Louise E. Kreitner, nee Klinckhardt, 83, of Belleville, Ill., born August 10, 1932, in Belleville, Ill., passed into Gods loving arms on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at her residence, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease.
Louise was a retired waitress who had worked at the Wishbone Restaurant and the Town House Restaurant. She was a member of the Belleville-Swansea Women of the Moose, Chapter 53. Louise loved to dance and was a former member of the Metro-East St. Louis Polka Club. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the absolute joys of her life during her last few years.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Norman F. Kreitner, whom she married on June 5, 1953, and who died on Feb. 17, 2012; a daughter, Kim Kreitner Donjon; her parents, Carl and Frieda, nee Haas, Klinckhardt; and six sisters, Marie Brenner, Dorothy Prather, Bernice Kaemmerer, Carol Jean Korte, Gloria "Momie" Swierczek, and Kathleen Klinckhardt, in infancy.
Surviving are her daughter, Mindy Johnson of Smithton, Ill.; a son-in-law, Glen (Diann) Donjon of Swansea, Ill.; five grandchildren, Ryan and Kimberly Johnson, Sherry Donjon, and Ben and Dillon Donjon; two great-grandchildren, Rayden Kreitner and Liam Soto; a sister, Betty Gansmann of Washington, Mo.; a brother-in-law, Raymond Korte of Belleville, Ill.; and nieces and nephews.
The family would like to give a special thanks to all of Louise's caretakers.
Memorials may be made to Unity Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2016, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2016, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill., with Father Stanley Konieczny officiating. Mrs. Kreitner donated her body to Washington University School of Medicine.
GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Mar. 10, 2016