Lucille Sautman

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Lucille R. Sautman, nee Rheault, 82, of Belleville, IL, born June 25, 1937, in Fargo, ND, died Sunday, May 31, 2020, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Lucille taught French, Spanish and History at Gibault Catholic High School, Waterloo, IL, for many years and took three separate groups of students to Paris, France.  She was principal at St. Joseph Catholic School, Freeburg, IL, and also taught at Mater Dei Catholic High School, Breese, IL, and several other schools in the Belleville Diocese. After retirement, she volunteered for many organizations.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis J. and Anna M., nee Trottier, Rheault;
and many brothers and sisters.

Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Thomas J. Sautman, whom she married on November 23, 1967;
two sons, Mark T. Sautman and Steve (Erika) T. Sautman;
a daughter, Anne H.(George) Sautman;
three grandchildren, Devon Sautman, Emma Sautman,  and Taso Antonakos;
two sisters, Cecilia Kvande, and Delores Larson;
and a brother, Alphonse Rheault.

Memorials may be made to Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, or to the Community Interfaith Food Pantry. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral:  A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Entombment at Valhalla Gardens of Memory Mausoleum, Belleville, IL.

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26 Comments on Lucille Sautman

Rose Kloeppinger said : Guest Report Jun 08, 2020 at 12:32 AM

Lucille was my principal at St. Joseph's School in Freeburg, IL. She attended my wedding and went to both of my parents wake. She was a wonderful, kind, and talented person. I will miss her and I give my condolences to the entire family. I will pray for all of you during this difficult time.

  • Washington
  • MO
Rose Kloeppinger said : Guest Report Jun 07, 2020 at 7:58 PM

I taught second grade at St. Joseph Grade School when Lucille was principal there. Ironically, she moved to Gibault High School where I graduated from and she taught with my Dad there. We've kept in touch throughout the years mainly through Christmas cards at first. Then, when I retired from teaching in 2012 and started working part-time in Activities at an Independent Senior Living Center, we would get together in Belleville for lunch at least two times a year. Since I drove to Belleville, Lucille always insisted on buying me lunch. She was a wonderful, kind, and loving person. I always enjoyed the time we spent together.I will miss her. My sympathy goes out to the entire family. I will keep your family in my prayers during this time of sorrow.

  • Washington
  • MO
Cletus and Gloria Blaes said : Guest Report Jun 07, 2020 at 3:26 PM

Condolences to Tom and family at the passing of Lucille. Clete and have always valued our friendship. We had many enjoyable experiences because we shared many common interests. Prayers for all the family and Lucille.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Marilyn Neu said : Guest Report Jun 06, 2020 at 10:12 AM

Deepest sympathy to a dedicated educator.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Janice Vander Pluym said : Guest Report Jun 04, 2020 at 10:49 PM

Aunt Lucille was one of my favorite Aunts! She was so sweet & kind. She was such an interesting conversationalist. Had lots of interesting stories of her many wonderful travels with my Uncle Tom. She will be greatly missed, love & thoughts and prayers to Uncle Tom & their family🙏❤️

  • New Baden
  • Illinois
Janice Vander Pluym said : Guest Report Jun 04, 2020 at 10:43 PM

One my favorite Aunts. A lovely beautiful lady that just lit up a room. She was so interesting to talk to about her career and her lovely travels with my Uncle Tom. She will be greatly missed! All my love & thoughts & prayers to my Uncle Tom & their family❤️🙏

  • New Baden
  • Illinois
Michael Wightmanmy sincere vshe touched many souls and all in a positive way. I saw a you tube and this priest says the mission in life is to touch souls. You did it RIP said : Guest Report Jun 04, 2020 at 9:48 PM

You touched souls that is all God ask us to do and you did it. RIP Mrs Sautman keep touching those souls

  • St. Louis
  • Mo
Carrie Mueller said : Guest Report Jun 04, 2020 at 8:03 PM

My deepest sympathies to the Sautman family. Lucille was very much a second mom. I will always remember her calm demeanor and hospitality - there was always a warm fold-out bed for a friend to sleep over. You are all in my thoughts during this difficult time.

  • Carbondale
  • Illinois
Frank Cange said : Guest Report Jun 04, 2020 at 7:14 PM

Tom & Family: My condolences on the passing of Lucille. I enjoyed working with her at Gibault years ago; going to Scripture class with both of you and staying in touch over the years. Your maily will be in my prayers. Frank Cange

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Frank Cange said : Guest Report Jun 04, 2020 at 7:11 PM

Tom, and family, my deepest condolsces for your family. I enjoyed teaching with her at Gibaul many yrs ago; going to Fr. Karban's scripture classes with both of you and just keeping in touch over the years. I will greatly miss her company. She and the family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Frank Cange

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Mark A Eros said : Guest Report Jun 04, 2020 at 9:23 AM

Tom & Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times. I have fond memories of Lucille with her work at St Mary's and our Liturgies. I remember seeing you two at Masterworks concerts and around town shopping. My God be with you all. Mark A Eros

  • Belleville
  • IL
Michelle Kunzelman, née Westhoff said : Guest Report Jun 03, 2020 at 9:49 PM

I am so sad to hear of Mrs. Sautman’s passing. She taught me French for 4 years at Gibault and I have the fondest memories of her. Her warm smile and gentle voice were a reliable constant. My deepest sympathies and prayers are with you.

