Joyce Dintelmann

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Joyce Anne Dintelmann, nee Kuhlmann, 85, of Belleville, IL, born January 19, 1936, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2022, at home with family by her side.

Joyce was born in East St. Louis, IL, and raised in O’Fallon, IL. She graduated from O’Fallon Township High School and Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Joyce married Robert Dintelmann on August 31, 1957. She was primarily a homemaker, but also taught elementary school in New Jersey, Cahokia, and Belleville.

Mrs. Dintelmann was a loving and caring person to her family and all whom she encountered. She was a member of Union United Methodist Church, Belleville, IL, and served others through her many activities at the church. Joyce was a choir member for over 40 years, the Ruth quilting circle, and the United Methodist Women’s Group.  She was past president of Turkey Hill Grange where she was a member for over 50 years and very active with the annual dinners and kitchen events. Joyce received the Belleville Citizens of Character award in 2009.

She was preceded in death by a son, Craig R. Dintelmann; her parents, Leslie L. and Inez C., nee Haig, Kuhlmann; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard L. and Joyce A. Dintelmann.

Surviving are her loving husband of 64 years, Robert H. Dintelmann;
five children, son, Keith (Stephanie) Dintelmann of Belleville, IL,
and their children, Paige Dintelmann (fiancé, Tyler Garretson), and Zachary (Rachel) Dintelmann,
and their child, Logan;
son, Kent (Joni) Dintelmann of Belleville, IL,
and their children, Nicholas, Janey, Holly, Noah (fiancée Aliyah Smith), Abby and Caroline;
daughter, Katherine (Richard) Rahilly of Destin, FL,
and their children Tre and Isabella Rahilly;
daughter, Laurel (Jeffery) Foerste of Martinez, CA,
and their children, Katie and Lily;
and son, Paul (Julliette) Dintelmann of Belleville, IL,
and their children, Eliana, Riley Joyce, Jackson, and Evanee;
a sister, Janet (Rev. Miley) Palmer of Decatur, IL;
and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Union United Methodist Church building fund or to Turkey Hill Grange Foundation kitchen project. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, January 13, 2022, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, January 14, 2022, at Union United Methodist Church, Belleville, IL, Sanctuary parking located behind the church off East A and Delmar Streets.  A Turkey Hill Grange service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.  Masks are required.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, January 14, 2022, at Union United Methodist Church Belleville, IL, with Rev. Edward Weston officiating.  Masks are required. The funeral service will also be available via livestream at https://www.youtube.com/user/Kent5122

Private burial for family and relatives will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.

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31 Comments on Joyce Dintelmann

Barbara said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2022 at 4:07 PM

I was so sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. I am a member of her book club The Lit Wits. She was a gracious and sweet lady who was an asset to our club. She will be missed. May her soul Rest In Peace and prayers sent for her family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Carolyn and Bill Mayr said : Guest Report Jan 15, 2022 at 9:35 AM

We are saddened by Joyce’s passing, she was a longtime dear friend. We extend our heart felt sympathy to Bob and all of the Dintelmann family. She will be missed. Carolyn and Bill Mayr

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
David Frame said : Guest Report Jan 15, 2022 at 6:14 AM

Dear Bob, Kent and family. I am so sorry for your loss. We have the reassurance that she is now healthy and happy in the presence of our Lord. May God grant you peace

  • Dexter
  • MI
Terry Lynn Schuchman said : Guest Report Jan 14, 2022 at 8:35 AM

Bob and family, words cannot express my sorrow at the loss of Joyce. She was a beautiful, loving, giving, caring person who will be sorely missed. May God bless you and keep you all and give you peace.

  • Fairview Heights
  • Illinois
Calvin and Jeanine Guthrie said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2022 at 3:17 PM

Dear Bob and Dintelmann family., We are saddened by the loss of your beloved Wife, Mother, Grand Mother, Sister and friend. Joyce will be sadly missed by many. She was a very gracious and caring person. Her smile and sweet manner will be sadly missed. Heaven has a new Angel.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Frank & Rita Wurth and family said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2022 at 12:24 PM

Prayers and condolences to Bob and family. Joyce was a dear friend and will be missed

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Frank & Rita Wurth and family said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2022 at 12:18 PM

Prayers and Condolences to Bob and Family, Joyce was a dear friend and will be sorely missed

  • Freeburg
  • Ill
Dave and Dolores Matzenbacher said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2022 at 9:57 AM

Dave and I send our Sympathy to your entire family. So sorry.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Tim Jackson said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2022 at 9:35 AM

Noah, We in the Saint Louis University Hospital Clinical Engineering Department, are sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

  • Saint Louis
  • MO
Amy Kartmann said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2022 at 9:15 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. Growing up at Union United Methodist Church it was always a highlight to see her and her warm smile. Some of my favorite times with our youth group were out at the Dintlemann house as both she and Bob were so kind to us all. We had so much fun and I’m so grateful. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ❤️

  • Wentzville
  • MO
Marsha A.Cremer said : Guest Report Jan 12, 2022 at 9:40 PM

My sincere condolences to Joyce’s family. It was my pleasure to be in book club, Lit. Wits. , with Joyce. We shared many good books and discussions. Her comments were insightful and where appropriate her laughter was delightful ! A lovely lady who will be greatly missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. (Sending my condolences and not attending visitation. I will be having a procedure in the hospital this coming Tuesday.)

  • O’Fallon
  • Il.
Dianne Ross said : Guest Report Jan 12, 2022 at 11:59 AM

I was so sad to hear of Joyce's passing! She and Bob have always been special to us because they were always the best of friends with my mother, Edna Schwaegel. It will be a different world without Joyce and her forever smile. Our most sincere sympathy to Bob and his family.

