Miguel Sarmiento

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Miguel A. Sarmiento, 57, of Belleville, IL, born May 16, 1962, in East St. Louis, IL, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

Mr. Sarmiento was an avid cyclist and loved to ride for important causes. He raised over $50,000 for various MS-150, Tour de Cure, and Pedal the Cause bike rides. He was a man of simple faith and instilled in his sons a work ethic and care for the downtrodden and less fortunate. A proud Boy Scout, Miguel encouraged his sons in scouting. He spent so much time putting into his boys’ mentality. He was stern and didn’t want them to slip. With the grief our family endured when Gregory passed, it left him empty. Now Miguel can say hello to Greg again.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gregory Sarmiento; his father, Alonso Sarmiento; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Pauline Brisk; a sister, Cynthia Sarmiento; and three brothers-in-law, Tim Traylor, Gary Kramer and Kenneth Waller.

Surviving are his children, Michael (Amanda) Sarmiento,
Joel (Alexandra) Sarmiento,
and Alex Sarmiento;
the mother of his children, Dorothy, nee Brisk, Sarmiento of Belleville, IL;
two grandchildren, Henry Gregory, and Anna Grace Fiat;
his mother, D. Helen, nee Burford, Sarmiento of Belleville, IL;
four sisters, Carmen (Don) Rigney of Belleville, IL,
Cecilia (Dave) Miller of Waterloo, IL,
Maria Traylor of Sebastopol, CA,
and Sally Davis of Belleville, IL;
a brother, Carlos Sarmiento of Denver, CO;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John (Mary) Brisk of Belleville, IL,
Paula Waller of Freeburg, IL,
Loretta Kramer of Lenzburg, IL,
Dolores Brisk, of Mascoutah, IL;
Ralph (Theresa) Brisk of Mascoutah, IL,
and Margaret (Steve) Wienstroer of Belleville, IL;
and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Pedal for a Cause. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, January 20, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


23 Comments on Miguel Sarmiento

Rafael Uribe Sarmiento Sra e hijos. said : Guest Report Feb 03, 2020 at 10:07 PM

Sentidas condolencias. Fortaleza en Dios para toda la familia. Un fraternal abrazo.

  • Ajej
  • Jeeije
Gustavo hernandez sarmiento said : Guest Report Feb 02, 2020 at 11:00 PM

Un gran abrazo para todos los primos. Mis mas sinceras condolencias. Paz en la tumba del primo Miguel. El ya esta reunido con todos los seres queridoa que se nos adelantaron.

  • Medellin
  • Colombia
DARRELL BALLINGER, M.D. said : Guest Report Jan 30, 2020 at 3:16 PM

We worked together at Touchette Regional Hospital. We also rode our bicycles on many chairty bicycle rides. I will miss you Miquel.

  • Ponte Verda
  • FL
Lorie Knox said : Guest Report Jan 22, 2020 at 7:47 PM

The Knox/Grover family send all of our deepest condolences and sympathy to the Sarmiento family. We are so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was always there with a big smile and help in scouts and will be missed. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jennifer said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2020 at 5:37 PM

Miguel's YMCA friends all send condolences to Miguel's family. We will miss him greatly.

  • Waterloo
  • Illinois
Susan K Zaring said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2020 at 5:26 PM

Sorry for your loss. Prayers all around. Susan Zaring @ SAVE

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Lauralee Winchester said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2020 at 3:58 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I only knew Miguel for a short time, but in that time I've seen his heart for cycling and a true kindness towards others. I don't believe he ever met a stranger. He will be missed by many. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Syreeta Grant said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2020 at 8:07 AM

Condolences to the Sarmiento family. I will truly miss my best friend. I know he is at peace with his son.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Mary Pettis said : Guest Report Jan 21, 2020 at 3:17 AM

Sending you our heart felt condolences and prayers at the loss of your father. May God welcome him into paradise and console you and your family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Nick Tarleton said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2020 at 7:37 PM

Extended prayers during this difficult time to the Sarmiento family, especially my brother and friend, Joel. I am truly sorry for your loss. There is not grieving message that can express how much he meant to me. My heart is aching. Here for you.

  • Chicago
  • Illinois
Kathy Wiechert said : Guest Report Jan 20, 2020 at 4:43 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Miguel's passing. May the Lord be with you all in your time of sorrow.

  • DUPO
  • IL
Eric Kirkpatrick said : Guest Report Jan 19, 2020 at 7:41 PM

Miguel was a very kindhearted man. He seemed to love everyone, especially his boys. I know you are visiting with Greg, my friend. You will be missed.

  • Shiloh
  • Illinois
Joe and Deana Coleman said : Guest Report Jan 19, 2020 at 6:12 PM

So sorry for your loss. Miguel always was willing to help the kids in scouts achieve their badges and was a role model in the scouting community We will miss him.

  • RedBud
  • Il
Mike Hart said : Guest Report Jan 19, 2020 at 3:36 AM

Miguel always told me I was a good man,HE WAS GOLDEN,AND ALWAYS WIL BE.

  • Granite City
  • Illinois
Becky Neumann said : Guest Report Jan 19, 2020 at 3:24 AM

My deepest sympathy to the Sarmiento family. Praying for you all, for strength, peace and healing. Love and hugs ?

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Debbie Brauer said : Guest Report Jan 18, 2020 at 11:02 PM

Sarmiento Family, We are so very sorry about Miguel‘s passing. He was a great guy and will be missed. Peace, prayers and blessings to you all during this difficult time. Drew & Debbie Brauer

  • Swansea
  • Il
Kevin mclain said : Guest Report Jan 18, 2020 at 1:14 AM

From your touchette regional hospital family we will miss you buddy.

  • Collinsville
  • Il
Sheila said : Guest Report Jan 18, 2020 at 12:00 AM

I will really miss you my friend. You were like a living Angel ? you always helped everyone. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to be your friend. Sheila

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Joyce Ann Burnett said : Guest Report Jan 17, 2020 at 4:11 PM

To the family of miquel I send my deepest sympathy, and may God keep you all. My prayers are with you.... Miquel you will be missed.

  • Cahokia
Jacqueline said : Guest Report Jan 17, 2020 at 3:12 PM

Miguel I can't believe you are gone. You had so much life in you and your eyes lit up when you talked about your family, your houses and especially helping others. I am thankful to God to have had the opportunity to know you, you were a very kind person. My deepest condolences to your children and family. You were a strong man of faith and May God bless and keep you. Until we meet again my friend rest in God's arms.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Jim & Jenny Kirk said : Guest Report Jan 17, 2020 at 5:14 AM

We send our condolences to the wonderful Sarmiento family. Celebrate the life of Miguel as he goes to the land of peace with loved ones and hopefully a bike or two. Amen

  • Santa Rosa
  • CA
John Brisk said : Guest Report Jan 17, 2020 at 12:14 AM

I miss you so much.Miguel. May God Bless you and Greg. John

  • Belleville
  • Illinois,
Cece miller said : Guest Report Jan 16, 2020 at 11:03 PM

I’m so sorry to hear about Miguel. He was a good guy. Loved to bike and help others. I will miss him.

  • Waterloo
  • Il

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