Local Obituaries



Lawrence Gilbert Branson
4/12/2024
Lawrence Gilbert “Gib” Branson of Owensville passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Funeral services will be Sunday, April 14 at 3:00 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Funeral Home Chapel in Owensville. Burial will be at Countryside Memorial Gardens in Owensville with full military honors. Visitation for 95 year old Lawrence Gilbert “Gib” Branson will begin at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14. His survivors include his wife, Mary Branson of the home; daughter-in-law, Jodie Branson of Owensville; three grandsons, Christopher (Catherine) Branson of Owensville, Danny (Megan) Branson of Owensville, and Paul (Ashley) Baldwin of Owensville; six great-grandchildren, Gus, Coraline, Max, Maggie, Anna, and Haley; two step-great-grandchildren, Damien and Jack; sisters-in-law, Lucy Branson of Vienna, and Betty Branson of Owensville, formerly of Jefferson City; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.



Melvin Jackie Gaugh
4/11/2024
Melvin Jackie Gaugh of Union, MO passed away Monday, April 8, 2024 Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 PM Saturday, April 13, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Visitation for 89 year old Rev. Melvin Gaugh will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO A private committal will take place at a later date at Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union, MO He is survived by: Spouse: Betty Gaugh nee Willson of Union, MO Sons: #(1)Rob Gaugh (Patricia) of Eureka, MO Daughters: #(1) Rhonda Stuckwish of St. Louis,MO Grandchildren: #(6) Great-Grandchildren: #(2) Memorials: Missouri American Parkinson’s Disease Association Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com



Larry Ronsick
4/11/2024
Larry Ronsick, 85, of Washington, MO passed away Tuesday, April 09, 2024. He is survived by his wife, Trudy Ronsick (nee' Poggas) of Washington; seven children: Chris Ronsick and wife Gwen of NC, Courtney O'Berry and husband Patrick of IL, Christy Kessler and husband Derek of St. Charles, MO, Ed Filla and wife Jen of CO, Carrie Reiter and husband Scott of Wentzville, MO, Lesley Wardwell-Davis and husband Cory of Washington, MO, and Lisa Heimos and husband Eric of Labadie, MO; 22 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; one sister, Janice Tobben of Warrenton, MO; one brother, Edward Ronsick and wife Darlene of SC; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 PM on Monday, April 15, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO with Rev. Dr. Lisa Martin officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in the National Cemetery at Jefferson Barracks. Memorial visitation for 85-year-old Larry Ronsick will be held from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Monday, April 15, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the City of Washington Parks Department. The Ronsick family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.



Stanley Fuchs
4/10/2024
Stanley Fuchs of Belle passed away Monday, April 8th. Visitation only for 68 years old will be Thursday, April 11 from 4-7 p.m. at Gottenstoreter Funeral Home in Owensville. Survived by wife, Ramona of their home Children, Robert Fuchs and Samantha Fuchs and husband Darren Wright Sister, Sandra Barnes



Robert Jenkins
4/9/2024
Robert Jenkins of Owensville passed away Sunday, April 7th. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 10th at 11:00 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville. Burial in Campbell Cemetery in Belle. Visitation for 90 year old Robert Jenkins will be Wednesday from 9-11 at the Chapel. Survived by children, Priscilla DeGuire of St. Louis, Bill Buehrlen of Hillsboro, Kathy Mealy and husband Rick of Holts Summit, Rose Marie Sohm and husband Eric of Belle, Darryl Jenkins of Belle and Timothy Jenkins of New Bloomfield Grandchildren: 13 Greats: numerous Great, greats: numerous



Jerry Conway
4/9/2024
Jerry Conway, 69, of Washington, MO passed away Friday, April 5, 2024. He is survived by his wife, Vicki Conway of Washington; three children: Melody Carrell and husband Robert of Washington, Rachel Conway and significant other Larry Armistead of Union, and Robert Conway and wife Deena of St. Charles; five grandchildren: Ashlee Vastine, Nicholas Adams, Rose Adams, Evan Conway, and Cameron Vastine; five great-grandchildren: Madelyn Hickman, Grace Vastine, Brooklyn Scarlet, Lincoln Scarlet, Lily Scarlet, and one more great-grandchild on the way; three sisters: Debbie Reiner and husband Mike of Union, Faye Wright and significant other Virgil Null of Robertsville, and Cheryl Conway of St. Louis; three brothers: Kevin Conway of Washington, Tony Conway of Labadie, and Terry Conway of Pacific; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, April 8, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO with Pastor Mike Reiner officiating. Burial will follow in the Washington Presbyterian Cemetery. Visitation for 69-year-old Jerry Conway will be held from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Monday, April 8, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Rock Family Church. The Conway family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.



Jerry Conway
4/6/2024
Jerry Conway, 69, of Washington, MO passed away Friday, April 5, 2024. He is survived by his wife, Vicki Conway of Washington; three children: Melody Carrell and husband Robert of Washington, Rachel Conway and significant other Larry Armistead of Union, and Robert Conway and wife Deena of St. Charles; five grandchildren: Ashlee Vastine, Nicholas Adams, Rose Adams, Evan Conway, and Cameron Vastine; five great-grandchildren: Madelyn Hickman, Grace Vastine, Brooklyn Scarlet, Lincoln Scarlet, Lily Scarlet, and one more great-grandchild on the way; three sisters: Debbie Reiner and husband Mike of Union, Faye Wright and significant other Virgil Null of Robertsville, and Cheryl Conway of St. Louis; three brothers: Kevin Conway of Washington, Tony Conway of Labadie, and Terry Conway of Pacific; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, April 8, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO with Pastor Mike Reiner officiating. Burial will follow in the Washington Presbyterian Cemetery. Visitation for 69-year-old Jerry Conway will be held from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Monday, April 8, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Rock Family Church. The Conway family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.



Josehph Nieder
4/6/2024
Joseph C. Nieder ,55, of Villa Ridge, passed away on March 30, 2024. Mr. Nieder, son of the late Jerome Nieder and Lillian nee Marquart, was born on February 4, 1969 in Washington. He received his education from Washington High School. On June 7, 1996, he was united in marriage to Angie Schroeder at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Washington. Joe retired 2 years ago from his Sale Management Position at Performance Food Group. He began a part time job at ABF Romcare following his retirement. Joe loved life, spending time with family and friends, meeting people, golfing, Jeep riding, traveling, barbecuing, and swimming. He was truly loved and will be missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Don and Jerry Nieder and father-in-law, Larry Schroeder. Among his survivors are his wife, Angie Nieder of Villa Ridge; two daughters, Belle Nieder of Washington and Bree Nieder of Villa Ridge; eight siblings, Brenda Steffens and husband Mike of Alan, TX, Nancy Feldmann and husband Jim of Washington, Sue Berard and husband Celse of Washington, Diane Buhr and husband Dale of Washington, Tim Nieder and wife Angie of Kingswood, TX, Tom Nieder and wife Gail of Washington, Bob Nieder and wife Mary Ann of Bartlesville, OK, and Craig Nieder and wife Lisa of Columbia, MO; mother-in-law, Bernadette Schroeder of Washington; brothers and sisters-in-law, David Schroeder and wife Pam of Warrenton, Rick Schroeder and wife Billie Jo of Union, Brigette Elbert and husband Bud of Washington, Lisa Niederhelm and husband Casey of Washington, and Carmen Nieder of Ozark, AR; nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 from 3-7 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Memorial Mass will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at St. John’s Gildehaus Church. Memorial donations can be made to St. John’s Gildehaus Church or Craig Hospital.



