William Brubaker

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It is with great sadness that the family of William Brubaker announces his passing after unexpected medical complications, on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at the age of 75.

William graduated from Dupo High School in 1963 and continued his education at the University of Missouri Rolla. He was a civil engineer and retired from IDOT after 25 years. After retirement he worked for the City of Belleville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Florry, nee Kuntz, Brubaker.

William will be lovingly remembered by his two sons, David Brubaker and James (Meileigh) Brubaker.
He will also be remembered by his three grandchildren, Alexis, Ryker, and Piper.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 14, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing, will be observed.

 Funeral:  Private family funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 14, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Doug Stewart officiating.

Burial will be at Smithton City Cemetery.


9 Comments on William Brubaker

Dwain and Pam Steppig said : Guest Report May 14, 2021 at 12:50 PM

David and Jim we are very sorry for the loss of your father. He will be missed. Always seen him out walking his dog and joyed talking to him about that big old dog that seemed to walk him instead of him walking the dog. Deepest sympathy, The Steppig’s.

  • Smithton
  • Illinois
Carol Rank said : Guest Report May 14, 2021 at 6:19 AM

Have known Bill and family for over 40 years. Spent many fun times camping, boating and water skiing. at Caryle . He was a great guy and we always had a good time with him. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all on this very difficult day.

  • Smithton
  • Illinois
Amy Marchand said : Guest Report May 13, 2021 at 9:44 PM

I am so sorry for your loss Jimmy and David. Your dad will be missed. I will never forget the past life we shared.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Rich and Mary Beth Schilling said : Guest Report May 13, 2021 at 8:53 PM

David, Jim & family, So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. We have some great memories of your dad. Rich & Mary Beth

  • Camdenton
  • MO
Bernie Arnold said : Guest Report May 13, 2021 at 7:59 AM

So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Bill was a coworker and a friend. I attended a few Colorado vacation trips in the late 1990's that Bill set up and always had a great time. Of course we also went on many annual float trips in Missouri as well. I'll miss you Bill.

  • Arnold
  • MO
Joe & Rose Edwards said : Guest Report May 12, 2021 at 9:00 PM

David, Jimmy and Family, so sorry to hear about your dad, he was such a nice neighbor, he and his dog will be missed.

  • Smithton
  • IL
Paula Lehmann said : Guest Report May 12, 2021 at 11:40 AM

Bill was a good friend. We had some fun times together, which included camping, floating, and traveling. My sympathy goes out to his entire family. He'll be missed.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Paula Brubaker said : Guest Report May 10, 2021 at 6:08 PM

Bill was a wonderful, kind and caring brother-law. When his brother, Bob. died in 2017, Bill would call me every week without fail to talk and keep up with each other and our adult children. It always gave me strength to keep going and appreciate our families left behind. I will miss him so much! Hope you and Bob will be together again with the Lord. RIP, Bill.

  • Meridian
  • Ms
Drew Friedman said : Guest Report May 10, 2021 at 1:31 PM

Working with Bill, at the City of Belleville, was a great experience. He taught me many things in the field. I will miss his wonderfully dry sense of humor, his stories, and hearing about his dog. His family will be in my thoughts during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Bill.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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