Melvin Hummert

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Melvin John Hummert, 89, of Belleville, IL, born December 18, 1933, in New Baden, IL, died Monday, June 12, 2023, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

Melvin was a retired truck driver. He was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral Parish, Belleville, IL. Melvin was a United States Army veteran. He enjoyed a long retirement, tending to his property and playing with his dog, Kirby.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years, Clarice Ann, nee Stowers, Hummert, whom he married on August 29, 1962; his parents, John and Hulda, nee Beelmann, Hummert; a brother, Albert Hummert; and his three sisters, Marcella Albers, Loretta Hoeft and Lorraine Wienstruer.

Surviving are his son Ronald L. (Shannon) Hummert of Belleville, IL; his daughter, Linda M. (Joseph) Gerling of Belleville, IL; four grandchildren, Seth Kelly, Trevor Kelly, Danielle McFadden, and Veronica Hummert; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Verena Harwerth.

Memorials may be made to the Catholic War Veterans. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 22, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 22, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Deacon Corby Valentine officiating.

Burial with honors will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.


4 Comments on Melvin Hummert

Friends of Fisher House STL (Laura Neuman) said : Guest Report Nov 09, 2023 at 6:23 PM

The Friends of Fisher House St. Louis extends our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Melvin Hummert. We are grateful to the American Legion Post 581 for making a memorial contribution in honor of Mr. Hummert and his service in the United States Army. We are honored to be able to serve Veteran’s families with these funds. We wish the family and friends of Mr. Hummert great peace in their memories of him. Sincerely, The Friends of Fisher House St. Louis

  • Saint Louis
  • Missouri
John Schaefer said : Guest Report Jun 21, 2023 at 6:44 PM

Dear Ron and Shannon; my deepest condolences to you both. Mom and I are Sending Prayers and Hugs for you and your family.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Randy Parker said : Guest Report Jun 17, 2023 at 4:52 PM

So sorry for your loss. Good man .

  • Caseyville
  • IL - Illinois
Peggy Patterson said : Guest Report Jun 17, 2023 at 1:13 PM

So sorry for your loss. Enjoyed Mel at our home for holidays. Love you

  • Belleville
  • IL

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