Douglas Kamper
4/5/2024
Douglas “Buck” Kamper of Lonedell, MO passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2024 Graveside Services will be held at 10:15 AM Saturday, April 13, 2024 at Kamper Cemetery, St. Clair, MO Visitation for 49 year old Buck Kamper will be held from 9:00 to 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO He is survived by: Spouse: Patti Kamper nee Barker of Lonedell, MO Parents: Doug Kamper (Carol) of St. Clair, MO Parents-in-law: Sonny Barker of Lonedell, MO Sisters: #(1) Memorials: May be made to the family Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com



Ludell Rettke
4/5/2024
Ludell F. Rettke, 99, of Washington, passed away on April 2, 2024. Mrs. Rettke, daughter of the late Ferdinand Buenemann and Olga nee Osthoff, was born on March 15, 1925, in Augusta. She received her education from Augusta Public School. On February 8, 1947, she was united in marriage to Arlie Rettke at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Washington. Mrs. Rettke loved the outdoors, especially gardening, fishing, and going mushroom hunting. She enjoyed harvesting and cracking thousands of black walnuts and pecans. Many Saturday evenings were spent at Straatmann’s Park dancing with friends and family. Watching the St. Louis Cardinals was always on her list, especially Yadier Molina before he retired. Most of all, Ludell loved her family, watching the grandchildren’s sporting events, and cooking for all of them at any family gathering. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arlie Rettke; siblings, Agnes Ridder, Harold Buenemann, Herbert Buenemann, Rubell Meyer; grandson, Derek Brown; son-in-law, Robert Schatte; two brother-in-laws, Ed Ridder and Roland Meyer and two sister-in-laws, Agatha Buenemann and Berniece Buenemann. Among her survivors are three children, Diane Schatte of Krakow, Devonne Manhart and husband Tony of Clover Bottom, and Gary Rettke and wife Mary Beth of Clover Bottom; grandchildren, Michelle Roettering and husband Ty of New Haven, Becky Brown and husband Wayne of Union, Cara Hiripitiyage and husband Dinesh of St. Louis, Gina Braden and husband Casey of St. Louis, and Dan Rettke and wife Meaghan of Eureka; great-grandchildren, Trey Roettering, Lane Roettering, Jennifer Crawford, Kiersten Brown, Corrin Hiripitiyage, Parker Braden, Quinn Braden, Rowan Braden, Reese Rettke, Jack Rettke, and one great-grandchild, Wyatt Lewis; loved ones and friends. A visitation will be held on Monday, April 8, 2024, from 4-8 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at the St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Washington. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to St. Peter’s U.C.C. Cemetery Fund or Mercy Hospice-Washington.



Shawn Patrick Bemis
4/3/2024
Shawn Patrick Bemis of Hazelwood, MO passed away Sunday, March 31, 2024 Memorial Services will be held at 5:00 PM Monday, April 8, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Visitation for 48 year old Shawn will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 PM on Monday, April 8, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Private committal at a later date. He is survived by: Spouse: Autumn Bemis of Hazelwood, MO Parents: Gary & Martha Bemis of St. Clair, MO Sons: #(1) Alex Bemis of Haselwood, MO Daughters: #(1) Isabella Bemis of Haselwood, MO Brothers: #(1) Matthew Bemis and wife, Jennifer, of Union, MO Memorials: May be made to Franklin County Special Education CO-OP Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com



Thomas James Mitchell
4/3/2024
Thomas James Mitchell of St. Clair, MO passed away Monday, April 1, 2024 Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, April 6, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Visitation for 90 year old Thomas Mitchell will be held from 3:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, April 5, 2024 and after 9:00 AM on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Burial in Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair, MO He is survived by: Spouse: Penny Mitchell of St. Clair, MO Sons: #(3) Michael Mitchell of DeSoto, MO, Gary Mitchell od Imperial, MO and Lee Young (Lisa) of Union, MO Daughters: #(1) Margie Mitchell of Hillsboro, MO Grandchildren: #(7) Great-Grandchildren: #(4) Memorials: Eternal Promises Community Church, St. Clair, MO Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com



Catherine Miller
4/2/2024
Catherine Miller (nee' Hug), 89, of Union, MO passed away Saturday, March 30, 2024. She is survived by one daughter, Donna Crews and husband Keith of Union; one son, Jim Miller and wife Kim of Union; four grandchildren: Adam Crews of Philadelphia, PA, Izabella Miller, Derrick Miller, and Allison Miller, all of Union; two sisters: Mary "Tudy" Eilers of Union and Viola "Rose" Helling of Union; one brother, Alfred "Sonny" Hug of Union; brother-in-law, Glen Miller and wife Walda; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Union. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation for 89-year-old Catherine Miller will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Immaculate Conception Church or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The Miller family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Nancy Amelung
3/30/2024
Nancy A. Amelung, 75, of Washington, passed away on March 25, 2024. Nancy, daughter of the late Lawrence Amelung and Rita nee Irvine, was born on April 9, 1948, in Washington. She received her education from Incarnate Word Academy and the University of Missouri. Ms. Amelung was a police officer before retiring. Nancy enjoyed gardening and planting and was a member of various flower and garden clubs. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Louise Charboneau and brother, Ralph Amelung. Among her survivors are three siblings, Robert Amelung of Maryland Heights, James Amelung of Columbia, MO, and Dennis Amelung and wife Mary of St. Louis County; sister-in-law, Mary Amelung; nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and many friends. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Borgia Church. Memorial donations can be made to the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Arrangements in care of Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home, Washington.



Nancy Ennis
3/30/2024
Nancy Ennis (nee' DeSimone), 86, of Union, MO passed away Thursday, March 28, 2024. She is survived by her husband, Russell Ennis Jr. of Union; one daughter, Donna Collins and husband Larry of Wildwood; one son, Jamie Ennis and wife Tina of Beaufort; three grandchildren: Samantha Alawad (Shadi) of Paris, France, Emily Propersi (Giovanni) of St. Louis, and Nicholas Ennis of Washington, MO; along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Franklin County Humane Society, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, or the Freedom Center for Recovery. The Ennis family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Jeffrey Dean Ramey
3/30/2024
Jeffrey Dean Ramey of Union, MO passed away Thursday, March 28, 2024 Memorial visitation for 66 year old Jeff Ramey will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Manday, April 1, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO A private committal will take place at a later date He is survived by: Sons: #(3) Dean Ramey (Tenille) of Bunker, MO, James Ramey of Cuba, MO and John Ramey of Union, MO Daughters: #(2) Laura Ramey (Keith) of Union, MO and Patricia Ramey of Tulsa, OK Brothers: #(4) Sisters: #(5) Grandchildren: #(2) Great-Grandchildren: #(1) Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com



Edwin Mudd
3/30/2024
Edwin Clarence Mudd, known to all as ED, of St. Clair, MO passed away Thursday, March 28, 2024 Memorial Services will be held at 8:00 PM Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Memorial visitation for 79 year old Ed Mudd will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO He is survived by: Spouse: Patricia Mudd nee Kennedy of St. Clair, MO Sons: #(2) Jason Long (Kira) and Nathan Long, both of St. Clair, MO Sisters: #(1) Grandchildren: #(6) Memorials: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Backpack Program Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com



