Jeannene Villemain

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Jeannene Villemain, nee Munie, 91, of Belleville, IL, born January 14, 1929, in O’Fallon, IL, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at home in the company of her son and daughter.

Jeannene was a delight to all she met with a great sense of humor. Her passions besides her family were her dog, baking cookies, and playing cards. She was a long-time employee of the Catholic Credit Union.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Louis E. Villemain, whom she married on June 24, 1950, and who died on June 1, 2010; her parents, Jerome and Mary Munie; her brothers, Mel Munie, Jack (Pat) Munie, and Lee (Gerri) Munie; her sister, Shirley Truttmann, and her foster brother, Robert (Dolly) Raish.

She is survived by her son, Jerry (Leslie Lotina) Villemain;
her daughter, Linda (Joe) Kicielinski;
her five grandchildren, Matthew (Chiara Dell’Aira) and Kyle Villemain, Cortney (Michael) Neighbor, Joe Kicielinski and Casey (Jessica Moore) Kicielinski;
five great-grandchildren;
a sister-in-law, Kay Munie;
and a brother-in-law, Cal Truttmann;
and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Belleville Humane Society or the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Due to the Covid-19 virus there will be no memorial service at this time



9 Comments on Jeannene Villemain

Gary Knoth said : Guest Report Aug 03, 2020 at 12:14 PM

So sorry to hear of Jeannene’ passing. She was always one of the sweetest people I have ever known. Always a kind word and a smile. She always was nice when I was a kid and then when I had kids of my own she always treated them like they were grandchildren. I always think of how loving she was to animals as well. Please accept my deepest sympathy to all her family...

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jeanne Jansen said : Guest Report Aug 01, 2020 at 4:17 PM

My sympathy to Jerry, Linda and their families. Jean and Louie were the BEST possible neighbors and friends a person could ask for. Any time i needed something they were there to help or give me the tools to do myself. Jean's holiday cookies were legendary in my family!!! My dogs loved her too!! She was a special person, whom I'll cherish forever. Jeanne Jansen

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Tom and Debbie Lotina said : Guest Report Aug 01, 2020 at 12:08 PM

Our heart goes out to Jerry & Leslie, Linda & Joe, their children and grandchildren and all others who are suffering from the loss of their mother, grandmother, or friend. Jean Villemain was a warm, kind and generous woman who touched us all.

  • Gainesville
  • FL
Beth Rule said : Guest Report Aug 01, 2020 at 7:50 AM

I really enjoyed working with Jeannene. Once I figured out she was a Munie and her connection to St. Mary's, we reminisced about the credit union, St. Mary's, her brother Lee and my dad John.

  • Fairview Heights
  • Illinois
Greg Voss said : Guest Report Jul 31, 2020 at 8:07 PM

Dear Jerry, Linda, Shirley, Cal and grandchildren, I am very sorry for your loss of your mother, sisterr and grandmother. Jeannene and Louis are great people to have raised such a good family! God bless them and you! May God continue to bless all of your work!

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Terry & Bev Knoth said : Guest Report Jul 31, 2020 at 2:53 PM

Jerry and Linda, Bev and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to both of you and the entire family. Jean was a special lady and she will be dearly missed by anyone that she came in contact with. I really appreciate that she would take vegetables from her garden over to my mother and sit and visit for awhile. I believe she was probably the most genuine down to earth person I may have ever met. She was just a wonderful person with a heart of gold. Sending prayers your way.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Roger henke said : Guest Report Jul 31, 2020 at 9:50 AM

My condolences on your loss. I will miss this woman.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Ray and Marylee Kicielinski said : Guest Report Jul 31, 2020 at 7:14 AM

Joe and Linda, We are so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was so sweet and had a wonderful smile.

  • Maryville
  • IL
Nancy Rueter said : Guest Report Jul 29, 2020 at 7:11 PM

Jerry and Linda my deepest sympathy on the passing of your mom. I know how hard this has been for you. Your mom was such a sweet lady. You both took such great care of her all the time.

  • Belleville
  • IL

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