch; great-nieces and great-nephews, Abrielle, Henry, and Luke Bietsch, Morgan Bietsch, Dash Michael Giles, and Alexandria Bietsch; numerous aunts, cousins; and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Teresa Catholic Church, to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, or to the American Diabetes Association.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, August 15, 2021, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, August 16, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Prayer service to be held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 16, 2021, at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.



10 Comments on Donna Bietsch

Marc and Juanita Boivin said : Guest Report Aug 19, 2021 at 8:45 PM

Pauline, Ron & Julie, Janet and Norman, Michael and Debbie, and family: Words can not express the sorrow that we have for the passing of our cherished Donna. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hugs, The Boivin Family

  • Belleville
  • IL
Juanita Boivin said : Guest Report Aug 19, 2021 at 8:37 PM

We absolutely miss you Donna. Your vivacious laugh and catching a glimpse of your next project was always something I looked forward to. We still have your beautiful artistry gracing our walls. I asked you to sign then on the bottom for me. I am grateful that you did. You always left something of you with anyone that crossed your path . You certainly did with us. Love you lots Donna. May Perpetual light shine upon you until we meet again. Juanita, Marc, Danielle and Nick Boivin

  • Belleville
  • IL
JoAnn Rider said : Guest Report Aug 16, 2021 at 11:35 AM

Thoughts & Prayers for the whole family!I know how much Donna will be greatly missed!God Bless & give you Peace!

  • Belleville
  • IL
Ann&Len Mehmert said : Guest Report Aug 15, 2021 at 7:59 PM

Dear Pauline and family. We are so sorry to read about Donna. So many great memories of Donna from when she and Judi were friends at St Theresa . In these later years we would meet shopping,(maybe picking up donuts) always had so much to catch up on. Sending our love and prayers. Ann&Len

  • Belleville
  • Il
Dave Steinkamp said : Guest Report Aug 15, 2021 at 6:34 PM

We are so sorry to hear about Donna. We will keep your family in our prayers during the coming days. Don, MaryAnn & Dave.

  • Belleville
  • IL
John Karen Temporiti said : Guest Report Aug 15, 2021 at 11:47 AM

Heartfelt condolences on your loss of such a beautiful person. We will remember her and you in our prayers. God bless !!

  • St. Louis
  • Missouri
Mary Nims said : Guest Report Aug 14, 2021 at 9:19 PM

It is so hard to believe she is gone. She had the kindest heart I knew. Mary Nims

  • Phoenix
  • AZ
Suzanne Bien said : Guest Report Aug 14, 2021 at 7:37 PM

So very sorry for your loss. Praying for both Donna and your family.

  • Forestdale
  • MA
Louise Schmidt said : Guest Report Aug 14, 2021 at 1:25 PM

Aunt Pauline and family , so sorry to hear about Donna, My heart is sadden. Sending love and prayers to all. Lou

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Ron and Linda Farris said : Guest Report Aug 14, 2021 at 11:01 AM

Words cannot express enough the heart and sorry. Hugs and prayers to the family

  • Sebring
  • Florida

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