William Brunjes
3/28/2024
William "Bill" Brunjes, 86, of Labadie, MO passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2024. He is survived by wife, Mimi Brunjes (nee' McCausland) of Labadie; four sons: John Brunjes and wife Heather of Tulsa, OK, Sarah Brunjes Hall and husband Adam of Claremore, OK, Carla Burkhead and husband Jason of Anchorage, AK, and Michael Brunjes and wife Christina of Dunsmuir, CA; four grandchildren: Deitrich Brunjes, Dylan Burkhead, Richard Hall and William Hall; two sisters: Barbara Purschke and husband Rich of Union, MO and Eleanor Fox of Pasadena, CA; one brother, Winston Brunjes and wife Mary of Labadie, MO; along with other relatives and friends Funeral services will be held privately. The Brunjes family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Benjamin Bock
3/28/2024
Benjamin “Adam” Bock of Union passed away Monday, March 25. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 30 at 10:00 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville. Burial in Countryside Memorial Gardens. Visitation for 37 year old Benjamin “Adam” Bock will be Friday, March 29 from 4-8 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville. Survived by mother, Robin Schaefferkoetter of O’Fallon and father, Ben Bock and Ronda Calkins of Rosebud Brother, Alexander Bock and wife Jesse of Cornelius, NC



Sharon Lee Bender
3/27/2024
Sharon Lee Bender nee Skelton of St. Clair, MO passed away Saturday, March 23, 2024 Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, March 29, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Visitation for 80 year old Sharon Bender will be held from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Friday, March 29, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Burial in Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair, MO She is survived by: Spouse: Lee Bender of St. Clair, MO Sons: #(2) Ray Leuthauser, Jr. (Carrie) of Cedar Hill, MO and Steve Leuthauser (Lynn) of Cedar Hill, MO Daughters: #(5)Michele Reasoner (Tony Storie) of St. Clair, MO, Tamara Lister (John) of St. Clair, MO, Kathy Gentner (Will) of Hallsville, MO, Jeannette Bender of Fenton, MO and Julie Fischer (Christopher) of Florissant, MO Grandchildren: #(19) Great-Grandchildren: #(26) Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com



David Pehle
3/26/2024
David Pehle, 51, of Union, MO passed away Sunday, March 24, 2024. He is survived by his wife, Shawn Pehle (nee' Byler) of Union; one daughter, Vanessa Pehle of Union; two brothers, Allen Pehle and wife Lori of Hermann, MO and Jerry Pehle and wife Brittany of Washington, MO; his aunt, Viola "Marie" Schoenfeld of Union; his father-in-law, Larry Byler of Union, MO; brother-in-law, Jeremy Byler of Marthasville, MO; along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, March 29, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO with Pastor Roger Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Midlawn Memorial Gardens in Union, MO. Visitation for 51-year-old David Pehle will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, March 28, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to BackStoppers. The Pehle family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Jeanette Louise Long
3/19/2024
Jeanette Louise Long nee Ruder of Union, MO passed away Friday, March 15, 2024 Visitation for 88 year old Jeanette will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 PM on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO A private committal will take place at a later date She is survived by: Sons: #(3) Rodney Long and wife, Kelly, of Robertsville, MO, Kenneth Long of Beaufort, MO and Kevin Long and wife, Kim, of Lonedell, MO Daughters: #(3) Vicky Gill and husband, Mathew, of St. Clair, MO, Gale Heideman and husband, Jim, Sr., of Lonedell, MO and Cindy Brinker and husband, Vernon, of Villa Ridge, MO Sisters: #(2) Grandchildren: #(17) Great-Grandchildren: #(28) Memorials: May be made to the Franklin County Humane Society Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com



Ronae Nicole Belloir
3/17/2024
Ronae Nicole Belloir of Bland passed away Wednesday, March 13,2024. Funeral services will be on Monday, March 18, at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rosebud, Mo. Visitation for 44 year old Ronae Nicole Belloir will be March 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rosebud. Burial will be at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Rosebud. Her survivors include: her parents, Ronald and Nantalie Belloir; her sister, Rochelle Maples and husband Andrew of Belle; and brother, Ryan Belloir and wife Yasmin of Long Beach, Calif; nephews, Noah Lee Maples and Theodore James Maples.



Alexander Lee Stark
3/16/2024
Alexander Lee Stark, 29, of Washington, MO passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2024. He is survived by his mother, Mary McClure of Sweet Springs, MO; one brother, Leo Stark III of Union; his grandmother, Kathy Minks of Union; along with his extended family members Jeff and Tracie Wilmoth of Vienna; his best friend and brother, Trevor Lampkin of Kansas City; and his sisters: Kayla Wilmoth of New Haven, Breanna Cline of Springfield, MO, and Kristen Wilmoth of Union; along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held privately. The Stark family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union.



Virginia Ann VanLeer
3/16/2024
Virginia Ann VanLeer (nee’ Wilmesher), 85, of Beaufort, MO passed away Thursday, March 14, 2024. She is survived by one son, John VanLeer and wife Lori of Beaufort; two daughters: Beth Billington and husband Dan of Chamois, MO and Jill Pickard and husband Mark of DeSoto, MO; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; three brothers: Jim Wilmesher of Osage Beach, David Wilmesher (Linda) of VA, and Paul Wilmesher of Union; brother-in-law, Joe Faber of Union; sister-in-law, Helen Olm of Toronto, KS; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Monday, March 18, 2024 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Union with Rev. Peter Blake officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation for 85-year-old Virginia VanLeer will be held from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday, March 17, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO. A parish rosary will be prayed at 12:45 PM on Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Franklin County 4-H Extension Council, or a charity of the donor's choice. The VanLeer family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Norma Jean Becker
3/15/2024
Norma Jean “Jeanie” Becker, 80, of Labadie, passed away on March 13, 2024. Jeanie, daughter of the late August Steffens and Evelyn nee Kleekamp, was born on September 8, 1943, in Washington. She received her education from Washington High School, graduating in 1961. On December 5, 1964, she was united in marriage to Donald Becker at the Pilgrim U.C.C. in Labadie. In 1995, she received her Associate of Arts degree from East Central College. Jeanie and Donald made a happy life on their farm in Labadie where they raised Dean, Debbie, and Sally. Jeanie was a worker. She never met a job she wouldn’t or couldn’t do. In addition to making a home and farming alongside Donald, Jeanie held several jobs in which she used her talent for cooking. Many of the ingredients in her delicious dishes came from their farm and the garden that Jeanie tended with love and a green thumb. Donald and Jeanie loved to travel and to watch sports, especially the Cardinals and the Mizzou Tigers. But Jeanie’s most favorite thing was her grandchildren. She was the grandma that everyone should have. Jeanie will be dearly missed as a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Jeanie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald Becker; daughter-in-law, Renee Becker; two siblings, Barbara Johns, James Steffens, and grandson, Jesse Becker. Among her survivors are three children, Dean Becker and Janet Eckelkamp of Union, Debbie Becker and Scott Luecker of Washington, and Sally Becker and husband Steve Hollis of Columbia, MO; siblings, George Steffens of Labadie, Helen Sands of Labadie, Martha Owens and husband Ronnie of Labadie, Robert Steffens and wife Sandy of Labadie, Verie Dothage of Labadie, and Richard Steffens and wife Becky of Washington; three grandchildren, Nathan Bowen and wife Lori of Henderson, NV, Hank Becker and significant other Mackenzie Hobeck of Jackson, MO, and Gus Hollis of Columbia, MO; two great-grandchildren, Nicholas Bowen of Springfield, MO and Cheyanna Bowen of Henderson, NV; other relatives and friends. A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2024, from 2-5 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 18, 2024, at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Bethel Cemetery in Labadie. Memorial donations can be made to Pilgrim U.C.C. in Labadie.



