Nancy Sprinz

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Nancy Ann Sprinz, nee Vernier, 85, of Belleville, IL, born December 8, 1935, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, April 18, 2021, at Aperion Care Mascoutah, Mascoutah, IL.

Nancy was a member of St. Mary’s Parish, Belleville, IL, and belonged to the Ladies Sodality at the church. She was a former member of the Althoff Catholic High School Mother’s Club.  She was dedicated to her family.  A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, her three children know they had the best mom and are even more proud to know she was the best wife.  The tender loving care she gave to her husband Bob during his declining years was a testament of her love and commitment as a devoted wife.

Nancy devoted much of her time to St. Mary’s Grade School library, and to Althoff’s bookstore in honor of her three children being able to attend catholic schools which meant so much to her.

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Robert F. Sprinz, whom she married June 13, 1959, and who died October 10, 2003;
her parents, Arthur J. and Leona E., nee Dressel, Vernier; and a sister, Geraldine L. Zollner.

Surviving are two sons, Ron (Sheri) Sprinz, and Jim (Edna) Sprinz, both of Belleville, IL;
a daughter, Cheri (Ron) Gentry of Mount Vernon, IL;
four grandchildren, Brandon Wierciszewski of Belleville, IL, Heather (Chris) Sadowski of Swansea, IL, Shelby Sprinz of St. Louis, MO,
and Derek Sprinz of Belleville, IL;
a great-grandchild, Brodie Wierciszewski;
a brother, Arthur C. Vernier of Belleville, IL;
two sisters, Janice C. Miller of Belleville, IL, and Bonnie Mae (Richard) Rujawitz, of Belleville, IL;
a brother-in-law, Paul Zollner of Belleville, IL;
and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, or to the Belleville Area Humane Society.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.  Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing, will be observed.

Funeral:  Funeral procession will leave at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2021, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, for a12 noon Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Christopher Anyanwu and Msgr. William McGhee concelebrating.

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


4 Comments on Nancy Sprinz

Catherine D Kreher said : Guest Report Apr 28, 2021 at 3:28 PM

My sincere sympathy to all the Sprinz family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Jackie Lauf said : Guest Report Apr 26, 2021 at 7:53 PM

Sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace

  • Belleville
  • IL
Nicole Sanderson said : Guest Report Apr 20, 2021 at 8:03 PM

Jim, I’m so sorry to learn of your loss. May God comfort you and your family during this time. I’m thinking and praying for you. Nicole Sanderson

  • Swansea
  • IL
Donnie & Tammy Vernier said : Guest Report Apr 20, 2021 at 10:56 AM

Tammy & I are so sorry to here of Nancy's passing. Our prayers and sympathy to Cheri, Ron, Jim and the rest of the Sprinz Family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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