Jay was a graduate of Belleville West High School, and went on to get his degree in stationary engineering. He worked as a stationary engineer for Vi-Jon Industries in St. Louis, MO for the last 12 years, and had previously worked for ADM Industries in Granite City, IL. Jay was an avid Nascar fan, and enjoyed any type of car racing.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Ratermann; two brothers, Jan Ratermann and Jeffrey Ratermann; and a nephew, Joseph Judy.
Surviving are his mother, Joan Marie, nee Elling, Ratermann of Swansea, IL;
two brothers and a sister, Jace (Debbie) Ratermann of Shiloh, IL,
Jody (Russell) Judy of Swansea, IL,
and Joel Ratermann of Omaha, NE;
and many nieces and nephews.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Burial will be held at a later date at St. Dominic Cemetery, Breese, IL.