Local Obituaries



Joyceline Haines
2/8/2023
Joyceline Haines of Union passed away Saturday, Feb. 4th. Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 18 at 11:00 a.m. at Owensville Christian Church. Burial will be in Belle Liberty Cemetery in Belle. Visitation for 81 year old Joyceline Haines will be Friday, Feb. 17 from 4-8 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville. Survived by sons, Steve Haines and wife Maryann of Union and Randy Haines of Ballwin Brothers, Ronald Bloss and wife Judy of Beaufort, S.C. and Douglas Bloss and wife Laura of Denver, Col. Grandson, Cody Haines



Doris Jacobs
2/7/2023
Doris Jacobs (nee' Falk), 84, of Union, MO passed away Saturday, February 4, 2023. She is survived by her husband, Donald Jacobs of Union; one son, Yens Jacobs and wife Lisa of Washington, MO; one daughter, Sylke Jackson and husband Danny of Beaufort, MO; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bregette Clausen and Ingrid Harrer, both of Germany; along with other relatives and friends A celebration of life will be held from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, February 13, 2023 at The Hummingbird Club of Washington. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. The Jacobs family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Joyce Link
2/7/2023
Joyce Link (nee' Jentzsch), 80, of Washington, MO passed away Sunday, February 5, 2023. She is survived by one brother, Roy Jentzsch and wife Geraldine of Augusta, MO along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held privately. The Link family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.



Howard Brandt
2/6/2023
Howard Brandt of Rosebud passed away Saturday, Feb. 4th. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 10:00 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville. Burial in Rosebud Methodist Cemetery. Visitation for 94 year old Howard Brandt will be Tuesday, Feb. 7th from 4-8 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville. with Rosebud American Legion service at 7:00 p.m. and Masonic Lodge at 7:15 p.m. Survived by children, Douglas Brandt and wife Cathy of Seattle, Paul Brandt and Walter of Seattle and Cynthia Zeman and husband Paul of Seattle Grandchildren: 3 Greats: 3



Marie Louise Martin
2/4/2023
Marie Louise Martin (nee' Kemper), 95, of Washington, MO passed away Thursday, February 02, 2023. She is survived by one son, Jim Martin and wife Linda of Ballwin, MO; three daughters: Patricia Barnett and husband Michael of Paola, KS, Marsha Martin-Ratkovic and husband Jim of Anthem, AZ, and Nancy Burke and husband Michael of Washington, MO; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at St. Peters United Church of Christ in Washington, MO with Rev. Kurt Blaufuss officiating. Burial will be held privately in the church cemetery. Visitation for 95-year-old Marie Martin will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2023 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church. The Martin family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.



Thomas Pfohl
2/2/2023
Thomas L. Pfohl, 80, of Washington, passed away on January 29, 2023. Thomas, son of the late James Pfohl and Kathleen nee Livers, was born on February 27, 1942 in Louisville, Ky. He received his education from St. John Vianney High School. On January 31, 1965, he was united in marriage to Deinice Molly at St. Paul Church in Fenton. Tom was a loyal son who continued to take care of his family even after he began one of his own- making sure they had what they needed when his father passed at an early age. His faithful devotion to his wife, Deinice, whom he referred to as his ever lovin', was known to all and especially his children who would hear the story of their courtship many, many, times. Tom worked tirelessly over 35 years at the truck plant, getting up pre-dawn, to support his family. Yet, he always made time for family, friends and fun. Some of his favorite times were when he was coaching sports, camping, fishing, hunting, grilling, playing cards, dartball, bowling, and drinking a couple beers. His sense of humor was legendary. Tom had a deep faith and was an active member of his church. When he retired, he spent years donating his time keeping the grounds of St. John's church and school. He lived life large and the world is dimmer without his light shining in it. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Deinice Pfohl; two children, Jayme and Russell Pfohl and four siblings, Bruce, Donna, Mary, and Jimmy Pfohl. Among his survivors are four children, Christina Basham of Washington, Regina Mulnix and husband Tim of Roanoke, TX, Lori Schaedler and husband Nicholas of Washington, and Jeanette Day and husband Hank of Washington; two brothers, Ken Pfohl and wife Sue of Milwaukee, WI and Percy Pfohl and wife Melva Jean of Pevely, MO; grandchildren, Mark, John, Taylor, Kelsey, Jordan, Molly, Hannah, and Madison; seven great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Friday, February 3, 2023 from 4-7 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at the St. John’s Gildehaus Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to Ability- Developmental Services of Franklin County.



