Marian Roesch

Marian Roesch
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Marian Joan Roesch, nee Grimm, 83, of Belleville, IL, born June 7, 1933, in St. Louis, MO, died Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

Mrs. Roesch, along with her husband Keith, was co-owner and operator of Kotton King Concessions, Belleville, IL, for more than 50 years.  She was an active member of the St. Louis Chapter of the Showmen’s League of America.  She loved the carnival business and enjoyed traveling across the nation with her business.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Keith E. “Kotton King” Roesch Sr., whom she married on April 25, 1954, and who died on August 23, 2012; her parents, Thomas and Gertrude, nee Seitz, Grimm; and one brother, Thomas Grimm.

Surviving are five children, Keith Jr. (Mary) Roesch of Belleville, IL,
Myra Roesch of Belleville, IL,
Anthony Roesch of Belleville, IL,
Michele Mathis of Fenton, MO,
and Diana (Stephen) Williford of Belleville, IL;
nine grandchildren, Keith, Jacob, Amanda,
Natasha, Shannon, Carl,
Bobby, Amber, and Alex;
13 great-grandchildren;
three sisters, Lorraine Gerke, Marcella Hoehne,
and Linda Larkin, all of St. Louis, MO;
two brothers, Fred Grimm and Jimmy Grimm, both of St. Louis, MO;
and nieces and nephews

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kotton King and Queen Scholarship Fund, in care of Diana Williford.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Memorial Service:  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Elmar Mauer, OMI, officiating. Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

Condolences Left For Marian Roesch

to the roesch family
sorry so for the loss of your mother
i feel for you at this difuclt time i know how much she will be missed . she was a good lady who cared very much about everyone now that she has reunited your dad they will always be looking down at all there little angles

sue karfs, BELLEVILLE, Illinois, 62223

Our deepest sympathies to your family ,as a neighbor for 32 years our kids loved your mom and dads Halloween treats ,something they always talk about.
Great memories can never be taken away.

Mary Miller and family, Belleville, Il, 62220

I am saddened to hear of the passing of your sweet Mother. My thoughts are of all of you at this time of grief. She is dancing in the arms of your beloved Father & her husband, Keith.

Marla Williford, Mendon, Illinois, 62351

We would like to apologize to the entire Roesch Family for not attending Marian’s funeral. We loved her and Keith and your family. There was a miscommunication between phone calls and we did not know the exact time and date of her wake. We are deeply sorry that this happened. So we want to send our heartfelt condolences to the entire family and her brothers and sisters.

Rick & Karen Grimm, St. Louis, Mo, 63127


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