Kenneth Lieb

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Kenneth L. Lieb, 93, of Belleville, IL, born January 4, 1925, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, March 26, 2018, at Oak Hill Nursing Home, Waterloo, IL.

Mr. Lieb worked for Stag Brewery for 40 years before his retirement.  He also worked for Fritz Distributing for 5 years.  Ken was an avid golfer.  He was the founding member of the TNT Golf League and served as the president for 5 years.  He was a past member of the Belleville Moose Lodge. Ken also enjoyed watching hockey, woodworking, and traveling extensively.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Rowena, nee Dawson, Lieb; a brother, Donald Lieb; and a sister, Delores Hammer.

Surviving are his wife and the love of his life for nearly 71 years, Shirley Jean, nee Hausmann, Lieb, whom he married on June 14, 1947;
a daughter, Kendra (Jerry) Haris of Waterloo, IL;
a son, Larry (Michelle) Lieb of Paducah, KY;
four grandchildren, Ryan (Sherry) Harris of Brandon, MS, Jeremy (Stacy) Harris of Raymore, MO, Kristin Harris of Waterloo, IL, Matt Lieb of Oregon;
eight great-grandchildren, Emma, Kason, and Kane Moskop, Molly and Lilly Harris, Jace and Harper Harris, and Chloe Lieb;
and a niece, nephews and many friends.

The family would like to thank the staffs of Hospice of Southern Illinois and the Oak Hill Nursing Home for the care given to Ken.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the funeral home.

Funeral: Funeral services will be at 1p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Doug Stewart officiating.

Burial will be held at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


2 Comments on Kenneth Lieb

Jennifer said : Guest Report Apr 02, 2018 at 10:15 PM

Sending love. Sad to hear about his passing. We purchased Ken and Shirley's home last year, the home on Del Rio Ct which they had built in 1996. Our family has made it home and kept touches of Shirley and Ken around. We love Ken's birdhouses; our two year old watches out the kitchen window when the eggs hatch. I came to find a forwarding address as I get personal mail for Shirley and didn't want it lost when I send it back to sender. If anyone knows it, I would love to send her the mail directly. You can email it to me

  • Belleville
  • IL
Barbara Meyer-Reichert said : Guest Report Mar 29, 2018 at 12:08 AM

Shirley and family, Wanted to express my condolences as Kenny was a dear friend of my father, Russel Meyer as they worked together at Stag Brewery for many years.. Am sure they played golf together. Their's was truly a special generation!

  • Belleville
  • IL

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