Janice Adams
3/15/2024
Janice Adams of Bland passed away Wednesday, March 13th. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, March 20 at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Owensville. Burial in the church cemetery. Visitation for 85 year old Janice Adams will be Wednesday, March 20 from 9-11 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville. Survived by children, Donald Adams Jr. of St. Louis, Dawn Hannah of Bland and Cherie Friday and husband Mike of Union. Sister, Kay Voss of Arnold Grandchildren: 6 Greats: 15



Arlene Zoellner
3/14/2024
Arlene A. Zoellner, 92, of Washington, passed away on March 7, 2024. Mrs. Zoellner, daughter of the late Bernard Tobben and Agnes nee Unnerstall, was born on January 7, 1932, in Washington. She received her education from St. Francis Borgia High School. On February 19, 1955, she was united in marriage to Paul Zoellner at St. Francis Borgia Church. Through a life well lived, Arlene was first and foremost a wife and mother who always put family above all else. Arlene loved the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, rarely missing a game. She also enjoyed watching Jeopardy and painting by numbers. Arlene, in addition to raising her six children, was a working mom, most notably serving many years as the school secretary in the Washington Public School System at South Point Elementary. She also gave of her time to the community through volunteering at Mercy Hospital, the St Francis Borgia Food Pantry and Encore Resale Shop benefitting the ministries of St. Francis Borgia Parish. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul Zoellner; four brothers, Leonard Tobben, Vern Tobben, Bob Tobben and Bill Tobben; a sister, Margaret Tobben; two sisters-in-law, Lillian Tobben, Mary Tobben, and brother-in-law, John Struckhoff. Among her survivors are her children, Mark Zoellner and partner Michelle Weis of Salt Lake City, UT, Nancy Zoellner of St. Louis, Patrick Zoellner and wife Janice of Labadie, Daniel Zoellner and wife Michelle of Fenton, John Zoellner and wife Julie of Gilbert, AZ, and Timothy Zoellner and wife Frances of San Diego, CA; sister, Rita Struckhoff; grandchildren, Madelyn Zoellner, Max Zoellner, Laurin Willets, Nolan Zoellner, Andrea Zoellner, Hannah Bond, Joe Zoellner, Jake Zoellner, Jack Zoellner, and Alexa Zoellner; great-grandchildren, Drew Zoellner, Patrick Zoellner, June Willets, and Rosie Willets; sister-in-law, Marlene Tobben; loved ones and many friends. A visitation will be held on March 22, 2024, from 8-9:30 a.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Memorial Mass will begin at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Borgia Church. Memorial donations can be made to the St. Francis Borgia Church or the American Cancer Society.



Brenda Sieckmann
3/13/2024
Brenda Sieckmann of Owensville passed away Monday, March 11th. Graveside service will be Wednesday, March 13 at 3:00 p.m. at Countryside Memorial Gardens. Survived by husband, Harvey of their home Children, Kim Angell and husband Bryan of Owensville Daughter-in-law, Brenda Minter and husband Lewis of Sharpsburg, Georgia Grandchildren, Beth of Sharpsburg, Georgia, Becca Sieckmann of Arlington, Virginia and Mercedes Angell of Cape Girardeau, Mo.



Myra Albrecht
3/13/2024
Myra Albrecht (nee' Durdon), 81, of Union, MO passed away Monday, March 11, 2024. She is survived by her husband, James Albrecht of Union; one daughter, April Albrecht of Union; one son, Matthew Albrecht and wife Ericka of Union; one grandson, Timothy Hilmer of Union, MO; along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Missouri Department of Conservation. The Albrecht family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Mary Chavez
3/12/2024
Mary A. Chavez nee Crafton of Festus, MO passed away Sunday, March 10, 2023 Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair, MO The family of 64 year old Mary Chavez was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO She is survived by: Daughters: #(1) Christina Cotton (Gabriel) of Festus, MO Sisters: #(1) Grandchildren: #(2) Great-Grandchildren: #(1) Memorials: American Lung Association Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com



James Neier
3/12/2024
James H. Neier, 95, of Washington, passed away on March 8, 2024. Mr. Neier, son of the late August Neier and Rose nee Zwicke, was born on March 9, 1928, in Washington. He received his education from St Francis Borgia High School. On February 5, 1948, he was united in marriage to Florene Homeyer. Jim loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed making BBQ and cutting wood for the stove. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Florene Neier; three children, Mike Neier, Tim Neier, Sandy Neier; siblings, Sister Marie Neier, Bernice Dieckhaus, Leola Engemann, Louise Poepsel, Hans Neier, Buddy Neier, Rita Kuchem; daughter-in-law, Karol Neier; three brother-in-laws, Kenny Painter, Arlie Wessel, Jim Desmond, and sister-in-law, Penny Brown. Among his survivors are five daughters, Karen Halley and husband Mike of New Haven, Kathy Sieges and husband Herm of Union, Pat Taylor and husband Chuck of Washington, Susie Amburgy and husband Mike of Caulfield, MO, and Pam Kimminau and husband Bill of Washington; two siblings, Virginia Painter of Dutzow and Rosemary Wessel of Washington; twenty three grandchildren, thirty four great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; brother-in-law, Claude Brown; sister-in-law, Helen Desmond; loved ones and many friends. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, from 9-10 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, with a memorial mass beginning at 10 a.m. Memorial donations can be made to the American Heart Association or the Ronald McDonald House. Arrangements in care of Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home, Washington.



James Curtis Rhodes
3/11/2024
James (J.C.) Curtis Rhodes of Bland passed away Friday, March 8, 2024. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 12, at 11:00 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Funeral Home Chapel in Owensville. Burial will be at Oak Forrest Cemetery in Bland. Visitation for 68 year old James (J.C.) Curtis Rhodes will be at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, at Gottenstroeter Funeral Home Chapel in Owensville. He is survived by: daughter: Tracey Peters of Kansas City, Mo.; and siblings: Sharon and husband Terry Janey of Beaufort; Bud and wife Kim Rhodes of Bland; Mary and husband Mervin Hafner of Bland, Nancy and husband Roger Willson of Jefferson City and Frank and wife Diane Rhodes of Bland.



Dawn Boschert
3/11/2024
Dawn Boschert, 66, of Union, MO (formerly of Crestwood, MO) passed away Friday, March 8, 2024. She is survived by one brother, Brian Boschert and wife Sue of Webster Groves; one sister, Crystal Boschert of Union; along with two nieces, other relatives, and friends. Funeral services will be held privately at a later date. The Boschert family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Kenny Voss
3/8/2024
Kenny Voss, 61, of Union, MO passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2024. He is survived by his wife, Dawn Voss (nee' DeMiere) of Union; three sons: Landon Hansel of Union, Laine Hansel of Union, and Kyle DeMiere of Rolla; seven daughters: Tiffany Schlueter and husband William of Rolla, Brandi Voss of St. Charles, Stephanie Neill and husband Dan of Wright City, Ashley Hansel of Union, Kaylen Hansel of Union, Isabella Major of Union, and Ally Major of Union; his mother, Betty Heimann of Dutzow; one sister, Karla Nicholas and husband Lonnie of Wright City; two brothers: Keith Voss of Washington and Kevin Voss and wife Barbara of Washington; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial services will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, March 15, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO with Pastor Mark Meyers officiating. Interment will be held privately. Memorial visitation for 61-year-old Kenny Voss will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, March 15, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington. A rosary will be held at 3:30 PM on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made the Voss family (checks payable to Dawn Voss). The Voss family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.



