Timothy Robert Venhaus
1984 - 2018
Kurrus Funeral Home
1773 Frank Scott Pkwy W
Belleville, IL
Timothy Venhaus Timothy Robert Venhaus, 34, of St. Louis, born on Dec. 2, 1984, in Breese, Ill. and died on Dec. 9, 2018 at his residence. Tim was working on his MFA in Screenwriting at DePaul University in Chicago. He earned a B.A. degree in Cinema Production from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2013. He received an associate's degree from Southwestern Illinois College. He was such a loyal friend - kind, giving, thoughtful and lovable. He was a creative, hilarious, happy-go-lucky and passionate person. Tim worked for many years (2005-2017) as an educator at Nature's Classroom, an outdoor environmental education program in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island. He taught film-making at Summer Fenn Day Camp in Concord, Mass. in 2013 and 2016. Recently, he was the general manager at Clementine's Naughty and Nice Creamery in Lafayette Square, St. Louis, until August 2018. He was preceded in death by his uncle, Mike Zipfel, of Dallas, Texas; and Maternal grandmother Rosemary Zipfel, and Paternal Grandparents Alfred and Elsie Venhaus and step-grandfather John Bender. He is survived by his parents, Lynn, nee Zipfel, Venhaus of St. Louis, and Bob and Carol Venhaus of Breese, Ill.; brother, Charlie (Maria Gencev) Venhaus of Brooklyn, N.Y.; half-brother Johnny Venhaus of Breese, Ill.; step-grandmother Josephine Bender of St. Louis; aunts and uncles Ron and Kathy Venhaus of Breese, Ill.; Mary Jo and Dennis Krebs of Breese, Ill.; Julie and Dean Modde of Fort Mill, S.C.; Matt Zipfel of Belleville, Ill.; Mary Clare and Ken Gastro of Los Angeles; and step-aunts and step-uncles Cathy (Michael) Petz in Fairview Heights, Ill., Karen (Kevin) Bohnenkemper of St. Louis; Terri (Tom) Bender of St. Louis; Lisa (Larry) Dunn in Oklahoma; Sue Bender of St. Louis; and first cousins Joy (Mike) Boresi of St. Louis, Nick (Larissa) Venhaus of Breese, Ill., Tom (Sabrina) Davis of St. Louis, Patrick (Abby Nestor) Davis of St. Louis, Abbey (Kasra) Jarrahi of Los Angeles and Nick Gastro of Los Angeles, and Lauren, Emily, Amy Krebs of Breese, Ill. He was a great nephew and cousin to many. Memorials can be made to the Southwestern Illinois College Film Program, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville, Ill., or to Nature's Classroom, 19 Harrington Road, Charlton, Mass., and will be received at the funeral home. Services: Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Kurrus Funeral Home, 1773 Frank Scott Parkway, in Belleville, Ill., and at 7 p.m., friends and family members can speak in memory of Tim. Additional Visitation from 9 to 10:45 a.m. before an 11 a.m. funeral Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, Dec. 15, at The Cathedral of St. Peter, in the South Nave, 200 W. Harrison St., in Belleville, Ill., with Monsignor John T. Myler officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery, 1101 Mascoutah Ave., in Belleville, Ill.
Published by Belleville News-Democrat on Dec. 13, 2018.
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Kurrus Funeral Home
1773 Frank Scott Pkwy W, Belleville, IL
9:00a.m. - 10:45a.m.
The Cathedral of St. Peter, in the South Nave
200 W. Harrison St., Belleville, IL
Mass of Christian Burial
The Cathedral of St. Peter, in the South Nave
200 W. Harrison St, Belleville, IL
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May you be at peace-you are forever loved and missed.
Marie Williams
December 5, 2020
My sincere condolences to your family for the loss of your love one. May the God of comfort be with you during this sad occasion and may his loving words at John 6:40 console your heart.
December 20, 2018
Dear Lynn, Charlie & Family,
Linda called me yesterday to let me know about Tim. May you find peace in this Season and the days to come. Have been in continual thought. Will see you this evening!

Ray, Mary & Chris Preusser
Mary Preusser
December 14, 2018
I love you Tim. I'll never forget you. No matter what, you always made me laugh. I'm going to miss you so much.
Adam Wangler
December 14, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine .
Lisa Riess (Stock)
December 13, 2018
Lynn, Bob and your entire family. My heart and love go out to all of you. May God hold you tight in His Warm Embrace and be with you, now and during your grief.

Love Jane Isgrigg
Jane Isgrigg
December 13, 2018
Kelly Grzinic
December 13, 2018
Many thoughts are with you. May God console your loved ones and may He grant you peace. Sending sincere sympathy.
marie williams
December 13, 2018
We were so very sorry to hear this. Many thoughts and prayers to the entire family.
With deepest condolences,

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