Joseph Obernuefemann

Joseph Obernuefemann
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Joseph E. Obernuefemann, 79, of Collinsville, IL, born August 8, 1944, in East St. Louis, IL, died Saturday, December 30, 2023, at his residence.

Mr. Obernuefemann retired as the manager of Signals and Communications for Alton & Southern Railway Company. He was a member of the National Railway Historical Society St. Louis Chapter, the Fairview Heights Elks Lodge #664, East Wings Motorcycle Association, and the AMA Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph H. and Gertrude, nee Alexander, Obernuefemann; and a brother-in-law, David Ebert.

He is survived by a son, Joseph Roy (Marie) Obernuefemann of Swansea, IL; a daughter, Tina (Robert) Korte of Caseyville, IL; seven grandchildren, Ashley (Jerry) Hunter, Rachael (Bobby) Wright, Christina (Jeffrey) Doyle, Rebecca Obernuefemann, Chianna (Chris Lugge) Obernuefemann, Amanda Korte, and Joey (Ashlyn) Obernuefemann; 15 great-grandchildren, Martina, Jacob, Emmah, Eldon, Kelton, Donna, Kyler,  Bryleigh, Logan, Leo, Landon, Brody, Christian, Jensen, Joseph; a sister, Joyce Ebert; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Dr. Joseph Scheets officiating.

Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Shiloh, IL.



11 Comments on Joseph Obernuefemann

Jim and Vicki Dillard said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2024 at 10:17 AM

So Very Sorry to hear of Joe's passing. We enjoyed his company riding motorcycles. He was always friendly and very nice! Our Thoughts and Prayers are with his Family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Roy & Cheryl Miller said : Guest Report Jan 19, 2024 at 3:58 PM

So sorry for you loss. We didn't know Joe very long, but he was so nice & we enjoyed going on motorcycle rides with him.

  • Troy
  • Illinois
Elizabeth Schaeffer said : Guest Report Jan 09, 2024 at 12:38 PM

Dear Joe and Marie, I offer my condolences on your dad's passing. I always enjoyed talking with him when he came in for his regular dental appointment with Dr. McAtee and after I retired from there, I would see him occasionally at Horseshoe in Collinsville. He was always so kind and fun to talk with.

  • Collinsville
  • IL
Steven Obernuefemann said : Guest Report Jan 08, 2024 at 4:38 PM

Family, please accept our condolences at the loss of Joe. I was just made aware of his passing Jan.7. I always remember how kind he was to us younger cousins. God bless

  • Bridge City
  • TX.
Danielle smith said : Guest Report Jan 08, 2024 at 2:05 PM

I’m so sorry Becky this is so sad I just don’t even know what to say I love you though ❤️

  • Caseyville
  • Illinois
Mrs. Richard A. Eichhorst said : Guest Report Jan 04, 2024 at 6:34 PM

Joe was a great friend both to my late husband; Richard Eichhorst and myself. He was an active member of the AAR and ARCHES. And was always glad to assist when asked. He will be missed!

  • Affton
  • Missouri
Ruth Ebert Johnston said : Guest Report Jan 03, 2024 at 5:57 AM

To Joyce and family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.. Will keep you all in my prayers.

  • Winnsboro
  • Louisiana
Jerry Obernuefemann said : Guest Report Jan 02, 2024 at 9:05 PM

Joyce, I know Joe will missed and offer my sincerest condolences. I am also glad I was able to visit with you and Joe when I was in Belleville last summer. I will keep him and you in my prayers and May the God's peace be with you and your family.

  • Scottsdale
  • AZ
George and Erica Schaub said : Guest Report Jan 02, 2024 at 5:29 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Please let us know if you need anything.

  • IL
Marilyn Louise Grafton said : Guest Report Jan 02, 2024 at 3:12 PM

My heartfelt sympathy and love to Joe's family and my best , lifelong friend Joyce Ebbert. Joe was a good guy and friend who always called me Blondie. ❤

  • Okawville
  • IL
Carolyn Wottowa said : Guest Report Jan 02, 2024 at 10:23 AM

Joyce and family Sorry to hear of your brother’s death. May special memories in the days ahead You will all be in our prayers

  • O’Fallon
  • Il

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