Carl “Corky” Bellers, 91 of St Louis died Oct. 29, 2019. Mr. Bellers was a 1947 graduate of St. Mary’s High School. A member of their 1994 “Hall of Fame” class. In 1948, Corky set a record when he went 7 for 7 with the Union City Greyhounds, by hitting two singles, three doubles, a triple, and a homerun, also hitting for the circuit. Corky retired from Wonder Bread and went on to work for John L. Ziegenhein & Sons. Corky was a life-long Catholic, he was an active member at Immaculate Heart of Mary and Our Lady of Providence Parishes. Corky remained an athlete his entire life, he competitively played softball and bowled until he was 86 years old. Most important he was a devoted father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Beloved husband of Delores “Dee” nee DeRoode Bellers (nee Texier) and the late Rosemarie Bellers (nee Hanstein) and the late Lois Sullentrop Bellers (nee Suhl), dear father of Barb (Jim) Morrison, Patricia (David) Finchem, Debra (Jim) Otts, Mariann (Greg) Jones, Kathleen (Pete) Amann and Carl “Butch” (Lisa) Bellers, brother of Catherine (late, Michael) Ortinau, dear grandfather of 15 and great grandfather of 10, dear stepfather, step-grandfather, uncle, great uncle, great, great uncle, and friend to many.
He was preceded in death by a brother, John (late, Marcella), a sister, Rosemary Bellers and a Granddaughter, Nicole Finchem.
Visitation Friday (11/1/19) from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at John L. Ziegenhein & Sons Funeral Home (7027 Gravois Ave. 63116). Funeral Mass, Saturday (11/2/19) at 10:00 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church (4092 Blow St. 63116). Interment Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Good Shepherd School (Hillsboro, MO).
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