Ralph Luechtefeld

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Ralph B. Luechtefeld, 90, of Belleville, IL, born October 15, 1927, in St. Libory, IL, died Sunday, June 3, 2018, at Memorial Hospital East, Shiloh, IL.

Mr. Luechtefeld was a mail clerk for the United States Postal Service for 30 years before his retirement in 1984.  He was also a part-time farmer and a member of the St. Clair County Farm Bureau.  A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, he loved to travel and spend time with his family. Ralph was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Georgia, nee Forayt, Luechtefeld, whom he married on July 6, 1963, and who died on November 28, 2014; his parents, Libory and Anna, nee Terveer, Luechtefeld;  a brother, Leonard (Mary) Luechtefeld; five sisters, Sister Florence Luechtefeld, OLVM, Gertrude (Joe) Maes, Dorothy Luechtefeld, Clare (Gerard) Schmidt, and Rita (James) Pajares; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Adolph (Irene) Forayt, Rosemary (Walter) Gausepohl, and Charles Morgan.

Surviving are two sons, Mark (Karen) Luechtefeld and Kevin Luechtefeld, both of Belleville, IL;
a granddaughter, Kara Luechtefeld of Belleville, IL;
a sister, Sister Leona Luechtefeld, ASC, of Belleville, IL;
a sister-in-law, Jean Morgan of Belleville, IL;
and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters, to the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, to the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight, or in the form of masses.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

 Funeral:  Funeral procession will leave at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018, from the funeral home for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Allen Maes, O.M.I officiating.  Burial with military honors will follow at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


15 Comments on Ralph Luechtefeld

Sandy Lukowsky and Dorothy Glatz said : Guest Report Aug 05, 2018 at 9:24 PM

Kevin, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your Dad always had a Beautiful smile and friendly word for everyone. Your Dad is now safe in the arms of the Lord. Mom and I will pray that the Blessed Mother takes your hand and leads you through this time of sorrow. Let the Good Times and Funny Times with your Dad make you Smile and keep on Singing. Lean on family and friends in the tough times, cause you are not alone.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Barb compton said : Guest Report Jun 14, 2018 at 2:31 AM

Kevin- Just heard today of your dad’s passing. So sorry. He was such a nice man. I think of him when I reminise of our trip to Rome. Prayers.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Tammy Wood said : Guest Report Jun 08, 2018 at 7:28 PM

Kevin. My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. Thoughts and prayers to all!

  • Glen Carbon
  • IL
Lynnette Pfeiffer said : Guest Report Jun 07, 2018 at 7:51 PM

Dear Kevin, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Please accept my deepest sympathies. May he rest in peace. He is now in heaven with your mother. Lynnette

  • Belleville
  • IL
Gene Wiggins NARFE Chap 1019 said : Guest Report Jun 07, 2018 at 4:46 PM

Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Ben Brown at 618 624-8007. If unable to reach either one, you may call our alternate, Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Fr. Chava Gonzalez,OMI said : Guest Report Jun 06, 2018 at 3:07 PM

Kevin My prayers go out to you and your family. Your father was a man of faith and now he is smiling wide and happy in heaven. Count on our prayers from Kings House Retreat Center.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Barbie Duncan said : Guest Report Jun 06, 2018 at 12:18 PM

Kevin, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing~thinking about you and your family, and will keep you in my prayers.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Claire Bauer said : Guest Report Jun 05, 2018 at 9:26 PM

So sorry for your loss. Praying for the family.

  • Illinois
Mary Ann Nold said : Guest Report Jun 05, 2018 at 7:44 PM

Kevin, my deepest sympathy for your loss. Your devotion to your Dad was heartfelt and inspiring. God bless.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Nancy Bauer said : Guest Report Jun 05, 2018 at 3:09 PM

I am so sorry

  • Collinsville
  • il
Liz Ecker said : Guest Report Jun 05, 2018 at 2:27 PM

Kevin, I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you got to enjoy the trip you had planned together so you will forever have the memories. You are in my thoughts.

  • Waterloo
  • IL
Kim Hudson said : Guest Report Jun 05, 2018 at 1:58 PM

My deepest sympathies for your loss.

  • O'Fallon
  • Illinois
Sharon Maull said : Guest Report Jun 04, 2018 at 4:38 PM

Kevin - I am so sorry for the loss of your father. My family and I will keep you in our prayers.

  • O'Fallon
  • MO
Marietta Santel said : Guest Report Jun 04, 2018 at 2:15 PM

You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your father.

  • New Memphis
  • Il.
Linda/Richard Florreich said : Guest Report Jun 04, 2018 at 1:57 PM

Sending condolences.

  • Sparta
  • IL

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