Verlan Vielweber

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Verlan W. Vielweber, 75, of Freeburg, IL, born April 5, 1943, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, January 20, 2019, at Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, IL.

Mr. Vielweber was a radio technician for Dechant Electronics and St. Louis Electronics in Belleville for 35 years before his retirement. As a United States Navy veteran, Verlan served two tours in Vietnam.  Verlan was a member of the Freeburg VFW Post, the Freeburg Sportsmen Club, the Millstadt Gun Club, the National Rifle Association, and was a longtime volunteer fireman with the Freeburg Fire Department. Verlan loved to restore antique cars and was a member of the National Street Rods Association, the Lakers Car Club, and the American Motors Cyclists Association. He enjoyed playing the banjo and singing at jam sessions and loved spending time with his family and friends.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Rosella, nee Goeddel, Vielweber; and a brother-in-law, Cleatus Miller.

Surviving are a sister, Jo Ann Miller of New Athens, IL;
two nieces, Stephanie (Mark) Fischer of Waterloo, IL, and Annette (Scott) Gallagher of New Athens, IL;
two great-nieces, Michelle and Emily Fischer;
three great-nephews, Mason, Logan, and Gavin Gallagher;
numerous aunts and cousins;
and his car friends.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL, or to the Monroe County Helping Strays. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2019 and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, January 24, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 24, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL, with Rev. Earl Crecelius officiating.

Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL, at a later date.


5 Comments on Verlan Vielweber

Frank X Heiligenstein said : Guest Report Jan 29, 2019 at 10:20 PM

I am going to miss my good friend at Mc Donalds as we always had great discussions..The car industry is going to miss him also.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Mandy Huffman said : Guest Report Jan 25, 2019 at 4:01 AM

I'm truly sorry for your families loss he sure was a great guy always quiet I loved to hear him play his banjo...

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Cheri Bickell said : Guest Report Jan 23, 2019 at 4:17 PM

Sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking to your brother at the gym. I will miss him.

  • freeburg
  • Illinois
Steve Jackson said : Guest Report Jan 23, 2019 at 1:25 AM

To Verlan Vielweber’s Family: Jo Ann, Annette & Scott and Boys. I enjoyed jamming with Verlan at the Bluegrass Shack and will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Steve and Mary Jackson

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Tom Hill said : Guest Report Jan 23, 2019 at 12:59 AM

Rest In Peace Verlan

  • Freeburg
  • Il

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