Robert Burrous

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Robert M. Burrous, 85, of Belleville, IL, born September 5, 1932, in St. Louis, MO, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL, surrounded by loved ones.

Mr. Burrous was the owner of Industrial Track Supply Company, Alorton, IL.  Robert was a member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  He was also a member of the Belleville/Swansea Moose Lodge 1221, and the Althoff Father & Friends Club where he worked the Monday night Bingo for many years.  Bob loved to travel, especially with his traveling companions for years, Rosie and Jim Bauer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Myrel H. and Lila A., nee Berry, Burrous; one brother, Bill Burrous; one son-in-law, Keith Shramek; and two brothers-in-law, Norm Mueller and Jim Bauer.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Helen E., nee Mueller, Burrous, whom he married on February 14, 1953;
a son, Michael R.  (Connie) Burrous of New Athens, IL;
two daughters, Pat M. Burrous of Belleville, IL, and
Peggy A. Shramek of Belleville, IL;
six grandchildren, Chris (Lainey) Schifferdecker, Erin Peterson,
Shawn (Francesca) Shramek, Tammy (Ryan) Davis,
Mandy (Donny) Brewer, and Heidi Shramek;
six great-grandchildren;
three sisters-in-law, Rosie Bauer of Belleville, IL,
Barb Burrous of Ditmer, MO,
and Jane Mueller of Arlington, VA;
brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Russel (Ginny) Mueller of Overland Park, KS;
and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church for memorial masses. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, November 12, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, November 13, 2017, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, November 13, 2017, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


6 Comments on Robert Burrous

Jim & Peggy Wickman said : Guest Report Nov 12, 2017 at 11:56 PM

I've got a lot of wonderful memories of Bob growing up with his daughters Patty & Peggy Burrous friends since grade school. We've known the Burrous family over fifty years. Going to miss, Bob AKA Paul Newman Burrous. A private comment between Bob, Helen Jim & I. No matter how old we are, losing a husband and father is one of the deepest sorrows a heart can know. But his goodness, his caring, and his wisdom live on, like a legacy of love that will always be with you. With deepest sympathy, Jim & Peggy Wickman

  • Belleville
  • IL
Bill and Pam Robinson said : Guest Report Nov 12, 2017 at 8:21 PM

Bob was a delightful person. He will be missed by all. Prayers to each of you.

  • Worden
  • IL
Bill and Ruth Burrous said : Guest Report Nov 11, 2017 at 8:20 PM

Our condolences to Aunt Helen, Michael, Patty, Peggy, and family.

  • Dittmer
  • Missouri
Patty (Hanley) Williams said : Guest Report Nov 11, 2017 at 5:46 PM

Helen, Mike, Patty and Peggy and all of the grandchildren.... my heart goes out to all of you. Bob will always be a memory from my childhood as all of you are. My prayers go out for all of you for the comfort of God in Heaven, where Bob now resides.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jim and Tina Sonsoucie said : Guest Report Nov 11, 2017 at 4:11 PM

Helen and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We will remember all the good times we shared with Bob, as there were many. We are both grateful for knowing him and the joy and laughter he brought to all of us. Sending hugs and prayers to all of you.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Shaka (Marc) Hempen and Family said : Guest Report Nov 11, 2017 at 4:50 AM

Sending our love and condolences during this difficult time.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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