Paulette Engelman

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Paulette J. Engelman, nee Pass, 68, of Belleville, IL, born November 11, 1954, in Newark, NJ, died Tuesday, October 17, 2023, in O’Fallon, IL.

Paulette was happily married to the love of her life Emil, for 48 years. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and camping. She cherished being Nana and loved sleepovers with her grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her two daughters, Erin Rene Reilly, and Sarah Elizabeth Engelman; a son, Emil Engelman III; her parents, Paul and Doris, nee Brockmeyer, Pass; a brother, Jack Mueller; and a sister-in-law, Arlene Matthews.

She is survived by her loving husband, Emil Engelman Jr.; two daughters, Emily (Shane) Anderson, and her children, Zachary and Kyle Engelman, and their daughter, Izabella Engelman; Dana Engelman (Scott), and her children, Victoria and Samuel Fulton; four grandchildren, Trinity, Chandra, and Anja Reilly, and Emil Mers; a great-granddaughter, Jessie Henderson; and a brother-in-law, Art Engelman.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, October 22, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Monday, October 23, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Pastor Doug Stewart officiating.

Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.


5 Comments on Paulette Engelman

Dawn Rigney Kniepkamp said : Guest Report Oct 21, 2023 at 7:02 PM

I remember when I was really young, she took care of us for a little while and when we went anywhere, I'd jump in the front of the station wagon and tell her she was "my mom" I love her like my own mother. She will forever be in my heart. I wish I was around alot more lately like I used to be. My family, and my parents send our deepest condolences to you "Dad" & your Family. She will be with us always. Rest in peace mom Paullette

  • Swansea
  • IL
Penney Wool (Cannady) said : Guest Report Oct 19, 2023 at 4:07 PM

Although I had not met Paulette, I remember many years ago that Arlene spoke so well of her. Emil, you and your family have my deepest condolences for your loss.

  • Kirkwood
  • Missouri
Penney Wool (Cannady) said : Guest Report Oct 19, 2023 at 3:55 PM

Even though our families were not close, over the years I have met a few of you, although I did not have the privilege of meeting Paulette. Your family has my deepest condolences for your loss.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Beverly Dees said : Guest Report Oct 18, 2023 at 10:57 AM

She was the best friend anyone could ask for. I love her so much and I will miss her and her calling me fatty! She was a kind hearted person. She loved her family . I will miss you my friend. You will never be forgotten.

  • Mascoutah
  • Illinois
Dan McGinnis said : Guest Report Oct 18, 2023 at 9:35 AM

George & family-- I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. Paulette & you have been part of my family since before I was born. I don't remember a time when you weren't at family gatherings & hanging around with my brothers. May you find strength and peace in the days ahead. Rest in Peace Paulette.

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL

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