Gary Brezger

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Gary Lee Brezger, 72, of Belleville, IL, born February 7, 1948, in Bangor, ME, died Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in Belleville, IL.

Gary married his wife, Jean Lynn, on Oct 7, 1978, and was a loving husband of 41 years.  He was also a dedicated father to his daughter, Pamela Kristin.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army.  Gary retired from the Kaskaskia Library System after more than 20 years. He was an avid sports fan and loved watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball and St. Louis Blues hockey.  Gary was a cross-country runner in high school and college, and continued to enjoy watching cross-country, and track and field events throughout his life.

He is preceded in death by his parents, David and Marion, nee Drew, Brezger;

Surviving are his wife, Jean Lynn, nee Schmidt, Brezger;
a daughter, Pamela Kristin Brezger;
two sisters, Linda Brezger and Cindy Dunevant;
a brother Steven Brezger;
and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral: Private services will be held Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Cari Frus officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.



5 Comments on Gary Brezger

Darrell Robinson said : Guest Report Jun 14, 2020 at 12:26 PM

Steve, So very sorry to see of Gary's passing-I very rarely got to see him in our h.s. & college days. I've really been out of touch in regards to your family.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Linda S Pistor said : Guest Report Jun 13, 2020 at 3:43 PM

Jean and Pam So Very Sorry for Your Loss. I Know as losing a husband and losing my Dad.It is so difficult and takes time but at least the suffering is gone and he is watching over both of you and the Pups. There isn't much more to say You All are in my Prayers. Love Linda and Nick Pistor

  • Millstadt
  • Illinois
Ron Knecht said : Guest Report Jun 12, 2020 at 6:27 PM

I’m so sorry to hear of Gaty’s passing; he was fine man and great friend. We were teammates on BTHS West’s first ever district championship cross-country team. We also won conference and county champs. Gary won conference our junior and senior years. In recent years, we had re-established contact on line, and it was always a joy to hear from him. He couldn’t make our last class reunion, but sent special greetings to me at the event via ac classmate. I also appreciated his military service and good nature. My deepest condolences to all his family and friends. I’m very sad to lose such a good guy. Ron Knecht

  • Carson City
  • Nevada
Winifred Boles said : Guest Report Jun 12, 2020 at 5:16 PM

Dearest Cindy, Linda and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. So glad I had such a wonderful phone conversation with Gary a while ago. Wish it could have been in person. Love, hugs and prayers, Winnie and family

  • Bushnell
  • Florida
DEBI BOEVING said : Guest Report Jun 12, 2020 at 1:57 PM

Jean: I am so sorry to hear about Gary. He was one very special person. It was an honor knowing the two of you and working with you both.

  • Smithton
  • IL

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