Laverne Beste
2/1/2023
Laverne M. Beste ,93, of Washington, passed away on January 28, 2023. Mrs. Beste, daughter of the late Julius Elbert and Emma nee Kamler, was born on July 4, 1929, in Washington. She received her education from St. Gertrude School. On June 18, 1949, she was united in marriage to Adolph Beste at St. Gertrude’s Church. Laverne was one of those individuals who never met a stranger. Perhaps it was her smile or the twinkle in her eyes that always drew people in and allowed her to leave a lasting impression. She will be missed by many. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Adolph Beste; siblings, Jerome “Bud” Elbert, Dorothy “Tudy” Meyer, Marilyn Bleckman, and Judy Klenke; In-laws, Bernard Beste, Al Beste, Rudy Beste, Harry Beste, Joseph Beste, James Beste, Robert Beste, Thomas Beste, Dolores Frankenberg, and Irene Lause. Among her survivors are her daughter, Sandy Lucy and husband Gary of Washington; brother-in-law, Richard Meyer of Washington; nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2023, from 3-8 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 3, 2023, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment will be in the St. Francis Borgia Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, St. Francis Borgia Church, or Meals on Wheels-Mercy Hospital.



Kevin Ray Huellinghoff
1/31/2023
Kevin Ray Huellinghoff of St. Clair, MO passed away Saturday, January 28, 2023 Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, February 3, 2023 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Visitation for 62 year old Kevin Huellinghoff will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 2, 2023, with Elks Service at 7:30 PM and after 9:00 AM on Friday, February 3, 2023 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Burial in Green Mound Cemetery, St. Clair, MO He is survived by: Spouse: Rita Huellinghoff nee Bever of St. Clair, MO Mother: Cecelia Huellinghoff of Washington, MO Mother-in-law: Danita Bever of Sullivan, MO Sons: #(2) John Huellinghoff and Nathan Huellinghoff, both of St. Clair, MO Daughters: #(1) Sara Kelley of St. Clair, MO Brothers: #(4) Sisters: #(2) Grandchildren: #(2) Memorials: May be made to St. Clair Elks Lodge #2651 Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com



Paul Wildt
1/31/2023
Paul M. Wildt, 85, of Washington, passed away on January 25, 2023. Paul, son of the late Herman Wildt and Katherine nee Zwicke, was born on October 19, 1937, in Washington. He received his education from St. Francis Borgia High School and obtained a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri. Mr. Wildt served his country honorably as a member of the United States Navy. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Sr. Kenneth Wildt, Mildred Skouby, and Kenneth Wildt and three brother-in-laws, Leon Skornia, Robert Hanneken, and George Skouby. Among his survivors are his siblings, Donald Wildt and wife Barbara of Washington, Doris Skornia of Washington, Helen Hanneken of Villa Ridge, and Carol Straatmann and husband Al of Villa Ridge; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. A visitation will be held on February 6, 2023 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home, with a Memorial Mass beginning at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Borgia Church. Memorial donations can be made to the St. Francis Borgia Church or Masses.



Elizabeth Stock
1/28/2023
Elizabeth M. Stock, 101, of New Haven, MO, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2023 at New Haven Care Center, New Haven, Missouri. Elizabeth was born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania on December 31, 1921, the daughter of the late Joseph Sam & Mary (Albert) Davis. She moved to El Paso, Texas in 1942, where she met Wilbert E. Stock, Sr., who was in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Bliss, El Paso. They were married October 7, 1945. They moved to New Haven in 1949. Elizabeth is survived by two sons, Wilbert Stock Jr. & wife Sarah, of Kirksville, Missouri and Norman Stock & wife Rose Ann, of Blue Springs, Missouri; by three grandchildren, Dr. Suzanne Stock & husband Dr. Nathan Holton, of Iowa City, Iowa; Dr. Tyson Stock, of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Mendy Arnett & husband Michael, of Oak Grove, Missouri; two great granddaughters, Ashley & Hannah LaMastres; one great grandson, Chase Arnett and one sister, Virginia Ethredge & husband Mac, of El Paso, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, her step father, Tony Davis, two brothers, Edward & George Sam two sisters, Kay Mitchell and Emily Frisbie, two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth & Josephine Sam and two step brothers, George & Kalim Davis. Visitation will be held Monday, January 30th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, New Haven, Missouri, with Rev. Dr. Dan Smith officiating. Burial will be at St. Peters Cemetery, New Haven. Memorials may be given to St. Peters U.C.C. Memorial Fund.



