John King

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John Frederick King, 75, of Swansea, IL, born February 28, 1946, in St. Louis, MO, died Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at John Cochran VA Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

John was an architect and designer, who had previously worked for Famous-Barr Co. and Dillards.  John was an avid fisherman, car enthusiast, and enjoyed St. Louis Cardinal baseball. He was a United States Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his father, John King; and his mother, Betty Jean (Roy) Yowell.

He is survived by his wife, Nanvi, nee Bauer, King; a son, John (Heather) King; a daughter, Lindsey (Sean) Wingron; five grandchildren, Abigail, Justin, Angel, Laney and John; an uncle, Dan (Caroline) Penberthy; two cousins, Jane (Ted) Wilson, and Beverly (Ken) Diffey; two sisters-in-law, Jody (Ken) Bradshaw and Chelli Parker; three brothers-in-law, Jeff (Rhonda) Bauer, Jedd Bauer, and Alfred Bauer; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army. Condolences may be expressed online at

Visitation:  Friends and family may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 4, 2021, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing will be observed.

A funeral procession will leave at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, October 5, 2021, from the funeral home for an 11 a.m. burial with military honors at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.


11 Comments on John King

Jim Pauley said : Guest Report Oct 04, 2021 at 11:47 AM

Nanvi & family, Very sorry to hear about John's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family always. Our deepest sympathy. Jim and Jane Pauley & Family

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Ruth Billhartz said : Guest Report Oct 03, 2021 at 11:07 PM

Nanvi,I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking about you. Your Bingo friend. Ruth. Billhartz

  • Belleville
  • Ills
Mark and Mary kay bauer said : Guest Report Oct 03, 2021 at 5:52 PM

So very sorry to hear about John. We know u will miss him. We will remember him in our prayers.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Cara Mercille Guy said : Guest Report Oct 02, 2021 at 7:18 AM

Lindsey, I have so many wonderful childhood memories hanging out at your house. I always felt welcome and still remember the amazing donuts your dad made. My heart is with you all ❤️.

  • Maryville
  • IL
Anna Marie Wingron said : Guest Report Oct 01, 2021 at 8:28 AM

John will always be "Grandpa Lover" to us. As he adored Abby & Justin. It is a deep and sincere loss for our Families! It is an honor and privilege to share Abby & Justin with Grandma & Grandpa Lover! All our thoughts and prayers. Ivan & Anna

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Kathy Tiedemann said : Guest Report Oct 01, 2021 at 6:28 AM

Nanvi and Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of John. He will be sadly missed by all those who knew him. Remember to always keep his memories alive and very close to your heart.

  • Illinois
Lynn Gabel Fulte said : Guest Report Oct 01, 2021 at 2:17 AM

Nan: Sending condolences on the loss of your best friend and precious Love. Holding you close in mind and heart during this difficult time.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Nancy Good said : Guest Report Oct 01, 2021 at 12:16 AM

Nanvi I was so sorry to hear about John. I am sending prayers your way during this difficult time. He was loved by many especially you. ♥️

  • Kalamazoo
  • Michigan
Rich Wiimering said : Guest Report Sep 30, 2021 at 6:41 PM

Nanvi, Please accept accept our deepest reqrets in our loss of John after 40plus years of joyful memories of you both. Our feeling are with you! Rich and Nancy Willmering

  • Jacksonville
  • Florida
Karen Scholbe said : Guest Report Sep 30, 2021 at 6:10 PM

We are heartbroken to hear of this sad news and are fondly remembering all the good times on Trails Drive….Hugs to all….

  • Fenton
  • MO
Al Bauer said : Guest Report Sep 30, 2021 at 4:41 PM

John was a great friend he will be missed by everyone

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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