Clarence C. "Bud" Voellinger, 96, of Swansea, Ill., born Aug. 4, 1917, in Belleville, Ill., died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston, Mo.
Mr. Voellinger worked as a pipefitter and was a member of Pipefitters Local 101. He was a life member of RSES, the training authority for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, and a life member of the Tri-County Bass Club. Bud was a dedicated member of St. Mary's Parish, Belleville, Ill. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Bud served with the Fourth Division, was a Mustang officer, and was a recipient of the Purple Heart.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Mary Rose, nee Drone, Voellinger, whom he married May 29, 1948, and who died on April 22, 2007; his parents, Arthur and Amanda, nee Dahm, Voellinger; and a sister, Dorothy Davis.
Surviving are three daughters and two sons, Patricia Schaefer of Salt Lake City, Utah, Barbara Titter of Vail, Colo., Richard (Milla) Voellinger of Fort Myers, Fla., Janice Rule of Belleville, Ill., and William (Tammy) Voellinger of Licking, Mo.; 13 grandchildren, Matthew Becherer, Jill Heaps, George, Dan and Milla Rose Voellinger, Brice Jason, Nicole, Jared, and Joshua Williams, Tiffany Williams Boyle, Jennifer and Ashleigh Voellinger and Kimberly Voellinger Branstetter; and seven great-grandchildren, Madison Rose, Jayci, Jaxon, Malakai, Rylan Joy, Francis and Tyce.
Memorials may be made to Celebrate Your Life Memorial Gardens, or to the Wounded Warrior Project. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill., with Monsignor William McGhee officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat from Sept. 11 to Sept. 12, 2013