Richard Hunt
1/28/2023
Richard Hunt, 75, of Union, MO passed away Thursday, January 26, 2023. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Hunt (nee' Henderson) of Union; two daughters: Elizabeth Ennis and husband Brian, and Victoria Hunt, both of Union; three grandchildren: Samuel, Jack, and Colin Ennis; one sister-in-law, Joan Henderson of St. Louis, MO; along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services and burial with full military honors will be held privately at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. The Hunt family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Carroll Ray Moorman
1/23/2023
Carroll Ray Moorman of St. Clair, MO passed away Thursday, January 19, 2023 Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, January 23, 2023 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Visitation for 91 year old Carroll Moorman will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 PM on Sunday, January 22, 2023 and after 9:00 AM on Monday, January 23, 2023 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Burial in Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair, MO He is survived by: Spouse: Deannie Moorman nee Brown of St. Clair, MO Sons: #(1) Ronald (Jezzy) Daughters: #(1) Shelly (Randy) Grandchildren: #(6) Great-Grandchildren: #(6) Memorials: May be made to Easter Lodge AF & AM 575, St. Clair, MO Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com



Nadine Diestelkamp
1/23/2023
Nadine Diestelkamp, 91, of Owensville passed away Friday, Jan. 20th. Graveside services will be Friday, Jan. 27 at 2:00 p.m. at Countryside Memorial Gardens in Owensville. Survived by son, Larry Diestelkamp and wife Debbie of Hermann Brother, Harold Medley and wife of California Sister, Ruth Spurgeon of Owensville grandchildren: 7 Greats: numerous great, greats: several



Janet Sue Fitts
1/23/2023
Janet Sue Fitts, 59, of Pacific, passed away on January 15, 2023. Mrs. Fitts, daughter of the late George H. Jones Jr, and his wife Peggy, nee Thompson, was born on April 7, 1963 in Kansas City, MO. On October 14, 1989, she was united in marriage to Thomas Fitts at the Catawissa Union Protestant Church. Janet graduated from high school in 1981 and studied music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she participated in a number of orchestras including the Kansas City Symphony. She loved music and played piano often for church services and private lessons throughout her life, and taught music at Crosspoint Christian School. Janet transferred to nursing and completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at St. Louis University in 1989. During this time she also worked as a Firefighter and Paramedic at Eureka Fire Protection District. After graduation she worked as an Emergency RN and Trauma Nurse Coordinator at St. John's Mercy hospital, Paramedic Program Director at East Central College, and Paramedic at New Haven Ambulance District and Six Flags St. Louis. Most importantly, Janet was a mother and wife. She homeschooled her 3 children and supported Tom when he became the Paramedic Program Coordinator at ECC. She's battled many health challenges including multiple sclerosis and breast cancer, and never knew the meaning of the word 'quit.' She leaves a legacy as a musician, teacher, healthcare provider, wife, sister, and mother. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Tom Fitts. Among her survivors are three children, Megan Fitts of Pensacola, FL, Adam Fitts of Washington, and Jacob Fitts and fiance Jasmine of Pacific; siblings, Ken Jones and wife Kathie of Arlington, TX, Dan Jones and wife Cheryl of Cary, NC, Kathleen Smith of Aledo, TX, and Carol Johnson of Overland Park, KS; brother-in-law, Don Fitts of Pacific; loved ones and many friends. A visitation will be held Wednesday, January 25, 2023 from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., followed by a Celebration of Life from 12:30 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the Wm. F. "Bud" Weber Community Center at 333 Bald Hill Road, Eureka, Mo 63025. The EMS walk through will also be observed during this time. Formal uniforms are requested, but not required. Private interment will be in the Jane Callahan Cemetery in Bunker, MO at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the East Central College EMS Scholarship Fund." Arrangements in care of Nieburg-Vitt, Thiebes Funeral Home.



