Ronald Hoercher

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Ronald R. Hoercher, 83, of Belleville, IL, born August 29, 1936, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at his residence.

Mr. Hoercher was a member of PSOP and a former member of the Belleville Elk’s Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth J., nee James, Hoercher, who died on January 19, 2015; and his parents, Roy E. and Ruth L, nee Green, Hoercher.

Surviving are his children, Randy J. (Judy) Hoercher and Rhonda R. (Rick) Hoercher-Dawson;
and two grandchildren, Ryan Hoercher and Jake (Lynae) Hoercher.

Memorials may be made to St. George’s Episcopal Church, Belleville, IL, or to Belleville Animal Control. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral: Private graveside services will be held at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL, with Father Robert Eaten officiating.

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


6 Comments on Ronald Hoercher

Jacqueline Treesh said : Guest Report Jun 25, 2020 at 3:25 PM

Randy and Rhonda So sorry for you great loss. Ronnie was a fine person, thoughtful and certainly was so very proud of you both. Jackie

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Dawn Jung said : Guest Report May 08, 2020 at 10:22 AM

I am a parishioner at St. George's Church, Belleville. I recently spoke with your dad during a directory update and wellness call. Though I never personally met your father, our conversation was wonderful. Ron shared many church memories during our hour conversation. About 40 minutes in he mentioned recalling a young man with red hair, an artist, who attended the church years ago. This memory brought a smile because the man was my father. Ron also spoke about you, his loving children, and your mom He openly spoke about how attentive and loving you were and how he cherished his wife. His voice was filled with love. Ron was blessed by you and from my one conversation, I know you were blessed by him. I offer you my sincere condolences.

  • Oakdale
  • IL
Joyce and Bob Dintelmann said : Guest Report May 03, 2020 at 12:25 PM

Our sympathy to Randy and all the family. Our business and friendship relations goes back to the 1960's.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Tom & Marilyn Boschert said : Guest Report Apr 25, 2020 at 12:45 PM

Good Morning. My name is Tom Boschert. I am a lay Eucharistic minister from St. George’s Episcopal Church. I’ve known your father and grandfather for 7 or 8 years. Because of his diabetes and the amputation of his lower leg, it was difficult for him to get around and I began bringing him monthly communion. /// He was always a lively, talkative character. Over the years we talked about animals, showing rabbits, dogs and horses, but I think horses were more from your mom’s background. We talked about tennis and the trucking business and even a little about the local mob. But what Ron really liked to talk about was Good People. He knew many really Good People and he deeply loved his children and grandchildren. We often talked about the same people - to Ron they were Good People. They were his fraternity brothers from the University of Illinois, members of his church and the Episcopal diocese of Springfield, standing committee members from our churches in Carbondale and Champaign-Urbana, our former Bishop Peter Beckwith. Vice Presidents of General Motors and Procter and Gamble. Neighbors, friends, teachers, members of the Air Force. All Good People. /// Rhonda, I learned about your positions at St Elizabeth’s then the VA and back to St Elizabeth’s. Randy, I learned a little about your position with the printing company and about the grandsons both graduating from college and working in areas that make them happy. I even heard about the trip to Dillard’s to find a new sport coat to wear to his grandsons wedding which was a very proud day for Ron. /// We didn’t solve all the problems of the world. We enjoyed each other’s company. When I agreed he would say, “You got that right brother” Your dad & grandpa was a talker, I’d get a story in once in a while. We had a good time together. We started calling each other during the month to check in and see how each of us were doing. We worried about Ron’s eye problem, we worried about my cancer treatments. I called Tuesday we had a good conversation, he was frustrated over not being able to get a blood test, but he had it all figured out how to get it done. I guess it got to a point where we were concerned and loved one another. I was his brother - I would have to say his younger brother. We talked about Good People, our problems and the people he loved -Randy & Judy, Rhonda & Rick, Ryan, Jake & Lynae. /// I actually only met you once at his 80th birthday party, but heard about you and his love in every conversation. // When we were able to be together, we would share communion - the body and blood of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. //We’re sad today because he’s not with us any longer but we need to rejoice in his feast day - he is now with Our Lord.// Bless us this day oh Lord because we miss him. // Thank God for Ron Hoercher, he’s Good People.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Cindy and Larry Johnson said : Guest Report Apr 23, 2020 at 12:54 PM

Randy and Judy - So sorry to hear about Randy's dad. Keeping all of you in our prayers.

  • St. Charles
  • MO
Jeanette miles said : Guest Report Apr 22, 2020 at 6:32 PM

Your dad was a very nice man. I played tennis with your mother at st. Clair and they were always a pleasure to be around. Sorry for your loss.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois

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