Robert Weygandt

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Robert “Bob” “Goots” Allan Weygandt was born January 15, 1951, in Belleville, IL.  He died peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at his residence.  He was 71 years old.

“Goots” grew up in Belleville with his three brothers and countless friends.  His childhood consisted of playing baseball at East End Park from dawn until dusk.  He attended Cathedral Grade School, Althoff High School, and Benedictine College.  He was in the Army Reserves.

Bob met his beautiful wife Cindy, and they were married July 21, 1978. He spent 43 wonderful years having fun with her, relaxing at the lake, and dancing.  They raised four children and have eight grandchildren. He worked for Ameren for 41 years and retired in 2014 but started his lake life with Cindy in 2006.  The lake was his happy place and he wanted nothing more than for his children and grandchildren to have a great time every time they visited.  He enjoyed dancing and singing on the dock with everyone and having weekly appetizer nights with his cove friends.

A dedicated father, he arose every morning to make sack lunches packed in Reynolds wrap.  He worked hard his whole life and made family dinners a priority as well as frequent family movie nights. He was always available to his wife and children with words of wisdom, laughs, advice, and so much love.

Everywhere Bob went, he lit up a room with laughter and jokes and everyone that knew him truly loved him for his loyalty, generosity, and friendship.  He loved family parties with his brothers and nights out with lifelong friends. He truly loved life, his family, and his friends.  The door was always open and the table at Garden Boulevard solved many of the world’s problems. He will truly be missed and remembered by so many loved ones.

He was preceded in death by his father, Adolph J. Weygandt; his mother, Sylvia K., nee Fournie, Kraft; and his stepfather, Sherdell Kraft.

Surviving are his wife, Cindy L., nee Weems, Weygandt; a son, Adam (Kelly) Weygandt; three daughters, Jaime Carmody, Sarah (Chad) Garcia, and Courtney Weygandt; eight beloved grandchildren, Taylor (20), Tori (16), Aaron (14), Clara (13), Sam (11), Kate (9), Peter (8), and Eli (7); three brothers, Dr. Jerry (Enid) Weygandt, Richard (Katherine) Weygandt, and Dennis (Victoria) Weygandt; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 12 to 3 p.m. Sunday, February 27, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A prayer service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 27, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

A celebration of life will immediately follow the service at Cutter’s Restaurant in Belleville.

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33 Comments on Robert Weygandt

Karen ohara said : Guest Report Mar 07, 2022 at 12:23 PM

I saw that mr weigandt has passed away I remember him when he always had a smile on his face always happy and friendly person I remember he would knock on our gate and say hi I'm with the ameran power company I'm here to read your meter he was always friendly and happy my dog loved him he would pet her n give her a treat he say good girl my dog loved him so I will miss him and his smile he was a wonderful person to his family you have my condolences. Rip know that you were loved there will be a new guardian angel in heaven looking down on us all so it's Good Bye for now till we meet again

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Jeffery Santen said : Guest Report Mar 04, 2022 at 3:04 AM

Dear Cindy, Adam, Jamie, Sarah, and Courtney, your spouses and your Children. Denny & Vicki, Rick & Kathy, and Jerry & Enid, and your Family’s. I’m so sorry I wasn’t able to offer my very deepest Sympathies in person, Bobby was one the finest Guy’s I’ve ever known. He was so Kind, Generous, Loyal, Honest, and always able to get you out of a bad mood with his sincere concern for you or a stranger! I was fortunate to be a small part of Gootsy’s Life! And will cherish the hours I spent in his company! A better Father, and Friend I have yet to meet! Get the Ping Pong table ready Goots, I’ll bring the Black Label! Love Froggie

  • St.Louis
  • Missouri
Joyce odonnell said : Guest Report Feb 27, 2022 at 11:46 AM

My deepest condolences and prayers Joyce

  • Belleville
  • Il
Scott and Linda Kraft said : Guest Report Feb 26, 2022 at 10:25 PM

So sorry to hear the news of Bobby's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Weygandt family.

  • Fairview Heights
  • Illinois
Ed Saunders said : Guest Report Feb 26, 2022 at 4:55 PM

With all that's going on in the world I guess God needed cheering up! Who better to call on than Goots ! Cindy and the entire Weygandt family our deepest sympathy !

  • Lillian
  • Alabama
Ed Saunders said : Guest Report Feb 26, 2022 at 4:50 PM

Our deepest sympathy Cindy and the Weygandt family ! With all that's going on in the world I guess God needed cheering up . Who better to call on than Goots ! Joanie and I will miss you buddy ! RIP

  • Lillian
  • AL
John Kerske and Rose Williams said : Guest Report Feb 26, 2022 at 3:21 PM

What a great guy! He will be so sorely missed by his friends in M&M Cove. He was the life of the party at our appetizer gatherings at the lake. With Bob's help we could solve the world problems over night. We will miss him dearly. RIP Bob. Love, John and Rose

  • Roach
  • MO
Murph said : Guest Report Feb 26, 2022 at 8:05 AM

So sorry for everyone that knew and loved him. Goots was truly great person and he sure knew how to live.

  • Belleville
  • IL
caddy2015@gmail.com said : Guest Report Feb 26, 2022 at 7:32 AM

Cindy and family Bob will be missed by all that knew him. He was one of the greatest guys anyone could know. Mike Loved him like a brother and we are so so sorry we can’t make it home right now. But Cindy we will and you all to will have all the great memories that Bob left us . And we will cherish them forever.We will be in touch soon Cindy! We Love you friend!!!

  • Millstadt
  • IL
Mike schmidt said : Guest Report Feb 26, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Cindy and Denny, what a great friend and working companion. Always great to be around. So sorry Mike schmidt

  • Columbia
  • Ill
Judy Rogers said : Guest Report Feb 25, 2022 at 9:31 PM

My condolences to Bob’s family. My remembrances date back to CGS. What a great young man who became a special friend to all to whom he came in contact. Wish I would have had the opportunity to know him as an adult! God be with all of you.

