James William Bellm

May 10, 1931February 1, 2021

James William Bellm of Folsom, California, formerly of Saint Louis, Missouri, died peacefully in hospice care at Granite Bay Villas, Granite Bay, California, on Monday, February 1, 2021.

Born in Pocahontas, IL, Jim graduated from St. Louis University with an undergraduate degree in engineering and a graduate degree in business administration, following service in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed a long career in civil engineering. With many hobbies, he particularly loved woodworking and sailing.

He is survived by his children, Barbara Bellm White (Steven), Mark Joseph Bellm (Suzanne), and Kathryn Bellm Alexander (Jason), grandchildren Anthony Martin Miranda, and Luke Noble, Nathaniel James, and Anna Claire Alexander, and siblings MaryAnn Louise Koch and Eugene William Bellm. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Claire Frances Bellm, his parents Eugene Conrad Bellm, Sr. and Irene Stella Bellm, and siblings Ralph Eugene Bellm, Roland Walter Bellm, and Doris Marion Jones.

Private services were held at Miller Funeral Home in Folsom, California on Friday, February 5, 2021. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Saint Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church in Saint Louis, Missouri. There will be a short visitation from 9-10am at church before Mass begins.

A Rite of Committal will take place immediately after Mass at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in Saint Louis, where Full Military Honors will be bestowed.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory may be made to Guide Dogs for the Blind and Heifer International. See below for links to those organizations.

Please leave a fond memory of Jim for his family to cherish at the "Add a Memory" link below.


25 February

Visitation - Thursday

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Saint Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church

6303 Nottingham Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63109

25 February

Mass of Christian Burial - Thursday

10:00 am

Saint Gabirel the Archangel Catholic Church

6303 Nottingham Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63109

25 February

Rite of Committal with Full Military Honors - Thursday

11:30 am

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

2900 Sheridan Road
Jefferson Barracks, Missouri 63125


James William Bellm

have a memory or condolence to add?

Karen Twyford

February 20, 2021

Uncle Jim always had a smile on his face. His love for his family and willingness to help others will always be remembered.