Jerry Ohlendorf Sr.

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Jerry R. “Ohle” Ohlendorf Sr., age 76, of New Athens, IL, born on July 30, 1944 in St. Louis, MO, died on Friday, September 4, 2020 at Evelyn’s House, Creve Coeur, MO.

Jerry was a retired driver for Teamsters Local 50, Swansea, IL. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to deer hunt and fish. He was a member of the New Athens Sportsmen Club, and was an avid longtime euchre player, and Stag beer drinker.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Connie S. Ohlendorf, nee Hamilton, of 54 years; parents, Alvin O. and Mary E., nee Polich, Ohlendorf.

Jerry is survived by a son, Jay (Cindy) Ohlendorf of Columbia, IL;
a daughter, Amy (Mike) Weisbrodt of New Athens, IL;
three grandchildren, Christopher, Kolin, and Kelsie;
a sister, Sheri Ohlendorf of Belleville, IL;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Everett and Judy Hamilton of Columbia, IL, Steven and Virginia Hamilton of Columbia, IL, Sharon and Paul Rongey of Mascoutah, IL, Randall and Lola Hamilton of Mascoutah, IL, Gary and Phyllis Hamilton of Chelsea, AL, Denise and Joseph Hoepker of Millstadt, IL, Janice Hamilton of Belleville, IL, Neil and Debbie Hamilton of St. Clair, MO, Mark and Denise Hamilton of Collinsville, IL, Donald and Cindy Hamilton of Affton, MO, Bradley and Tammy Hamilton of Smithton, IL, Tracy and Rich Schmidt of Millstadt, IL, Kelly and Teresa Hamilton of Barnhart, MO, Robert and Sherry Hamilton of Smithton, IL;
and over 100 nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews.
He is also survived by his special friends, Mike and Chris Rix, Bob Frazier, Gordie Benedick, Bob Heiken, and George Hoffmann.

Memorials are preferred to Evelyn’s House, Creve Coeur, MO.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 8, 2020, and from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines will always be observed including masks and a limited number of visitors at any one time.

Funeral: Funeral procession to leave at noon Wednesday, September 9, 2020, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, for a graveside eulogy and burial at Green Mount Protestant Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


16 Comments on Jerry Ohlendorf Sr.

Pam Bitters said : Guest Report Nov 03, 2020 at 10:57 AM

Ohlendorf family: So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. I met him a few years ago when he came to get a chest x-ray. We became fast friends when I told him my sister-in-law lived on the same street as he did. I was always happy to see him, he could always make me smile! He was always cheerful even when he wasn't feeling the best. You have all been in my prayers. He was a great guy! So glad I had the chance to meet him.

  • Millstadt
  • IL
Darleen Kraemer said : Guest Report Sep 12, 2020 at 8:39 AM

Sheri and all of Jerry's Family: May all your fond memories help you thru these sad days and keep him in your hearts forever.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Tess Schlesinger said : Guest Report Sep 09, 2020 at 10:02 AM

My deepest sympathy to the family of "Ohle". He was a good neighbor and I will miss seeing him out on the deck as I walk by. He was a very friendly and kind person. You and Connie are together again! Great people!

  • New Athens
  • IL
Cathy McCarthy said : Guest Report Sep 08, 2020 at 6:22 PM

Jay,Amy,and families,Allen and I are so very sorry for the loss of your father. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Find comfort in knowing that Jerry and Connie are together,and are watching over all of you. With Sympathy,Allen and Cathy McCarthy

  • Festus
  • MO
Rich and Tracy Schmidt said : Guest Report Sep 08, 2020 at 2:28 PM

Jay, Amy and grandkids, we our so sorry about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with. Jerry will be missed. Love Rich and Tracy

  • Millstadt
  • IL.
Employees at Budnick Converting, Inc. said : Guest Report Sep 08, 2020 at 9:58 AM

We are deeply sorry about the loss of your father/grandfather. Our thoughts and prayer are with the entire family during this difficult time.

  • Columbia
  • IL
Donnie, Cindy and family said : Guest Report Sep 08, 2020 at 9:17 AM

Amy, Jay and grandkids; so sorry To hear about your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love you

  • St. Louis
  • Mo.
Lorraine Carmack said : Guest Report Sep 08, 2020 at 8:06 AM

Thoughts and prayers are with the family so very sorry. Carmack family

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Sandy Endsley said : Guest Report Sep 07, 2020 at 10:25 PM

My sincere condolences Amy and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sandy & Duane Endsley

  • Fairview Heights
  • Illinois
Kathy Tiedemann said : Guest Report Sep 07, 2020 at 9:18 AM

To Sheri and to Jerry's entire family: We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Jerry. We know he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Our deepest condolences to you all! Dave and Kathy Tiedemann

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Gary and Vicki Voegtle said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2020 at 9:38 PM

Jay, Amy, Families and friends, Your in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Millstadt
  • IL
Terry and Doris Firnkes said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2020 at 7:02 PM

To Jerry’s family: We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Take care and be strong.

  • Smithton
  • Il
Jackie, Mile and Ivan Kelly said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2020 at 6:25 PM

To Jerry's kids and grandkids, we are so sorry for your loss. We love you.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Pat Dietrich said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2020 at 6:21 PM

Sheri Sorry for your loss Pat Dietrich

  • Fairview
  • Ill
Paul and Sharon Rongey said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2020 at 4:01 PM

To Jerry’s kids and grandkids We are so sorry for your loss. He will be missed. Love Paul and Sharon

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Mr. & Mrs. Neil Hamilton & Family said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2020 at 12:29 PM

Our prayers go out to family and friends of Jerry He will be missed

  • St. Clair
  • No.

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