Helen Kloess

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Helen M. Kloess, nee Dahlmann, 87, of Belleville, IL, born February 26, 1935, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, February 13, 2023, at her residence, surrounded by her family.

Helen was a proud graduate of Notre Dame Academy where she made lifelong friends. She was a lifetime parishioner of St. Peter’s Cathedral. While working at Kresge’s in Belleville, she met her beloved Roy, whom she married on October 14, 1958. Helen and Roy had many years together enjoying their kids, grandkids, playing cards, and traveling.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Roy A. Kloess; her parents, William and Sophia, nee Moessinger, Dahlmann; a sister, Mary Ann Dahlmann; two brothers, Bob (LaVerna) Dahlmann and Bill (Kay) Dahlmann; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn (Engel) Snyder and Doris (Kenneth) Sindel; and a brother-in-law, Larry (Mildred) Kloess

Helen is survived by her seven children, Bryan (Jovita) Kloess, Renee (Bill) Bailey, Jo’nell (Chuck) Schmittling, Duane (Peggy) Kloess, Vicki (Tab) Walker, Michael (Laura) Kloess, and Karen (Craig) Williams; 24 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Floyd Kloess; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in the form of masses at St. Peter’s Cathedral or to Our Lady of Hope Clinic (ourladyofhopeclinic.com). Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

VisitationFriends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2023, at George Renner & Son Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

FuneralA Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 18, 2023, at St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. John Myler officiating.

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


6 Comments on Helen Kloess

Vicki said : Guest Report Jan 25, 2024 at 2:55 PM

Mom, You are now in heaven with Dad. You were so very loving raising us all. I miss you every day we will meet in heaven again one day.. Your daughter Vicki

  • Cape Coral
  • FL
De León family said : Guest Report Feb 19, 2023 at 3:10 AM

We share your grief. As believers we know that the earth is simply a place of passage. Our loved ones will always remain with us as long as those who loved them remember them. Now from heaven they will take care of us as they did when we were children. Helen will have our prayers from Spain. The faith of believers in Christ gives us peace of heart when we have to say goodbye to a mother on earth. A tremendous hug to Michael from your friends in Spain.

  • Madrid
  • España
Jim McNulty said : Guest Report Feb 16, 2023 at 1:29 PM

Kloess family. I am so sorry to hear about the death of Laura’s mom. My condolences

  • Omaha
  • Me
Bill and Pat Biehl said : Guest Report Feb 15, 2023 at 5:49 AM

Please accept our deepest sympathy on your mother's passing.We will keep her in our prayers.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Caroljean Gerstner said : Guest Report Feb 14, 2023 at 4:52 PM

Dear Kloess family, So sorry to hear of your mothers passing, Accept our most heartfelt sympathy, our prayers and thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Carol Gerstner and family

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Jan Watson said : Guest Report Feb 14, 2023 at 2:58 PM

To the entire Kloess family, Please accept my sympathy at the loss of your mother. My prayers go out to you all. Know that you will meet again in heaven.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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