James Kuebel

James Kuebel
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James A. Kuebel, 79, of Sparta, IL, born June 14, 1936, in East St. Louis, IL, died Friday, June 10, 2016, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, surrounded by his family, who sang him into heaven.

Mr. Kuebel retired from Pet, Inc. as an automation supervisor. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Sparta, IL, and a member of the choir at the church. He was a former member of St. Teresa Catholic Church in Belleville, IL, where he had been a 30 year member of the choir. Jim was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, East St. Louis Council. He was an avid golfer, winning the Sparta International Tournament for two years in a row. One of his greatest passions in life aside from his beloved family was music, particularly jazz, and sports, particularly the Chicago Cubs. Go, Cubs, Go!

Jim was preceded in death by his son, James Patrick Kuebel; his parents, James A. Kuebel Sr., D.D.S., and Lucille M., nee Etienne, Kuebel; and a brother-in-law, Jack Eschenfelder.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Barbara, nee Eschenfelder, Kuebel, whom he married on September 12, 1970, at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Belleville, IL, by Msgr. Bernard Sullivan;
three daughters, Kate E. (Derek) Hebert of Columbia, MO,
Mimi (Herb) Runnels of Chesterfield, MO,
and Amy T.(John) Keller of Lindenhurst, NY;
seven grandchildren, Audrey and James Hebert,
Corinne and Everett Runnels,
and Peter, Clara and Joseph Maximilian Keller;
a sister, Mary Lou (David, D.D.S.) Humbargar of Lakewood, CO;
cousins, nieces, nephews, and an abundance of cherished friends.

Memorials may be made to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows or in the form of Masses at either St. Teresa Catholic Church or at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Sparta, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Father Anthony Onyango officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Condolences Left For James Kuebel

We love you Paw Paw. Fly like an Angel.

Corinne and Everett, Chesterfield, Mo,

We will miss you and hope you get all the Graeters you can eat now.

Herb Runnels, Chesterfield, MO,

Barb and family, I was disheartened to hear of Jim’s passing. I so enjoyed our Wednesday visits…. please accept my condolences and prayers…… sympathies.

Claudia Kerens, Sparta, IL, 62286

Dear Barb and family,I am truly sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. I am thankful for the wonderful memories of the family at St Teresa’s and of your son Jim and those crazy antics that use to make us all laugh, and meeting once in awhile with our bull dogs. I most sincerely send you my love and the on going support of my prayers. Peace &I Love. Deacon Al

Deacon Al DuBois, Chester, Illinois, 62233

Thank Mr Keubel for your anaxinf daughter Amy. She is a true gift from God and you and Mrs. Kuebel honored that gift. She is a refkection of you both. Our love and prayers are with all of you. Love Ann Marie and Matthew Wagner

Ann Marie Wagner, Lindenhurst, NY, 11757



Rest in peace ol’ email buddy. May the Lord be with your family in their time of sadness.

Neil Gavin, O’Fallon, IL, 62269

Mimi and Family,
We are very sad to hear about your dad’s death. He was a kind man who we enjoyed spending time with at the birthday day parties. Mimi, you are a wonderful daughter and a source of great pride for your dad. May you find peace.
All our love, Andi, Steve, Jack and Molly

Andi, Steve, Jack and Molly Alexander, LOVELAND, OH – Ohio, 45140-6049

We will miss you and hope you get all the Graeters you can eat now.

Herb Runnels, Chesterfield, MO,

We love you Paw Paw. Fly like an Angel.

Corinne and Everett, Chesterfield, Mo,

We love you Paw Paw. Fly like an Angel.

Corinne and Everett, Chesterfield, Mo,

With sympathy to each of you. The obituary tells me that his was no ordinary life. His was a life well lived and well loved. A life that will be greatly missed. How fortunate you were to have him as husband and father. Heartfelt sympathy to you in your great loss.

Gace E. Heising, Miami Beach, FLorida, 33154

Jim, we will certainly miss your strong tenor voice and the laughs you brought during choir practice at Our Lady of Lourdes. We didn’t always sing the right notes, but we tried and we always laughed about it. The Hallelujah Chorus will never be the same, and I hope you’re enjoying singing it with the angels.

Andrew Wasson, Sparta, Illinois, 63286

Jim was a friend from the early 1960s. He was a really nice guy and will be missed. We offer our condolences to the family.

Dale Schrage, Tucson, AS, 85750

Barb: so sorry about your loss. I have great memories of singing with you guys at St. Teresa choir.

Julia Welch, Belleville, Illinois, 62223

Barbara and family: I hadn’t seen Jim lately, but I remember him as a fine representative of his faith, his family, his schools, and everything that was good about East St. Louis. I offer sincere condolences for your loss. May Jim rest in peace.

Charles Hamilton, O’Fallom, Illinois, 62269

We love you Paw Paw. Fly like an Angel.

Corinne and Everett, Chesterfield, Mo,

We love you Paw Paw. Fly like an Angel.

Corinne and Everett, Chesterfield, Mo,

We love you Paw Paw. Fly like an Angel.

Corinne and Everett, Chesterfield, Mo,

Kuebel Family: I was saddened to read of Jim’s passing and send sympathy to you all. As Friends of Bill, I’ve observed that Jim truly lived his life as honorably as shared in his obituary. God bless you.

Susanne Hoffmann, Belleville, Illinois, 62226

Godspeed, Jim, fellow choir member, parishioner, and AHS Pioneer. May the peace of Christ be with you and your family.

Stephen M. McMullen, St. Louis, MO, 63129

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Kuebel family on the loss of their beloved Jim “Doc”. He was great fun and always had a positive thought and smile. The Good Lord welcomed “Doc” and showed him where our other Assumption classmates are in Heaven.

Walt Hubbard , St. Louis, Missouri , 63123

I am sorry to hear of Jims death. My prayers will be for Jim and his family. Jims father Dr James A Kuebel was my godfather. We still have Dr Kuebel’s wedding present a bust of Christ of tears in our bedroom.God bless all of you. Connie and I will be married 50 yrs this October. Peace be with you. Connie and Larry Roewe.

Lawrence E. Roewe, Effingham, il, 62401

I am very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a truly great friend to my father who I also lost just last month. My prayers and thought are with your family.

Laura Wuest Bennett, Fort Worth, TX, 76159

Barb and girls, so sorry for your loss. RIP, Jim!

Nel Kisro, Belleville, IL, 62226

Condolences to the Kuebel family from the families of Fred May Jr. and Nell Reynolds.

Robert P. May sr., Brandon, SD, 57005

Barb and family I was so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I jot a chance to met you again when you were in my office to pick out monument for your Son. Thoughts and prayers are being said for you and your family. May he rest in peace.

Nancy Smith Franke, Belleville, ll., 62223

We love you Paw Paw. Fly like an Angel.

Corinne and Everett, Chesterfield, Mo,

Barbara and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with during this most tender times. Jimmy will always be with the St.Philip “kids” at gatherings. We don’t forget.

Patty Hellyer Schmeder, Smithton, IL, 62285


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