Judy Bertelsman

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Judy Ann Bertelsman, nee Meirink, 76, of Belleville, IL, born June 25, 1946, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, January 5, 2023, at Missouri Baptist Hospital.

Mrs. Bertelsman worked for 32 years as receptionist in radiology for Belleville Memorial Hospital. When her children were in grade school, she was very active with the St. Mary’s Mothers Club and School. Judy enjoyed being at home, rabbit and bird watching, doing puzzles, and going on long drives with her husband. She loved her sweets, telling jokes, and all her trips to Disney World. Her favorite thing to do was spending time with her grandchildren and reading them bedtime stories. Over the past few years, Judy devoted herself to taking care of her husband, while he has been battling alzheimers.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Meirink, her mother, Mildred, nee Frick, Batton; a brother, Robert (Marsha) Meirink; a sister-in-law, Carol Meirink; and a brother-in-law, Larry Beaty.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Stephen W. Bertelsman of Belleville, IL;
two daughters, Annette (Scott) Hente of Shiloh, IL, and Lisa Bertelsman-Kunkelmann of Freeburg, IL;
two grandchildren, Dr. Kelsey Kunkelmann of Chicago, IL, and Kaleb Kunkelmann of Belleville, IL;
two brothers, Dennis (Judy) Meirink of Odin, IL, and Jimmy Meirink of Overbrook, KS;
a sister, Patricia “Peachy” Beaty of Belleville, IL;
and many dear brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews;
and step grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Promedica Hospice or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 10, 2023, and from 11 to 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Burial will be at Jeffersons Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.


13 Comments on Judy Bertelsman

Cindy Dunning said : Guest Report Feb 07, 2023 at 3:33 PM

Dear Lisa, I was so sorry to hear about your mom and dad’s passing. I will pray for you. I was your 5th grade teacher at St. Mary’s school.Cindy Dunning

  • Manchester
  • MO
Rita Hearn said : Guest Report Jan 31, 2023 at 9:54 AM

Lisa, I am so very sorry about the loss of your Mother and Father. My heart breaks for you and your family. Praying for peace and comfort for you all.

  • Granite City
  • IL
Martha Neiner said : Guest Report Jan 17, 2023 at 9:52 PM

Annette, so sad to learn you lost your mom. My sympathy to you, your sister, and dad. My prayers will be for you and your family. Annie Neiner

  • Belleville
  • IL
St. Mary’s ladies Sodality said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2023 at 9:28 AM

The ladies will remember Judy in our prayers, our deepest of sympathies!

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Maria Scheibel said : Guest Report Jan 09, 2023 at 7:22 PM

My deepest sympathies to the family. Judy was one of my favorite coworkers. Prayers to all!

  • Belleville
  • IL
Dee Bayley said : Guest Report Jan 09, 2023 at 10:25 AM

Our prayers are with you. So sorry for your great loss.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Laurie & Rocky Boice said : Guest Report Jan 07, 2023 at 10:27 PM

We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. Sending prayers & hugs.

  • Columbia
  • IL
beachin60@aol.com said : Guest Report Jan 07, 2023 at 5:16 PM

I am so sorry to hear this Mr. Bertelsmann I worked with Judy at Memoiral many years ago and she was always such a happy lady. She always seemed to k on the answer to any question I had (or she made it up.. per her lol) Always a smile on her face with those dimples popping out. God Bless you and your family I know she will be truly missed.

  • Lehigh acres
  • Fl
Barbie Sax Duncan said : Guest Report Jan 07, 2023 at 3:46 PM

Mr. Bertelsman, Annette, Lisa, and families, we are just incredibly saddened to hear of your wife/mom’s passing. Prayers heading your way. Hugs from all of us. The Sax Family

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Becky McAllister said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2023 at 7:22 PM

The McAllister family is saddened to hear of your loss. Please take care of each other.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Bonnie Bauer said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2023 at 5:30 PM

Always remember Judy's smiling face. Mother's club and Brownies. My prayers are with you, Annette and Lisa, and Steve.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Sherry Magee said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2023 at 4:22 PM

Annette & family, I am so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. May memories of your mother live on in your heart and bring you peace. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Troy
  • IL
Cathie Minton said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2023 at 3:38 PM

I was so sorry to here about Judy passing. I know that she will be missed Love to Peachy ,Denny and Jimmy. Sorry that I can't be there.

  • Elbeefeld
  • IN

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