Richard Dintelmann

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Richard L. Dintelmann, 83, of Belleville, IL, born September 28, 1936, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, November 4, 2019, surrounded by family at St. Paul’s Home, Belleville, IL.

Richard worked in his family business, Dintelmann Nursery & Garden Center, for over 60 years. He belonged to many organizations and clubs over the years, including the Belleville Illinois Kiwanis Club. He was a board member of the St. Clair County Farm Bureau, the St. Clair County Service Company, and the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasia. Mr. Dintelmann also served as past president of the Illinois Green Industry Association.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Joyce A., nee Willmann, Dintelmann, whom he married on June 9, 1956, and who died on March 28, 2009; his parents, Henry and Viola, nee Stier, Dintelmann; and a nephew, Craig Dintelmann.

Surviving are his daughter, Lynn (Charles) Allgire of Belleville, IL;
two sons, Dean (Lisa) Dintelmann and Dale (Geraldine) Dintelmann, both of Belleville, IL;
four grandchildren, Abby (Ben) Sgro, Jamie Dintelmann, Brian Dintelmann, and Sarah Dintelmann;
a great-grandchild, Eliette Sgro;
a brother, Bob (Joyce) Dintelmann of Belleville, IL;
two brothers-in-law, Charles Willmann of Sparta, IL, and Gene (Betty) Willmann of Belleville, IL;
and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasia (NFED) or to the Horticultural Research Institute. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, November 10, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:   Private family services will be held.

Burial will be held at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.


7 Comments on Richard Dintelmann

Greg and Gail Carson said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2019 at 5:04 PM

Lynn, Dean and Dale, Gail and I where so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. So many memories came to mind of your Dad and your amazing family. God Bless you all!

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Ken and Dawn Vollmer said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2019 at 2:14 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Virginia Phillips Barthel said : Guest Report Nov 08, 2019 at 10:09 PM

My deepest sympathy to the Dintelmann family. Virginia Phillips Barthel

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Frank & Mildred Vollmer said : Guest Report Nov 08, 2019 at 8:13 PM

Sorry for the passing of your father.Our thoughts and prayers are with your families at this difficult time. Cherish all the moments that yous have had with your father.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Nancy Haslett-Prince-Corp said : Guest Report Nov 08, 2019 at 1:57 PM

Dean and Dale I was sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with both of you and your families.

  • St. Elmo
  • Illinois
Tom Keeven said : Guest Report Nov 06, 2019 at 10:19 PM

Our condolences to the Dintelmann family on the passing of Dick. What a remarkable life and legacy that continues to live on in an impressive family business! - Your friends at Heartland Turf Farms

  • Columbia
  • IL
Quentin J. Leber said : Guest Report Nov 06, 2019 at 10:12 PM

No contact in recent years but still cherish boyhood friendship...sorry for losing him. .Quentin J. Leber

  • Houston
  • Texas

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