Melba Volpert

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Melba L. Volpert, nee Eitzenhefer, 81, of Freeburg, born July 18, 1941, in Freeburg, IL, died October 18, 2022, at Four Fountains, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Volpert was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL, and a member of the Church’s women’s club. Melba was a school bus driver serving for 30 years, for Freeburg School District #70 and a member of the Farm Bureau.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford A., and Matilda M., nee Kettler, Eitzenhefer; a brother, Melvin Eitzenhefer; and a nephew, Stephen Eitzenhefer.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Norman Larry Volpert, whom she married on September 7, 1966;
two sons, Bruce Volpert and Brian Volpert;
two grandchildren, Braden Volpert and Adrienne Volpert;
and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Family Hospice, St. Joseph Building fund, or to the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, October 22, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 22, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL.

Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.


6 Comments on Melba Volpert

Kim Towers said : Guest Report Oct 23, 2022 at 11:26 AM

Sending sympathy to the family. I enjoyed seeing Melba walk by my office after her bus route, each morning. She was always so pleasant and kind. God Bless.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Keith, Junko, Erika, and Allen said : Guest Report Oct 21, 2022 at 10:53 AM

Uncle Larry, Bruce, Brian, Braden and Adrienne, We are so sorry to hear that Aunt Melba has passed. She was always so kind and welcoming when we visited from so far away. She was an inspiration through her hard work and faith. We will miss her, but we take solace knowing she is at peace.

  • Yokohama
  • Japan
Colleen Starkey said : Guest Report Oct 20, 2022 at 10:23 AM

My deepest sympathy Brian and the family. I knew Melba from school as a very quiet sweet person. No doubt she will be missed by all.

  • Roxana
  • I’ll.
Anna Marie Crowe said : Guest Report Oct 20, 2022 at 8:50 AM

So sorry for your loss,another great lady going to meet her parents. May she rest in peace

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Karen Fieker said : Guest Report Oct 20, 2022 at 8:06 AM

Before I retired from Walgreens, Melba was one of my Monday morning regulars. I look forward to seeing her every Monday. She was so sweet. Always talking about her grandkids, driving the school bus and her spring and fall cleaning. I miss her.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Jay & Julie Imming said : Guest Report Oct 19, 2022 at 2:15 PM

Brian, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Ruma
  • IL

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