Theresa Overschmidt
3/8/2024
Theresa Overschmidt (nee' Stowe), 86, of Union, MO, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2024. She is survived by two sons: Robert Overschmidt and wife Cyndi of Washington and Don Overschmidt and wife Maria of IN; three daughters: Jane Luechtefeld and husband Paul of Leslie, Amy Royle and husband Matthew of FL, and Susan McClung and husband Adam of Union; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at Immaculate Conception Church in Union, MO with Rev. Peter Blake officiating. Interment will be held privately. Visitation for 86-year-old Theresa Overschmidt will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO. A parish rosary will be held at 3:45 PM on Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Masses or the Franklin County Humane Society. The Overschmidt family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Terry Eckelkamp
3/8/2024
Terry R. Eckelkamp, 67, of Washington, passed away on March 5, 2024. Terry, son of the late Earl Eckelkamp and Marilyn nee LeFarth, was born on August 17, 1956, in Washington. He received his education from St. Francis Borgia High School. Terry was an electrician by trade and began his career at Bell Electric. He then went on to work for Eckelkamp Electric until his retirement. Terry was a funny, caring, and very optimistic person. He always had a joke or story to share and enjoyed making others laugh. One of his most favorite things to do was to go fishing at his lake and have barbecues with his family and friends. He was an avid NASCAR and Three Stooges fan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Marilyn Eckelkamp and sister, Linda Eckelkamp. Among his survivors are his two daughters, Amber Fadler and husband Jakob of New Haven and Cody Eckelkamp and husband Michael Paul of Ballwin; siblings, Karla Westhoff and husband Rick of Marthasville, Tom Eckelkamp of Krakow, LuAnn Cooper of Washington, Elaine Schmitt and husband Glenn of Concord Hill, Eric Eckelkamp and wife Danette of Washington, Evon Bishop and husband Todd of Clover Bottom, and Edward Eckelkamp and wife Michele of Krakow; two grandchildren, Cohen and Aubree Fadler; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A visitation will be held on Monday, March 11, 2024, from 4-7 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at St. Gertrude’s Church in Krakow. Interment will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the National MS Society.




3/7/2024
Alta (Nadine) Jarvis, 90, of Owensville, Mo., went to meet her Lord and Savior on Monday, March 4, 2024 at her residence. She was born Nov. 27, 1933, to James Franklin and Rilda Pearl (Mobley) Walker in Duke, Mo. She was united in marriage Dec. 1, 1956, to Carl Jarvis in Bland. Nadine was a member of First Baptist Church in Owensville where she enjoyed going to church and spending time with her church family and her family. She served Bland Baptist Church as secretary and treasurer for 27 years. Her favorite pastime was watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball games, sewing, embroidery, reading and working puzzles. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Pearl; sisters, Ruth Delong, Ruby Hayes, Iva Manes, Orpha Mathis, Opal Medlock and Elma Cox; and two grandchildren, Joey DeBoeuf and Kissia Jarvis. She is survived by her husband, Carl of their home; children, Sandy Winistoerfer and husband Rick of Gerald, Roger Jarvis and Brenda of Owensville and Kathy Juarez and husband Joe of Antelope, Calif.; siblings, James Walker and wife Delores of Owensville and Ada Mae Lewis of Rolla; grandchildren, Amanda Stephens and husband Skip of Foristell, Amy DeBoeuf of Clearwater, Fla., Crystal Ditto and husband Andrew of Owensville, Samuel Juarez and Faith Juarez both of Antelope, Calif., Cody Winistoerfer and wife Courtney of Gerald and Marissa Juarez of Citrus Heights, Calif.; and great-grandchildren, Isaac, Ethan, Gabe and Bryson Ditto, Emily and Wyatt Stephens, Macee Jarvis and fiance Trent Garvey, Taryn Jansson, Hayden and Evelyn Winistoerfer and Alita Phillips. Visitation will be Friday, March 9 from 9-11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Owensville. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Kevin Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in Countryside Memorial Gardens. Memorials requested for family’s choice.



Leah Kaye Mustain
3/6/2024
Leah Kaye Mustain, 34, of Washington, MO passed away Monday, February 26, 2024. She is survived by mother, Karen Schmitz of Washington, MO; father, Daniel Mustain of East Alton, IL; grandmother, Louise Brune of Washington, MO; daughter, Lexi Ann Hoffman; four sisters, Carrie Mustain, Hannah Dvorak, Allison Mustain and Angela Schmitz; two brothers, Joshua Mustain and Rusty Mustain. Along with aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins, other relatives, and friends. Visitation will be held for the 34 year old, Leah Mustain, at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday March 9, 2024 at Jubilee Church of Washington, Mo. A memorial service will be held on March 9, 2024, at 11:00 A.M from the Jubilee Church of Washington, Mo. The Mustain family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home.



Barbara Dale Brown
3/6/2024
Barbara Dale Brown of Ozark, MO passed away Thursday, February 15, 2023 Memorial Services will be held at 12:00 PM Saturday, March 9, 2024 at Franklin County Baptist Association, Union, MO Visitation for 77 year old Barbara Brown will be held from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at Franklin County Baptist Association, Union, MO A private committal will take place at a later date She is survived by: Sons: #(1)Mike Brown (Debbie) of Nixa, MO Daughters: #(1) Stacey Brown of St. Clair, MO Brothers: #(1) Sisters: #(3) Grandchildren: #(1) Great-Grandchildren: #( ) Memorials: May be made to Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome Foundation Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com



Jeanette Armistead
3/5/2024
Jeanette Armistead, 90, of Union, MO passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2024. She is survived by three sons: Charles Armistead of Hahira, GA, Bill Armistead of Jefferson City, MO, and Jim Armistead and wife Mary of Washington, MO; two daughters: Jane Armistead of Lawrenceville GA and Susie Armistead of Washington, MO; six grandchildren: Matt Thayer (Taylor), Kathleen Wills (Tyler), Rachel Rogers (partner Leslie Roesler), Daniel J. Armistead (Cassi), Daniel T. Armistead, Brenden Thayer (partner Kaliyah Stewart); and seven great-grandchildren: Quincy, Thomas, Grady, Cayden, Patrick, Elena, and Micah; along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO. Burial will follow in Midlawn Memorial Gardens in Union, MO. Visitation for 90-year-old Jeanette Armistead will be held from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. The Armistead family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Burrell Simons
3/5/2024
Burrell “Fletcher” Simons, 79, of Union, MO passed away Saturday, March 2, 2024. He is survived by his wife, Colleen Simons (nee’ Berghorn) of Union; one son, Andy Simons and wife Beth of Union; one daughter, Christy Kahn and husband Alex of Webster Groves; 3 grandchildren; one brother, Ed Simons and wife Roberta of Washington; three sisters: Linda Welke and husband Rev. Orland of Canada, Ginny Dieckhaus of Washington, and Beth Nadler and husband Leroy of Augusta; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, March 8, 2024 at Zion United Church of Christ in Union, MO with Rev. Nicholas Knoblauch officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation for 79-year-old Fletcher Simons will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Zion UCC Building Fund or Union Food Pantry. The Simons family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Harry Holdmeier
3/5/2024
Harry Holdmeier, 72, of Washington, MO passed away Thursday, February 29, 2024. He is survived by his wife, Melinda Holdmeier (nee’ Feldmann) of Washington; one son, Tim Holdmeier and wife Stephanie of Wentzville; one daughter, Tonya Funke and husband Kalen of Washington; three grandchildren; four sisters: Linda Brunner of Washington, Donna Meyer and husband Harold of Washington, Jane Archibee and husband Mark of Washington, and Betty Herkenhoff of Union; two brothers: Kenneth Holdmeier of Washington and Steve Holdmeier of Stony Hill; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Washington with Rev. Jeff Maassen officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation for 72-year-old Harry Holdmeier will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, March 4, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Masses. The Holdmeier family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.



