Kenneth C. Kollmeyer

Kenneth C. Kollmeyer, 97, of Belleville, IL, born Wednesday, May 14, 1913, in Mehlville, MO, died Thursday, March 24, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Mr. Kollmeyer was a retired security guard and machine operator for Alcoa (Aluminum Ore Co.) and enjoyed buying and selling real estate. He was a faithful life long member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Caseyville, IL and a WWII United States Army veteran.

Kenneth was a very uncommon, common man. He was a dedicated family man and loved his extended family. He especially loved gardening and was a avid follower of the St. Louis Cardinals. He was a successful self taught businessman who had a corny sense of humor.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Wife: Julia nee Shaposka Kollmeyer
  • Parents: Christian and Rebecca nee Meierding, Kollmeyer
  • Brothers
    • Wilbur Kollmeyer Sr.
    • Orville Kollmeyer
    • Emory Kollmeyer
    • Roy Kollmeyer
  • Sisters
    • Dorothy Kollmeyer
    • Pearl Maiden

Surviving are his:

  • Children
    • Karen S. Kollmeyer of Belleville, IL
    • Kenneth S. (Penny) Kollmeyer of Farmington, CT
    • Richard Kollmeyer of Fairview Heights, IL
    • Nancy Kollmeyer of Belleville, IL
  • Sisters
    • Opal (Larry) Kneezel of Downs, IL
    • Ruby Kollmeyer of Fairview Heights, IL
  • Granddaughter: Courtney (Jim) Sterling
  • Great Grandchildren
    • Cameron Sterling
    • Jacqueline Sterling
  • Sisters-in-law
    • Minnie Kollmeyer of Glen Carbon, IL
    • Norma Kollmeyer of Collinsville, IL

Special thanks to all the caregivers at Home Instead, especially Phyllis Voudrie.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the St. Peter's Lutheran Church.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4-7 P.M., Friday, March 25, 2011 at the Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Saint Peter's Lutheran Church in Caseyville, IL with Rev. Jonathan Winterfeldt officiating. Interment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.

Condolences left for Kenneth C. Kollmeyer:

    Big Papa,

    You were a good man! We miss you and still love you.


    Cameron & Jacqueline

    Courtney Sterling Tolland CT 06084

    So sorry to hear of "Uncle" Kenneth's passing. He was such an important part of my memories of childhood and will be missed. My prayers will be with you all.

    Gary Tiemann Shreveport LA 71115

    We love you and are sorry for your loss.

    Rev. Wendy Sue Kissa Unionville CT 06085

    Dear Rick and family, Vivian and I wish to express our deepest sympathies to you and the family.

    Larry and Vivian Enzwiler Fairview Heights Ill 62208