Virginia Renner

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Virginia P. Renner, nee Platzkoester, 101, of Belleville, IL, born January 31, 1920, in Belleville, IL, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at St. Paul’s Senior Community, Belleville, IL, surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Renner and her husband, George, spent more than 30 years traveling to Marco Island, Florida. They were parishioners of St. Henry Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, for 70 years.  Virginia was a den mother for both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.  She was an avid bridge player and a passionate antique collector. Virginia had just celebrated her 101st birthday with a bingo party, carrot cake, and her dear family and friends, at St. Paul’s Senior Community.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 62 years, George M. Renner, whom she married on May 28, 1949, and who died on August 30, 2011; her parents, John A. and Anna B., nee Dahlmann, Platzkoester; four sisters, Anna Platzkoester, Sister Marie Ann Platzkoester SSND, Paula (Jim) Yaekel, and Helen (Vincent) Bauer; three brothers, Albert (Margaret) Platzkoester, John (Irene) Platzkoester, and Joseph Platzkoester;  five brothers-in-law, twins Daniel (in infancy) and David (Anne Renner Langenstein) Renner, John (Rose) Renner, Joseph Renner, James (Eileen) Renner, and Charles Glauber; two sisters-in-law, Joan Renner and Margaret “Peg” (Harold) Berkel; and nieces and nephews.

Virginia was the caring, loving mother of Tracy (Todd) Quernheim of Allen, TX, George J. (Lynn) Renner III of Belleville, IL, and Randy C. (Melanie) Renner of Washington, MO;
eight grandchildren, Sarah Renner (Michael) Sykora, Jenna Renner (Neil) Graser, Marilyn Renner, Lee (Dr. Megan) Renner, Laurie Renner, Alex Quernheim, Ben Quernheim, and Andy Quernheim;
three great-grandchildren, Jolie, James, and Julia Graser;
a brother-in-law, Thomas Renner;
three sisters-in-law, Mary Glauber, Teresa “Tottie” (Dr. Joseph) Bassler, and Rita Renner;
and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Henry Catholic Church or to the Belleville Area Humane Society.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral:  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, February 15, 2021, at St. Henry Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with the Rev. Kenneth York officiating.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


18 Comments on Virginia Renner

Julie Berkel said : Guest Report Feb 14, 2021 at 11:22 PM

Dear George, Randy, Tracy, and Families, My deepest condolences on your mom’s passing, but what a beautiful reunion with your dad must be taking place in heaven! I’m so happy I was able to visit her during my last trip to Belleville when she was 99. We enjoyed reminiscing, especially about the family’s visit (pre-Tracy) with us in AZ so many years ago and about her Doberman. Treasure your memories of so many happy trips and good times. May she enjoy her eternal reward. With love and prayers for all of you, Julie

  • Scottsdale
  • Arizona
Terry & Susie Taggart said : Guest Report Feb 14, 2021 at 11:07 AM

George, Randy, and Tracy. Sorry to hear about your Loss of your Mother, She was a very special Lady. May she rest in peace.

  • OFallon
  • IL
Bob & Joyce Dintelmann said : Guest Report Feb 13, 2021 at 1:17 PM

George and family, Our sympathy to you. We remember good times with your folks at Optimist meetings. They were wonderful people. Joyce and Bob

  • Belleville
  • IL
Corky Smith said : Guest Report Feb 13, 2021 at 11:44 AM

George, Randy & Tracy. Fond memories of the old days at St Henry's. Parents were always there; active and involved, sharing their love with all the kids. Love. Corky

  • Belleville
  • Il
Kathy McEvilly said : Guest Report Feb 13, 2021 at 10:26 AM

Dear Tracy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your mother well. Still have the candlesticks she gave me. Take care.

  • Glen Carbon
  • Illinois
Tony Holdener said : Guest Report Feb 13, 2021 at 9:14 AM

George, Lynn and family, sorry to hear about your mother. My condolences.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Walt & Real Witkus said : Guest Report Feb 12, 2021 at 12:23 PM

Sorry to learn of your loss,our condolences go out to you and your family!

  • Belleville
  • Il
Mary Barbara Kurtz said : Guest Report Feb 12, 2021 at 11:52 AM

George... I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Fondly, Jim and Mary Barbara

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Lila Vick said : Guest Report Feb 12, 2021 at 10:37 AM

George, our sincere sympathy and prayers to all of your family from all of ours. We have so many wonderful, happy memories of our years of friendship with your mother and dad.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Mike Schmidt said : Guest Report Feb 12, 2021 at 7:38 AM

To the Renner family, So sorry for your loss. Ginny was a wonderful lady. Always had a smile. With love Mike and Suzanne Schmidt

  • Columbia
  • Illinois
Bill and Pat Biehl said : Guest Report Feb 12, 2021 at 7:32 AM

George, Randy, Tracy and Families. We want to express our deepest sympathy to all of you. Your mother was always so outgoing and energetic. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Bert Scannell said : Guest Report Feb 11, 2021 at 5:50 PM

Your mom was able to give you many years of great memories to cherish! A mother’s love is never far. We’re thinking of you and your family concerning the loss of your mother.? Bert~Keith

  • Swansea
  • Il
Pat Berkel said : Guest Report Feb 11, 2021 at 5:34 PM

George, Randy and Tracy Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your mom. You were so fortunate to have her around for so many years. See is now reunited with your dad. Cherish the memories. Pat & Peggy Berkel

  • Glendale
  • AZ
Molly and Steve Potter said : Guest Report Feb 11, 2021 at 3:39 PM

Sending the Renner's and extended family our deepest condolences as you so fondly remember and honor your amazing mom and grandma and matriarch!

  • Austin
  • TX
Bill Nebel said : Guest Report Feb 11, 2021 at 2:47 PM

George- Randy- Tracy Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your beautiful Mother. I have many wonderful memories of your Mom as she was always so warm and friendly to all of us “ kids.” She, obviously, lived a wonderful life and I hope you receive strength from you many wonderful memories. Bill & Lynne

  • Highlands Ranch
  • CO
Susan Crouch said : Guest Report Feb 11, 2021 at 1:56 PM

Sending our deepest condolences to the family! May you find comfort in the memories you have and hold close. Peace be with you!

  • San Antonio
  • TX
Fr. Gene Neff said : Guest Report Feb 11, 2021 at 1:31 PM

My condolences to all of you. May God grant Virginia the eternal reward she so richly deservers. Rest in peace and joy, Virginia!

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Debbie & Kent Latkin said : Guest Report Feb 11, 2021 at 12:51 PM

George,Lynn and family, What an amazing life to live to 101! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time . Debbie & Kent

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL

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