Shirley Truttmann

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Shirley M. Truttmann, nee Munie, 93, of Belleville, IL, born December 31, 1923, in O’Fallon, IL, died Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at her residence in O’Fallon, IL.

Mrs. Truttmann retired from St. Mary School in Belleville where she was a teacher for 29 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jerome J. and Mary Elizabeth, nee Lanter, Munie; an aunt, Clara Lanter; three brothers, Melvin Munie, D.E. (Patricia) Munie, and Leland (Geraldine) Munie; brother-in-law, Louis Villemain; and one foster brother, Robert (Dolly) Raish.

Surviving are her husband of 70 years, Calvin A. Truttmann whom she married on June 18, 1947;
three sons, Robert (Ellen) Truttmann of Maryville, IL, Terry (Lisa) Truttmann of Edwardsville, IL, and Rick (Nancy) Truttmann of Smithton, IL;
two daughters, Sherry (Greg) Determan of Norfolk, VA, and Marijo (Steve) Klingler of Belleville, IL;
15 grandchildren, Cori (Jason) Stanczyk, Chad (Carolyn) Schloemann, Michelle (Kip) Upton, Jennifer Barnhart,
Kent (Amanda) Determan, Jeffrey (Sarah) Determan, Sean Truttmann, Jayson Truttmann, Joe Garwood, Zach Garwood,
Lauren (Cory) Kempter, Matthew (Amy) Truttmann, Allison (Tyler Whitty) Truttmann, Jonathan Klingler, and Lisa (Adam) Guebert;
15 great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Calvin Stanczyk, Greyson and Ford Determan, Amelia and Audrey Determan, Jacob Truttmann,
and Tanner and Oliver Truttmann, Adam Schloemann, Harrison, Madelyn, and Cooper Upton, and Jackson and Brody Barnhart;
a sister, Jeannine Villemain;
a sister-in-law, Kay Munie;
and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or to HSHS Hospice Southern Illinois or in the form of memorial Masses. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee and Father Christopher Anyanwu concelebrating.

Cremation service will follow the Mass.

Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Shiloh, IL, at a later date.



6 Comments on Shirley Truttmann

Jack Oesterle,Jr. said : Guest Report Apr 22, 2023 at 3:12 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss! I had her as a teacher @ St. Mary's grade school! She was strict but fair. "May The Perpetual Light Shine Upon Her" Mary & Jack Oesterle, Jr. Kirkwood, Missouri

  • Kirkwood
  • Missouri
Diane said : Guest Report Dec 18, 2017 at 2:14 AM

I had Mrs. Truttmann when I was in grade school. Wonderful teacher.

  • Ofallon
  • Il
John Goodwin said : Guest Report Dec 16, 2017 at 3:06 AM

Our sincere condolences to the entire Truttmann family for your loss. All of us were neighbors for a long time. Our thoughts are with you. John Goodwin and family

  • Millstadt
  • Illinois
Marcella Stauder said : Guest Report Dec 16, 2017 at 2:37 AM

Shirley taught our children at St Mary's. She was well liked as a teacher and friend. Prayers go out to the families.

  • Swansea
  • Il
Carole Fletcher said : Guest Report Dec 16, 2017 at 1:36 AM

Bob and Boots, it's always hard to lose a parent. No matter how old you are. My deepest sympathies. Carole Fletcher

  • Collinsville
  • Il
Claudia Kerens said : Guest Report Dec 15, 2017 at 4:23 PM

Please accept my condolences upon the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, and aunt. Prayers for you and yours. Sympathies.

  • Sparta
  • IL

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