Shirley Dauphin

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Shirley M. Dauphin, nee Volkman, 87, of Belleville, IL, born February 18, 1931, in Millstadt, IL, died Thursday, October 25, 2018, at her residence, surrounded by her family.

A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Shirley will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, James L. Dauphin, whom she married on April 19, 1951, and who died November 3, 2007; a son, Brian G. Dauphin; two grandchildren, Michael and Matthew Dauphin; her parents, Henry F. and Cleta M., nee Bohley, Volkman; seven brothers, Henry Volkman Jr., Roger Volkman, Vernon Volkman, Robert (Pat) Volkman, Marvin (Ann) Volkman, Lorraine Volkmann, and Kenneth Volkman; four sisters, Melba (Bill) Rowan, Sally (Jim) Haller, Ruth (Wayne) Reinhardt, and Janet (John) O’Bryan; and two sons-in-law, Jeff Thouvenot and Scott Conner.

Surviving are six sons, James (Pam) Dauphin of Belleville, Laurence (Janet) Dauphin of Columbia, Mark (Karen) Dauphin and Paul (Denise) Dauphin, both of Belleville, Duane (Laurie) Dauphin of Waterloo, and Ronald (Denise) Dauphin of Smithton;
seven daughters, Wanda (Gregory) Deppe of Swansea, Deborah (Thomas) Beaston of New Athens, Janice Conner of Belleville, Karen (Richard) Engel of Swansea, Barbara (Lars) Johansson of Belleville, Michelle Thouvenot of O’Fallon, and Nicole (Donald) Culley of Swansea;
27 grandchildren;
15 great-grandchildren, and one on the way;
a brother, Ronald (Cathy) Volkman;
two sisters, Audrey Hassebrock and Dorothy (Walter) Weik;
two sisters-in-law, Vivian Volkmann and Amy Hasenstab;
and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice or Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be made to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, October 28, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, October 29, 2018, at Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 29, 2018, at Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Brian Downs officiating.

Burial will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.



11 Comments on Shirley Dauphin

Judy and Howard Ashby said : Guest Report Oct 30, 2018 at 10:34 PM

With our Deepest Sympathy, Thinking of your family and hoping your memories of special times bring you comfort. Your mother was a kind and wonderful lady. May she rest in peace.

  • Port St Lucie
  • Fl
Pamela K Dauphin said : Guest Report Oct 29, 2018 at 7:43 PM

So very sorry for your loss. Today and always, may loving memories bring you strength, comfort and peace. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Melody Perry Alaee said : Guest Report Oct 28, 2018 at 2:09 PM

My deepest condolences to the Dauphin family. May you soon find peace through your sorrow.

  • Buckeye
  • AZ
Melody Perry Alaee said : Guest Report Oct 27, 2018 at 9:48 PM

My deepest condolences go out to the entire Dauphin family & extended family. Although I didn't have the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Dauphin, her children reflected all the beautiful ways about her by the way they carried themselves. May she forever rest in eternal peace.

  • Buckeye
  • AZ
Debby Hannigan said : Guest Report Oct 27, 2018 at 4:40 PM

So sorry for your loss. What a wonderful woman and mother!!

  • Plymouth
  • MN
George Sr.and Della Schaub said : Guest Report Oct 26, 2018 at 5:28 PM

I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Julie Pawola said : Guest Report Oct 26, 2018 at 3:57 PM

We are sorry to learn about your loss. She was an amazing women and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Middleton
  • WI
Rolland H Brave Sr. said : Guest Report Oct 26, 2018 at 3:00 PM

My deepest sympathy to the Dauphin family at your loss.

Wendy Wieland Martin said : Guest Report Oct 26, 2018 at 2:24 PM

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. She was a beautiful woman. My condolences to your family.

  • Durham
  • NC
Michelle Schier said : Guest Report Oct 26, 2018 at 1:25 AM

So sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace and fly among many angels and with all the heavens above.

  • Mexico
  • Mo
David Remillard said : Guest Report Oct 25, 2018 at 11:42 PM

May the Lord bless this beautiful woman and her family, and you honor her by loving one another and her memory.

  • O'Fallon
  • IL

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