  • Tucson
  • AZ
Annita Reisinger said : Guest Report Feb 25, 2022 at 1:19 PM

Cindy and kids: our hearts are broken. I remember babysitting Adam and Jaime and we became friends. I went through your kitchen remodel with you... remember cooking supper in the dining room? and we had babies Sarah and Karen close together. I wish we could have stayed in belleville. Bob was such a great guy and everyone is going to miss him. love you tons Annita Reisinger

  • newburgh
  • Indiana
Andrea LaForte said : Guest Report Feb 25, 2022 at 12:35 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Andrea LaForte said : Guest Report Feb 25, 2022 at 12:34 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Mindy Fischer Winger said : Guest Report Feb 25, 2022 at 11:50 AM

So very sorry for your loss, sending deepest condolences to the Weygandt family ❤️ Much love and strength sent your way. RIP Bob

  • Loma
  • Colorado
Dianne Holtman said : Guest Report Feb 25, 2022 at 11:40 AM

My deepest sympathy to the Weygandt family. Goots was a great guy and I used to love hearing Roger talk about their Cathedral grade school days. I also remember him from our years at Althoff. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Dianne Holtman

  • Smithton
  • IL
Jason Holtman said : Guest Report Feb 25, 2022 at 11:31 AM

Weygandt Family - i knew Goots from my father, Roger Holtman, when I was a young boy. Later in life I was able to connect with him at golf league. He was always fun to be around. RIP.

  • Mascoutah
  • ILLINOIS
patty meller said : Guest Report Feb 25, 2022 at 10:05 AM

My sincere sympathies to you all. I know he will be greatly missed. Patty Meller

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Robert and Mary Scarlett said : Guest Report Feb 25, 2022 at 9:43 AM

We are so sad that Bob has passed away. The “Dude” has always been a giving caring person, willing to lend an ear and always has a story to tell —-about his family or the lake life or politics or friends! Bob, we will miss you dearly, but remember Dude… you will be in our thoughts forever. Love, Bob and Mary

  • Roach
  • Missouri
Ryan Ackermann said : Guest Report Feb 25, 2022 at 8:52 AM

Cindy, Adam, Jamie, Sarah, and Courtney, my deepest condolences go out to you and the entire family! I was so sorry to learn of Bob’s passing! The whole Weygandt family played such an integral role in my life while growing up! I am so sorry to hear of your loss! Bob was a great father and I hate that you all are going through this hard time! Prayers go out to you and the rest of the family. If you ever need anyone to talk to please don’t hesitate to reach out!

  • Belleville
  • IL
Rita Schanherr Uhl said : Guest Report Feb 25, 2022 at 8:32 AM

I haven’t seen Gootsie since Cathedral Grade School. I spent 9 years with him there. I’ll always remember him as one of the sweetest boys and one of the “cuties”. My deepest condolences to all family and close friends ❤️🙏

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Jerry said : Guest Report Feb 25, 2022 at 8:28 AM

Cindy, sorry to receive this message, Bob took care of and provided a great life for you, the longest friendship of my life ! May your wonderful memories help you during this time, your friend always, Jerry

  • Anaheim
  • Ca
Jeff n Austin Garcia said : Guest Report Feb 25, 2022 at 4:38 AM

Our Condolences To The Weygandt Family...RIP Bob....May You Find Peace In Your Hearts....So Sorry For Your Loss...💙🙏🙏

  • Red Bud
  • Illinois
Janet Santen said : Guest Report Feb 24, 2022 at 9:49 PM

I can’t say what a great guy Goots was,!he will be sorely missed. My heartfelt condolences to your family.

  • St louis
  • MO
Mary Reeb said : Guest Report Feb 24, 2022 at 9:38 PM

My deepest sympathies to Cindy and family.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Steve Knefelkamp said : Guest Report Feb 24, 2022 at 8:38 PM

Deepest sympathy to you and your family Denny for the loss of your brother Bob. May God bless and help you through this difficult time.

  • Belleville
  • Ill.
Jan Finch said : Guest Report Feb 24, 2022 at 8:03 PM

I am so sorry. Cared about you all through BelleValley. Praying for each of you. Very sincerely,

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
David l Winter Sr said : Guest Report Feb 24, 2022 at 7:36 PM

Deepest Sympathies

  • Belleville
  • Il
Clinton Becker said : Guest Report Feb 24, 2022 at 6:34 PM

Our condolences go to your family from the Becker family. John, Mary, Clint,Dan and Kristen. We knew them from school and live up the road from them and soccer. Again condolences to your family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Cheryl said : Guest Report Feb 24, 2022 at 4:15 PM

I’m going to miss rabbit . I always love to see him in cutters

  • Fairview heights
  • Il
Glenn and Marianne Schaefer said : Guest Report Feb 24, 2022 at 3:02 PM

To the Bobbie Weygandt Family, Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for your loss! Glenn and Marianne Schaefer

  • Millstadt
  • IL
Paul and Elizabeth Snodgres said : Guest Report Feb 24, 2022 at 1:30 PM

We will all miss the warmth and easy smile Bob brought to our M&M Cove gatherings. He loved his family and being able to share the lake with them. He will be missed.

  • Lancaster
  • Texas
Daniel e Tate said : Guest Report Feb 24, 2022 at 12:00 PM

I'm so sorry too hard im wanna the good friends and he a good man and i will miss him so much rip love u for ever see u on the cross road u all in my thoughts and prayers 💔😇🙏🙏🙏🙏😢😢😢🕊✨🎍

  • Belleville
  • IL

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