Carroll Ray Moorman
1/21/2023
Carroll Ray Moorman of St. Clair, MO passed away Thursday, January 19, 2023 Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, January 23, 2023 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Visitation for 91 year old Carroll Moorman will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 PM on Sunday, January 22, 2023 and after 9:00 AM on Monday, January 23, 2023 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Burial in Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair, MO He is survived by: Spouse: Deannie Moorman nee Brown of St. Clair, MO Sons: #(1) Ronald (Jezzy) Daughters: #(1) Shelly (Randy) Grandchildren: #(6) Great-Grandchildren: #(6) Memorials: May be made to Easter Lodge AF & AM 575, St. Clair, MO Condolences may be sent to the family



Delores Gardner
1/21/2023
Delores B. Gardner 90, of Washington, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, Jan. 19th. Delores, daughter of the late John Breeden and Louise “Viola” nee Saak, was born February 19, 1932 in Washington, MO. She received her education from Washington High School. On May 05, 1951, she was united in marriage to James Gardner at St. Francis Borgia Church in Washington, MO. She became widowed in 2008 and remained at her residence until recently when she moved to Oak Pointe of Washington assisted living. Delores worked for many years at Sporlan Valve, and later retired from Edison Brothers Distribution Center. Otherwise she dedicated her adult life to raising her four children and excelled as a homemaker and devoted wife to Jim. Delores loved to play bingo and cards (especially poker) with her friends and family, and was a member of a small domino club in Washington. She loved visiting with family and cooking meals when they would gather at her house. She would make a variety of dishes but her specialty was lasagna where one serving just wasn’t enough. She also really enjoyed fishing and reeling in that big cat was always a dream of hers. Delores was a very loving and caring mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Delores was preceded in death by her parents; husband James Gardner; siblings; John Breeden, Ken “Dutch” Breeden, Laverne Hasse, Dorothy “Dottie” Morrissey, and Carl “Corky” Breeden. Among her survivors are three sons, Mark Gardner and wife Cheryl of Desloge, MO., Matthew Gardner and wife Lynn of Cortland OH., and Mitchell Gardner and wife Dixie of Wentzville, MO.; one daughter, Marcia Jankowski of St. Louis, MO. One sister, June Craig of Union, MO; One daughter-in-law, Vicky Morgan of St. Louis; thirteen grandchildren, six great grandchildren, other relatives, nieces, nephews, cousins, and loved ones. The family would also like to acknowledge the love and support of our parent’s dedicated neighbors David and Chris Dieckhaus. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 24th from 11:00am to 12:30pm at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 1:00 p.m. following the visitation at St. Francis Borgia Church. Interment will be at the St. Francis Borgia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Francis Borgia.



Donna Staten
1/20/2023
Donna Staten (nee' Mangrum), 81, of Gray Summit, MO passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2023. She is survived by her husband, Ken Staten of Gray Summit, MO; one son, Joe Staten and wife Jenny of Pacific, MO; one daughter, Debbie Ladas and husband Paul of Drexel, MO; three grandchildren: Ryan, Emily, and Luke Staten; along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO with Rev. Nicholas Knoblauch officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation for 81-year-old Donna Staten will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Monday, January 23, 2023 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO. The Staten family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Willard Clayton Gibson
1/19/2023
Willard Clayton Gibson, 88, of Marthasville, Missouri, passed away peacefully in his home on December 26, 2022. On May 11, 1983 he was united in marriage to Loretta Burns in San Antonio, Texas and enjoyed 40 years of marriage. He was baptized in the Baptist faith. Son of the late Clarence and Zilpha Gibson, he was born on September 4, 1934, in Booneville, Arkansas. As a child his family moved to Fallbrook, California where he received his education from Fallbrook Union High School in 1952. He proudly served his country in the US Army, 6th Infantry Division, as a Communication Officer. He worked for San Diego Gas & Electric and the propane industry which eventually brought him to Missouri. His love was always carpentry and later became a carpenter by trade. He was best known as Babe, Dad, Pops, Willie, Curlie and Will. He was a man of many interests but had a passion for furniture woodworking. Throughout his life he created many custom pieces for family such as Adirondack chairs, tables, chests and game boards. He was an avid reader, reading more than 100 novels yearly with a great interest in American West history, having collected and read every Louis L ‘Amour novel published. He enjoyed traveling and long road trips with Loretta. He was proceeded in death by his parents, and three siblings, Dorothy Cooper, Connie Gibson and Dee Gibson, all of California. Willard is survived by his wife, Loretta; as well as his former spouse, Sharren Gibson of St. Clair, their sons, Tarry Gibson of Idaho, Alan (Kolleen) Gibson of Arizona, Ron (Dalene) Gibson of St. Clair, daughter, Karen (Steve) Berra of Union; step-daughters, Debbie (John) Fox of Marthasville, Chris (Bryan) Doehring of Arkansas, Joan (Larry) Flora of St. Clair, Jean Rampani of St. Clair. He was a beloved grandpa to 16 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Willard lived a long and happy life. He was a gentle giant, good man, devoted husband, loving father and grandfather. He will be sadly missed and forever in our hearts. A private graveside service will be held for family. Memorial donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.



