Sharon Kastel

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Sharon Kay Kastel, nee Monken, 75, of Belleville, IL, born August 31, 1945, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, February 28, 2021, at her residence.

Sharon was a fun loving, spiritual, and faithful person. She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, O’Fallon, IL. Sharon lived for her family, especially her grandchildren and even her grand dog, Rocky. She enjoyed and took great pride in her yard and loved volunteering her time to help animals. Sharon will be sorely missed, but those whose hearts she touched will always be blessed with her memory.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gus and Anita, nee Rehg, Monken.

Surviving are a daughter, Kimberly (Todd) Hackney; three grandchildren, Emiley Fritz, Brooks Hackney, and Baron Hackney; and Kimberly’s father, Barry Kastel.

Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit the family from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 5, 2021, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, O’Fallon, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing, will be observed.

Funeral:  A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 5, 2021, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, O’Fallon, IL, with Msgr. William Hitpas officiating.

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26 Comments on Sharon Kastel

Margie Thompson Kennedy said : Guest Report Mar 05, 2021 at 12:04 PM

Kim.........I knew your Mom at Notre Dame, all those years ago. I remember her as smiling and spunky! I'm so sorry for your loss. May God be with you.

  • KAPOLEI
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Bonnie Koesterer Decker said : Guest Report Mar 05, 2021 at 6:58 AM

Kim, I was very sad and shocked hearing about your loss. Sherri had a wonderful smile and a love of life. We were Notre Dame classmates and didn’t travel the same circles but she always greeted me with a smile. My thoughts are with you.

  • Savoy
  • Illinois
Kurt Mundloch said : Guest Report Mar 04, 2021 at 12:47 AM

Dear Kim and Berry, I'm so sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. She along with the two of you made a lasting impression on me during my growing up with my family and yours. I will always remember the vacations and motorcycle races we were able to enjoy together. But the best time, for me, was the company of you guys and the rest of the motorcycle gang. God Bless you and the rest of your family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Meaghan said : Guest Report Mar 03, 2021 at 7:48 PM

Sharon’s family I’m so sorry for your loss Sharon was my friend at Cracker Barrel she was so nice to me and always smiled everyday I will miss her a lot !

  • Belleville
  • iL
randee marshall rittmeyer said : Guest Report Mar 03, 2021 at 9:46 AM

dear kim, i am so very, very sorry to learn of sharon's passing. her zest for life was matched by none. we have been friends for 50 plus years. i will remember her always. with love and prayers. randee

  • millstadt
  • il
Terry Yocks said : Guest Report Mar 02, 2021 at 9:32 PM

Sherry and I have been friends since high school. She was always the life of the party and simply a pleasure to know. Her family was the most important thing in her life and the true measure of her character. I'm going to miss running into her around town. I'm sure she has heaven "rockin" by now!!!

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
margie biehl schwartz said : Guest Report Mar 02, 2021 at 7:42 PM

Dear Kim and family, Please know that you had a most loving mom and dear friend. I will always remember her friendship over so very many years. Our sympathy and prayers to you all! Margie and family

  • belleville
  • illinois
Mary Van Hoose said : Guest Report Mar 02, 2021 at 4:02 PM

To know Sheri was to love her. She loved life and brought her own special light into those lives she touched. We worked together and became friends. She loved and cared about others. I’m so thankful to have known and have precious memories with her. I know that her light is continuing to shine in Heaven. She will be missed by those who knew and loved her. My condolences to her daughter Kim and family.

  • Griggsville
  • IL
Doris Bowlby said : Guest Report Mar 02, 2021 at 3:27 PM

Sherrie and I were neighbors a long time ago. Kim you were just a young girl. Always fun to to talk to I’m deeply sorry Kim. I know you and your family will greatly miss her.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Donna Loeffler said : Guest Report Mar 02, 2021 at 1:34 PM

Dear Kim, so sorry to hear of your mom's passing . I'll remember her with joyful fun & many laughs at tennis & Westhaven summers with you & Jennifer & Ryan too. We had fun every time we did any events or just hanging by the pool. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Thoughts & prayers to you and your family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
mickey and sandy freed said : Guest Report Mar 02, 2021 at 1:10 PM

dear kim and family we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom sherry we will always remember all the wonderful times we shared at westhaven.

  • belleville
  • il
Mauna Kae Pearl said : Guest Report Mar 02, 2021 at 12:25 PM

I loved Sheri dearly. She was like a sister to me. We shared so many fun times and good conversations. She was a good listener and helped me through tough times. My Condolences and prayers for her daughter Kim and family. She loved you all so much. I will miss her always and look forward to seeing her again in her new Heavenly Home..

