Harry R. "Rich" Hern


Harry R. "Rich" Hern, 73, of Belleville, IL, born Tuesday, June 23, 1936, in St. Louis, MO, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at his residence.

Mr. Hern was a retired machinist and supervisor for McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, MO where he worked for over 30 years and was U.S. Army Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his

  • Parents: Harry W. and Thema nee Jackson Hern
  • Grandson: Jared Reitz

Surviving are his

  • Wife: Jacqueline "Jackie" nee Brazzel Hern
  • Children
    •  Patricia (Craig) Dye of Millstadt, IL
    • Jeffrey (Chris) Hern of Millstadt, IL
    • Angela (Mark) Donaldson of Jacksonville, AR
    • Timothy (Kelly) Hern of Belleville, IL
  • Brother: James (Linda) Hern of Waterloo, IL
  • Sisters
    • Iris (Dillard) Munsell of Waterloo, IL
    • Cheryl (Jim) Jokerst, St. Louis, MO
  • Grandchildren
    •  Derek Reitz
    • Jayde Reitz
    • Zach Hern
    • Bryan Hern
    • Beau Donaldson
    • Jenna Hern
    • Thomas Hern
  • Great-Grandchildren
    • Randi Reitz
    • Levi Reitz
    • Aryan Reitz

Memorials: Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois

Visitation: none

Funeral: A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Condolences left for Harry R. "Rich" Hern :

    Dear Jackie,

    Please accept my sympathies on Rich's passing. Prayers are being offered for you and your family.

    Lori Konicek Tolono IL 61880

    May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. Words cannot express the deep sorrow I have for your loss.

    Cindy J Lyons Waterloo IL 62298

    Aunt Jackie,
    We love you and are prayers are with you and your family. We will miss Uncle Richard very much. We'll see you Saturday.

    Stan & Norma Propst & Family Troy Missouri 63379

    Hi Aunt Jackie. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Dick. Please know that you and the rest of the family will be in our prayers.

    Jerod Posey Valley Park MO 63088

    Aunt Jackie and family,
    We love u guys. We wont be able to be there physically, but in our hearts and prayers, we are with you. I asked God to pour out his love, peace, and strength to your family. Also, to meet every need you have. Remember, he is there at all times for you. Uncle Dick's smile and kindness are what remain in my mind.

    PAM AND MARK ALEXANDER Sand Springs Oklahoma 74063

    Jackie and family, I know at this time, there is no words .
    But time well help ease the pain in your heart .I've know your family far a long time ,I know you have a lot of faith in Jesus Christ . My prayars go out to you all .. God Bless Jane & family

    Shelba Jane Munsell Berry Paducah Ky 42003