William Fenoughty

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William “Bill” Dean Fenoughty, 85, of Belleville, IL, born January 10, 1935, in East St. Louis, IL, died Friday, October 16, 2020, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mr. Fenoughty was the owner and operator of the Belleville Outdoor Store and was a co-owner of Redbird Cleaning Company before his retirement.  He had also worked as a sales manager for Eagle Stamp Co. A member of St. Henry Catholic Church and a former member of St. Peter’s Cathedral, Bill was an active member in the catholic church. He served for more than 25 years as chairman of the Crippled Children’s Committee. He was a member of the Belleville Elk Lodge #481 and was a past exalted ruler of the lodge. Bill was very proud of his family and his Irish heritage.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Lorraine Mary, nee Barr, Fenoughty, whom he married on January 25, 1958, and who died on June 8, 2019; his parents, William H. and Vera M., nee Schroeder, Fenoughty; a brother, Michael Fenoughty; and three sisters, Maureen Hechenberger, Gail Nesbit, and Shannon Hechenberger.

Surviving are his children, Kim M. (Wyatt) Rawlings, of Belleville, IL, Christine D. Petterson of Breese, IL, Karen A. (Mike) Lundy of Belleville, IL, Dr. Shawn W. (Dr. Michelle) Fenoughty of Danville, IN, Kathleen B. (John “Skip”) Kernan of Swansea, IL, and Patrick B. (Melissa) Fenoughty of Oro Valley, AZ; 14 grandchildren, Ali (Dylan) Lillis, Blair Rawlings, Jennifer (Kyle) Missey, Amy Petterson (fiancé, Jason Strake), Donny (Kassi) Petterson, Katie and Taylor Lundy, Cullen and Erin Fenoughty, Patrick, Joey, and Megan Kernan, and Ryann and Ronan Fenoughty; four great-grandchildren, Everhett and Asher Missey, and Grady and Manning Petterson; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral:  Private graveside services will be held at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL, with Rev. Kenneth York officiating.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


11 Comments on William Fenoughty

Timothy and Mary Ann Richards said : Guest Report Oct 20, 2020 at 7:13 PM

We will always remember Bill for his work and dedication for the Elks Crippled Children’s Fund and other charitable activities. He and Lorraine were always a joy to be with at the lodge. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

  • Swansea
  • Il
Jack Miotke said : Guest Report Oct 19, 2020 at 9:03 PM

The pain and saddness overwhelms me. In 1955 Jim was my best man, with his marriage I was his. Years passed and took his toll and our contact thinned. Bur, when we did meet again it was if years had not passed. A rare thing - a friendship. I mourn deeply

  • san jose
  • CA
Bob & Betty Bolt said : Guest Report Oct 19, 2020 at 4:20 PM

Betty and I knew Bill & Lorraine for many years and had a wonderfull time with all the activities that we all were involived in . What a great family they were. Happy to have know them all these years.

  • Smithton, IL
  • il
Judy Cassulo said : Guest Report Oct 19, 2020 at 12:02 PM

So sorry for your loss. May he forever RIP. Prayers for everyone.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Louise Hoppenjans said : Guest Report Oct 19, 2020 at 10:22 AM

When I think of Bill, Halloween comes to mind and I must smile. What fun he and Lorraine had with the Walks, Fosters and our whole neighborhood. Happy they are together and partying!

  • Belleville
  • illinnois
Gary & Tonya Becker said : Guest Report Oct 19, 2020 at 6:58 AM

Another beautiful soul in heaven. He always had a smile for me, was full of joy, laughter, and loved his family. What more can you ask of a wonderful man. God Bless

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Bob & Joyce Dintelmann said : Guest Report Oct 18, 2020 at 9:34 PM

Our sympathy to all of Bill's family. He was a fine gentleman.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Jim Igel said : Guest Report Oct 18, 2020 at 12:57 PM

Please accept our sympathy. Your dad was a good friend, classmate and friend my brother David. Jim Igel and family

  • Belleville
  • Il
Tony Wasser said : Guest Report Oct 18, 2020 at 12:19 PM

Knew Bill and Lorraine for many years. I had a lot of fun and enjoyment with them. Worked with Bill at the Belleville Elks Lodge number 481 for many years.

  • Swansea
  • Il
Tim Nesbit said : Guest Report Oct 18, 2020 at 10:17 AM

I am proud to say Bill Fenoughty was my uncle. A wonderful example of how to get it and do it right. He persisted in all he did, never giving up but always getting up again to continue the fight. Bill was always there for me. He was my uncle you know.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Susan Wiegers said : Guest Report Oct 17, 2020 at 1:50 PM

I will always remember Uncle Bill as the big brother I wished I had and in the early years I think he thought of me as his little sister. He taught me how to play baseball and not “throw like a girl”, how to make a good snowball and how to be a good friend because he had many. Your journey on this earth is over now, may you Rest In Peace and May God hold you ever in the palm of his hand.❤️

  • Belleville
  • IL

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