Kent Werner

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Kent E. Werner, 87, of Belleville, IL, born January 24, 1933, in Lebanon, IL, died Thursday, March 12, 2020, at St. Paul’s Retirement Community, Belleville, IL.

Mr. Werner was a 1951 graduate of Belleville Township High School and was on the wrestling and football team while a student there.  He earned a bachelor’s degree from SIU, Carbondale, IL, and taught high school in O’Fallon and Mascoutah, IL.  Kent was a founding member of the Belleville Enduro Team (B.E.T.), and owned Abend Cycle Enterprises.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Erwin and Inis, nee Malacarne, Werner.

Surviving are a sister, Inis Richardson of Springfield, VA;
a niece, Vanessa Richardson;
two nephews, Vaughn Richardson and Brett Richardson;
and five great-nieces and great-nephews.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

According to his wishes, cremation services will be held. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.


5 Comments on Kent Werner

Gary cheek said : Guest Report Aug 14, 2021 at 12:19 PM

Sorry to hear this I worked for him when he started the bike shop as the mechanic

  • Huachuca city
  • Az
Tawanda said : Guest Report Mar 29, 2020 at 3:28 PM

Kent meant a lot to me he was like my family. He was a special person he made us laugh, he always called sandy Srgt Sandy, sandy no longer has anybody to fuss with. He was a very caring person and he was my gentle giant. We are going to miss him, and he will always have a place in my heart. 3010B

  • Belleville
  • IL
Leroy Glueck said : Guest Report Mar 19, 2020 at 11:13 PM

Life time friend Roger Glueck Brother of lee.zleroy see him at mcdonald for breakfast so sorry for your loss

  • Ofallon
  • Il
darrell jung said : Guest Report Mar 16, 2020 at 6:27 PM

i have known kent since the early 60;s.rode motorcycles and drank beer,he was a special person. iam sorry to see him go.

  • millstadt
  • IL
Angela M Oates said : Guest Report Mar 15, 2020 at 6:20 AM

Mr. Werner was one of my FAVORITE residents when I, worked with him. He kept me on my toes, and never let me quit nor give up when i was having a bad day, we would talk for, hour's gave me advice when i needed it. Sent me in the right direction of doing better. I'm truly sorry for your loss and you have. My deepest condolences. I will miss and cherish you Mr. Werner

  • Belleville
  • IL

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