Roy Kloess

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Roy A. Kloess, 87, of Belleville, IL, born December 30, 1934, passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL.

Roy was a graduate of Belleville West High School. He served in the United States Navy, and worked as an equipment operator at Monsanto Company. On October 14, 1958, Roy married the love of his life, Helen Dahlmann, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, where they were lifelong members. He was a Eucharistic Minister and assisted with the Come Share program at St. Peter’s Cathedral. Roy and Helen enjoyed traveling, playing cards with family and friends, and spending time with their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Roy was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Evelyn Kloess; two sisters, Evelyn (Engelbert) Snyder and Doris (Kenneth) Sindel; a brother, Larry (Mildred) Kloess; two brothers-in-law, William (Kay) Dahlmann and Robert (LaVerna) Dahlmann; and a sister-in-law, Maryann Dahlmann.

Roy is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Helen; seven children, Bryan (Jovita) Kloess, Renee (Bill) Bailey, Jo’nell (Chuck) Schmittling, Duane (Peggy) Kloess, Vicki (Tab) Walker, Michael (Laura) Kloess, and Karen (Craig) Williams; 23 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Floyd Kloess; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in the form of masses at St. Peter’s Cathedral or to Our Lady of Hope Clinic ( Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 28, 2022, at George Renner & Son Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Masks are required.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 29, 2022, at St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. John Myler officiating.  Masks are required.

Burial will be held at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.



12 Comments on Roy Kloess

Margie Biehl Schwartz z said : Guest Report Feb 15, 2022 at 8:10 PM

Dear Helen, You and Roy had so many blessed years together. Please know that you are in my thoughts and my prayers. Your family and your memories will comfort you. Sincerely, Margie and our family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Esther Keefe said : Guest Report Jan 30, 2022 at 5:32 PM

Helen, you and your family are in my prayers.

  • Waterloo
  • IL
Carol Gerstner said : Guest Report Jan 29, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Helen and families , Sorry to hear of Roy,s passing, accept our most heartfelt sympathy,our thoughts and prayers are with all.Cherish your memories. Carol Gerstner and family

  • Belleville
  • Il
Jack and Peggy Wottowa said : Guest Report Jan 28, 2022 at 7:44 PM

Helen, we were sorry to hear of Roys, passing. We fondly remember you supporting the bingo games at the CK&LofI which was a good way to stay in touch. Due to covid we opted not to put ourselves at risk and come for the visitation. Please except our deepest sympathies. We will be sending a card for masses at Cathedral. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Jack and Peggy Wottowa

  • Belleville
  • IL
Bill and Pat Biehl said : Guest Report Jan 28, 2022 at 4:03 PM

We were sorry to here of Roy's passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
MARY LAURENT said : Guest Report Jan 28, 2022 at 12:45 PM

Enjoyed working with you two as judges at Douglas School. You were an adorable couple. He'll be missed.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Betty Powers said : Guest Report Jan 28, 2022 at 8:15 AM

The lessons your Dad taught you, the love he gave you, the way he cared for people ….all those good things live on in you. Deepest condolences to you & your family.

  • Merritt Island
  • FL
Linda Davis said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2022 at 10:52 PM

So sorry for your loss, pray for your family! Prindable Family

  • Belleville
  • Il
Vicki walker said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2022 at 10:51 PM

To a very loving Dad, I will never forget the daddy you were to me you loved me unconditionally and guided me every step of the way. You will never be forgotten. I will meet you in heaven some day. Love your daughter vicki

  • Cape Coral
  • Florida said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2022 at 8:01 PM


  • Merritt Island
  • Florida
Jeff Wiseheart said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2022 at 4:30 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with the Kloess family. My deepest sympathy and condolences.

  • Calhan
  • Colorado
Ernie & Nancy Williams said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2022 at 2:07 PM

Dear Helen and family, Ernie and I would like to express our sincere condolences in Roy’s passing. We always had fun with you both at the grandkids parties and weddings. Our hearts go out to you at this time and we will be thinking of you and sending prayers for everyone during this difficult time. ❤️

  • Linn
  • MO. 65051

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