  • Homer Glen
  • IL
Dawn & Jesse Hood said : Guest Report Jan 12, 2022 at 8:16 AM

We were blessed to meet Joyce (& Bob) at Union church in the early days of our marriage. After moving to Texas and having our first daughter, Joyce sent us the kindest note and handmade baby blanket. That's how I'll remember her, so very thoughtful and giving. Much love, the Hood's.

  • Flower Mound
  • TX
Leroy & Michelle Gerstenecker said : Guest Report Jan 12, 2022 at 8:12 AM

Our Condolence from Michelle and I. Joyce was such a lovely person. Prayers for Bob and your family.

  • Farmington
  • MO
Leroy Gerstenecke said : Guest Report Jan 12, 2022 at 8:06 AM

Our Condolence from Michelle and I. Joyce was such a lovely person. Our Prayers are with Bob and all of your Family,

  • Farmington
  • MO
Jeff and Patty Hines said : Guest Report Jan 11, 2022 at 6:42 PM

May her memories warm your hearts. Sending our deepest condolences.

  • Carmel
  • IN
Carolyn &Ralph Wottowa said : Guest Report Jan 11, 2022 at 2:51 PM

We were so sorry to hear of Joyce’s death. We are among many who have been so inspired by this family. We are cousins who also lost a son. So many times I would look at them and think if they can enjoy life again then we can too. We feel blessed that we had lunch with them and some of our family right before Christmas. May special memories bring a little comfort to you in the days ahead. Love 💕 and prayers 🙏🏼to all of you.

  • O’Fallon
  • Ill
Carol J. Brauer said : Guest Report Jan 11, 2022 at 2:12 PM

My deepest sympathy to you Bob and family. Joyce was always a sweet and lovely lady and will definitely be missed. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Carol Brauer

  • Belleville
  • IL
Joan Menn & Larry Hawks said : Guest Report Jan 11, 2022 at 1:40 PM

Bob and Dintelman Family, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Robin Harp said : Guest Report Jan 11, 2022 at 12:51 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. I was in the Choir and handbell choir with her several years ago and her genuine smile and sweetness which all came from her heart were amazing. Bob & Joyce have always been wonderful pillars of the Church, the town and community…. RIP Dear lady, you will be sadly missed. To Bob and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Condolences and God Bless🙏😇💔😓🙏

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Tom and Janet Andes said : Guest Report Jan 11, 2022 at 11:48 AM

Our sincere condolences on the passing of Joyce. Her loss will be felt by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Naples
  • Florida
Robin Harp said : Guest Report Jan 11, 2022 at 11:27 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. I was in the Church Choir with her several years ago and she was such a joy to be around. Her sweet smile which came from her heart was so endearing. Joyce and Bob were both pillar’s of Faith at Union, and two of the many people who enriched my life while a member there. RIP dear lady; you will be sadly missed🙏🙏🙏

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Jane Peters said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2022 at 10:23 PM

My deepest sympathy to all the family. My last time to see Joyce was at the church Christmas Tea. Joyce was sitting by her grandchildren and Eliana was standing behind her and they were having a full on belly laugh! It was such a beautiful and typical depiction of the character of Joyce. That is the exact snapshot I will always remember of her! She LOVED her family and was just one of the most joyful and kind people on this earth! We will all miss you terribly Joyce! You were one of a kind! Jane

  • Belleville
  • IL
Kay MacIntire said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2022 at 9:51 PM

There are no words to say how much she will be missed. 💔😪

  • Millstadt
  • Illinois
Burton &Marilyn Wikgren said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2022 at 8:45 PM

Deepest sympathy to Bob and family. She had always been a lovely lady in all she did. Will treasure knowing her and being able to work with her at the Grange barbeque and dinners. Blessings to all.

  • Freeburg
  • Il.
Pam and Everett Kalkbrenner said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2022 at 7:02 PM

Our prayers are with this family…she was a sweet caring person to so many and will be missed .

  • St Louis
  • MO
Gary West said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2022 at 6:23 PM

I am so sorry to hear that Joyce has passed. She was such a bright light.

  • Plainview
  • Illinois
Rebeccca Weeatherford said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2022 at 6:19 PM

I am sad to hear we lost Joyce. I can hear her laugh and see her smile! She was so welcoming and encouraging to everyone! So many memories with Joyce, Bob, and the "kids" at church functions. She will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to all the family.

  • Iowa City
  • Iowa
Luke Retherford said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2022 at 6:01 PM

Dear Dintelmann Family, On behalf of the HUMANA/Kindred at Home Emerald Coast Family, we express our sincere love and support during this time. Joyce’s daughter, Kathy, is a member of our leadership team, and she is part of our family. We know the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and, with Kathy being the wonderful woman she is, she must have learned from the best! God bless you all, Luke Retherford and Team Emerald Coast

  • Orange Beach
  • AL
Joe and Linda Cipfl said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2022 at 5:06 PM

Bob: We want you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Joyce was a delightful lady, so warm, so loving, so caring and so friendly, The two of you were anchors within the Belleville community and were held in the highest regard by so many of us. Your active lives within your church, community organizations and a multitude of civic endeavors certainly made so many good things happen. Undoubtedly, the loss of Joyce now puts such a void in your life but you will have so many wonderful memories to treasure snd enjoy as you reflect upon 64 years of a beautiful and loving marriage. God bless!

  • O’Fallon
  • Illinois
Susan Jackson Heikkinen said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2022 at 4:38 PM

My condolences for such a great loss. Sending prayers for love and healing for your family. God bless

  • Navarrre
  • FL

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