Barbara Ann Kennedy
3/5/2024
Barbara Ann Kennedy nee Todd of Columbia, MO passed away Saturday, March 2, 2024 Funeral Mass for 76 year old Barbara will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, March 7, 2024 At St. Clare Catholic Church, St. Clair, MO Burial in Anaconda Community Cemetery, St. Clair, MO She is survived by: Daughters: #(2) Renee Hoagenson and Michele Kennedy Grandchildren: #( 5) Great-Grandchildren: #(2) Memorials: none Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com



Nellie Ann Davis
3/5/2024
Nellie Ann Davis nee Bailey of St. Clair, MO passed away Sunday, March 3, 2023 Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, March 8, 2024 at First Baptist Church, St. Clair, MO Visitation for 96 year old Nellie Davis will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO and after 9:00 AM on Friday, March 8, 2024 at First Baptist Church, St. Clair, MO Burial in Midlawn Memorial Garden, Union, MO She is survived by: Sisters: #(1) Eileen Struck of Pensacola, FL Memorials: May be made to First Baptist Church, St. Clair, MO Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com



Donald Burhans
3/5/2024
Donald Burhans, 79, of Washington, MO passed away Saturday, March 2, 2024. He is survived by his wife, Claire Saucier of Washington; one daughter, Michelle Burhans of Watsonville, CA; one son, Donald Burhans of Aptos, CA; two grandchildren, Raven and Garett Ayo; one brother, Russell Burhans and wife Sue of VA; one sister, Wendy Ross and husband Warren of Northport, NY; his mother-in-law, Frances Saucier of Washington; sister-in-law, Jean Richardson and husband Bob of FL; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 PM on Monday, March 11, 2024 at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Washington, MO with Rev. Jeff Maassen officiating. Interment will be held privately in the church cemetery at a later date. Visitation for 79-year-old Donald Burhans will be held from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday, March 10, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO. A parish rosary will be held at 12:30 PM on Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Iron Spike Model Train Museum. The Burhans family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.



Mary Ann Blaske
3/4/2024
Mary Ann Blaske of Owensville passed away Saturday, March 2nd. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, March 9th at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Owensville. Burial will be in church cemetery. Visitation for 97 year old Mary Ann Blaske will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville. Survived by children, Suzie Farris and husband James of St. Louis, Paula Belloir and husband Roger of Roseburg Oregon, Jeff Blaske and wife Brenda of Defiance and Randy Blaske and wife Stephanie of Mt. Sterling Grandchildren: 6 Greats: 4



Franklin Anderson
3/4/2024
Franklin Anderson of Owensville passed away Sunday, March 3rd. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 5 at 11:00 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville. Burial in Boeuff Presbyterian Cemetery. Visitation for 80 year old Franklin Anderson will be Tuesday from 9-11 a.m. at the Chapel. Survived by wife, Berneice of their home; children, Robin Lenauer and husband Chris and Adam Anderson and wife Natasha all of Owensville Siblings, Ruby Joshu, Roger Anderson, Clifford Anderson and wife Sheila all of Piedmont. Grandchildren: 6 Greats: 7



Harry Holdmeier
3/2/2024
Harry Holdmeier, 72, of Washington, MO passed away Thursday, February 29, 2024. He is survived by his wife, Melinda Holdmeier (nee’ Feldmann) of Washington; one son, Tim Holdmeier and wife Stephanie of Wentzville; one daughter, Tonya Funke and husband Kalen of Washington; three grandchildren; four sisters: Linda Brunner of Washington, Donna Meyer and husband Harold of Washington, Jane Archibee and husband Mark of Washington, and Betty Herkenhoff of Union; two brothers: Kenneth Holdmeier of Washington and Steve Holdmeier of Stony Hill; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Washington with Rev. Jeff Maassen officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation for 72-year-old Harry Holdmeier will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, March 4, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Masses. The Holdmeier family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.



Carol Drewel
3/1/2024
Carol Sue Drewel of Union, MO passed away Saturday, March 24, 2024 Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, March 4, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Visitation for 74 year old Carol will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Sunday, March 3, 2024 and after 9:00 AM on Monday, March 4, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Burial in Liberty Cemetery, Belle, MO She is survived by: Son1: #(1) Mike Drewel, Sr. and wife, Marcie, of Boerne, TX Brothers: #(1) Sisters: #(1) Grandchildren: #(2) Memorials: May be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com



Kathy Kleekamp
3/1/2024
Kathy Kleekamp of Chesterfield, MO, formerly of Washington, MO, passed away Monday, February 26, 2024. She is survived by one son: Justin Brandt (Melinda) of Gypsum, CO; four grandchildren: Macklin, Macy, Molly, and Mya; three sisters: Mary Beth Kleekamp, Maureen Kleekamp, and Christine Barrett (Daryl); two brothers: Roger Kleekamp (Lori) and Karl Kleekamp, all from Washington, MO. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, March 5,2024 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Washington, MO. Burial will follow in St. Francis Borgia Catholic Cemetery. Visitation for the 72 year old will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, March 4,2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO. Memorial donations may be made to UMSL Optometry Scholarship.



Pat Tobben
2/29/2024
Pat Tobben, 68, of Villa Ridge, Mo. passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2024. She is survived by husband: Tony Tobben of Villa Ridge; sons: Cody Tobben and wife Amanda of Grubville, Mo. and Anthony Tobben Jr. and wife Amanda of Union, Mo.; daughters: Jessica Homeyer and husband Scott of Washington, Mo., Jennifer Brune and husband Thomas of Villa Ridge, Mo., and Cary Sloan and significant other Timothy Eastman; sister: Judy Schultz of Union, Mo.; brother: Scott Brooks and significant other Jax Pomales; as well as 11 grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, March 2, at 12:00 PM at St. John the Baptist Church-Gildehaus with a meal to follow. Burial services will be private. Visitation will be held for the 68 year old, Pat Tobben, on Friday, March 1, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, Mo. from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. A Rosary will be held at 3:45 PM on Friday. Memorial donations may be made out to the Franklin County Humane Society or Masses. The Tobben family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home.



Marceline Schmitt
2/29/2024
Marceline E. “Tudy” Schmitt, 93, of Washington, passed away on January 27, 2024. Mrs. Schmitt, daughter of the late John M. Uhrmann and Margaret nee Crismon, was born on September 8, 1930, in Washington. She received her education from Washington High School. On April 5, 1951, she was united in marriage to Kenneth F. Schmitt. Tudy adored her children and grandchildren. She was an avid reader, loved cooking, and enjoyed the beauty of flowers and the outdoors. She was a member of St. Francis Borgia Parish. Mrs. Schmitt was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth F. Schmitt; two brothers, John Uhrmann and Richard Uhrmann and two sister-in-laws, Gloria Uhrmann and Janet Uhrmann. Among her survivors are two children, Steve Schmitt and wife Melanie of Laramie, WY and Anne Cochran and husband John of St. Louis: grandchildren, Emily Schmitt and husband Kevin Shimkus of Laramie, WY, Taylor Reda and husband Nick of St. Louis, and Alec Cochran and wife Dani of St. Louis; two great-grandchildren, Luke Shimkus and Dominic Reda; loved ones and many friends. A Memorial Mass will be held on March 9, 2024, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Borgia Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the St. Francis Borgia Grade School Tuition Assistance Fund. Arrangements in care of Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home, Washington.



