Paul Honer

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Paul M. Honer, 82, of Aviston, IL, born June 22, 1941, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, August 21, 2023, at Breese Nursing Home, Breese, IL.

Paul worked as a Federal and State of Illinois meat inspector for over 30 years. During his inspections he enjoyed going to all the local meat markets and making connections with all the employees. Paul was a lifetime Member of the American Paint Horse Association. Paul was a former member of the American Quarter Horse Association, American Rabbit Breeders Association, and the Cowboy Reunion Club. He had a love for animals which came from his grandfather, Walter Hoehner, who was the first veterinarian in Belleville. He loved going on road trips, especially when he was headed to the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond J. and Alleene E., nee Hoehner, Honer.

Surviving are his five children, Rhonda M. (Michael) Bauer, Todd A. (Jennifer) Honer, Kelly S. (Keith) Lampe, Austin P. (Lorna) Honer, and Dawn L. Honer; seven grandchildren, Matthew, Stephanie, Ashley, Abby, Niki, Sami, and Zach; five great-grandchildren, Landon, Ean, Emma, Owen, and Oliver; one brother, Allen Ray Honer; and a former sister-in-law, Mary, nee Kaiser, Brown.

The family would like to thank St. Joseph Hospital, Breese, IL, and Breese Nursing Home for their kindness and care for Paul.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Hospital, Breese, IL, or Breese Nursing Home’s activity department or the Rainbow Ranch Petting Zoo. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 26, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.


6 Comments on Paul Honer

Sheri Helms Babb said : Guest Report Sep 05, 2023 at 10:46 PM

So sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of the times our families got together. Peace to all of you. May the good memories hold you up during the times of grief.

  • Waterloo
  • Il
Donna Cavarretta said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2023 at 12:23 PM

I am Pauls cousin. Donna Sue Hoehner So sorry for loss. Many good memories come back to me from our childhood

  • TX - Dripping Springs
  • TX
Kathy Durham said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2023 at 10:54 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked at C&J Meats and that is how I got to know your dad. He was a wonderful man and could always bring a smile to your face. He was always up for a good prank and we had a lot of fun. He got to know my family as well. He will always have a special place in our hearts.

  • Highland
  • Il
Scott Hamann said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2023 at 1:51 PM

Rhonda, Todd, Kelly, Austin, and Dawn. I'm so sorry for your loss. Lots of great memories of your Dad. I loved his stories. He had a knack for telling them so well. He will be missed......

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Jean M Rist said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2023 at 7:06 AM

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time. 🙏

  • Beckemeyer, Il 62219
  • IL
Toni Hoehner said : Guest Report Aug 22, 2023 at 8:42 PM

So sorry for your loss. He was a great man. He will missed.

  • Lenzburg
  • Il

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