James Koderhandt

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James R. Koderhandt, 76, of Belleville, IL, born January 19, 1948, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, February 18, 2024, at his residence.

For 60 years Mr. Koderhandt was the owner and operator of Quality Plating Works, Belleville, IL. He was a graduate of Belleville Township High School and was a sports fanatic. He especially enjoyed baseball, golfing, and the Shamrocks softball team. He was well-known in the metro east area and a friend to many.

James was preceded in death by his parents, George Sr. and Mabel, nee Schmidt, Koderhandt; two brothers, George Koderhandt Jr. and Stephen Koderhandt; two sisters, Janet and Carol Koderhandt; a brother-in-law, Jimmy Lillis; and a sister-in-law, Christine Lillis.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Madeline, Nee Lillis, Koderhandt whom he married in 1971; a son, Jason Koderhandt; two grandchildren, Constance and Connor Koderhandt; his siblings, David (Donna) Koderhandt, Christy Koderhandt, Karen (Kurt) Daesch, Patty Rompel; a sister-in-law, Linda Koderhandt; other in-laws, Diane (Bob) DeAngalis, Patsy Lillis, Carol (Dennis) Kussart, Angie Lillis, Paul Lillis, Jolene Lillis; and many dear nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2024, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. A celebration of life will follow on Saturday, March 16, 2024.


9 Comments on James Koderhandt

Jim Holdener said : Guest Report Mar 03, 2024 at 12:29 PM

To the entire family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many memories of playing against and WITH the Shamrocks. We had so much fun together.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Ken Duchnowski said : Guest Report Mar 02, 2024 at 3:06 PM

Madeline I am so sorry to hear about Jim. Always had great times playing with or against him. He was such a nice guy. R.I.P Kody

  • Millstadt
  • Illinois
The Bill and Betty Brauer Family said : Guest Report Feb 28, 2024 at 10:03 AM

Our sympathy to all the family. A contribution to Helpung Hands and Horses in Festus, MO has been made in Jim’s honor. So sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our prayers.

  • Arnold
  • Mo
Tom L Reaka said : Guest Report Feb 27, 2024 at 7:53 PM

Cody from the neighborhood, never had a harsh word. Loved his pipe. In-laws, the Lillie’s were my neighbor, watched him clean their gutters. May he rest in peace. Condolences to all his family.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Douglas Yocks said : Guest Report Feb 24, 2024 at 10:43 AM

Jim had a likable personality and was a good athlete. My condolences.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Ellen Parker said : Guest Report Feb 24, 2024 at 6:27 AM

Madeline, my condolences on Jimmy’s passing. I have so many memories of those days watching the Shamrocks. I can only imagine the heavenly reunion Jimmy is having with Spider, Moe & Danny. May Jimmy rest in peace.

  • Belleville
  • IL
David Ross said : Guest Report Feb 23, 2024 at 5:36 PM

Jim was a great friend. Sorry for the loss. May God be with you and your family.

  • Clarksville
  • Tn
Ed Saunders said : Guest Report Feb 21, 2024 at 7:23 PM

Maddie I was so sorry to hear about Jimmy! My deepest condolences to you and your family!

  • Lillian
  • AL
Andy Nicks said : Guest Report Feb 20, 2024 at 7:35 PM

RIP my friend. Tons of memories with this guy. From High School to Duncan's, to softball. Oh all those great times. Madeline, so sorry for your loss. Andy Nicks

  • Sun City Center
  • Florida

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