George Meyer

George Meyer
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George W. Meyer, 68, of Belleville, IL, born January 12, 1949, in Belleville, IL, died Friday, October 27, 2017, at his residence.

Mr. Meyer was a long-time member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church.  He was employed with Ameren Electric, and had just proudly celebrated 40 years with the company. George was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He loved traveling with his family, watching classic westerns, and relished his role as “Papa” to each of his grandchildren. He never met a stranger, was a friend to all, and was always ready to lend a helping hand.

He was preceded in death by his parents George H. Meyer and Vivian, nee Beimfohr, Meyer Korelc; his step-father, Edward Korelc, Sr.; his sister, Sherri Meyer; his half-brother, Edward Korelc, Jr.; and his father-in-law, Victor Behrmann.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Joyce, nee Behrmann, Meyer, whom he married on September 25, 1970, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church;
two daughters, Jill (Bill) Strittmatter and Jodi (Josh) Browell;
one son, Greg (Jen) Meyer;
eight grandchildren, Liam and Aubrie Strittmatter, Jordan, Julia, and Jillian Browell, and Maddie, Nolan, and Emerson Meyer;
his mother-in-law, Rose Behrmann;
brothers-in-law, Victor (Cathy) Behrmann and Randy (Daphne) Behrmann;
sisters-in-law, Debbie (Jim) Bozsa and Mary Jo (Randy) Warnecke;
a half-sister, Mary Ann (Steve) Dorf;
two step-brothers, Mick (Alysia) Korelc and Larry (Estelle) Korelc;
and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 30, 2017, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Matthew Elie officiating.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL, with a luncheon to follow.

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20 Comments on George Meyer

Mike Mitchell said : Guest Report Mar 14, 2021 at 4:34 PM

What a wonderful life and man! I fondly remember our time at Scott AFB and yalls friendship! Remember the “plus Five” musical group?

  • San Antonio
  • Tx
MARY JANE OLIVER said : Guest Report Dec 07, 2017 at 7:26 PM

Joyce, I am so very sorry to hear about your husband. I just saw this today on facebook. I haven't been on very much for quite a while. Please accept my sympathy and prayers for you and your family. May he rest in peace and may perpetual life shine upon him.

  • Forsyth,
  • Illinois
Lori Kellum said : Guest Report Nov 13, 2017 at 4:21 PM

I am very sorry to receive news of George's passing. I always enjoyed talking with him if I had a question about our work. I also looked forward to his visits to our area for training over the years. He was warm, helpful, intelligent and funny. George will be missed. My family and I will be praying for you in this time of grief.

  • Quincy
  • IL
Charlie and Lois Eckert said : Guest Report Oct 31, 2017 at 7:43 PM

Please accept our sympathy and prayers on your great loss.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Julie Dring said : Guest Report Oct 31, 2017 at 2:30 PM

Daphne and Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you find peace during this time. Julie & John Dring

  • St Louis
  • MO
Brian & Amy Marchand said : Guest Report Oct 31, 2017 at 1:41 PM

We are very sorry for your loss !!! George and Joyce have been wonderful neighbors of ours for 20 years and I will truly miss our many conversations while out taking care of our yards, cars, kids & etc. Rest in peace, George !!!

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Charlie and Lois Eckert said : Guest Report Oct 30, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Dear Joyce and family, We are so sorry to hear about George. Know that you have our sympathy and prayers.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Lyle Butler said : Guest Report Oct 30, 2017 at 7:01 PM

sorry to hear of Georges passing I met him in Virden as he trained our meter readers. he was a joy to converse with. prayers to his wife and family.

  • girard
  • il
Donna De Blaise said : Guest Report Oct 30, 2017 at 2:52 PM

The Lord comfort you and your family under his wings of grace and peace at this time of sorrow. May you find comfort knowing that your "Papa" is now in Heaven at the side of sweet Jesus.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Marilyn (Ernst) Buehlhorn said : Guest Report Oct 30, 2017 at 12:15 AM

Dear Joyce & Family, Please accept my sincerest sympathy. Know that you are in my thoughts & prayers.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Dirley Pitchford said : Guest Report Oct 29, 2017 at 11:50 PM

George was a great person to work with and will be missed so much. I am so sorry for your loss

  • Virden
  • Illinois
Marianne Furey said : Guest Report Oct 29, 2017 at 6:07 PM

May God's love surround you in your time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless.

  • Florissant
  • Mo
Sue Davis said : Guest Report Oct 29, 2017 at 3:41 PM

Meyer Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband and dad. No words right now will ever be enough or make the hurt go away. Keep the memories alive and cherish them. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of each other, and remember he will always be looking down on you.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Vicky laux said : Guest Report Oct 29, 2017 at 1:20 PM

You have my deepest condolences. We loved spending time with Jill's family over the years and got to know how wonderful your family is. I am so sorry for your lose and will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.

  • Apex
  • Nc
Charlotte Volkman said : Guest Report Oct 29, 2017 at 3:50 AM

Joyce and family, I'm so sorry to see the loss of George. While I had never met him I could see the love he had for all of you in the pictures Joyce shared. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Mesa
  • AZ
Mick Korelc said : Guest Report Oct 29, 2017 at 3:44 AM

I will always remember George (aka "Butch") since we were 6 or 7 years old. There was never a time I didn't enjoy his company. Honored to be his Best Man. I will miss him dearly. Rest in peace.

  • Round Rock
  • Texas
Jane and Frank Spreng said : Guest Report Oct 29, 2017 at 1:57 AM

Joyce, Frank and I have been thinking of you throughout this day. We've been remembering what a good fiend George has been. Take care!!

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Larry & Estelle Korelc said : Guest Report Oct 29, 2017 at 1:05 AM

Joyce so sorry for the loss of your husband. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the peace of God make you strong and keep you safe. Love to you and your family.

  • Minooka
  • Il
Linda Hutchings said : Guest Report Oct 28, 2017 at 10:53 PM

Joyce, please accept my deepest condolences. I was so happy to have met George last year. He seemed like a great guy. I'm glad he rallied enough so that he could check off items on his bucket list, with his family. Peace be with you.

  • Denver
  • CO
Vickie Neumeyer said : Guest Report Oct 28, 2017 at 7:44 PM

Joyce, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Millstadt
  • IL

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