Emil “John” Engelman III

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Emil George John “John” Engelman III, 42, of Belleville, IL, born November 1, 1977, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, September 10, 2020, in Belleville, IL.

John was a talented artist and a jack of all trades. He could build or fix anything. He loved spending time with nieces and nephews and was always there for his family when they needed him.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Erin Rene Reilly and Sarah Elizabeth Engelman, in infancy; and grandparents.

Surviving are a son, Emil Mark Mers of Collinsville, IL;
his parents, Emil Jr. and Paulette, nee Pass, Engelman of Belleville, IL;
two sisters, Emily (Shane) Anderson of Belleville, IL, and Dana Fulton of O’Fallon, IL;
numerous nieces, nephews;
a great-niece;
and aunts, uncles and cousins.

His journey’s just begun
by Ellen Brenneman

“Don’t think of him as gone away his journey’s just begun,
life holds so many facets this earth is only one.

Just think of him as resting from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years.

Think how he must be wishing that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness can really pass away.

And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched…
for nothing loved is ever lost and he was loved so much.”


Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral:  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.




4 Comments on Emil “John” Engelman III

Brittany said : Guest Report Nov 19, 2020 at 10:09 PM

I just found out youre gone please watch over me babe I promise to never forget you my heart is so broken

  • Fairview
  • Il
Carrie Waldron said : Guest Report Sep 18, 2020 at 1:50 AM

John I miss u each and everyday wish I would of said I do when u asked me since the night u left us I felt empty.. I know u are still with each and everyone of us love your mom and dad very much I'll always stop and see them in I'm n town ... Rip love u baby

  • Cahokia
  • Illinois
Jeff and Erin Cook said : Guest Report Sep 17, 2020 at 4:50 PM

Our dearest condolences to the family .Fly high bro till we meet again !

  • Ofallon
  • IL
Jim and Brenda Kopp said : Guest Report Sep 16, 2020 at 6:40 PM

Words cannot express how saddened we are to hear of John’s passing. Our hearts are heavy. You are in our hearts and prayers.

  • Belleville
  • Il

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