Mr. Trentman held an associate degree from the former Belleville Area College and worked as an engineer with the state of Illinois for 30 years before his retirement. He also farmed during those years. He was a member of the Smoke’n Aces poker league and enjoyed playing any card game but especially Texas Holdem. Bob was a former member of the Belleville swing dance club. He was the inspiration for the 2014 movie “Belleville” and appeared as an actor in the production. He loved anything outdoors but especially gardening, mushroom hunting, and arrowhead hunting. He was a member of St. Pauls United Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL.
Robert was preceded in death by his father, Oscar Trentman; his mother, Marie, nee Flassig, Wiskamp; and a brother, Gary Trentman; and his stepfather, Roy Wiskamp.
Surviving are two sons, Robert John (Kelly) Trentman of Belleville, IL,
and Theodore Joseph Trentman (Drew Panico) of Los Angeles, CA;
three grandchildren, Clinton, Evan, and Emma Trentman;
a brother, Donnie Wiskamp of St. Louis, MO;
nieces and nephews;
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society or to St. Clair County CASA, 1801 North Belt West, Belleville, IL 62226. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2022, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2022, at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.