Robert Dreyer

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Robert L. Dreyer, 84, of Belleville, IL, born July 12, 1936, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, December 7, 2020, at St. Paul’s Senior Community, Belleville, IL.

Mr. Dreyer was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for more than 30 years before his retirement.  A graduate of Cathedral High School, he enlisted in the U. S. Army and served his country from 1956 to 1959. He was a former president of the Bunsen Elementary School PTA and served as a precinct Committeeman in Belleville. He was a Khoury League and CYO baseball coach.  Bob was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church, Belleville, IL and was a member of St. Luke’s Men’s club at the church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter E. and Eleanor O., nee Clark, Dreyer.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carol Ann, nee Chaput, Dreyer, whom he married on January 28, 1963; his children, Daniel L. Dreyer of Belleville, IL, Amy (John) Thomas of Smithton, IL, Sally (William) Caldwell of Normal, IL, Joel (Melissa) Dreyer of O’Fallon, IL, Jenny (Kenworth) Johnston of Waterloo, IL, and Nancy Dreyer of Belleville, IL; six grandchildren, Nolan (Bailey) Caldwell, Anna Caldwell, Jacob and Brayden Dreyer, and Rory and Carter Johnston; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mary (Tom) Budde of Belleville, IL, Ron Chaput of Belleville, IL, and Gene Chaput of Howey in the Hills, FL; numerous nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; and his lap dog, Pippy.

A special thank you is extended to caregiver Mary Ann Wilson for all the help provided over the last few years.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, or to the Belleville Community Interfaith Food Pantry. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, December 19, 2020, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and a limited number of visitors at any one time will be observed.

Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 19, 2020, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. David Darin officiating. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and a limited number of visitors at any one time will be observed.



9 Comments on Robert Dreyer

Ruth Dechant Gale said : Guest Report Dec 15, 2020 at 11:56 AM

I am so sorry to learn of Bob's passing. He was a great friend to me while I was in high school at BTHS. We had a great deal of fun together. He was a really nice man, and I know you will miss him greatly. Please accept my condolences in your loss. Ruthy

  • Houston
  • Texas
Lena Woltering said : Guest Report Dec 14, 2020 at 9:34 PM

Carol, I’m so sorry you have lost Bob. Know that I’m keeping your entire family in my prayers.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Allen Wiggins NARFE Chap 1019 said : Guest Report Dec 13, 2020 at 11:23 AM

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 Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819. If unable to reach either, you may call Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Sharon and Stephen Sauthoff said : Guest Report Dec 13, 2020 at 8:41 AM

Carol and family so sorry on your lost. Miss bob coming to church and sit up by us on Sunday at Mass with Carol miss her too.

  • O’Fallon
  • Il
Vince and Anne Harter said : Guest Report Dec 12, 2020 at 8:50 AM

Carol, what a wonderful family you are and parting can be such sorrow. Everything that ever was still is. Bob's beautiful essence remains with us. Vince and Annie

  • Belleville
  • IL
Gail Eisenhart said : Guest Report Dec 11, 2020 at 4:53 PM

Carol and family, please accept my sincere sympathy upon the loss of Bob. He will be missed by the entire St. Luke family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Shannon said : Guest Report Dec 11, 2020 at 4:09 PM

Carol, I am so sorry to hear this. Please accept our condolences. You and your family will be in our prayers.

  • Fulton
  • MO
Jan Stoll said : Guest Report Dec 11, 2020 at 12:33 PM

Carol, my heart and prayers are with you in this time of loss. May Jesus give your heart peace and comfort. Jan Stoll

  • Ocala
  • Florida
Terry Schwarz said : Guest Report Dec 10, 2020 at 10:36 AM


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  • Florida

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