Susan Anderson
1/17/2023
Susan Anderson (nee Buescher) of Washington, MO passed away on Sunday January 15,2023 She is survived by her husband Hank Anderson and two sons. Scott Anderson and his wife Kristy of Webster Groves, MO and Jim Anderson and his wife Amy of Wildwood, MO and by 5 grandchildren. Funeral service will be held on Friday January 20th at 11:00 a.m. from the St. Peters United Church of Christ in Washington, MO with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation for 81 year old Susan Anderson will be held on Thursday January 19th from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO Memorials may be given to Meals on Wheels or the St. Peters U.C.C. food pantry.



Howard Althage
1/17/2023
Howard F. Althage, 86, of Washington, MO passed away Friday, January 13, 2023. He is survived by his daughter, Lori Kleekamp and husband Roger of Washington, MO; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers: Gilbert Althage of Lenexa, KS and Richard Althage of New Orleans, LA; one sister, Mary Olson and husband David of Grand Junction, CO; brother-in-law, Glenn Whitworth and wife Linda of Lake St. Louis, MO; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at St. Peters UCC Cemetery in Washington, MO. Interment with full military honors will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Susan G. Komen. The Althage family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.



Jermaine Robinson
1/17/2023
Jermaine Robinson, 36, of Las Vegas, NV (formerly of Union, MO) passed away Monday, January 9, 2023. He is survived by his father, Carl Robinson and wife Lisa of Union; his mother, Lurcine Johnson of Peoria, IL; grandmother, Dorothy Robinson of Union; step-grandparents, Dan and Lisa Gerling of Union; three brothers: Brandon Robinson, Anthony Robinson, and Cameron Robinson, all of Union; one sister, Shanda Jones of St. Louis; significant other, Sharon Hilton of Las Vegas; along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at The Ridge Church in Villa Ridge, MO with Pastor Roger Johnson officiating. Burial will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at Union City Cemetery. Visitation for 36-year-old Jermaine Robinson will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2023 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at The Ridge Church. The Robinson family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Scott Timmerman
1/14/2023
Scott Timmerman, 73, of Washington, MO passed away Thursday, January 12, 2023. He is survived by his significant other, Steven Manhart of Washington, MO; one brother, Michael Timmerman and wife Kathy of Oregon; two sisters: Lisa Timmerman of St. Charles, MO and Jennifer Timmerman of Washington, MO; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:30 PM on Monday, January 23, 2023 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Union, MO with Rev. Joe Post officiating. Burial will follow in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Villa Ridge, MO. Visitation for 73-year-old Scott Timmerman will be held on Monday, January 23, 2023 from 10:30 AM to 1:15 PM at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mercy Hospice. The Timmerman family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Randy Brown
1/14/2023

Randy L. Brown, 73, of Labadie, passed away on January 8, 2023.

Randy, son of the late Ransome Brown and Lois nee House, was born on January 9, 1949 in Springfield, MO. He graduated from Washington High School and Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, where he completed a graduate degree in criminal justice. On February 28, 1971, he was united in marriage to Margit Noelke.

