Kevin Strube

Kevin Strube
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Kevin Gerard Strube, 59, of Belleville, IL, born December 6, 1963, in Belleville, IL, died Saturday, April 8, 2023, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL.

Kevin worked as a truck driver and later became a warehouse manager with Belleville Supply Company for 29 years. He was an avid hunter, hunting waterfowl and enjoyed going on his annual hunting trips to Canada. Kevin was a member of the Missouri Pyrotechnics Association and would put on some of the best fireworks shows around. Kevin’s favorite thing to do was spending time with all his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William L. and Mary Jane, nee Eilermann, Strube.

Surviving are two brothers, Kenny F. (Cherie) Strube of Collinsville, IL, and Steve J. (Elaine) Strube of Belleville, IL;
four sisters, Judith C. (Larry) Merriman of Weatherby Lake, MO, Karen M. (Bill) Davidson of St. Louis, MO, Lynn M. Waldrop of Shiloh, IL, and Denise A. (Brian) Groom of Swansea, IL;
and many dear nieces and nephews;

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

VisitationFriends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2023, George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Very Rev. Godfrey Mullen, OSB officiating.

Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Shiloh, IL.



21 Comments on Kevin Strube

Margaret Lowery said : Guest Report Apr 27, 2023 at 9:20 AM

My condolences to the entire Strube family. Kevin was such a good friend and fellow pyrotechnic fan. I just saw this was devastated to see it.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Brian Metze said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2023 at 9:28 PM

My condolences 💐 to the Strube family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Mike M said : Guest Report Apr 17, 2023 at 11:31 PM

All the good times will always be remembered. I will miss the famous laugh and story telling. The farm trips to Mississippi were fun in the 80’s. I found out then you enjoyed fireworks as we took a bunch from Mo down there. The July 4th show you invited Laura and I too was fantastic and will always be remembered along with your love of the St. Louis Blues and of Course hunting . RIP and condolences to all Strube family and friends.

  • Lewisville
  • Texas
Charles Strube Jr said : Guest Report Apr 16, 2023 at 4:31 PM

We are so sorry. Our deepest sympathies to all of you over the loss of Kevin.

  • Ridgefield
  • WA
Maria Hardy and Family said : Guest Report Apr 13, 2023 at 11:31 AM

Ken, Cherie and Family, Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved, brother/uncle. I hope all your fun family memories with help you through this tough time. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. ❤️

  • OFallon
  • IL
Debbie said : Guest Report Apr 13, 2023 at 8:17 AM

Our deepest sympathy to the entire Strube family…Kevin had a contagious laugh…a beautiful smile and always a great big bear hug…He will be deeply missed…Light the sky on fire our dear friend…We loved you unconditionally…Dave and Debbie Lotz

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Sharon Schnieder said : Guest Report Apr 12, 2023 at 9:40 PM

Lainey and Steve and the Strube family: You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of Kevin. I’ve heard so many great stories about Kevin and that he was a wonderful human being. Prayers

  • Belleville
  • IL
Phyllis Lang said : Guest Report Apr 12, 2023 at 4:13 PM

Karen & Bill, I was so sad to learn of the death of your brother and at once put your family on my prayer list. Please know that I have you in heart. Love, Phyllis

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
William Davudson said : Guest Report Apr 12, 2023 at 8:31 AM

Kevin you are a great brother in law and a great friend. We know you are with your mom and dad now. We will miss you now, but hopefully be with you some day. Gods speed. Bill.

  • St louis
  • Mo.
Stan haselhorst said : Guest Report Apr 12, 2023 at 7:25 AM

Steve and Lynn sorry for loss

  • Trenton
  • Ill
Amy Schechterly said : Guest Report Apr 12, 2023 at 6:34 AM

Kevin was such an amazing friend. He loved his family so much. When we weren't working on a firework show we'd just hang out and talk about his family, life, and everything in-between. He was the best friend anyone could ask for. He will be missed by all who met him. The world lost a good soul. RIP Kevin.

  • St. Peters
  • Missouri
Bill and Afton Shambro said : Guest Report Apr 11, 2023 at 8:59 AM

As long time friends of your parents, we wish to extend our deepest sympathy to your family. May he rest in peace.

  • belleville
  • il.
Gerald and Carole Middendorf said : Guest Report Apr 11, 2023 at 8:00 AM

Strube Family, Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Kevin. Always remember the great memories you had together!

  • Venedy
  • IL
Tim (Joker) Frentzel said : Guest Report Apr 11, 2023 at 6:37 AM

Kevin, you were such an awesome person you’ll be greatly missed. I will pray for your family to get through this sad time. Rest in peace old friend.

  • O’Fallon
  • Il
Lainey Strube said : Guest Report Apr 11, 2023 at 6:18 AM

You will always hold a special place in my heart . You are a great brother in law and I will always cherish the funny stories we all have told. And I will miss you dearly. Love you Kevin for ever xoxo

  • Belleville
  • Il
Timothy D Hayden said : Guest Report Apr 11, 2023 at 6:05 AM

Many prayers to the family .

  • Belleville
  • IL
Kim said : Guest Report Apr 11, 2023 at 6:01 AM

💔 Such a good guy. RIP Kevin. May all the great memories bring you all peace. My heart goes out to you all. Such a big loss 💔

  • St Peter's
  • Mo
Lori Mulligan said : Guest Report Apr 10, 2023 at 9:33 PM

To the Strube Family, I was so saddened and shocked to hear of Kevin’s passing.May God give you comfort. My deepest sympathies to all of you. (I used to live across the street from all of you on Anderson Lane. Denise and I were friends and Lynn used to babysit my sister, Lisa, and I.) So very sorry!

  • Tempe
  • Arizona
John Poettker said : Guest Report Apr 10, 2023 at 8:17 PM

May God be with Kevin's family and friends at this time of sorrow. I am sure Kevin left all who knew him with memories of a life well celebrated. He will be missed, but not forgotten.

  • Wichita
  • KS
John Massa said : Guest Report Apr 10, 2023 at 6:50 PM

The team made some great PYRO memories going back to that first shoot at Bowling Green. No one will forget the super 4th of July , New Years Eve , and impromptu shows with only a weeks notice . Recently blowing the roof off The Old Farm Winery on Amy's birthday. The show planning and design sessions at your place were always a blast. We will all miss you brother.

  • Bellleville
  • Il
Greg giger said : Guest Report Apr 10, 2023 at 5:33 PM

Always enjoyed Kevin's sense of humor played softball against him he'll be sadly missed

  • Fairviewhgts
  • I'll

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