Roland Heidenreich

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Roland E. Heidenreich, 92, of Freeburg, IL, born October 31, 1928, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Roland was a retired farmer, member of the St. Clair County Farm Bureau, former president and board member of Lenzburg Farmers Co-op Grain Company, and a former board member of the Freeburg Grade School.  He was currently a member of Union United Methodist Church, Belleville, IL.  Roland also belonged to the Freeburg Masonic Lodge 418, Freeburg Order of the Eastern Star 542, and the Broad Hollow Grange.

Roland enjoyed wood working and crafted many miniature tractors, trucks, and whirligigs.  He also enjoyed gardening and farming and would spend his days from dawn to dusk working the fields.  Even after retiring, he continued to be interested in his farm.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Gary Heidenreich and Kent Heidenreich; his parents, John and Mary, nee Knoblauch, Heidenreich; a son-in-law, Robert Parker; a brother-in-law, Rev. Fred Hammond; and an uncle, Nicholas Heidenreich.

Surviving are his wife of 71 years, Elsie M. Heidenreich, nee Hesse, whom he married on June 5, 1949;  two daughters, Rosemarie Heidenreich Parker and Kay (Greg) Zimmerman; a son, Michael (Cathy) Heidenreich; eight grandchildren, Erik (Maggie) Heidenreich, Andrew Heidenreich, Katrina (Dan) Brooks, Lindsey (Landon) Dinnin, Shelby (Todd) Lathrop, Nikki Zimmerman, Lucas (Katelyn) Heidenreich, and Madelaine (David) Robbins; two great-grandchildren, George and Maisie Heidenreich; a sister, Helen Hammond; a daughter-in-law, Elaine Heidenreich; and cousins, nephews and nieces, and friends.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, St. Louis, MO, or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

VisitationA private family visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral:  Private family funeral services will be held at 12 noon Saturday, January 16, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL, with Rev. Joe Scheets officiating.

Burial will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.

 

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14 Comments on Roland Heidenreich

Bob & Joyce Dintelmann said : Guest Report Jan 15, 2021 at 11:03 PM

Out deepest sympathy to Elsie and all the family. Roland was a good guy. Bob and Joyce Dintelmann

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Tom and Laura Gauch said : Guest Report Jan 14, 2021 at 4:08 PM

Rosie and. Family, So sorry for your loss. How wonderful to have had him with you for so many years. Sad to lose a farmer.

  • Freeburg
  • Il
John & Margaret K. said : Guest Report Jan 14, 2021 at 8:24 AM

Dear Family of Roland E. Heidenreich, Please accept our sympathy on your loss. It was good studying at Bellevile Area College with you many years ago Kay... Our prayers to your family...

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
John K. said : Guest Report Jan 14, 2021 at 8:12 AM

Dear Heidenreich Family, Please accept our sympathy on your loss, it was good studying with Kay at Belleville Area College many years ago... John & Margaret K.

  • Bellleville
  • IL
Teresa Juenger said : Guest Report Jan 11, 2021 at 6:11 PM

Rosemarie...So sorry to read of the recent passing of your father. Our condolences to you and your family.

  • New Athens
  • IL
Tom Hill said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2021 at 9:11 PM

Sorry for your loss.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Edward R. Weston said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2021 at 3:38 PM

My condolences to the family in the loss of this great father/grandfather. He was a faithful member of Union UMC. He was a very kind. caring person. Praying for Elsie too!

  • Belleville
  • IL
David L Biver said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2021 at 3:30 PM

Our sincere condolences. What a nice guy. He helped with our income tax preparations for years. He was a very pleasant individual. A 'Good Neighbor'

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Barbara and Victor Logan said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2021 at 12:03 PM

Accept our Deepest Sympathy. May God give you His peace. Vic and Barb Logan

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Kay MacIntire said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2021 at 9:16 AM

So sorry to hear about Roland! My prayers to the family.

  • Millstadt
  • Il
Charlotte @ Don Mehrtens said : Guest Report Jan 09, 2021 at 6:48 PM

Elsie and family you have our deepest sympathy for your great loss. Roland was such a great friend and always willing to help regardless while he was. Will miss him at Grange meetings and gatherings. Always a smile on his face. Love you Elsie. God bless you always

  • Millstadt
  • Illinois
Tony & Connie Welsch said : Guest Report Jan 09, 2021 at 6:39 PM

We know you will miss your loved one. Our sympathy to your family.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Bonnie Fischer said : Guest Report Jan 09, 2021 at 10:56 AM

Please extend our sympathy to your family. May you rely on wonderful memories to soften your loss. Dave & Bonnie Fischer

  • Trenton
  • IL
Kay mehrtens said : Guest Report Jan 09, 2021 at 9:32 AM

So sorry to hear of his passing. I was a past president of HEA

  • Millstadt,
  • Il

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