Justin B. Raterman

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Justin B. Raterman, 35, of Belleville, IL, born June 24, 1985, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, November 9, 2020, at his residence.

Growing up Justin B. never knew a stranger and always had a smile on his face. Even if he had met you only once five years ago, he could tell you the date you met and your name.  He loved listening to all kinds of music and knew every song title and artist who sang it.  Justin was involved in Little Knights Football for many years.  While a student at Belleville East, Justin worked as a team manager for both the football and the basketball teams.  He was a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan.  He also loved to watch WWE as much as possible and could often be heard yelling for his favorite wrestler.  He loved to go shopping. He and his Dad would frequent the gym weekly and then reward themselves afterwards with a meal at Hot Shots.  He worked for Challenge in the dining hall at Scott AFB for 13 years.  Justin was his mom’s world forever-she was his anchor throughout everything.  He will be missed so much by his family and many, many friends. May God find a special place in heaven for Justin B.

Surviving are his mother, Cheryl Raterman (Rick) Buehlhorn; his father, Jace (Deb) Raterman; a brother, Joshua (Ashley) Raterman; a sister, Jessica (Gabe Farmer) Raterman; his grandmother, Joan Raterman; stepsiblings, Briana (Marty) Jenkins, John (Meghan) Feole, Marissa Feole, Francesca Feole, Anthony (Samantha) Feole, Kristina (Colby) Crook, and Mary Buehlhorn; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Dallas.

Memorials may be made to Williams Syndrome Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

 

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25 Comments on Justin B. Raterman

Roger Gansmann said : Guest Report Nov 15, 2020 at 5:31 PM

Jace and Family; You are all in our prayers.

  • Washington
  • Mo
Jane Lindley said : Guest Report Nov 13, 2020 at 9:24 PM

Dear Cheryl, Rick, Jace, Debbie, Josh, Jessica, and all family of Justin B, My heart and prayers are with you as your mourn Justin leaving this life too early. He would have been an amazing uncle to Jes and Josh’s babies, as he already was to his other nieces and nephews. He left such a positive impact on everyone he knew. The way he lived life is a reminder that seeking out joy, spending time with loved ones, and treating people kind is the most important thing any of us can do. With love, Jane

  • Seattle
  • WA
Deb bahr said : Guest Report Nov 13, 2020 at 1:36 PM

Justin b hard to believe we won’t here that again I miss you so much just know you are loved and will be missed by all who knew you. I am here for all of you if you need me love you all. Aunt deb r i p my dearest Justin b

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Stephanie and Ken Lightcap said : Guest Report Nov 13, 2020 at 12:02 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with Justin and his very large family. We know Justin will be missed by everyone whose hearts he touched throughout his years with us.

  • New Baden
  • IL
Jim Keim said : Guest Report Nov 13, 2020 at 8:01 AM

Vivian and I are keeping Justin in our prayers. May God bless your family at this sad time. Jim Keim

  • Ofallon
  • Illinois
Kim Lautner said : Guest Report Nov 12, 2020 at 10:25 PM

Sorry for your loss. Justin will be missed by his Challenge Unlimited family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jo Ann Nadler said : Guest Report Nov 12, 2020 at 9:12 PM

So sorry to hear of the passing of Justin. He was a student at East while I was teaching there . I will remember him as a really nice young man.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Dale Sheets said : Guest Report Nov 12, 2020 at 8:38 AM

Dear Raterman Family, My deepest sympathy to you. Justin was an amazing person to know. His enthusiasm was contagious to everyone he was around. He will be missed.

  • Alton
  • Il
Colin H said : Guest Report Nov 11, 2020 at 8:37 PM

Justin B was one of a kind! May his memory live on through us. Always in our hearts. Love, the Hogg’s.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Courtney said : Guest Report Nov 11, 2020 at 5:14 PM

You were a good friend I sure going to miss you because we used to hangout at your parents and always walk to metro link you were a good kid

  • Belleville
  • Il
Teresa Blomenkamp-Case said : Guest Report Nov 11, 2020 at 1:10 PM

My deepest sympathies for the loss of a beautiful and loving young man that filled the Douglas School Hallways with much joy and laughter and memories that will forever live on in our hearts 💜Teresa Blomenkamp-Case

  • Belleville
  • Il
Mark Elliott said : Guest Report Nov 11, 2020 at 11:03 AM

Going to miss you justin.fly high

  • East Alton
  • Illinois
Patrick Watkins said : Guest Report Nov 11, 2020 at 9:37 AM

My deepest condolences to Justin’s family and friends. I knew Justin during his years at Belleville East High School. His attitude toward life is something we should all strive to achieve.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Shannon Thomann said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2020 at 9:40 PM

Justin! I am so glad I ran into you at the Belleville Metrolink Station about a week ago! I was really missing you! Now I will be missing you for the rest of my life! To Justin's Family! I am so sorry for your loss!

  • O'Fallon
  • IL
Jeff and Jessi Bahr said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2020 at 9:24 PM

Justin will be missed. I don’t think I ever saw him in a bad mood! He was always laughing and joking! Even my family still talks about what a riot he was at our wedding. We love you and are sending prayers your way. Justin watch over us until we meet again.

  • Edwardsville
  • IL
Cindy Ballard said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2020 at 8:54 PM

Jace and Cheryl so sorry to hear about Justin. It’s been forever but we will never forget.

  • Smithton
  • IL
Massa Family said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2020 at 8:01 PM

Sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Ed & Donna Rolfingsmeyer said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2020 at 7:31 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. Justin will always be smiling down on you!

  • Aviston
  • Il
Sandra Morris said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2020 at 7:26 PM

I will NEVER forget this sweet boy and his wonderful smile. He was a pleasure to have in my class. My deepest sympathy to his family. You all are in my prayers.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Dav said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2020 at 6:31 PM

Thank you Justin for bringing a little sunshine every day you were here! I will have a little tear whenever I watch RAW. You made such an impact from the 1st time I met you. I use to leave with my school bus early for East so I could say hi and introduce you to other bus drivers. Going to Big Daddy's, Vespers, Demos or the times we went to places to just hangout. I will miss you more than you know. Say hi to Moe, Larry and of course Curly when you meet them in heaven!!! Love you proud to be your friend and uncle Dave.

  • Belleville
  • IL
The Luna Family said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Your minds are already filled with all the fond memories. He has left a legacy that you can hold dear. He may have been called home early, but he will live on in your hearts. God bless sweet Justin B.

  • Fairview Height
  • Il
Kyle Schurman said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2020 at 5:58 PM

Justin B. truly was a friend to everyone & ALWAYS had a smile on his face. Lauren & I are so sorry for your loss. We will miss seeing his dance moves & talking football or wrestling. Justin B. will be dearly missed. GO COWBOYS!!!

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Carol Campney (Ledbetter) said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2020 at 5:38 PM

My heartfelt condolences to all. He was an amazing soul. He's now with the Angels. He will always be remembered! Love and hugs to all.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Debbie and Don Beaver said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2020 at 5:37 PM

My heart breaks for Justin’s Family and friends he was such a sweet soul. And I can’t help but think of the song (only the good die young) such a fitting song for Justin as he has left us way too soon. God has the bigger plan. Until we see you again Justin B Love ya Buddy

  • Columbia
  • IL
Will and Kayla Carter said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2020 at 4:59 PM

I am soo sorry for this extremely tragic loss. Justin B. was not only a brother to Rat and Jessica but to the entire group. He was loved by all who had the privilege to know him. He truly did not know a stranger and his presence will be deeply missed. We love you guys so much and you are all in our thoughts.

  • O’Fallon
  • Illinois

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