Patricia Wangelin

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Patricia A. Wangelin, nee Rauth, 90, of Belleville, IL, born October 11, 1932, in Belleville, IL, died March 22, 2023, at Memorial Care Center, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Wangelin as many of her students knew her, was a first-grade teacher at Belle Valley School District 119. She later retired after 20 years of teaching. Pat was a member of Christ United Church of Christ. Throughout, Pat’s working career and after her retirement, she spent many hours as a volunteer in the community.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas C. Wangelin, whom she married on August 14, 1954, at Christ Church, and who died May 23, 2004; her parents, Edmund L. and Henrietta E., nee Sutton, Rauth; and her grandson, Adam Wangelin.

Surviving are three children, Thomas C. (Julie) Wangelin Jr. of Palm Harbor, FL, Elisabeth A. (John) Bayer of Millstadt, IL, and Michael S. (Claudette) Wangelin of Freeburg, IL;
seven grandchildren, Kristopher Wangelin, Clayton Wangelin, Derek Mundloch, Natalee Bayer, Erica Wangelin, Bridgett Bayer, and Kourtney Bayer;
two great-grandchildren; Kaleigh Wangelin and Madyson Wangelin;
and one sister, Fay Farthing of Belleville, IL.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 11 to 2 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

FuneralFuneral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Jonathan Tinge officiating.

Private burial will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.


3 Comments on Patricia Wangelin

Mike and Anne Naylor said : Guest Report Apr 17, 2023 at 12:14 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Anne worked with Pat at Bellevalley and I worked with Tom at Citizens Savings. She was a great teacher. Our deepest condolences to you and family. May precious memories of her comfort you.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Jeff and Linda Uhl said : Guest Report Mar 25, 2023 at 2:56 PM

So sorry to hear. Our kids loved Mrs. Wangelin at Belle Valley and our parents, George and Marcy, were such good friends with Tom and Pat. Good memories. Rest in peace.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Julie Chambers said : Guest Report Mar 24, 2023 at 12:25 PM

My heart goes out to you and your family. My deepest condolences.

  • collinsville
  • IL

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