Michael Valentine

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Michael Leroy Valentine, 73, of Smithton, IL, born April 25, 1949, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, May 16, 2022, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL.

Mr. Valentine had worked as a diesel mechanic for Illinois Central Gulf Railroad for 30 years, and later for the Village of Smithton Street Department.

He was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Valentine; his parents, Belmont and Rosemary, nee Ledbetter, Valentine; a brother, Belmont Valentine, Jr.; and a nephew, Adam Valentine.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia A., nee Riebeling, Valentine; two sons, Scott Valentine and Brent Valentine; a granddaughter, Amanda (Scott) Taylor; a grandson, Nicholas Valentine; a great-granddaughter, Willa Taylor; a sister, Peggy (James) Aschenbrenner of Morton, IL; three brothers, Danny Valentine of Smithton, IL, Corby (Sharon) Valentine of Freeburg, IL, and Timothy Valentine of Edwardsville, IL; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitals or the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Deacon Corby Valentine officiating.

Burial will be at Smithton City Cemetery, Smithton, IL.



17 Comments on Michael Valentine

Joe and Rose Edwards said : Guest Report Jun 01, 2022 at 8:32 PM

Pat, we are saddened to learn of Mike’s passing, he was such a great person. Prayers for you and your family. Joe and Rose Edwards

  • Smithton
  • Illinois
Sandy Shipman said : Guest Report May 22, 2022 at 8:12 PM

Sister Pat, I am so sorry for the loss of your soulmate. I will always remember Mike as the one who always had a smile and so much laughter. Love and prayers to you and your family. Love, Sandy

  • Ofallon
  • Il
Melvin Aschenbrenner said : Guest Report May 21, 2022 at 7:35 AM

Peggy and family… Our hearts are with you during this difficult time. May Mike’s spirit be forever present in the beauty of a flower, the song of the wind and the twinkling of a star. May he Rest In Peace. The Aschenbrenner Families

  • Harbor Springs
  • MI
Mark & Kim Forcade said : Guest Report May 19, 2022 at 8:39 PM

We are very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing please except our sympathy our prayers are with you Sincerely

  • Smithton
  • Il
Dan Davison said : Guest Report May 19, 2022 at 6:25 PM

Pat, I am so very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Mike was truly a great guy. He always made me feel comfortable and graciously accepted me as family. Dan

  • St Charles
  • Missouri
Mark & Lori Rodriguez said : Guest Report May 19, 2022 at 12:15 PM

Mike was a pillar of the community. You could always find him running the Turners fish stand during the picnics & Lenten fish fry’s. He was a good friend and will be missed. Our condolences to Pat and the Valentine family.🙏🏻❤️

  • Smithton
  • IL
Diane HEYDE said : Guest Report May 18, 2022 at 10:20 PM

Patty, I am so sorry. Mike was a great guy. We can't make it to the funeral. You are in our prayers. Diane & Fred Heyde

  • Smithton
  • Illinois
Dale Blaes said : Guest Report May 18, 2022 at 12:19 PM

Pat and son . Please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of your husband and Father. I am truly sorry I will be unable to visit the wake. .You are in my prayers

  • Marissa
  • IL
Mark Bertelsman said : Guest Report May 18, 2022 at 10:08 AM

Pat & Family, So sorry to hear about Mike. He was always a great guy to talk to at the picnics and fish fries. My sincerest condolences.

  • Smithton
  • IL
Diane Schaefer said : Guest Report May 18, 2022 at 8:31 AM

Sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I enjoyed getting to know him while he was working for the Village of Smithton. May God grant him eternal peace.

  • Smithton
  • IL
Janet Zimmermann said : Guest Report May 18, 2022 at 8:20 AM

May God strengthen you and your family. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

  • IL
David Mitchell said : Guest Report May 18, 2022 at 8:06 AM

Sorry for your loss

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Paul said : Guest Report May 17, 2022 at 10:08 PM

Sorry for your loss

  • Springdale
  • Ar
Lynn Gabel Fulte said : Guest Report May 17, 2022 at 10:03 PM

Pat: Please accept our family's deepest condolences on the loss of your husband. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Leonard and Rosann Amann said : Guest Report May 17, 2022 at 8:49 PM

Sincere sympathy to Deacon Corby and his family on the loss of his brother.

  • Marissa
  • IL
Diane (Schwab) Plummer said : Guest Report May 17, 2022 at 7:45 PM

We're so sorry for your loss. May your good memories and the thoughts and prayers of your relatives and friends sustain you. Your cousins, Terry and Diane (Schwab) Plummer and Gary Schwab

  • Litchfield
  • Illinois
Jenny Fellows said : Guest Report May 17, 2022 at 4:04 PM

Pat and the entire family - I am so sorry for your loss. Mike was always the friendliest guy and easy to talk to! So many wonderful summers eating that fish he fried up! Prayers to you all in the coming days and beyond.

  • Noblesville
  • Indiana

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