Opal Caroline Rehmer

December 15, 1926March 28, 2021

Opal Caroline Junge-Rehmer, nee Hinnerichs, 94, of Belleville, IL passed away Sunday, March 28th, 2021 at Mercy Care Center in Belleville.

Opal was born December 15th, 1926 in Stringtown (Baldwin), IL to Henry and Elizabeth Hinnerichs.

Opal was a homemaker and worked for many years in the catering business for The Waltons. She was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church in Belleville. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She is preceded in death by her husbands' Erwin Junge and Ferd Rehmer; her parents Henry and Elizabeth Hinnerichs; her brothers Elmer and Harold Hinnerichs; and grandson Chrisopher Junge.

Surviving are her son John Junge of O'Fallon, IL; daughter Janet Cochran of Belleville, IL; grandchildren: Adam (Tanya) Cochran of Fairview Heights, IL, Matthew (Lindsey) Cochran of Conover, NC, Michael Cochran of Belleville, IL, and William Junge of Lebanon, IL; great grandchildren: Alexia of FL, Victoria of FL, Layna and Kaiden of Fairview Heights and Wyatt of New Baden.

A memorial service will take place at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home in Belleville, IL, on Monday, April 5th, 2021 at 10 AM, officiated by Pastor Brian Downs. She will be laid to rest at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Red Bud, IL.


  • Memorial Service

    Monday, April 5, 2021


Opal Caroline Rehmer

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Adam Cochran

April 4, 2021

My Grandma was, and will forever be, one of the most loving and inspirational people I've ever known. She was a parent, a teacher, and one of my best friends. I'm so thankful to have 40 years of memories to carry me through until we meet again. What an incredible life she lived! She was never short on love to give. She was strong when times were tuff, truthful when it needed to be told, generous with little to give, and loving when it was hard to love. She will forever be my hero. I love you Grandma. Give Christopher a big hug for me.

Doris Schnepel

March 30, 2021

Aunt Opal was my godmother. She was always thoughtful, funny and kind. I always enjoyed visiting her when I was growing up. I'm sure she will be missed terribly by John and Janet and the rest of the family and by all her friends.