George Schallert

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George Joseph Schallert, 85, of Belleville, IL, devoted father, born May 31, 1935, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020.

A practicing Catholic, George was a devoted and loving father to five children: Kathy, Chris, Peggy, Mary, and Mike. In all of George’s free time, he spent time with his friends, children, grandchildren, worked in the yard, fished at the lake, and traveled the world; whilst keeping God close to his heart. A painter by trade, George took great pride in his work, inspiring all around him to work hard and achieve high standards.  Throughout his life, George remained genuinely positive, even when times were difficult – he never complained. George will be dearly missed by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mathilda Schallert; a brother, John; and a sister, Colette Vorwerk.

Surviving are his five children, Kathy Schallert, her children, Christopher and Jason, and his child, Adon;
Chris and Tim Bertelsman, and their children, Tayler, Sarah, Emily, and Tim;
Peggy and Kevin Welker, and their children, Joseph, Daniel, and Tori;
Mary and Brett Helstad, and their children, Henry and Logan;
and Mike and Jen Schallert, and their children, Myles, Everet, and Olivia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Strength and Honor Mentor Program, which tutors and mentors underprivileged youth. Every summer, the organization teaches young people in Ferguson, MO how to fish: Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral: Funeral services will be with the immediate family only.


3 Comments on George Schallert

Greg Voss said : Guest Report Jul 30, 2020 at 11:12 PM

George has been my good friend at St. Paul's in Belleville. I enjoyed hearing about his youth in St. Louis and about his career as a painter. George is an interesting conversationalist and a funny, entertaining person. I miss his early morning operatic singing in the hallway. His family have been very faithful to him with their visits. God bless you, George.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Patty Marti said : Guest Report Jul 02, 2020 at 2:25 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. It saddens me that he is gone. I remember him as a very kind and giving man. My prayers are with all of you..

  • Ballwin
  • MO
donald bockerstette said : Guest Report Jun 28, 2020 at 8:29 AM

we were best of friends thru childhood lost contact after marriage he was a great guy i am glad he died happy

  • o'fallon
  • mo

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