Michael Edward Malady
2/27/2024
Michael Edward Malady of Byrnes Mill, MO passed away Friday, February 23, 2023 Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Visitation for 66 year old Michael Malady will be held from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Burial in Anaconda Community Cemetery, St. Clair, MO He is survived by: Spouse: Debra Malady nee Hansel of High Ridge, MO Sons: #(1) Michael Malady of High Ridge, MO Daughters: #(4) Erika Malady of Los Angeles, CA, Erin Spoon (Kris) of Hazelwood, MO, Michelle Pelias (Doug) of St. Charles, MO and Dana Perkins (Dominic) of state of Maine Brothers: #(4) Sisters: #(5) Grandchildren: #(2) Memorials: May be made to the American Cancer Society Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com



Evelyn Lakebrink
2/26/2024
Evelyn B. Lakebrink, 93, of Washington, passed away on February 21, 2024. Mrs. Lakebrink, daughter of the late Dr. John P. Post and Mimi Wallmeier, was born on September 10, 1930 in Washington. She received her education from St. Francis Borgia High School. On June 16, 1951, she was united in marriage to Marvin E. Lakebrink and St. Francis Borgia Church. Mrs. Lakebrink had a love for music, especially the piano. She was an instructor for many years and was also the pianist for the Civic Chorus. She enjoyed gardening, ceramics, painting, and playing bridge. But most of all she loved her family and visiting with all of them. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marvin E. Lakebrink; daughter, Diane Lakebrink Schnelt; siblings, Dr. John Post, Marian Post Struckhoff, David Post, and Jackie Post Miller. Among her survivors are her children, Linda Kelly and husband Mike of Chesterfield, John Lakebrink of Chesterfield, Mimi Nelson and husband Jim of Wentzville, Anita Eckelkamp and husband Jim of Washington, Mary Ronchetto and husband Gene of Woodlands, TX, Tom Lakebrink and wife Cathy of Liberty, MO, Theresa Lakebrink of Warrenton, and Jeanne Dicks and husband Ted of Sewell, NJ; grandchildren, Mike Kelly and wife Mariam, Brian Kelly and significant other Samantha, Mark Schnelt and wife Tonia, Thomas Schnelt, Kathryn Wallach and husband Adam, Nick Eckelkamp and wife Jaimee, Erica Ronchetto and husband Alex, Andrew Ronchetto and wife Lorena, Matthew Lakebrink and wife Emily, Drew Lakebrink and wife Lauren, Jake Dicks and significant other Allison, Joshua Dicks, Carilee Lakebrink and significant other Casey, Michelle McCubbin and husband Brett, Scott Lakebrink and wife Debra, Lauren Krueger and husband Maxx, and Kirk Lakebrink and wife Hannah; great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Marianna Schwane, loved ones and friends. A visitation will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Borgia Church. Interment will be in the St. Francis Borgia Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the St. Francis Borgia Church or St. Francis Borgia Grade School.



Evelyn Lakebrink
2/24/2024
Evelyn B. Lakebrink, 93, of Washington, passed away on February 21, 2024. Mrs. Lakebrink, daughter of the late Dr. John P. Post and Mimi Wallmeier, was born on September 10, 1930 in Washington. She received her education from St. Francis Borgia High School. On June 16, 1951, she was united in marriage to Marvin E. Lakebrink and St. Francis Borgia Church. Mrs. Lakebrink had a love for music, especially the piano. She was an instructor for many years and was also the pianist for the Civic Chorus. She enjoyed gardening, ceramics, painting, and playing bridge. But most of all she loved her family and visiting with all of them. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marvin E. Lakebrink; daughter, Diane Lakebrink Schnelt; siblings, Dr. John Post, Marian Post Struckhoff, David Post, and Jackie Post Miller. Among her survivors are her children, Linda Kelly and husband Mike of Chesterfield, John Lakebrink of Chesterfield, Mimi Nelson and husband Jim of Wentzville, Anita Eckelkamp and husband Jim of Washington, Mary Ronchetto and husband Gene of Woodlands, TX, Tom Lakebrink and wife Cathy of Liberty, MO, Theresa Lakebrink of Warrenton, and Jeanne Dicks and husband Ted of Sewell, NJ; grandchildren, Mike Kelly and wife Mariam, Brian Kelly and significant other Samantha, Mark Schnelt and wife Tonia, Thomas Schnelt, Kathryn Wallach and husband Adam, Nick Eckelkamp and wife Jaimee, Erica Ronchetto and husband Alex, Andrew Ronchetto and wife Lorena, Matthew Lakebrink and wife Emily, Drew Lakebrink and wife Lauren, Jake Dicks and significant other Allison, Joshua Dicks, Carilee Lakebrink and significant other Casey, Michelle McCubbin and husband Brett, Scott Lakebrink and wife Debra, Lauren Krueger and husband Maxx, and Kirk Lakebrink and wife Hannah; great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Marianna Schwane, loved ones and friends. A visitation will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Borgia Church. Interment will be in the St. Francis Borgia Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the St. Francis Borgia Church or St. Francis Borgia Grade School.



Mary Scheer
2/24/2024
Mary Scheer (nee' Luttrell), 87, of Washington, MO passed away Thursday, February 22, 2024. She is survived by one daughter, Becky Brown and husband Steve of Washington; two grandchildren: Jess McGuire (Micah) of Lees Summit and Abby Brown (Austin Weiss) of Springfield; one sister, Bonnie Wisecarver of Washington; two sisters-in-law: Romana Welsh and Arlene Marts, both of Washington; brother-in-law, Bobby Mueller of Washington; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 AM on Monday, February 26, 2024 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Washington with Pastor Craig Wehmeyer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation for 87-year-old Mary Scheer will be held from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM on Monday, February 26, 2024 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Washington. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Immanuel Lutheran School. The Scheer family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.



Rhonda Brown
2/23/2024
Rhonda Brown (nee Hendricks), 69, of Villa Ridge, MO passed away Thursday, February, 22, 2024. She is survived by five children: Tracy Parker and husband Andy of Union, Haley Brown-Alonzo of Union, Earl Brown of Villa Ridge, Brad Brown of Villa Ridge, and Chris Brown of Villa Ridge; eight grandchildren; one brother, Mark Hendricks, of St. Louis, MO; brother-in-law, Daniel Adams of Licking, MO ; two sisters-in-law: Katina Goodman and husband Ron of Beaufort, MO and Carolyn Brown of Lake Sherwood, MO; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held privately followed by a private burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Villa Ridge, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Brown family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Alice Tomas
2/23/2024
Alice Tomas (nee' Bernstein), 90, of Union, MO passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.Debbie Litwiller and husband Steve of Booneville, Missouri. seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren. She is survived by two daughters: Pam Disney of Union and Debbie Litwiller and husband Steve of Booneville; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren; along with other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Franklin County Humane Society. The Tomas family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, Mo.



