James “Hank” Hankammer

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James J. “Hank” Hankammer, 68, of Belleville, born August 24, 1953, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, October 18, 2021, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mr. Hankammer worked as a highway maintainer and retired from IDOT. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and had participated in Civil War reenactments for over 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William J. and Irma R., nee Kehrer, Hankammer.

Surviving are his wife of 14 years, Breeze (Vickie L.), nee McGrew, Hankammer, whom he married on February 2, 2007; two daughters, Amanda C. Wall of Fairview Heights, IL, and Rose Ann Hankammer of Belleville, IL; a son, William E. Hankammer of Floraville, IL; a stepdaughter, Mackenzie L. Kaczmarek-Rottenborn of Bristow, VA; eight grandchildren, Dominic and Nathaniel Kariban, Sam and Luke Hankammer, Brandy Anthony, William J. Hankammer, and Theo and Otto Rottenborn; and a brother, David W. (Rhonda) Hankammer of Millstadt, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society, or to Helping Strays of Monroe County. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon Friday, October 22, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing will be observed.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Friday, October 22, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Joan Mier officiating.

 Burial will be at Mascoutah City Cemetery, Mascoutah, IL.


16 Comments on James “Hank” Hankammer

Phillip Pete Sawyer said : Guest Report Nov 01, 2021 at 5:03 PM

So sorry for your loss. Hank was a great guy. He was awesome operator on the equipment too. He dug out alot of beaver dams at our storm water pump stations at IDOT. God Bless

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Steve Knefelkamp said : Guest Report Oct 22, 2021 at 11:06 AM

Deepest Sympathy to you Vickie and all of Hank's family for your loss. I worked with Hank a few times when I helped clear snow with IDOT at the Bowman yard. Always friendly and helpful and a good friend. God bless all of you at this difficult time.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Veron Auld said : Guest Report Oct 22, 2021 at 10:34 AM

So sorry to hear about Hank. He was a special kind of man that would help at everything when needed. Being a fellow Friends of NRA committeeman, I got to know Hank and all the values he held to such a high regard. God, Guns, Family, Motorcycles and the list goes on. I am proud to be able to call him my friend. My condolences to all the family members.

  • Oakdale
  • IL
Tommie Werner said : Guest Report Oct 21, 2021 at 5:28 PM

My heart weeps with the loss of Hank. He is in God's care now. For those that believe know he will always be with his Loved ones, watching over everyone. God Bless everyone that were lucky to call him Husband, Father, best buddy, the list is endless............Beless u Hankman, Rest in Peace.

  • Chippewa Lake
  • Ohip
Ted Schuttenberg said : Guest Report Oct 21, 2021 at 11:08 AM

Sorry to here of your family’s loss. Bill you have my condolences

  • Union
  • MO
Arnold Kreke said : Guest Report Oct 21, 2021 at 10:46 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to all.

  • Caseyville
  • Il
Zach & Jenn Lammers said : Guest Report Oct 20, 2021 at 8:57 PM

Breeze, we are so sorry to hear about Hank. He’s going to be missed at the clubhouse and it won’t be the same without him. We are thinking of you and your family.

  • Lake St Louis
  • MO
Martha and Rick said : Guest Report Oct 20, 2021 at 3:52 PM

Oh Breeze, my heart breaks.....crying for you now....so so sorry. Rest in Peace Hank...you were a great man!!!

  • Belleville
  • IL
Vicki Gunsel said : Guest Report Oct 20, 2021 at 2:51 PM

Vickie My heart and my prayers are with you now and always Love, Vicki

  • Parma
  • Ohio
Ray & Regina Scarbrough said : Guest Report Oct 20, 2021 at 8:30 AM

Breeze, I'm so sorry for your loss. Jim was a great man. I enjoyed my time working with him and shooting guns. God bless you.

  • Trenton
  • illinois
June said : Guest Report Oct 20, 2021 at 6:31 AM

I’m so very sorry. Prayers are with you to be strong. I’m here for you. Love you June

  • Seville
  • Ohio
Mary Jo said : Guest Report Oct 19, 2021 at 6:48 PM

To the family of Hank-I know he left you with many wonderful memories to make you smile. Bill, Mandy and Rose, he loved you oh so much. He was always sharing stories and beaming with pride when he spoke of you. I worked with Hank for many years and he was allllways laughing. Great memories of Hank.

  • New Athens
  • IL
Joy Pitman said : Guest Report Oct 19, 2021 at 6:06 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you Mrs. Vickie (Breeze) and the family.

  • Lexington
  • Kentucky
Michael B Greer said : Guest Report Oct 19, 2021 at 5:40 PM

Breeze I was so schocked to learn of Hanks passing. My heart-felt sympathy goes out to you and the extended family. He was one of the good guys and will be missed. If there is anything we can possible do for you don't hesitate to let us know.

  • Carbondale
  • Illinois
Kathleen Kinney said : Guest Report Oct 19, 2021 at 4:53 PM

Vickie-There is little I can say that will ease your grief. I wish there were. Please know I am thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers.

  • Chippewa Lake
  • Ohio
Cletus and Stella Kaemmerer said : Guest Report Oct 19, 2021 at 4:14 PM

Deepest condolences to the Hankammer Family and friends. We will miss you Jim !!! When we got together at the Kehrer Family Reunions, it was always a blast. Rest In Peace ❤️🙏❤️

  • Caseyville
  • Illinois

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