Roy Foeller Sr.
1920 - 2021
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Roy Foeller, Sr.
January 15, 1920 - January 24, 2021
Belleville, Illinois - Roy J. Foeller Sr., 101, of Belleville, IL, born January 15, 1920, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, January 24, 2021, at Cedar Ridge Healthcare Center, Lebanon, IL.
Mr. Foeller worked as a machinist for Dressel Betz Tool & Die Company, and later worked as a brick and concrete contractor in the Belleville area. Roy was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, and was a lifelong member of the Belleville Elks Lodge #481. He was a U. S. World War II Army veteran.
Roy was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Marian L., nee Beil, Foeller, whom he married on May 29, 1941, and who died on December 7, 2007; his parents, Arthur and Rosa, nee Gundlach, Foeller; a daughter, Mary Ann Foeller; a great-granddaughter, Jade Foeller; two sisters, Ruth Groom and LaVeta Mathes; and a son-in-law, Roger Jackson.
He is survived by three sons and two daughters, Bonita Jackson,David (Karen) Foeller, Roy (Deborah) Foeller Jr., Colleen (Daniel) Baumann, and Richard Foeller; seven grandchildren, Christina Rogerson, Kevin Dressel, Melissa Moore-Geiler, Jaclyn Foeller, Tiffany Foeller, Jamie Foeller, and Jon Foeller; nine great-grandchildren, Hannah, Violet, Nova, Alaura, Xavier, Edric, Brittney, Tyler, and Dylan; and nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Teresa Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at
Visitation: Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and a limited number of visitors at any one time will be observed.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12 noon Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. David Darin officiating. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks will be observed.
Burial with military honors will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Jan. 27, 2021.
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January 29, 2021
May God bless your family in this time of sorrow.
Dale & Luann Toennies
January 27, 2021
Dear Cokie, David, Roy Jr., Bonita, Richard and families:
So very sorry for the loss of your dad. Such a nice gentleman. I always thought he and my dad looked a lot alike. Sending prayers and love,
Jim, Barb, Molly, Mandy and Matt
The Compton Family
Barb Compton
January 27, 2021
THANK YOU - FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY. You are one of our heroes. We will remember you always and miss you dearly. Take your Warrior's rest for a duty well done.
I wish to extend to members of your family my deepest sympathy on their loss. May the force of GOD be with them as they walk through this difficult time. May the loving promises of our LORD and Savior comfort them and give them peace.
As a grateful Veteran, I leave my sympathy and hope you accept this as a small token of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by your loved one to our Country.
FOX CO 2/1
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