Ronald Kahrhoff

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Peacefully and surrounded by his family, Ronald L. Kahrhoff, 74, of Belleville, IL, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at his residence.

Ron Kahrhoff is a man that will be remembered as hard working, intelligent and for his dry sense of humor that always made you laugh. In the weeks preceding his death, many friends wrote to share stories and tell him how much they enjoyed knowing him.  Most of all, Ron was known for being a family man.  He took care and supported his family and always had an uplifting attitude while doing so.  He was most proud of his only daughter, Kelley, and his two granddaughters, Emma and Kenzie.  He always had a story or two to tell you about them with a sparkle in his eye while doing so.  He will be deeply missed.

Ron retired after 30 years of service from May Company and was a U.S. Army veteran.  He was also an active parishioner of St. Luke Roman Catholic Church in Belleville and a member of the Men’s Club.  His smile welcomed many who walked through the doors at the soup kitchen facilitated by the church, and he often led rosary prayers at Four Fountains Nursing Home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herschel and Dorothy, nee Brunsmann, Kahrhoff; and a brother, John Kahrhoff

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, June, nee Linenfelser, Kahrhoff, whom he married in November, 1974;
a daughter, Kelley (Roger Peralta) Kahrhoff;
two grandchildren, Emma and Kenzie Kahrhoff;
and two brothers, Tom (Kathy) Kahrhoff and James Kahrhoff.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at St. Luke Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at St. Luke Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Eugene Neff officiating.

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


20 Comments on Ronald Kahrhoff

Michael Pelot-Hobbs said : Guest Report Jun 30, 2023 at 9:50 AM

It was a pleasure working with Ron at May Dept Stores for many years. Condolences to his family and close friends.

  • Johns Creek
  • GA
Vernell Ercoline said : Guest Report Jun 23, 2022 at 1:48 PM

My condolences to you June and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Gilbert
  • AZ
Ray Benedick said : Guest Report Jun 21, 2022 at 4:21 PM

My condolences to all of Ron's family. I knew Ron at May. Even though so much time has passed it is easy to remember Ron's genuine nature and commitment to getting the right things done.

  • Seabeck
  • Wa
Brian & April Smith said : Guest Report Jun 16, 2022 at 8:04 AM

So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. We lost a great man, leader, and friend. So many great memories working with Ron throughout the yrs at Famous/May Co Condolences to June, Kelley and the Kahrhoff family

  • Columbia
  • Illinois
Connie Barre said : Guest Report Jun 14, 2022 at 9:18 PM

I considered myself a friend of the Kahrhoff family for many years at St. Luke’s while we raised our daughters Kelly and Jessica. Since our girls were about the same age as Kelley, we would be at the same picnics or the same vacation bible schools:) But life happens and our girls journeyed in different directions until one day while doing a communion prayer service at Four Fountains nursing home I met Ron! He had not changed a bit except his role had changed as he became his mother’s caregiver! What a blessing he was to his mom! We shared stories about our kids and he beamed when he talked about June, Kelley and his GRANDgirls in Mexico! Ron made this world a better place during his time at St Luke’s in the soup kitchen or at Four Fountains! God bless you all- May God be with you during those empty days and nights-until we meet again- Connie Barre

  • Belleville
  • Il
Dave Silva said : Guest Report Jun 14, 2022 at 10:58 AM

My deepest condolnces to the family. I worked with Ron at Mayand one of my favorite memories occurred durning ou morning turnover meetings. After a few times of not having his reading glasses to read the reports he left an extra pair behind the door in the conference room. Many a director and manager used them also. I will miss his mischevious smile and the twinkle in his eyes.

  • Columbia
  • IL
Robert Belt said : Guest Report Jun 13, 2022 at 3:33 PM

I worked for Ron for many,many years andIcansaywithoutanyreservation,that he was the best boss and finest man that I ever worked for. The world is deminished by his absence.

  • Moro
  • IL
Joseph N English said : Guest Report Jun 13, 2022 at 3:31 PM

RIP, my friend. Good times in our previous life. Fair, honest, and funny. Until we meet again

  • Belleville
  • IL
Paul Baebler said : Guest Report Jun 12, 2022 at 10:22 PM

June and Kelley, I worked with Ron when I was at Famous. Ron was one of the nicest human beings I ever met. When we talked he would always talk about his family, especially Kelley. My wife, Laura, and I send our prayers to the Kahrhoff family. He WILL be missed.

  • Troy
  • IL
John Paden said : Guest Report Jun 12, 2022 at 7:32 PM

Ron was my manager at Famous-Barr. He was a pleasure to work for and with. I am indeed sorry to hear of his passing.

  • Bridgeton
  • Mo,
Rob Burack said : Guest Report Jun 12, 2022 at 4:40 PM

I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Ron at both May and Lord & Taylor.. He was always kind and gentle, diligent and determined. Ron was my mentor and my friend, and will be missed by all who knew him. My heartfelt condolences to the entire Kahrhoff family.

  • Ballwin
  • MO
Alejandro vargas said : Guest Report Jun 12, 2022 at 1:38 PM

Hello, my deepest condolences towards all his family, I did not have the pleasure of meeting his father Miss Kelley but in his image I can see a strong and friendly person, I hope you remember all the beautiful things that Mr. Ron left. Force for the whole family I love them a lot. 🤍

  • Nuevo Vallarta
  • Nayarit
Bob and Diane Lanter said : Guest Report Jun 12, 2022 at 1:17 PM

God bless Ron and the Kahrhoff family. May he rest in God’s eternal peace and light!

  • Illinois
Virgil L Stout said : Guest Report Jun 12, 2022 at 1:16 PM

What can i say that has'st already been said about Ron anyone who knew Ron had a true friend. I relish the days and nights i work with Ron at Famous. I also relish the many days that Ron and I and Ray n chik spend on the golf courses. Rest in Peace good friend rest in peace.

  • IL - Waterloo
  • IL
Red St0ut said : Guest Report Jun 12, 2022 at 1:06 PM

What can I say about R0n that hassent been said already.? Anyone that truly knew Ron had a true friend. I relish the day and nights I worked with Ron at Famous. I also enjoyed all the times I had on the golf courses we played., As always my prayers are with June and ns family and friends of Ron. Rest in peace good friend!

  • IL - Waterloo
  • IL
Donald Kohne said : Guest Report Jun 11, 2022 at 6:44 PM

Heartfelt sympathies to Ron's family. He will be missed. It was a pleasure to work with Ron, but more importantly to know him as a friend.

  • Wellington
  • OH
Efrain Irizarry said : Guest Report Jun 11, 2022 at 3:04 PM

June, Kelley and Kahrhoff family: With a heavy heart. I send my condolences to you and your family. I spent several years working with Ron at May Department Stores Company, so many great memories. Ron was one of kind. Gentle and a helpful soul. He will be missed. We send our prayers and love. Efrain and Angie Irizarry

  • Orange
  • California
Anne Harter said : Guest Report Jun 11, 2022 at 2:25 PM

What a joy being with you, Ron, in times of service to others. Your essence remains with us. Positive energies to June, Kelley, Roger, Emma and Kenzie and the rest of your family. NAMASTE Anne Harter

  • IL
Stacey Meyer said : Guest Report Jun 11, 2022 at 1:11 PM

Praying for comfort and healing for you all during this difficult time.

  • De Soto
  • Mo
Miguel said : Guest Report Jun 11, 2022 at 2:05 AM

my preyer and condolence to the Karhoff's family

  • st louis
  • missouri

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