Rosemary Zellmer

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Rosemary Adelia Zellmer, nee Buchholz, 92, of Belleville IL, born August 1, 1929, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, October 14, 2021, at her residence.

Mrs. Zellmer was a loving wife and devoted mother. She was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, and was very active in the parish and the grade school when her children attended there.

She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Elmer H.B. Zellmer, whom she married May 7, 1949, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL, and who died on October 10, 2009; her parents, George E. and Adelia W., nee Paule, Buchholz; and a brother, John Buchholz.

Surviving are two daughters, Sandra (Earl) Mehrtens of Millstadt, IL, and Sue Paulat of Belleville, IL;
four sons, John (Linda) Zellmer of O’Fallon, MO, Alan (Mandy) Zellmer of Nashville, IN, Kirk (Donna) Zellmer of Rogersville, MO, and Jeff (Robyn) Zellmer of Belleville, IL;
eleven grandchildren, Bryan (Lori) Mehrtens, Michele Mehrtens, Leslie (Coby) Boyd, Doug (Jill) Zellmer, Jason (Heather) Zellmer, Andrea Paulat, and Nicholas, Alexander, Anne (Jared) Wikinson, Catherine, and Zachary Zellmer;
19 great-grandchildren;
5 great-great-grandchildren;
two sisters-in-law, Ruth Kraft of Shiloh, IL, and Alice (Mike) Coon of Belleville, IL;
and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to BJC Hospice or to St. Teresa Catholic Church in the form of masses. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, October 30, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing will be observed.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Saturday, October 30, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Joseph Oganda officiating.

 Private burial was held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.


4 Comments on Rosemary Zellmer

Andria Keith said : Guest Report Oct 28, 2021 at 6:03 PM

I am so sorry for the loss your family is enduring right now! I love your family so much!

  • St. Peters
  • MO
Tina Bode said : Guest Report Oct 28, 2021 at 11:07 AM

Sorry for your loss. Lots of love, Bode, Harris, Coghlan and Welsh families.

  • Belleville
  • Indiana
Jim Merriman said : Guest Report Oct 19, 2021 at 3:40 PM

Sadden by your loss John and your family loss. Praying for you and your family.

  • St. Charles
  • Missouri
Gayle Zellmer said : Guest Report Oct 15, 2021 at 2:40 PM

I was sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My thoughts are with the Zellmer family.

  • Royal Oak
  • MI

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