Leroy Weck

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Leroy J. Weck, 86, of Belleville, IL, born July 26, 1933, in Belleville, IL, died Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, IL.

Mr. Weck worked as a Belleville Police Officer and retired after 19 years of dedicated service to the community. He was an instructor and program coordinator for Emergency Medical Technician and Emergency Rescue Technician courses at Belleville Area College. He was instrumental in developing the paramedic programs at Memorial Hospital in Belleville and Belleville Area College and helped many small communities in Southwestern Illinois to train EMTs and develop volunteer ambulance services. He was a first responder instructor for the Police Academy program at Belleville area college. Leroy was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral. He was a United States Air Force Korean War veteran.

He was the preceded in death by two children in infancy, Jean Marie and Clayton; his parents, George W. and Agnes J., nee Schmittling, Weck; a son-in-law Wayne Nadler; and a brother-in-law, Ron Lauf.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Bernette M., nee Wilderman, Weck, whom he married on May 29, 1956;
four sons and two daughters, Mark (Jo Belle) Weck of Umbel, TX,
Jim (Debbie) Weck of Freeburg, IL,
Mary (Gary) Siebert of Belleville, IL,
Bob (Nancy) Weck of Columbia, IL,
Tony (Paula Baker) Weck of Belleville, IL,
and Jeanine Nadler of New Athens, IL;
12 grandchildren;
1 great-grandchild;
three brothers, Melvin (Sharon) Weck of Freeburg, IL,
Jack (Sandy) Weck of Belleville, IL,
and David (Jane) Weck of Wheaton, IL;
two sisters, Ruth Ann Lauf of Aviston, IL;
Mary Ann (Jim) Hosie of Belleville, IL;
a sister-in-law Leola Etling.
and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Backstoppers. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, October 10, 2019, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 10, 2019, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. John Myler officiating.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


13 Comments on Leroy Weck

Mike Shaver said : Guest Report Oct 12, 2019 at 2:00 AM

I don’t know where to begin as any words I have to say about Lee would be a true understatement and can’t express my condolences to the Weck family. Lee was a true Hero in my eyes and was always like a second father to me. Lee always made me feel like part of his family as if I was one of his own, but Lee did that with everyone. I remember like yesterday when he got me a big wheel for my 7th birthday and pulled it out of the back seat of his police car. Thank You Lee for being one of my Mentors and letting me be a part of you and your families life, God Speed Sir ❤️

  • Lake Saint Louis
  • Mo
Jean Sampson said : Guest Report Oct 10, 2019 at 5:19 PM

Weck Family - Sorry I didn't get up to see you at the funeral home. My thoughts are with all of you! Jean Scheller- Sampson

  • Maryville
  • il
Wes and Joan Scheller said : Guest Report Oct 10, 2019 at 5:18 PM

Sorry we could not be with you at this time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Our sympathy, Wes and Joan Scheller

  • Belleville
  • il
Janice Gebke said : Guest Report Oct 10, 2019 at 3:23 AM

I’m so sorry to hear the passing of Leroy. He taught me in 1980-1981 while helping my dad start the Breese Ambulance Service in Breese IL. He and his wife celebrated many Christmas with the service and always supported us in all we did. I know he changed many lives in the city of Breese and he differently changed mine for the good. God bless him and your family and may he Rest In Peace. Janice Gebke. PS. I know my dad would have something to say but I’m sure he and Leroy are already talking in heaven about things.

  • Breese
  • Il
Lynn Woesthaus said : Guest Report Oct 10, 2019 at 12:35 AM

I am So Very Sorry to hear of Le Roy's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of his family and friends through this difficult time. God be with you all. Sincerely, Lynn Woesthaus

  • Mascoutah,Il.
  • Illinois
Mark & Brenda Lamping said : Guest Report Oct 09, 2019 at 10:50 PM

To our Weck friends- Know that our thoughts and prayers have included you during these days.

  • Bourbonnais
  • IL
Mark & Kim forcade said : Guest Report Oct 09, 2019 at 4:18 PM

We are Very sorry to here of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please except our sympathy. Sincerely, Mark & Kim

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Jane Davies said : Guest Report Oct 07, 2019 at 6:38 PM

So sorry for your loss. Prayers ? for the families ?

  • Godfrey
  • IL
Brenda Cook said : Guest Report Oct 07, 2019 at 6:29 PM

My deepest condolence to Bernstein and family My prayers are with you

  • Belleville
  • Il
Jalck Schrand said : Guest Report Oct 07, 2019 at 1:41 PM

Prayers and many thoughts from our family to yours

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Kelly Douffet Duncan said : Guest Report Oct 07, 2019 at 12:49 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Leroy's passing. I had the pleasure of knowing him through distant relatives and then again when he was my instructor at BAC/SWIC. His insight in the needs of having an EMT and Paramedic program were so beneficial to the Metro Area. Rest in Peace Mel prayers for the family as well.

  • Lehigh acres
  • Fl
Judy James said : Guest Report Oct 07, 2019 at 11:12 AM

Sorry to hear of Leroy's passing. My thoughts are with you during this time of grief.

  • Okawville
  • IL
Dan Voegele said : Guest Report Oct 06, 2019 at 11:47 PM

My prayers fort the Weck family. My sympathy for your loss.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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