Robert C. Fietsam

October 18, 1927March 29, 2013
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Robert C. Fietsam, Sr., 85, of Belleville, Illinois, born October 18, 1927, in Belleville, Illinois, passed away Friday, March 29, 2013.

Mr. Fietsam proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1955, with a Bachelor of Science- Accounting. He was owner of R.C. Fietsam, CPA (1959-68); continuing his practice of accounting in Belleville as managing partner of R.C. Fietsam & Co., CPAs (1969-2009). He was a member of the Belleville Chamber of Commerce (President 1973), Illinois CPA Society (President 1988), Belleville Optimist Club (President 1979), Belleville Jaycees, the United Way of Greater St. Louis, St. Clair Country Club, St. Paul United Church of Christ, Masterworks Chorale, U of I Alumni Association, Bell-Scott Committee and the Belleville Toastmasters. He received Optimist of the Year 1977 & 1980, Illinois CPA Society-Public Service Award (1982), and in 2006 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Service from the Belleville Area Chamber of Commerce. He was recognized by Schwinn Fitness and the Nautilus Inspiration Award (2004) for logging more than 100,000 miles on a stationary exercise bicycle. Mr. Fietsam dedicated his life to Belleville Community and to his family. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather; who will truly be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Celsus J. and Viola, nee Ehret, Fietsam.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 60 years, Miriam Fietsam, nee Runkwitz; his children, Robert C. Fietsam, Jr., Guy (Gail) Fietsam, Nancy Burton, and Lisa (Ken) Moore; his four grandchildren, Khara, Krystal, Grace, and Christopher; brothers, Richard (Ramona), Ronald (Shirley), Dave (Pat), and Dale (Martha) Fietsam; a sister, Ethel (Dave) Longworth; a sister-in-law, Kathryn (Lee) Athmer; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Memorials are appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association, the Children’s Tumor Foundation, Unity Hospice, or the American Heart Association. Condolences may also be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Funeral: Services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at the funeral home with Rev. Larry Patton officiating. Interment will follow in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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Bill Wilken

June 30, 2013

Just now saw the sad news, although only knowing Mr. Fietsam for a short while, I never forgot his kindness. My sincerest sympathies

Scott Fietsam & Family

April 4, 2013

Aunt Mimmy, Robert, Guy, Nancy, & Lisa

I am so glad that I got to hang out with Uncle Bob at Uncle Ron's 80th. I always enjoyed the time I spent with him and will never forget all the X-mas Eve's we spent together.....those were great times.

Sorry I was unable to make it down for the services.....hope to see you all soon.

Nancy Ryan Macklin

April 4, 2013

My sympathy to you and Nancy and the rest of your family at the loss of Bob. I'll be thinking about you as you go through the days and weeks and months ahead without him.
Nancy Ryan Macklin,
Mom of the Koleson children

April 3, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss, such a special man, you were lucky to have such a role model in your life. My prayers and sympathy go out to you, Mim, Lisa, Bobby, Guy, and Chris. He will be missed. Krysta Barnard LPN Sycamore Village

Dale Fietsam Jr.

April 3, 2013

Aunt Mim, Nancy, Lisa, Guy and Bobby. So sorry to hear about Uncle Bob. You are in my thoughts...

April 3, 2013

Sincere sympathy to Lisa & her whole family on the loss of your dad. Don Kopp & Family

Rose Clark

April 3, 2013

Lisa and family, I am so very sorry to hear about your dad. I did not know and someone just told me today or I would have been to the visitation. Lisa, I've been wanting to get in touch with you. If you need anything at all, please call me. Friends always, Rose Dillon Clark

April 3, 2013

May you find comfort in the memories you hold forever in your heart.
Lisa R.- St. Anthony's Med Ct-

Mary Bruni

April 2, 2013

Aunt Mim, Bobby, Guy, Nancy and Lisa--
I am so sorry for the loss of Uncle Bob, I have so many fond memories of him treating us to dinner at the country club and then our vacations when we all went to Cape Cod together back in 1976!! We all had a great time!! I will miss him very much.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

April 2, 2013

Aunt Mim, Bobby, Guy, Nancy and Lisa I am so sorry on the loss of Uncle Bob. He was a great man. I have very fond memories of him treating us for dinner at the country club and of our experiences on Cape Cod when we all rented a cottage down at Cape Cod. We had a nice time and I will miss him!! Our thoughts are with you all and wish we could be there with you all.