Frank Niebruegge, 72, of Fairview Heights, IL, born Friday, July 15, 1949, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Monday, February 28, 2022 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Frank graduated from the University of Illinois and worked as an Information Systems Support Specialist and farmer. He enjoyed math, computers, nature, and games that involved strategy and risk.
He was preceded in death by his:
- parents, Eldred and Sylvia, nee Hallam, Niebruegge
Surviving are his:
- Wife, Barbara, nee Hayden, Niebruegge of Fairview Heights, IL
- Kimberly Pearse of Caseyville, IL
- Lena (Ross) Bauer of Lebanon, IL
- Sally (Freya Carpenter) Niebruegge of O’Fallon, IL
- Brother, David (Gloria) Niebruegge of Freeburg, IL
- Corrine Cocker
- Tabitha Bauer
- Eli Bauer
- Great grandchild, Kooper Blayne Pierson
- Many dear nieces, nephews and cousins
Memorials: Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, DaVita Dialysis Center of O’Fallon, or Memorial Hospital – Belleville.
Visitation: Visitation from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Saturday, March 12, 2022 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm, , March 12, 2022 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Deacon Corby Valentine officiating.
When I lived in O’Fallon, IL I got to know Frank as a friend. We enjoyed discussing social political issues, playing chess usually every Sunday, and sometimes exercising.
During our chess games, Frank became interested in the triathlons I was doing. Though he had never competed in sports much before, he asked me to help him train for one. Long story short, on August 14th, 1988, Frank completed a triathlon at the Regional championships n Springville, IL
Frank was a very friendly, loving, and compassionate soul who did what he could to help others an make a better world.
Despite his numerous challenges, he never seemed discouraged and continued to live life as fully as he could.
Was a great friend to have had.
I was so sorry to hear about Frank’s passing. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and the Niebruegge family.
I’m so sorry for your loss, Barb. Frank was an intelligent intuitive spiritual man with whom I enjoyed seeing at many Unity services throughout the years.
I enjoyed visiting with him at church and potluck. Such a wonderful man as him brought much joy and happiness to others whom which he left his imprint on. May God be with you during this difficult time
Frankie Bill (as we called him) was my cousin. We shared some good jokes
Frank was a wonderful neighbor and a good, good man. May he rest in peace
Barb, my deepest sympathies to you and your family.
I’m so sorry for your loss and to have heard of Franks passing.. It’s been a while since I last seen Frank but he was a pleasure to know and work with. He had a great sense of humor and was always so kind.