Elnor Theiss

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Elnor “Babe” Christine Theiss, nee Hacker, 96, of Belleville, Illinois, born November 20, 1925, in Marissa, IL, passed away peacefully in the early morning on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, in Belleville, surrounded by her children.

Elnor was a military wife who raised her family across the United States until they settled in Belleville, Illinois. She will be remembered for the love she had for her family and all animals.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Michael” Theiss; her parents, John and Anna Hacker; her brothers and sisters, Julius, Alvin, Leonard, Anita, and Dorothy; and her beloved dog, Fritzy.

Surviving are her children, Karen Dinney, Kim (Steve) Dammerich, Michael Theiss, and Kelly Carron, all of Belleville, IL; seven grandchildren, Lisa (Christopher) Rolen of Red Bud, IL, Carla (Terry) Gibson of Belleville, IL, Michael Dinney (Pamala Juenger) of Belleville, IL, Karrie Dinney (Paul Ginther) of Belleville, IL, Amanda (Michael DeBoer) Dammerich of O’Fallon, IL, Matthew Knepper of Clarksville, TN, and Jennifer (Matthew “Reid”) McClain, of Mascoutah, IL; five great-grandchildren, Tyler Gibson, Chase Gibson, Cole Schneider, Connor Schneider, and Eli Knepper.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to BJC Hospice or to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Per Elnor’s wishes, private cremation services were held and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.



4 Comments on Elnor Theiss

Annette Threnn Hund said : Guest Report Nov 28, 2021 at 5:37 PM

Sorry to read of your loss. I remember how proud Aunt Annie was of Babe and her family. Your cousin (Carl's daughter) Annette

  • Mascoutah
  • Illinois
Bob. Kotulka said : Guest Report Nov 27, 2021 at 6:35 PM

Karen, Sorry for the loss of your Mother. My thoughts & prayers are with you an your family.God bless you an your family today an everyday. Bob Kotulka

  • North Wales
  • Pennsylvania
Jim and Judy Lynch said : Guest Report Nov 27, 2021 at 10:02 AM

Karen, sorry for your loss. Your mother was a wonderful lady. May she rest in peace. Your friends Jim and Judy Lynch

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Christopher & Lisa Rolen said : Guest Report Nov 26, 2021 at 9:36 AM

Grandma I know you are now at peace. I’m picturing you dancing, singing the polka song “roll out the barrel”, drinking warm beer all while playing your accordion. You were the last of your brothers and sister to make the journey home. Be free!!

  • Red Bud
  • Illinois

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