      Randy served as a trooper in the Missouri State Highway Patrol for five years before moving back to Washington in 1979 to take over his family’s shoe store, a business that he expanded to include New Balance stores in St. Louis, Branson, Overland Park, Kansas, and Fairview Heights, Illinois. He loved our community and served as president of the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Washington. In 1982 Randy became a member of the National Shoe Retailers Association (NSRA) and served 20 years on the board of directors. He was named retailer of the year by the organization in 2014. His highest honor came in November

2021 when he was inducted into NSRA’s Hall of Fame. Because Randy appreciated what Boy Scouts had personally done for him in his youth, in his retirement he became involved with the scouting program as Osage District Chairman, Greater St. Louis Area Council.

      Throughout the years, Randy was legendary for his storytelling that brought people together in a real way. His stories were inspiring, well planned, and funny. All who knew him recognized his love for family and friends, as well as his loyalty to God and country.

      Randy was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Margit Brown of Labadie; two sons, Chad Brown and wife Melissa of Oakville and Kurt Brown and wife Elizabeth of Labadie; mother and father-in-law, Alfred and Doris Noelke of Washington; sister, Suzanne Brown; grandchildren Sam Brown, Elle Haefner, Ruby Brown, Marshall Brown, Violet Brown, and Ivy Brown; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jerri Hoffmann and husband Dave of St. Albans, Mike Noelke and wife Re-Re of St. Louis, Patty Lamke and husband Sam of Washington, and Tom Noelke and wife Lu Ann of Germantown, TN; other relatives and friends.

      A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Borgia Church. Interment will be private. Memorial donations can be made to STLBSA.org (Osage District Boy Scouts – Greater St. Louis Area Council) or to FranklinCountyCASA.com.

      Arrangements are in care of Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home, Washington.




Eleanor Crider
1/14/2023
Eleanor Crider McCarter passed away Sun., Jan. 8, 2023. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m., Fri., Jan. 20, 2023, at Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville. Visitation for 93 year old Eleanor Crider McCarter, will begin at 1 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville Friday, January 20. Her ashes will be interred at Countryside Memorial Gardens. Her survivors include sisters, Ruth Carwile of Owensville and Janna Jenkins of Columbia; brother, Clarence R. Jenkins of Jefferson City; brother-in-law, Orlin Smith of Kansas; sisters-in-law, Doris Jenkins of Owensville, Margaret (Peggy) Jenkins of Alabama, and Dorothy Hampton and husband Wade, Jr. of North Carolina; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; and her special friend, Linda Cook of North Carolina.



Michael Dinan
1/13/2023
Michael Dinan, 81, of Leslie, MO passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2023. He is survived by his wife, Lana Diana (nee’ Raso) of Leslie, MO; three sons: Timothy Dinan and wife Christina of Murietta, CA, Ryan Dinan and wife Angela Grassi-Dinan of Leslie, MO, and Jason Dinan and wife Sarah of Nazareth, PA; nine grandchildren; two brothers: Patrick Dinan of Oregon and Christopher Dinan and wife Betty of Mira Loma, CA; sister-in-law, Nola Marco and husband Michael of Pine Bush, NY; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial visitation for 81-year-old Michael Dinan will be held Wednesday, January 18, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO. A memorial service will follow at 12:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or Mercy Health Foundation Washington. The Dinan family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.



Charles Bruns
1/13/2023
Charles “Pokey” Bruns of Ironton, MO passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2023 Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at First Baptist Church, St. Clair, MO Visitation for 87 year old Charles Bruns will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday, January 16, 2023 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home and after 9:00 AM on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at First Baptist Church, St. Clair, MO Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Lonedell, MO He is survived by: Spouse: Jeanette Bruns nee Flora of Ironton, MO Sons: #(1) Denny Bruns (significant other, Michelle Schaefer) of Sullivan, MO Daughters: #(1) Diane McHenry (Chuck) of Ironton, MO Grandchildren: #(3) Great-Grandchildren: #(5) Memorials: May be made to First Baptist Church in St. Clair, MO Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com



