Roy Foeller Sr.

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Roy J. Foeller Sr., 101, of Belleville, IL, born January 15, 1920, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, January 24, 2021, at Cedar Ridge Healthcare Center, Lebanon, IL.

Mr. Foeller worked as a machinist for Dressel Betz Tool & Die Company, and later worked as a brick and concrete contractor in the Belleville area.  Roy was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, and was a lifelong member of the Belleville Elks Lodge #481. He was a U. S. World War II Army veteran.

Roy was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Marian L., nee Beil, Foeller, whom he married on May 29, 1941, and who died on December 7, 2007; his parents, Arthur and Rosa, nee Gundlach, Foeller; a daughter, Mary Ann Foeller; a great-granddaughter, Jade Foeller; two sisters, Ruth Groom and LaVeta Mathes; and a son-in-law, Roger Jackson.

He is survived by three sons and two daughters, Bonita Jackson, David (Karen) Foeller, Roy (Deborah) Foeller Jr., Colleen (Daniel) Baumann, and Richard Foeller; seven grandchildren, Christina Rogerson, Kevin Dressel, Melissa Moore-Geiler, Jaclyn Foeller, Tiffany Foeller, Jamie Foeller, and Jon Foeller; nine great-grandchildren, Hannah, Violet, Nova, Alaura, Xavier, Edric, Brittney, Tyler and Dylan; and nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Teresa Catholic Church.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and a limited number of visitors at any one time will be observed.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12 noon Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. David Darin officiating. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks will be observed.

Burial with military honors will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.



8 Comments on Roy Foeller Sr.

Bob Kassebaum said : Guest Report Jan 28, 2021 at 10:08 AM

Roy please accept my sympathy on the passing of your father. We would always talk about St. Teresa and our fathers when we got together. Your dad was a great man who you greatly admired.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
ken schaefer said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2021 at 3:09 PM

A long time ago when I was a suitor to Marian and Roy,s lovely teenage daughter,Bonnie I came to know the large,happy,all-american Foeller family. My sympathy goes out to the Foeller family.

  • belleville Il
  • IL
Gary Blome said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2021 at 9:53 AM

To the Foeller family, please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Barbara Fuchs Miquel said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2021 at 7:05 AM

I was sorry to hear about Mr Foeller's passing. I have such happy memories of Mr and Mrs Foeller and of course playing with all their children. My condolences to the whole family.

  • Narbonne
  • France
Bill Shambro said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2021 at 6:26 AM

Dave and Rick: Please except my condolences on the passing of your father. I remember him well at Church. I'm sure he'll be missed.

  • Belleville
  • Il.
Joyce Fiedler Crouch said : Guest Report Jan 26, 2021 at 1:11 PM

My sympathies on your father’s passing. He was a good man. One menory that comes to mind is when Maresy and I would be playing a board game on the living room floor, Mr Foeller, on his way to his office, would come through with a dubious look on his face and then all at once drop some candy onto our game! It was a surprise every time! I have many fond childhood memories of my visits to the Foeller home (and cabin) and exploring in the woods. I am grateful for this May you Rest In Peace, Mr. Foeller.

  • belleville
  • IL
William Fiedler said : Guest Report Jan 25, 2021 at 10:25 PM

I remember your father coming down to the cabin to check on us kids, making sure we were not getting into mischief. He always had a stern look, but you could see the smile on his face knowing we were having fun. My deepest condolences to everyone. Bill Fiedler

  • Millstadt
  • Illinois
Peggy Gasparich said : Guest Report Jan 25, 2021 at 8:51 PM

Very sorry to hear of Roy’s passing. Really enjoyed spending time with him, looking at photos, and learning more about our family. May he Rest In Peace feeling the loving presence of his family on earth and those who preceded him in heaven.

  • OFallon
  • Il

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