Harold G. Belsheim
Harold Belsheim II
, II, 63, of O'Fallon, Ill., born July 4, 1948, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 9, 2012, at his home in O'Fallon.
Mr. Belsheim was a partner in the law firm of Belsheim & Bruckert, L.L.C., O'Fallon, Ill.
He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Concordia College in Fort Wayne, Ind., an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Mo. He had been practicing law in Missouri and Southwestern Illinois for more than 30 years. Mr. Belsheim practiced specifically in the areas of municipal law, real estate law, large-tract commercial development, and business law.
Mr. Belsheim was a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association, St. Clair County and St. Louis Metropolitan Bar Associations, Illinois Municipal League, the Illinois Tax Increment Association, and the Southwestern Illinois Council of Mayors.
Mr. Belsheim also served on the Board of Trustees at McKendree University, Lebanon, Ill. He was a former alderman for the City of O'Fallon, vice chair of the St. Clair County GOP, and a Republican precinct committeeman for Precinct 16 in St. Clair County, Ill.
While his work was very important to him and brought him much satisfaction, spending time with his wife and family was paramount. He enjoyed hiking, biking, golfing, and being outdoors. He was a private pilot and spent many hours in the skies. His faith in Jesus Christ was strong and unwavering.