Gertrude Amann

Gertrude Amann
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Gertrude Amann, nee Berkel, 97, of Belleville, IL, born March 9, 1919, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, February 5, 2017, at Four Fountains Convalescent Center, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Amann was an active member of St. Peter’s Cathedral.  She was a member of the Ladies Sodality at the church and belonged to the Cathedral Grade School mother’s club. She was very well known for her cooking, especially at Fischer’s Restaurant and Panorama Lanes.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Paul J. Amann, whom she married on September 20, 1943, and who died on November 14, 2008; her parents, William and Orlene, nee Schanz, Berkel; and two brothers, Harold (Peg) Berkel, and William (Mary Ann) Berkel; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Arthur Amann, Walter (Edna) Amann, Joseph (Elsie) Amann, Albert (Dorothy) Amann, Elmer Amann in infancy, Clemens (Mary) Amann, and Irvin (Hilda) Amann.

Surviving are five sons, Jack (Margie) Amann,
Paul Jude (Debbie) Amann,
Charles Lee (Mary) Amann,
Richard (Barb) Amann,
and Don Amann (Wanda Sins);
16 grandchildren;
24 great-grandchildren;
and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Poor Clare Monastery, or Memorial Masses at the church of the donor’s choice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, February 9, 2017, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 9, 2017, at St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Rev. John Myler officiating.

Burial will be held at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Condolences Left For Gertrude Amann

Amann Cousins, please accept our condolences on the passing of Aunt Gert. You were so fortunate to have her with you for so many years. She always had a smile on her face and I know she was proud of all of you. Every time I saw her she would fill me in on what was happening in your lives. She has now joined Uncle Paul. Cherish all the memories that you have and it will make this difficult time a little easier.

Pat and Peggy Berkel

Pat Berkel, Glendale, AZ, 85310

My sincere Sympathy to the family. I remember Gert’s, friendship with my mom, Florence Amann. We were just kids but always enjoyed her company. This is before she had children. God Bless you all! Always heard a lot about her family from Butch and Rosann Amann. Love and prayer, Dottie Normand

Dorothy Normand,(Amann), North Port, Fl, Fl., 34286

All you Amann boys, very sorry to hear of your loss. Your Mother was very special Lady, you were lucky to have her for so long! Our thoughts are with you, Gerry & Cherie Berkel

Gerry Berkel, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85251



Never had the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Amann, but her children are a legacy to proud of. Our sympathy to her wonderful family. May the memories comfort you.

Kenneth and Phyllis Haas, Millstadt, Illinois, 62260

Jack and Don

So sorry to read of your Mothers passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Gary Hopfinger, Lake Placid, FL, 33852


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