Eileen Renner

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Eileen A. Renner, nee Rathke, 88, of Belleville, IL, born December 31, 1931, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, November 26, 2020, at Memorial Care Center, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Renner was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. She loved her family dearly and was the most loving, caring, and strongest woman they knew.  Eileen was always concerned about everyone else and put her family above everything.  She was a woman of deep faith and always prayed for family and friends.  Eileen will be remembered as someone who always had a smile on her face.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James I. Renner, whom she married on September 15, 1951, and who died on September 19, 2011; a son, Stephen “Shorty” Renner; a granddaughter, Allison Marie Renner; her parents, Emil and Alma, nee Bohn, Rathke; a sister, Doris Kern; and a son-in-law, Robert Whitford.

Surviving are her children, Jim (Elaine) Renner,
Dan (Kathy) Renner, Kathy Renner,
Mary (Gary) Blome, and Jean (Martin) Kosydor;
a daughter-in-law, Michelle Renner;
11 grandchildren, Aaron and Kevin Renner,
Dr. Christopher (Amy) Renner and Cory Renner,
Courtney and Jacob Renner, Greg (Chelsea) Blome,
Ryan (Nicole) Blome, Marty (Ali) Kosydor,
Steve (Lauren) Kosydor, and Kelli (Andrew) Parks;
and four great-grandchildren, Lucas and Brady Renner,
Henry Kosydor, and Molly Blome.

Memorials may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

 Visitation: Friends may visit the family from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and a limited number of visitors at any one time will be observed.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. David Darin officiating.

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


13 Comments on Eileen Renner

Jean Meckfessel said : Guest Report Dec 04, 2020 at 1:31 PM

To the Renner children, I sorry to hear you have lost that beautiful special mother It was our pleasure to have been blessed with good neighbors in the Renner family. Our prayers, Jean

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Mary Glauber Lyles said : Guest Report Dec 02, 2020 at 12:42 PM

Dear Renner cousins. So sorry to hear about Aunt Eileen. I have so many great memories of all of us at Kentucky Lake on vacation every summer growing up. We will miss her beautiful smile and the love she had for everyone. Wish we could attend to say goodbye, but I have to keep mom safe. She hasn't been out much since COVID hit. We are thinking of all of you and send thoughts, prayers and ? love to all of you. God bless you all.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Mike & Suzanne Schmidt said : Guest Report Dec 02, 2020 at 8:10 AM

To all of the Renner family our deepest sympathy and we are so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman.Our prayers are with you. Mike & Suzanne Schmidt

  • Columbia
  • Ill
Mark & Kimberly forcade said : Guest Report Dec 02, 2020 at 7:55 AM

To the Renner, Kosydor, Blome families. We were very sorry to here of Eileen’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Eileen and Jim were always so nice to us. Please except our sympathy.

  • Smithton
  • Il
Eileen said : Guest Report Dec 01, 2020 at 7:13 PM

I am saddened to hear of Eileens passing. What an amazing sweet wonderful lady she was. I cherish all the memories I had the pleasure to have with Eileen and Jim and very blessed to have had Eileen and Jim as my dear friends. Heaven has now gained another angel. So sorry for your loss to all the Renner families

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Portia and Rich Binder said : Guest Report Dec 01, 2020 at 9:40 AM

Our condolences to the Renner family.. I have fond memories of the Renner family members at Westhaven pool from 1975-1977.

  • Smithton
  • IL
Carol Wessel Helms, Gerry Wessel Martin said : Guest Report Nov 30, 2020 at 7:49 PM

Renner Family, Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear mother Renners and Wessels shared many good times together. Our prayer are with you all. Carol, Gerry , and Sue

  • belleville
  • IL
Norma Lester said : Guest Report Nov 30, 2020 at 5:50 PM

Jim and family, my deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mother. Praying for your family. Norma Lester

  • Millstadt
  • Illinois
Julie Berkel said : Guest Report Nov 30, 2020 at 3:51 PM

Dear Renner Cousins, What a loss, especially at this time of year, but what a reunion in heaven there must be with your dad, Shorty, and Alli and all the other relatives! Your mom was a beautiful person inside and out. How I enjoyed the times your parents visited us in AZ and all the great times we had together in Belleville. Her smile was so loving, laughter so infectious, and love for each of you unconditional and ever present. Treasure the memories and know that my prayers are with you. Sharing in your sorrow and sending my love, Julie

  • Scottsdale
  • AZ
Melvin & Darlene Beisiegel said : Guest Report Nov 30, 2020 at 3:25 PM

Renner Family, our deepest sympathy goes out to your family at this difficult time. i do remember your mother always had a smile on her face. Our prayers are with your family.

  • IL
David & Sally Weyhaupt said : Guest Report Nov 29, 2020 at 9:21 AM

Jim and family, Sending you peace and healing vibes until you can find it in your heart.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Dan and Jane Bagus said : Guest Report Nov 28, 2020 at 8:33 PM

Dear Renner Family We are so sorry for the loss of your kind, generous and beautiful mother and grandmother. She will be forever remembered in our hearts ♥️ Dan and Jane Bagus

  • Oak Lawn
  • Il
Pat Berkel said : Guest Report Nov 27, 2020 at 4:05 PM

Renner Cousins, my heart goes out to you guys for your loss. It is especially hard this time of year with the Holidays approaching. Your Mom always had a smile on her face just like the obituary stated. I always enjoyed when she and your dad would come to Arizona to visit. Rest assured that she is at peace and in a better place. Cherish the memories!

  • Glendale
  • AZ

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