Paul Bertelsman

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Paul J. Bertelsman, 92, of Belleville IL, born March 18, 1925, in Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mr. Bertelsman retired from the Stag Brewing Company in Belleville with 45 years of service.  He belonged to the Quail Club and was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  Paul was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Eleanore, nee Roberg, Bertelsman, whom he married on September 21, 1954, and who died on October 6, 2011; his parents, Edmund and Grace J., nee Vernier, Bertelsman; a brother, Leo Bertelsman; and a sister, Grace Mary Klucker.

Surviving are his two sons, Randy (Tara) Bertelsman and Ronald Bertelsman;
four grandchildren, Rebecca (Jon) Brunson, Amy (Tim) Muse, Michelle Bertelsman, and Seth Adam Bertelsman;
eight great-grandchildren;
and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Teresa Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 24, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2017, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2017, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. David Darin officiating.

Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Shiloh, IL.


2 Comments on Paul Bertelsman

Lou Ann J James said : Guest Report Dec 01, 2017 at 10:53 PM

Our deepest sympathies to everyone in Paul's family. My memories of Paul go back to when my parents, Quido and Lucille Goetz were good friends of Ed and Grace on the farm on Shiloh Road. We had frequent visits, especially at Christmas time, and were always welcomed with warm friendly greetings and fabulous home cooking. I also was a flower girl in Rich and Grace Mary's wedding at age 3 and now often pass the same church on our way through Hecker to Belleville and back home to Red Bud. May the good memories with Paul bring everyone peace.

  • IL
Mary Jackson Hoffman-Hughes said : Guest Report Nov 22, 2017 at 7:11 PM

My condolences to the Bertelsman Family. Uncle Paul was a great person and will be missed by all. RIP

  • Winter Springs
  • FL

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