Richard Villiger, Jr.

Richard Villiger, Jr.
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Richard R. Villiger, Jr., 60, of Smithton, IL, born November 28, 1962, in East St. Louis, IL, died Thursday, April 6, 2023, at Memorial East Hospital, Shiloh, IL.

Rich was a laborer for Belleville Local 459.  He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and watching sports. He loved spending time with his friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ryan Villiger; his father, Richard Villiger, Sr.; his father-in-law, Glenn Bettis; and a sister-in-law, Brenda Rensing.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Sheila, nee Bettis, Villiger, whom he married on April 24, 1981; his mother, Barbara Jean, nee Poston, Villiger; his mother-in-law, Dolores Bettis; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lorraine (Sandy) Bettis; Dale (Debbie) Bettis, Mark Rensing, Sandy (Fred) Voegele,        Kevin (Barbie) Bettis, and Donna (Rick) Helton; many nieces and nephews; and great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, and great-great-nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2023, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Smithton, IL.

A procession will leave the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2023, for a burial of cremated remains at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Smithton, IL.

 

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16 Comments on Richard Villiger, Jr.

Bonnie (Glass-McClure) Watters said : Guest Report Sep 26, 2023 at 8:46 PM

Barb, Sheila, and Family: I have known you Barb forever. Sorry I never got you meet the rest of your family. I am so sorry for your loss of Richard. Know that he is in the loving arms of Rick. Remember the good times and moments they will always be in your heart. Love Bonnie 🙏⚘️❤️

  • Freeburg
  • IL
James SCHUHARDT said : Guest Report Apr 13, 2023 at 11:48 AM

I am sorry for your loss he will be missed

  • Smithton
  • IL
Dawn and Lloyd Schenewerk said : Guest Report Apr 12, 2023 at 11:10 PM

Sheila, Barb and Family, we are so sorry to hear about Rich's passing. We had no idea he had been sick. Please know our thoughts, prayers and love are with you.

  • Imperial
  • Missouri
Mike and Linda Tucker said : Guest Report Apr 12, 2023 at 9:34 AM

Shelia and family, Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. We will be out of town Thursday and Friday but know that are prayers are with you.

  • High Ridge
  • Missouri
Megan Gwinn said : Guest Report Apr 12, 2023 at 8:06 AM

Sheila I am so so sorry for your loss. I am going to miss hearing cheeseburger yelled across a room. Richard was one of my favorite people. I will be out of town on Thursday but know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you!

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Karla Mueth said : Guest Report Apr 11, 2023 at 12:12 AM

I am so sorry Sheila to hear this devastating news! Im in shock ! My prayers go out to you ! Try to keep strong . He is in Gods hands now!

  • Dupo
  • Illinois
Susie Fritz said : Guest Report Apr 10, 2023 at 9:13 AM

Its very hard for me to grasp this, we were all so close in high school and we are long time friends, Sheila so sorry for your loss I am thinking about you and your family… 💕

  • Smithton
  • Illinois
Carol & Ted Popp said : Guest Report Apr 10, 2023 at 8:13 AM

Dear Shelia - We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Smithton
  • IL
Sue Walsh said : Guest Report Apr 10, 2023 at 7:59 AM

Sheila I am so sorry to hear of Rich’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Sue Walsh

  • Millstadt
  • IL
Flo & Bill Gwinn said : Guest Report Apr 09, 2023 at 7:08 PM

Sheila: We are so so sorry for yours and your family’s loss. Rich’s smile will be missed. We will be out of town Thurs. Prayers and Hugs ❤️❤️

  • Smithton
  • IL
Gabrielle Rodriguez said : Guest Report Apr 09, 2023 at 3:11 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you! Love you all!

  • Waterloo
  • IL
Charlie Jarvis said : Guest Report Apr 09, 2023 at 3:04 PM

I am sorry to hear of Rich’s passing. My Condolences May he rest in peace.

  • Kenneth City
  • Fl
Troy Maynard said : Guest Report Apr 09, 2023 at 2:16 PM

Sorry for your loss your guys.

  • Ava
  • IL
John and Diane Sweeney said : Guest Report Apr 09, 2023 at 12:31 PM

Sheila and family, we are so sorry to hear about Rich. Our prayers and deepest sympathies go out to you and the whole family. Rest in peace Rich.

  • Moore
  • SC
Carolyn (Hopper) Sigmund said : Guest Report Apr 08, 2023 at 10:08 PM

Sheila and Barbara and Family, Richard is now in a beautiful place and the arms of his Son and his Dad are wrapped around him so tightly with pure love! I’m sorry that the pain here is overwhelming with his loss and wish I could make it go away!! But only time can heal….a little bit every day.

  • Lake St. Louis
  • MO 63367
Mark & Kim Forcade said : Guest Report Apr 08, 2023 at 11:01 AM

To Sheila and Bettis and Villiger families. We were very sorry to hear of Riche’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will not be able to make it the funeral please except our sympathy. Sincerely, Mark & Kim

  • Smithton
  • Il

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