Joan Jaeckel

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Joan D. Jaeckel, nee Gain, 86, of Belleville, IL, born February 3, 1936, in Belleville, IL, died Saturday, November 26, 2022, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Jaeckel was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, and St. Clair Country Club.  She loved gardening and especially enjoyed decorating for the Christmas and Easter holidays. Joan loved golfing and bowling and looked forward to her monthly gatherings with her ladies club.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Fred J. Jaeckel, whom she married on July 23, 2004, and who died on October 6, 2012; her parents, Charles and Viola, nee Worms, Gain; a brother, Charles (Irene) Gain; a grandson, Michael Schaltenbrand; two sisters-in-law, Marion Gain and Betty Dobkowski; and a nephew, Douglas Gain.

Surviving are two sons, Larry Jr. (Mary) Schaltenbrand, and Michael (Angela) Schaltenbrand; a daughter, Shari (Terry) Dahm; 11 grandchildren, Larry III (Lisa) Schaltenbrand, Jarod (Liz) Schaltenbrand, Dana (Darren) Mehrmann, Angi (Mike) Kern, Taylor (Brittany) Schaltenbrand, Chandler (Nick) Welby, Hannah Schaltenbrand, a very special granddaughter, Nicole Dahm, Jessica Ferrario, Jeremy (Stephanie) Dahm, and Chelcie (Brian) Barrington; 19 great-grandchildren, Cole, Wyatt, Paige, Wesley, Lucy, Abby, Drew, Wade, Mallory, Cary, Ava, Noah, Camryn, Cache, Kennedy, Ty, Olivia, Hailey, and Kinsley; a twin brother, James Gain of Belleville, IL; four nieces, Diane (John) Boyne, Debbie (William) Plyler, Terry Weidemann, and Debbie Gain; two nephews, Tony (Anne) Gain, and Brad (Carla) Gain; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorials may be made to PTOEC (Parent Teacher Organization for Exceptional Children).  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, December 3, 2022, at St. Henry Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 3, 2022, at St. Henry Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with the Rev. Kenneth York officiating.

Burial will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


6 Comments on Joan Jaeckel

Charlene Imming said : Guest Report Dec 02, 2022 at 3:17 PM

Taylor, Sorry about the death of you r your Grandfather

  • Peairie du Rocher
  • IL
Dede said : Guest Report Dec 01, 2022 at 10:09 PM

Larry and Mike sorry to hear about your mom it’s hard to lose a parent. Keep the memories close to your hearts. Peace be with you both Dede

  • IL
Michele Hlafka said : Guest Report Nov 30, 2022 at 7:32 PM

So sad to hear the news of Joan’s passing. She held a very special place in my heart. Many memories of laughter and a unique friendship with this very special lady. Condolences to her many family members and friends. She will be missed.

  • Houston
  • TX
Dennis and Toni said : Guest Report Nov 30, 2022 at 5:40 PM

Shari - Larry and family Dennis and I were sorry to read about the passing of your Mom. She was always such a sweet friendly lady. May she rest in peace 💕

  • New Baden
  • IL
Corby said : Guest Report Nov 30, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Larry, Mike and family, Please accept my sincere condolences in the passing of your mother. May she rest in the Peace of Christ.

  • Freeburg
  • IL.
Jo Downs said : Guest Report Nov 30, 2022 at 8:53 AM

My sincerest condolences on the loss of such a magnanimous lady! Her love of Christmas and all her decorated Christmas trees will forever be a fond memory of mine. ~ Jo Downs

  • O'Fallon
  • IL

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