John Faith

John Faith
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John W. Faith, 89, of Belleville, IL, born November 9, 1926, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, January 4, 2016, at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL.

Mr. Faith had worked for Midwestern Butane and the Eagle Stove Foundry in Belleville, IL.  He was a member of First Baptist Church, Belleville, IL, and a former member of the St. Clair County Civil Defense.  John was a World War II U.S. Marine Corps veteran, 1st Marine Division, a life member of the Marine Corps League, and a member of the China Marine Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer E. and Lucille D., nee Fiedler, Faith; one sister, Dorothy (Clarence) Yoch; and a brother-in-law, Paul Schmidt.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Dorothy, nee Farrar, Faith, whom he married on October 16, 1948;
a daughter, Lisa D. Faith (Tracey Smith) of Antioch, IL;
a sister, Minta Schmidt;
a brother, Patrick R. Faith;
nieces and nephews;
and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. Thursday, January 7, 2015, at the funeral home with Rev. Doug Stewart officiating.  Burial with military honors will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

Condolences Left For John Faith

Bob Gerling, Joey Gerling, Joe & Millie Gerling wish to express our deepest sympathy. Bob treasured him as a good neighbor.

Mildred Gerling, Belleville, Illinois, 62221


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