Lorene Koopman

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Lorene D. Koopman, nee Tonnies, 92, of Belleville, IL, born February 14, 1928, in New Baden, IL, died Monday, August 3, 2020, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Lorene retired from civil services at SAFB after 30 years of service.  She was a 60-year member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Elizabeth, nee Rensing, Tonnies; three brothers, Lawrence (Vera), Norbert, and Cletus Tonnies; and three sisters, Eleanor (Al) Weigman, Marilyn Mueller, and Dolores (Phil) Hocher.

Surviving are her husband, Roman H. “Butch” Koopman;
two sons, Curt Koopman (significant other, Beth Pallante), and Steve Koopman;
a daughter, Elaine (Nick) Nastoff;
two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Michael Nastoff;
and a sister, Elvira Trame.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Friday, August 7, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks, will be in place upon entrance.

Funeral:  A funeral procession will leave at 10:45 a.m. Friday, August 7, 2020, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, for a 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. David Darin officiating.

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



10 Comments on Lorene Koopman

Allen Gene Wiggins said : Guest Report Aug 08, 2020 at 1:56 PM

Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819. If unable to reach either, you may call Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Tom and Diane Brendel said : Guest Report Aug 06, 2020 at 5:40 PM

Please accept our sympathy for your loss. I worked with Lorene in Military Personnel in 1974-75. She was always a joy to work with and had a cute little laugh. Prayers for your family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Linda Ersery said : Guest Report Aug 06, 2020 at 1:26 PM

I was so sorry to hear of her death. She is always on top of everything at work. She kept us informed, in line, and showed a caring soul.

  • Woodstock
  • Georgia
The Beaird Family said : Guest Report Aug 06, 2020 at 9:46 AM

Elaine, we are so sorry to hear about your mom passing away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you have peace knowing that her struggles in this world will be replaced with a glorious everlasting life with God.

  • Cypress
  • Texas
Shirley Hrabusicky said : Guest Report Aug 06, 2020 at 8:11 AM

To Elaine and family, so sorry for your loss here on earth, but look forward to meeting her again in heaven! God knows best and he will comfort you! I love you, my daughter-in-law, your dad and brothers! God Bless

  • Belleville
  • Il
Doug Blum said : Guest Report Aug 05, 2020 at 10:21 PM

Curt, Steve and Elaine So sorry to hear this my condolences to your Family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Patti said : Guest Report Aug 05, 2020 at 6:50 PM

My prayers go out to you and your family, Elaine, to hopefully give you the strength and comfort you need to get through this tough time. Take care and love you!

  • Pinellas Park
  • FLorida
Barb Hohlt said : Guest Report Aug 05, 2020 at 1:52 PM

Steve (Koop) my sympathy on the loss of you Mother...take care of you Barb Hohlt

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Mt Carmel Cemetery said : Guest Report Aug 05, 2020 at 10:45 AM

Elaine, we are holding you and your family in our prayers. May the peace and comfort of our Lord be with you and yours.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School said : Guest Report Aug 05, 2020 at 9:06 AM

We wish you Peace and Comfort in this time of grief. Our students and staff will be praying for you all. Blessings, Peace, and Health, Dan Nickerson

  • East St Louis
  • IL

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