William “Bill” Hoernis

William “Bill” Hoernis
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William “Bill” E. Hoernis, 88, of Belleville, IL, born January 10, 1934, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, November 17, 2022, at his residence.

Bill served his country in the United States Navy. He later worked for the Illinois Power Company for 37 years. He was a lifelong member of St. Peter Cathedral Church. Bill was also a member of the VFW, Belleville-Swansea Moose Lodge, and the Catholic War Veterans. He was an avid Althoff high school sports fan and especially loved watching his grandkids play sports. Bill was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, he will be greatly missed by his family.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Alois V. and Rosa M., nee Eppel, Hoernis; his son in infancy, Jeffery S. Hoernis; a brother, Allen Hoernis; a sister-in-law, Sue Hoernis; and his fur babies.

He is survived by his loving wife of almost 60 years, Jeanette M., nee Renneker, Hoernis, whom he married on December 1, 1962;
a son, Timothy M. Hoernis;
two daughters, Pamela (John) Fischer and Sandra (Bob) Quirin;
three grandchildren, Evan, Elly, and Ethan Fischer;
two dogs, Sissy and Lucy;
and dear nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, November 21, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Memorial: Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, November 21, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Burial will be held at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


14 Comments on William “Bill” Hoernis

Mike Schmidt said : Guest Report Nov 21, 2022 at 7:26 AM

To all of the Hoernis family my Deepest sympathy. Bill was a great person, wonderful to work with and most of all a great friend. Mike Schmidt

  • Columbia
  • Il
Joe Lautner said : Guest Report Nov 20, 2022 at 10:29 PM

Sandy and Bob we are sorry to hear the loss of your father. I enjoyed talking with him and high school football games.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Joe Lautner and family said : Guest Report Nov 20, 2022 at 10:21 PM

Sandy and Bob We are Sorry to hear the loss of your father you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Kristy said : Guest Report Nov 20, 2022 at 7:49 PM

My deepest sympathies to Mr. Hoernis’ family. I’m from the old neighborhood (Lauers) and have known Tim for many years. I’m so very sorry to hear of your loss.

  • St. Peters
  • MO
Chad Wagner said : Guest Report Nov 19, 2022 at 3:03 PM

My deepest heartfelt condolences to the Hoernis family. Thank You uncle Bill for nothing but great memories along the way.

  • Grand Junction
  • CO
Anna Marie McMullen said : Guest Report Nov 19, 2022 at 10:57 AM

My condolences to you and your family. We will all meet again at God's table where our families await us.

  • San Antonio
  • Texas
Paul Czerniejewski said : Guest Report Nov 18, 2022 at 9:22 PM

Deepest sympathies to the Hoernis family.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Linda Johnson said : Guest Report Nov 18, 2022 at 6:13 PM

God bless Bills family in these hard times. Always hard to say Goodbye. Big 🐻 Hugs I love you to the Moon and Back

  • Eatonville
  • Washington
TerrySchwarz said : Guest Report Nov 18, 2022 at 2:54 PM

RIP Bill enjoyed playing softball with you.Great guy😉

  • Daytona Beach
  • Florida
Susan Farough said : Guest Report Nov 18, 2022 at 8:25 AM

I will miss my Brother -in-law and have a lot of fond memories. My sister Jeanette spent almost 60 years with him and will miss him dearly. I'm glad she had Tim, Pam, and Sandy with her till his last breath and I love them all ro the Moon and Back. Sorry I won't be there for his services but my heart will be with them all and my thoughts and prayers will go out to his family. RIP BILL aka DAD

  • Dubois
  • Illinois
Sharon Klamm said : Guest Report Nov 17, 2022 at 10:29 PM

My brother-in-law was a good one 👍 and he will be missed by many. My prayers are with him and his family. RIP 🙏

  • Dubois
  • Illinois
Pat Donald said : Guest Report Nov 17, 2022 at 9:16 PM

Jeanette and family, Bill was like a father to me when I needed it. He always made me feel safe and protected. He was a "Belleville Grandpa" to my boys and known as Big Bill to them. He will be missed.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Mary Goepfert Janik said : Guest Report Nov 17, 2022 at 8:46 PM

Dearest Jeanette, Tim, Pam and Sandy, Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of Bill. There was surely no one like him. I have so many fond memories from our time in the old neighborhood; what he meant to mom and dad back then and the pleasure it was in more recent years to keep up with all of you. I know he’s in Heaven and hopefully catching up with all the guys from Illinois Power. My prayers are with you all as you move through these difficult days. Fondly, Mary Goepfert Janik

  • Springfield
  • Illinois
Carol Jean Dawson said : Guest Report Nov 17, 2022 at 7:03 PM

I remember Uncle Bill saying that we would be buying water in bottles like soda. Uncle Bill loved his high school football games.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois pp

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