Gary Ittner

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Gary F. Ittner, 74, of Freeburg, IL, born June 20, 1944, in St. Louis, MO, died Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Gary worked for 44 years at Industrial Roller Co., Smithton, IL, and retired as plant supervisor in 2007.  He was an endowment life member of the NRA and a member of the St. Clair Gun Club.  He was a volunteer fireman in Smithton for 28 years, and loved hunting, fishing, and camping with his buddies.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Edward J. and Kathryn B., nee Heutel, Ittner; a brother, Edward G. Ittner; a sister, Audrey Snyder; and a brother-in-law, Lanson Cox.

Surviving are his loving wife, Janet, nee Hamann, Ittner of Freeburg, IL;
his son, Gary E. (Joshua Sky) Ittner of Estero, FL;
his daughter, Patricia Blomenkamp of Smithton, IL;
the apples of his eyes, his two granddaughters, Kathryn “Katie” and Emilie Blomenkamp;
two brothers, John I. (Dorothy) Parke and Warren (Sandy) Ittner;
a sister, Margaret Cox (Bob) Bradford;
and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Smithton, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Smithton, IL, with Rev. Doug Stewart officiating.

Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.



7 Comments on Gary Ittner

Joe Russell said : Guest Report Jul 13, 2018 at 6:14 AM

Uncle Gary was always kind to me. He was a rare kind of a guy who was able to have his beliefs while still letting other ideas in. One more time for you Gary:

  • Los Angeles
  • CA
Karla Lippert said : Guest Report Jul 10, 2018 at 8:13 PM

Dear Ittner Family I am so sorry for your loss. May the memories that you have bring you peace and comfort. My thought and prayers are with you. Karla Lippert

  • Smithton
  • Illinois
Allison Baumgarte said : Guest Report Jul 10, 2018 at 2:30 PM

How can I say goodbye to a man I called Uncle, protector, and friend? From a small child, to a grown adult, you were always there. I am happy you are no longer in pain, and I now have an angel in Heaven. I will miss you more than words can say. Love you always, Allison

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  • TX
Laura NcGarry said : Guest Report Jul 09, 2018 at 11:21 PM

Dear Patty and your girls, mom and brother. We are saddened by your loss my friend. I know your girls are heart broken and will deeply miss his support and him visiting the girls’ games. You were blessed to have such a wonderful role model. Love Jimbo & Laura

  • Smithtin
  • Illinois
Brenda Blomenkamp-Melodia said : Guest Report Jul 09, 2018 at 5:27 PM

Patty,Katie and Emilie I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers during this difficult time. With much love Brenda and family

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  • Arizona
Allen & Dora Garland said : Guest Report Jul 09, 2018 at 5:03 PM

Janet and family; Thinking of you all at this time. Know that we have many fond memories of Gary and his family. We pray for comfort and peace for you......God Bless you all!

  • Edwards
  • MO
Lisa Ludwig said : Guest Report Jul 09, 2018 at 4:53 PM

Janet, Gary, Patty, Katie, Emilie I am so sorry for your loss! Gary was a great man who I had pleasure of calling "dad". Always cherish the many memories you have created with him. He loved all you so much and is watching over you all. He is resting now and at peace. Love you all very much.

  • Smithton
  • IL

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