Doris Feth
2/22/2024
Doris Feth (nee' Frankenberg), 85, of Beaufort, MO passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2024. She is survived by five children: Phyliss Fink and husband Mike, Doug Feth and wife Inez, Karen Bleckman and husband Fritz, Tim Feth and wife Denise, and Dewayne Feth and wife Theresa; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; one brother, Don Frankenberg; brother-in-law, Orville Schroepfer; sister-in-law, Jane Oehlert; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at St. Joseph Neier Catholic Church with Rev. Peter Blake officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation for 85-year-old Doris Feth will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, February 23, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be held at 3:30 PM on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Masses to St. Joseph Neier. The Feth Family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



JoAnn Hoelscher
2/22/2024
JoAnn C. Hoelscher, 82, of Washington, passed away on February 19, 2024. Mrs. Hoelscher, daughter of the late Lawrence Ballmann and Alma nee Hotmer, was born on June 14, 1941, in Marthasville. She received her education from St. Francis Borgia High School. On May 26, 1962, she was united in marriage to David Hoelscher at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. JoAnn loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed having guests over to her home to swim and watching the hummingbirds on her back porch. She was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Chuck Byrd; siblings, Tippy Feldmann, Ralph Ballmann, Lawrence Ballmann, James Ballmann, Charles Ballmann, and Audrey Aholt. Among her survivors are her husband, David Hoelscher of Washington; children, Terry Hoelscher of Washington, Cindy Byrd of Washington, and Peggy Brinkmann and husband David of Washington; siblings, Tootsie Trentmann of Krakow and Helen Hilgedick of Pittsfield, IL; grandchildren, Nathaniel Byrd and significant other Kim Strubberg and her daughter, Ember, Lucas Brinkmann, Aaron Brinkmann, and Kayla Brinkmann; great-granddaughter, Vesper Byrd; other relatives and friends. A visitation will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2024, from 3-6 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. A funeral mass will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 26, 2024, at St. Francis Borgia Church. Memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or St. Francis Borgia Church.



Robert Schallenberg
2/20/2024
Robert F. Schallenberg of O”Fallon, MO passed away Saturday, February 26, 2023 Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM Monday, February 26, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Visitation for 95 year old Robert Schallenberg will be held from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Monday, February 26, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Burial in Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair, MO He is survived by: Sons: #(2) Robert L. Schallenberg (Mary) of Parker, TX and Charles Kevin Schallenberg (Debbie) of Foristell, MO Sisters: #(1) Grandchildren: #(3) Great-Grandchildren: #(7) Memorials: May be made to First Baptist Church, O’Fallon, MO Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com



Dennis Fricke
2/20/2024
Dennis Fricke, 71, of Union, MO passed away Monday, February 19, 2024. He is survived by three daughters: Alicia Fricke of Fenton, Heather Fricke of Richmond Heights, and Elizabeth Lee and husband Eddie of Union; two grandchildren: Jessica Vondera and husband Spencer and Judge LaMunion; two great-grandchildren: Marcus and Emma Vondera; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO with Pastor Roger Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Ellisville. Visitation for 71-year-old Dennis Fricke will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to MO Dept. of Conservation. The Fricke family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Reva Georgia Benton
2/20/2024
Reva Georgia Benton nee Sites of St. Clair, MO passed away Saturday, February 17, 2024 Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, February 23, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Visitation for 62 year old Reva Benton will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 AM on Friday, February 23, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Burial in Anaconda Community Cemetery, St. Clair, MO She is survived by: Spouse: Johnny Allen Benton, Sr. of St. Clair, MO Sons: #(2) Billy Kelley, Jr. (Miryha) of Bourbon, MO and Justin Kelley of Sullivan, MO Daughters: #(1) Carrie Owens of Sullivan, MO Brothers: #(1) Sisters: #(3) Grandchildren: #(6) Great-Grandchildren: #(4) Memorials: Anaconda Community Cemetery Fund Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com



Mike Chilovich
2/18/2024
Mike Chilovich, 79, of Washington, MO passed away Saturday, February 17, 2024. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Chilovich (nee' Gullet) of Washington; two daughters: Tricia Wagner and fiancé Kevin Haslag of Washington and Chris Mash and husband Billy of Union; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; one sister, Terry O'Donnell and husband Patrick "OD" of Washington; sister-in-law, Theresa Waterman and husband Charlie of Eldridge, MO; along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at Lifestream Church in Washington, MO with Pastor Stephen Whistler officiating. Full military honors will immediately follow. Interment will be held privately. Visitation for 79-year-old Mike Chilovich will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Union Fire Protection District. The Chilovich family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Donna Faye Baker-Thurman
2/17/2024
Donna Faye Baker-Thurman of Lonedell, MO passed away Thursday, February 15, 2023 Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, February 19, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Visitation for 68 year old Donna Thurman will be held from 9:00 to 10:00 AM on Monday, February 19, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Lonedell, MO She is survived by: Sons: #(1) Mitchell Thurman (Shelby) of Lonedell, MO Brothers: #(2) Grandchildren: #(1) Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com



Yvonne Schickler
2/16/2024

Yvonne Schickler (nee’ Pate), 67, of Washington, MO passed away Thursday, February 15, 2024.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph Schickler of Washington; three children: John Schickler, Jennifer Schickler-Sabo and husband Jason, and Justin Schickler, all of Washington; one grandchild, Evan Richart; four sisters: Rachelle Pate of Washington, Lynn Pursley of Tulsa, OK, Nancy Monzyk of Washington, and Sue Schickler and husband Jim of Lake St. Louis; six brothers: Dr. Bruce Monzyk and wife Sally of Town Creek, AL, Danny Monzyk and wife Sharon of Union, Mark Monzyk and wife Robin of Washington, Dr. Matt Monzyk and wife Cherie of New Haven, Allen Monzyk and wife Debbie of Marthasville, and Kevin Monzyk of Washington; six sisters-in-law: Vickie Pate of FL, Ann Schutte of St. Louis, Barbara Chapman of St. Louis, Mary Schott of St. Louis, Rose Marrocco and husband Frank of Labadie, and Christina Glasstetter and husband Jerry of Labadie; three brothers-in-law: Tim Hill of Washington, John Schickler and wife Celeste of Imperial, and Tom Schickler and wife Kelly of Washington; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Washington, MO with Rev. Tim Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation for 67-year-old Yvonne Schickler will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, February 19, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO. A parish rosary will be held at 3:30 PM on Monday at the funeral home.

The Schickler family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.




Lorraine Weirich
2/15/2024
Lorraine Weirich of Leslie passed away Tuesday, Feb. 13th. Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 17 at 12 noon at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Gerald. Burial in Martin-Weirich Cemetery in Leslie. Visitation for 102 year old Lorraine Weirich will be Satruday from 9-12 noon at the church. Survived by children, Pat Brune and husband Ron of Leslie, Kerry Weirich and wife Sanda of Washington and Jan Fritzemeyer and husband Ed of Leslie Sisters-in-law, Susie Weirich of Robertsville, Ima Jean Meyer and Shirley Brautigan both of Union Grandchildren: 7 Greats: 17 Great, great: 1



Kenny Scheer
2/13/2024
Kenny Scheer, 87, of Washington, MO passed away Saturday, February 10, 2024. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lee Scheer (nee' Luttrell) of Washington; one daughter, Becky Brown and husband Steve of Washington; two grandchildren: Jess McGuire (Micah) of Lees Summit, MO and Abby Brown (Austin Weiss) of Springfield, MO; one sister, Arlene Marts of Washington; two sisters-in-law: Bonnie Wisecarver and Romana Welsh, both of Washington; brother-in-law, Bobby Mueller of Washington; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 AM on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Washington, MO with Pastor Craig Wehmeyer officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation for 87-year-old Kenny Scheer will be held from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Washington. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Immanuel Lutheran School or St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. The Scheer family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.



Charles Larkin
2/13/2024
Charles "Red" Larkin, 87, of Washington, MO passed away Friday, February 9, 2024. He is survived by his wife, Carol Larkin (nee' Wilson) of Washington; one daughter, Kathy Volkmann and husband David of Lake St. Louis; one son, Chuck Larkin of Chicago, IL; four grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Effie Christopher of DeSoto, MO; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held privately. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in DeSoto, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Samaritan's Purse. The Larkin family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.

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