  • GLEN CARBON
  • IL
Holly Thieleman said : Guest Report Mar 02, 2021 at 11:19 AM

I am truly saddened with the news of my friend and my former coworker passing away. Sheri was the life of the party. Very caring and extremely funny. I can't believe she's left this earth. Sheri was a bright star and a hoot when you truly would get to know her. Love and miss you Sheri. "Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life." - Albert Einstein

  • Shiloh
  • IL
Marilyn Vielweber said : Guest Report Mar 02, 2021 at 10:51 AM

I met Sharon when we had this little part time job at The Children's Shop, in the mall. We had many fun times together. She was a fun loving person,never to be forgotten. She will be missed by all. I want to say to all who loved her, you have my deepest sympathy.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Joe and Linda Cipfl said : Guest Report Mar 02, 2021 at 7:23 AM

Sharon was such a fun loving, friendly and warm individual. Always ready to reach out and help a friend who had a need. Our friendship goes way back to those high school days when Sharon always knew how to make sure we all had a good time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. God bless!

  • Ofallon
  • Il
Janet Zimmerman Mushill Tauber said : Guest Report Mar 02, 2021 at 7:20 AM

My Deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. We were classmates at Notre Dame and had several fun years in high school lots . She will be missed by many. And remembered as a person with a fantastic smile.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Marsha Goodall said : Guest Report Mar 01, 2021 at 8:19 PM

Rest in peace my dear cousin We had lots of good times with our Monken family !! God Bless You......

  • Collinsville
  • IL
Jeanette miles said : Guest Report Mar 01, 2021 at 5:03 PM

Dear Kim, deeply saddened to learn your mother passed away. I loved to spend time with her she was so much fun to talk with..She will missed by many. Peace be with you and entire family.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Ardys Jeffries said : Guest Report Mar 01, 2021 at 4:31 PM

Sharon was one of the first friends I made at the Academy of Norte Dame. She was full of spirit and welcomed me with a dear friendship. My condolences to her loving family.

  • Noblesville
  • Indiana
Marianne Schaefer said : Guest Report Mar 01, 2021 at 4:23 PM

I was saddened to learn of your Moms passing. She was a long time friend. I was honored to be a bridesmaid in her wedding on 4/10/1966, and had her in my wedding on 9/4/67. Later, I surprised her by wearing my bridesmaid dress to your wedding. She was a great friend and much fun to be with whatever we did and wherever we went. We hadn’t seen each other much in recently times, but I will miss her and send my thoughts and prayers to you and your family for your loss. Love and hugs, Marianne Schaefer

  • Millstadt
  • Illinois
Marianne Schaefer said : Guest Report Mar 01, 2021 at 4:14 PM

I am saddened to learn of Sharon’s passing. She was a long time friend. I was honored to be one of the bridesmaids in her wedding on 4/10/1966, and years later I was a guest at your wedding. I surprised your Mom by wearing my bridesmaids dress from her wedding. I was also blessEd to have her as a bridesmaid in our wedding on 9/4/1967. I cherish the times we’ve had together and will deeply miss her. My thoughts and prayers are for you and your family during this time.

  • Millstadt
  • Illinois
Rita & Eric Loeb said : Guest Report Mar 01, 2021 at 3:34 PM

You will be missed so much my dear friend. I will miss talking to you and laughing like teenagers. Heaven will be brighter with it's newest angel. Condolences to her beloved daughter and grandchildren.

  • Camdenton
  • MO
Tara said : Guest Report Mar 01, 2021 at 3:34 PM

Joe and I are saddened to hear of your mothers passing. May she rest in Gods hands with her eternal father. ❤️

  • Lebanon
  • IL
Mary Ann Richards said : Guest Report Mar 01, 2021 at 1:37 PM

Our deepest sympathies to Kim and her family. Sheri was the best friend anyone could have. Tim and I will miss her vibrant personality and charm. A very special lady has entered her eternal reward in heaven.

  • Swansea
  • IL
GOD said : Guest Report Mar 01, 2021 at 1:09 PM

You will always be remembered.... Rest in Peace my dear cousin ......

  • Collinsville
  • IL
Terry and Sandy Schwarz said : Guest Report Mar 01, 2021 at 12:34 PM

A fun loving, special lady has just entered heaven. We had some great times together and you will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kim and the rest of the family. My God Bless You All

  • Bradenton
  • Florida

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