Gregory Meise

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Gregory James Meise, 48, of Belleville, IL, born March 13, 1974, in Belleville, IL, passed away at Barnes-Jewish Hospital on Sunday, August 21, 2022, surrounded by family members.

Greg worked as a carpenter for his brother’s residential construction business, Meise Construction, until a rare disease forced him into retirement a year ago.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul E. and Philomena J., nee Tarczon, Meise; and his siblings, Christopher T. Meise and Laura D. Rujawitz.

Surviving are his siblings, Patricia, Pauline (Scott Keller), Deborah, Louise, Paul (Melissa), John (Anita), Pamela (Dave Sonnenberg), Joseph, Cherryl (Mark Werges) and Kenneth (Susie); former sisters-in-law, Wendy Kammler Dodd, Vicki Racer Meise, and Angela Forker Meise; nieces and nephews, Julia (Ryan Haeffele), Alex, Jordan,Emily (Josh Baird), Kaitlynn, Michael (fiancé Samantha Simms), Halley, Morgan, Nolan, Allison and Chelsea; grand-nieces, Lucy and Audrey; step-nephews and nieces, Rob Davis (Kari), Brad Davis (Laura), Amanda Pankey (Tyler), Tim Forker (Crystal), Jake Richards and Brittney Richards; and numerous friends, including the best neighbors, Sam and Connie DeCourcey and LaVar White.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Siteman Cancer Center or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Siteman Cancer Center for the care and support Greg received over the past 4-1/2 years.

Per Greg’s wishes, a private visitation for immediate families and close friends will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, August 26, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.  Private funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Fr. James Deiters officiating. Burial will follow immediately after at Valhalla Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Belleville, IL.







15 Comments on Gregory Meise

Tammy S Goodale said : Guest Report Sep 04, 2022 at 8:21 AM

To the Entire Meise Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. And I too am deeply saddened by his passing. I will miss him. Greg was such a good person. He was kind and generous. He was so good to mom and dad and also to me. Mom shared so many memories of him and her. I have so many pics of him. He too recounting the memories with me. And then when she passed he stood by me. We decorated that house inside and out for Christmas. Had a lot of laughs trying to do that on the outside! He would visit and i would try to keep the chicken dinners like mom and he would have and we would just talk. I will miss him. All of you have my prayers. Much love to you all. Tammy

  • Duluth
  • MN
Jean Budnicki said : Guest Report Sep 01, 2022 at 4:45 PM

My sincere condolences to the Meise family. I went to grade school with Pauline & Debbie. And my sister & I would be over to each others homes back in the 60's .

  • Maryville
  • Il
James Reagan said : Guest Report Aug 29, 2022 at 8:42 PM

Man, this is heartbreaking. I worked along side Greg for many of years. Rest east now chubs 😌

  • Collinsville
  • IL
Bonnie Forker said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2022 at 5:57 PM

Dear Meise family so sorry for your loss. Greg was such a nice person. He will be missed.

  • Summerfield
  • IL
Robert Forker said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2022 at 4:07 PM

So sorry for your loss.Greg was a very nice and caring person.

  • Summerfield
  • Il
Dylan Wuller said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2022 at 5:36 PM

To the Meise Family, Greg was a great neighbor and an awesome friend. Truly saddened by his loss. Thoughts and prayers to his family

  • Belleville
  • IL
Janelle DeCourcey said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2022 at 9:23 AM

Sincerest Condolences to the Meise family. Greg was a fantastic friend and neighbor. He will truly be missed. The DeCourcey Family

  • New Orleans
  • LA
Barbie (Sax) Duncan said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2022 at 7:52 PM

Pam and Meise family, We are so sorry to hear of your bother’s passing. The death of a sibling hits harder than any other loss. You are all in our prayers.💕 John, Barbie, Mel, Nick, Josh, Mikayla, Maria, Jesse and Scottie Duncan

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Mr. Mrs.Kathy white/ Kamaijah / baby Braylon white said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2022 at 11:30 AM

TO The MEISE Family SENDING I Prayers and Love . Graig was a good friend of the family I’m going miss him dearly I’m boogie Mother Kathy . Graig was an blessing to many people life’s on the block. He will be miss . May God bless each family members and love you guys.🙏🏾❤️ Take Care.

  • Belleville
  • IL.
Charlene Marshall said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2022 at 7:26 PM

So sorry for your loss. Greg was always a good neighbor and fun to be around. He will be missed.

  • New Athens
  • IL
John donohoo said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2022 at 12:53 PM

So sorry for the loss of Greg my heart goes out to all of his brothers and sisters . Greg was a good guy

  • New baden
  • Ill.
Maria Scheibel said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2022 at 8:54 AM

To the Meise family, Thinking of all of you during this time. I remember the days of summertime fun in the alley with the motor bikes and dune buggies, bike riding in the neighborhood and sledding at East End. Greg was a cool guy, and I know he will be deeply missed! Prayers and hugs! Maria

  • Belleville
  • IL
Leroy knake said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2022 at 7:59 AM

Rest In Peace my friend

  • Machesney park
  • Illinois
Jim Knake said : Guest Report Aug 22, 2022 at 10:57 PM

My condolences to the Meise family. Greg was a great friend and a really good person that cared for people. He will be deeply missed but always remembered. I will miss our heart to heart talks and boat rides on the Kaskaskia.

  • New Athens
  • Il
David and Trecka Runyon said : Guest Report Aug 22, 2022 at 9:44 PM

Sorry for your loss and prayers for your family. We never met a nicer guy than Greg. Take care.

  • Steeleville
  • IL

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