Rosalind “Ro” Huling

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Rosalind V. Huling, nee Lorenz, 93, of Belleville, IL, born May 13, 1928, in Belleville, IL, passed away Monday, January 24, 2022, at Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her family.

Ro was employed by Haskell’s in Belleville. She married her husband, Jim, on June 16, 1951 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Belleville.  When she started her family, she became a stay-at-home mom and immensely enjoyed raising her three children and attending their many activities.

Ro was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Belleville and was a faithful worshiper at the church.  She had many friends and was involved with neighborhood gatherings, card clubs, and couples’ activities with Jim.

Rosalind enjoyed traveling across the country with her family and vacationed extensively with her husband, visiting many countries abroad.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James K. Huling, after nearly 65 years of marriage. He died on May 27, 2016, and their son, Robert “Bob” died in August of 2020 in Baytown, TX.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, Arthur W. and Catherine V., nee Mueller, Lorenz, two sisters and their husbands, Ethel (Howard) Corrigan and Alita (Stan) McCarron, and a niece, Maureen.

Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Jean (Keith) Lee of Branson, MO, and Shelley Kay (Russ) Gilliland of Edwardsville, IL; five grandchildren, Matthew (Mandy) Lee, Erin (Richard) Dalager, Tim (Sara) Lee, Paige Gilliland, and Scott Gilliland; and great-grandchildren, Keller Lee and Hannah Lee.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, January 28, 2022, at  Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Belleville, IL. Masks are required.

Funeral: A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, January 28, 2022, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Belleville, IL, with Father Matthew Elie officiating. Masks are required.

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


4 Comments on Rosalind “Ro” Huling

Darlyne (Brello) Newingham said : Guest Report Feb 15, 2022 at 9:50 PM

So sorry for the loss of your mother Sharon.

  • O’Fallon
  • Il
Tom & Mary Dewein said : Guest Report Jan 28, 2022 at 4:25 PM

We were so sorry to hear of your mother's death, Shelley.... may she Rest In Peace. We'll always remember her walking her little dog "Shammy". You could tell she really enjoyed doing that. We are so sorry for your lost. Tom & Mary Dewein & family

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Robin Brannam said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2022 at 5:55 PM

So very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with the family for peace and comfort.

  • Affton
  • MO
Dolores Kleyer said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2022 at 11:46 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Ro's death. I always sent her a card at Christmas and she always called me to thank me and we would catch up on the neighborhood. We just talked a few weeks ago. I will miss her and our conversations. Sharon and Shelley you have our sympathy. Dolores & Nelson

  • Belleville
  • IL

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