Maria Belt

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Maria Belt, nee Becker, 96, of Fults, IL, born October 30, 1924, in Apatin, Serbia, died Monday, January 18, 2021, at Elmwood Nursing and Rehab, Maryville, IL.

Maria came to the United States in 1951 and became a United States Citizen in 1956.  She enjoyed cooking, especially Hungarian meals, and she loved to visit her homeland Germany.

Maria was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Belt; her parents, Joseph and Elizabeth, nee Schriner, Becker; and a grandson, John Cletus Biver.

Surviving are a daughter, Rosemary (Frank) Biver of Edwardsville, IL; a son, Martin Belt of Fults, IL; three grandchildren, Keith (Melony) Biver, Jessica Lloyd and Jeremy Murray; and two great-grandchildren, Allison Biver and Cash Lloyd.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral: Private family services will be held.

Private burial will be held at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.



1 Comment on Maria Belt

Tracey Morris said : Guest Report Jan 18, 2021 at 5:52 PM

She sounds like a strong, caring person, Tom and I are praying for all of you to find peace.

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