Dorothy Edelmann

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Dorothy Edelmann, nee Gribler, 86 of Belleville, born March 6, 1933, in Jackson MO, passed away at home on Sunday, September 22, 2019.

Dotti, as she liked to be called, was an avid reader. She enjoyed music and antiques. She loved talking about flowers and spending time in her garden. She enjoyed traveling, one of her most memorable trips was to Alaska. She loved spending time with family and was so proud of all her children and grandchildren. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and great aunt.

She retired from St. Elizabeth hospital in Belleville after 28 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Grace Gribler, her brothers and sisters, Ruby (Ola) Wilke, Elsie (William) Pochek, Edward (Sally) Gribler and Richard (Edna) Gribler.

In addition to her husband of 62 years, Victor Edelmann, Dotti is survived by their children, Eric (Sheri) Edelmann, Kurt (Barb) Edelmann, Kathi (Kevin) Isenhart, Vicki (James Sr.) Johnson and Mary Ann Edelmann; eight grandchildren, Kyle, Logan, Matthew (Meghan), Katie (Mike), David, James Jr. (Ashley), Joseph and Jeanette; a greatgrandchild, Kendall; and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the School Sisters of Notre Dame or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, 2019, and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday, September 26, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral procession will leave at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, September 26, 2019, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, for a 10 a.m. funeral service at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. David Darin officiating.

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


4 Comments on Dorothy Edelmann

Pamela Powell said : Guest Report Sep 26, 2019 at 12:27 PM

Sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Dorothy. She was always so kind and caring. My sympathies go out to you and all families as you go through this difficult time.

  • Chicago
  • Illinois
Zachary Canty said : Guest Report Sep 26, 2019 at 1:29 AM

Our condolences from the Canty family. She was a very sweet woman who always cared for everyone around her. She was an amazing sister in law to my grandmother Edna Gribler over the years who spoke highly of her. You all our in our prayers

  • Belleville
  • IL
Lonnie Wilke said : Guest Report Sep 24, 2019 at 4:52 PM

Sorry to hear about Aunt Dorothy. She was a sweet woman. We had a great time when she used to visit. Prayers for the family as we know you are going through a tough time. Love, Lonnie and Toni Wilke

  • st louis
  • Missouri
Joe Hummert said : Guest Report Sep 24, 2019 at 9:29 AM

Eric and family, My wife Nancy K and I extend our sympathies to you at the passing of your Mom. You are in our prayers.

  • Marissa
  • IL

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