Rose Hilpert

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Rose E. Hilpert, nee Bertelsman, 100, of Swansea, IL, born July 6, 1917, in Belleville, IL, died Saturday, November 25, 2017, at Sycamore Village, Swansea, IL.

Mrs. Hilpert was a founding member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  She was a homemaker, and a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Raymond P. Hilpert, whom she married on April 16, 1941, and who died August 2, 2004; her parents, Phillip and Elizabeth, nee Riedl, Bertelsman; six brothers, Joseph, Emil, Walter, Ben, Clarence, and Milton Bertelsman; and 10 sisters, Elenora Theis, Kathryn Bach, Mary Theis, Edna Kirchner, Agnes Hilpert, Florence Schwinn, and four sisters who died in early childhood, Theresa, Dolores, Mildred, and Lucille.

Surviving are two daughters, Rosemary (Russ) Neu of St. Charles, MO, and Ruth (Oscar) Dill of East Haddam, CT;
a son, Robert W. (Deanna) Hilpert of Swansea, IL;
nine grandchildren, Robert A. Hilpert, Tamara (Todd) Cygan, Scott (Elizabeth) Hilpert, Christina (James) Rader, Trevor (Candace) Fowler, Todd (Tiffany) Fowler, Erik (Denise) Dill,  Jeremy (Renee) Dill, and Kristen (Todd) Violette;
22 great-grandchildren; Kohl, Peyton, John, Abby, Ava, Taylor, Jordyn, Colin, Kamryn, Jay, Kendyl, Gavin, Johnathan, Allison, Emily, Nicholas, Alyssa, Olivia, Jacob, Alyssa, Lindsay and Reagan;
a sister, Dorothy (Frank) Schaefer of Belleville, IL;
and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

 Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, November 27, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A funeral procession will leave at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, for a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.

Burial will be at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.



2 Comments on Rose Hilpert

Mary & Gabe Tomasi said : Guest Report Nov 30, 2017 at 1:58 PM

Dear Ruth, Rosemary, and Bob - our deepest sympathy to all of you and your families. Mom was very sweet to talk with. I remember her fondly. I see her in heaven being greeted by your dad with a big smile and his arms stretched out. God Bless all of you. Love Mary & Gabe

  • East Haddam
  • ct
Jim and Lana Kempf said : Guest Report Nov 27, 2017 at 3:38 AM

So sorry for your loss of your Mom . Our deepest sympathy ! Jim and Lana

  • Lakeland
  • Florida

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