Kenneth “Butch” Hamann

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Kenneth “Butch” Hamann, 58, of Belleville, IL, born March 31, 1961, in Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Chicago, IL.

Mr. Hamann is the owner of J & K Express Towing, Hamann’s Full Service, and Butch’s Auto. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #1, St. Louis, Missouri.

Butch was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth P. and Bonnie L., nee Jones, Hamann; and a sister, Lisa J. Levy

Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Christine, nee Asbridge, Hamann, whom he married on August 9, 1996;
two sons, Kenneth A. Hamann,
and John C. Hamann;
two daughters, Candace R. Hamann,
and Alexandrea M. (Michael) Riebold;
two grandchildren, Gavin H. Riebold,
and Tristan R. Riebold;
one sister, Ila Schulte;
a dear friend, Mark Schaefer;
two brothers-in-law, David Levy,
and Allen G. (Melissa) Asbridge Jr.;
three nieces, Lauren (Pat) McGarry,
Jennifer (Roger) Nebelsick,
and Trisha (Brian) Mitchell;
one nephew, Steve (Pam) Schulte;
two great-nieces, Ella McGarry,
and Allison Nebelsick;
and one great-nephew, Aidan Nebelsick.

Memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Deacon Corby Valentine officiating.




14 Comments on Kenneth “Butch” Hamann

Frank X Heiligenstein said : Guest Report May 30, 2019 at 1:04 AM

Butch was one of my students at Belleville East and we shared many stoies about school when came to rescue me when I needed his towing service. He was one friendly guy you could count on in a pinch...May God watch over his afmily1111111111

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Kelly Carron said : Guest Report May 24, 2019 at 2:42 PM

Words cannot express the sense of loss that I felt when I read about Butch's passing. Please accept my condolences. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers, Chris.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Mandy Huffman said : Guest Report May 20, 2019 at 2:49 PM

I'm truly sorry for your families loss of Butch he was such a good friend made the day better if I was having a bad day...sure going to be missed RIP

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Dean Muckenstum said : Guest Report May 20, 2019 at 2:11 AM

The world has lost another great man. Butch was the first person to jump up and help someone in need. There isn't many people out there with a caring, loving heart that can fill his shoes. My deepest sympathy goes out to Chris and their children. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Ginger Miller said : Guest Report May 20, 2019 at 12:23 AM

Butch was a wonderful person and will be missed by all that knew him. On many occasions, Butch towed our vehicles and more! Very kind and caring person. Deepest sympathy to his family during this difficult time.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Tina Caden said : Guest Report May 19, 2019 at 2:30 PM

Butch was loved and will be missed by many. He was quiet the character but always came through when you needed him. Rest in peace friend.

  • Tupelo
  • MS
Dori Gass said : Guest Report May 19, 2019 at 6:08 AM

My deepest sympathies to Butch's family. He was always so nice to me and my daughter when we meeded a tow. May he R.I.P.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Antwan Thorbs said : Guest Report May 19, 2019 at 5:53 AM

Wow, my plans was to go see my buddy again when I got home from vacation, because I just saw him a week prior in Chicago after about 12 years of not seeing him and when I walked in the hospital room even through the trach he looked at me and said “Duuuuude” right then it was like I saw him just last week. My deepest condolences to all of the family especially my dear sister Chris love you all so much!!!!

  • Glenwood
  • Illinois
Christina Oelrich said : Guest Report May 19, 2019 at 5:23 AM

You may go away, but you leave behind happy memories like pictures in my mind.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Beverly Phillips said : Guest Report May 18, 2019 at 11:45 PM

Butch was always soo good to me and my son Reggie it times of need. He unlocked our vehicles many times throughout the years. We were classmates, neighbors and friends. I will always remember you with a smile. I pray for peace for your family. And if you could give my sis Jeannine a big squeeze!!!!!!! Love you always Butch, see you on the other side my friend.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Sharon Asbridge said : Guest Report May 17, 2019 at 11:34 PM

Much love to Christine, Alex, Kenny and Candace in your loss of Butch. You are all in my heart and my thoughts.

  • West Paducah
  • KY
Jan Pickerel said : Guest Report May 17, 2019 at 5:46 PM

So sad to hear this. We always called Butch when we were in a jam. He was always dependable and helpful. Such a character; nice family. We will miss you Jan Pickerel

  • Belleville
  • IL
Stella And Cletus Kaemmerer said : Guest Report May 17, 2019 at 2:13 PM

Deepest sympathies to the family. Butch was always a lot fun to be around when we came to visit Uncle Kenny And Aunt Bonnie !! We will miss you Butch !! ?

  • Caseyville
  • Illinois
Greg said : Guest Report May 15, 2019 at 10:37 PM

Hamann Family, Butch was a long time friend, A co-worker at Mo. Electric Motor Co ; He helped Me and My 2 Sons and My Wife Jan many, many times towing Us or repairing our vehicles. I did a lot of work to help him or his family on projects. At the End- You tried so hard " To Get Er Done " God Bless You. We will miss you Butchie. R.I.P. my friend. Greg A. Pickerel, Belleville, Il.

  • Belleville
  • Il.

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