  • Odenton
  • MD
John and Beth Holtschlag said : Guest Report Jun 03, 2020 at 6:20 PM

sorry for your loss

  • Waterloo
  • Il
Jeanette Dempsey said : Guest Report Jun 03, 2020 at 1:10 PM

Our deepest condolences to the Sautman Family. May Lucille Rest In Peace. In Prayer & Friendship, John & Jeanette Dempsey

  • O’Fallon
  • IL
John abd Elsa Boysha said : Guest Report Jun 03, 2020 at 10:52 AM

Tom and Family, my sincere condolences on the loss of your wonderful, kind and God's gift to family and all who knew her! Lucille and I spent many hours at Gibault High School with the students and their class work! May she rest in peace and perpetual light shine upon her!

  • Fairview Hts.
  • Illinois
Julie Huber said : Guest Report Jun 03, 2020 at 10:06 AM

Mrs. Sautman was one of my favorite teachers at Gibault High School. She always had a smile when she greeted you in the halls and in class.

  • Holts Summit
  • Missouri
Cynthia (Nold) Wolff said : Guest Report Jun 03, 2020 at 9:09 AM

Mrs. Sautman was my sophomore history teacher at Gibault and I can still remember her beautiful voice almost 30 years later. My deepest condolences for the loss of such a lovely lady.

  • Tampa
  • Florida
Bob and Jackie Davinroy said : Guest Report Jun 03, 2020 at 9:08 AM

Our condolences to you and your family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Heidi Jensen said : Guest Report Jun 03, 2020 at 8:45 AM

Tom, Mark, Steve, and Anne, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Lucille was always one of my heroes and someone who I wanted to be like "when I grew up". Her kindness and thoughtfulness were always on display. She was a great friend to my Mom and helped her out so much. I am sure that she, Dee Wilcox, and my mom have had a great reunion in heaven! Love, Heidi

  • Aberdeen
  • MD
Sharon Jasper Zenik said : Guest Report Jun 03, 2020 at 8:37 AM

So sorry for your loss. I remember you from the good ole days at the newspaper. My Tom thought a lot of you. Take care.

  • Collinsville
  • ILLINOIS
Dennis Rueter said : Guest Report Jun 03, 2020 at 7:39 AM

Very sorry to hear of Lucille’s passing. Consulate professional. My phrase for Lucille was “bell to bell”. She valued every minute of her class time. My prayers are with you in this time of mourning.

  • Columbia
  • Illinois
Bill Guthrie said : Guest Report Jun 03, 2020 at 6:36 AM

Tom and family please accept my deep sympathy on your loss. I have so many great memories of Lucille from our years of teaching together. She will be missed.

  • Smithton
  • IL
Connie Barre said : Guest Report Jun 02, 2020 at 9:46 PM

I met Lucille when she visited me in my kindergarten classroom at St. John’s School in Belleville. She said, “I want you and this entire classroom to move to St. Joseph’s School in Freeburg!” And that’s what I did (St. John’s School was closing) when I opened the first kindergarten classroom at St. Joseph’s School. She was a wonderful Principal but then she left to teach at the high school. I am forever grateful for the guidance she shared during that initial year. Later I would see Lucille at the Queen of Peace picnics while she worked in the cafeteria serving the desserts. She was always smiling and sharing stories about her family. Prayers to Tom and the entire family- she will be missed! Connie Barre

  • Belleville
  • Il
Joe & Kathleen Davis said : Guest Report Jun 02, 2020 at 11:34 AM

Tom & Family, Sorry to learn of Lucille's passing. We remember spending time with her when we lived in Belleville. May God be with all of you &'bring you comfort and peace.

  • Linwood
  • Kansas
Bill and Bobbie Stein said : Guest Report Jun 02, 2020 at 9:49 AM

We are so sorry for the loss of Lucille. She was one of the sweetest lady’s we knew. We will truly miss seeing her smiling face at church. Our prayers are with Tom and his family. May God bless you at this time of sadness. Bill and Bobbie Stein

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Holly Curtis said : Guest Report Jun 01, 2020 at 9:10 PM

Sautman Family, So sorry for your loss. Mrs Sautman was a very sweet and kind person to me and I am happy I got to meet her. Glad she positively effected so many others in her lifetime. With Prayers, Holly Curtis

  • Evans
  • GA

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