Antonia Dwyer
1/13/2023
Antonina Dwyer (nee' Genovese), 92, of Gerald, MO passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2023. She is survived by two children: Alexander J. (Christine) Dwyer and Mary Louis Dwyer; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one sister, Louise (Gerald) Mann; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Monday, January 23, 2023 at Holy Family Catholic Church (Port Hudson) in New Haven, MO with Rev. James Foster officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation for 92-year-old Antonina Dwyer will be held Monday, January 23, 2023 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church (Port Hudson). In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Holy Family Catholic Church. The Dwyer family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Charles Michael David Callaway
1/12/2023
Charles Michael David Callaway, Sr. of St. Clair, MO passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2023 Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, January 16, 2023 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Visitation for 43 year old Charles Callaway will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Sunday, January 15, 2023 and after 9:00 AM on Monday, January 16, 2023 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Burial in Green Mound Cemetery, St. Clair, MO He is survived by: Spouse: Jessica Callaway nee Akers of St. Clair, MO Parents: Mike Callaway (Nancy) of Dittmer, MO and Debbie Kral of DeSoto, MO Parents-in-law: Pamela Clynes (Tim) of Potosi, MO and Burlie Akers of Herculanium, MO Sons: #(1) Charles Callaway, Jr. of St. Clair, MO Daughters: #(1) Teresa Callaway of St. Clair, MO Memorials: may be made to the family Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com



Melvin Koch
1/12/2023
Melvin A. Koch of Owensville passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2023. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 14 at 11 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Funeral Home Chapel in Owensville. Burial will be with full military honors at Zion Cemetery at Bay. Visitation for 85 year old Melvin A. Koch will begin at 9 to 11at Gottenstroeter Chapel on Saturday, Jan. 14. His survivors include His survivors include his wife of fifty-three years, Shirley of the home; daughter, Stacy Caldwell and husband Lynn of Owensville; and grandchildren, Noah and Camryn Caldwell.



Betty Meyer
1/9/2023
Betty J. Meyer (nee’ Borgmann), 77, of Beaufort, MO passed away Friday, January 06, 2023. She is survived by two sons: Jeff Meyer and wife Erin, and Brad Meyer and wife Bobbie, both of Union, MO; five grandchildren: Logan, Aubrey, Sydney, Sean, and Haiden; three brothers: Wayne Borgmann, Bob Borgmann and wife Myra, and Jim Borgmann and wife Janet; along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at St. Jordan UCC Church in Beaufort, MO. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation for 77-year-old Betty Meyer will be held from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Monday, January 9, 2023 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hope Ranch or Union Food Pantry. The Meyer family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Henry Newberry
1/6/2023
Henry L. Newberry, 77 , of Washington, passed away on January 2, 2023. Henry, son of the late Lloyd Newberry and Clyde Elizabeth Neely, was born on May 21, 1945 in Fowler, CA. On May 21, 1976, he was united in marriage to Anna Darlene Cox at the Liverpool Baptist Church in Lake Station, IN. Mr. Newberry served his country honorably as a member of the United States Marine Corps. He was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings, William Newberry, Steve Newberry, Jerry Newberry, Roy Newberry, Carl Newberry, and Margaret Newberry. Among his survivors are his wife Anna Darlene Newberry of Washington; children, Joy Spencer and husband Robert of Demotte, IN, Bryan Newberry and wife Angie of Chandler, AZ, Darcie Rogala and husband Marcus of Washington, and Darren Newberry and wife Tiffany of Waukee, Iowa; three siblings, Lilla Hill, Fred Newberry, and Janie Mullins; grandchildren, Anthony, Steven, Jon, Joey, Marcus Jr., Nate, Michael, Kaitlyn, Breanna, Keith, and Lyla; other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 9, 2023 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Graveside service will begin at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 9, 2023 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, with full military honors. Arrangements in care of Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home.



John Painter
1/5/2023
John A. Painter, 58 , of Pacific, passed away on January 3, 2023 after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. John was born on June 9, 1964 in Maryland Heights and was adopted by the late George Painter and Florence Borreson. He graduated from Pattonville High School in 1982 and received his Masters degree in Mathematics from St. Louis University. He was a successful engineer and spent the last 20 years working remotely as a consultant for Panasonics Industrial Division based in Chicago. John generously used his gift to set up computer programs for many different organizations, including St. Bridget’s Church and School, St. Vincent DePaul, and St. Patrick’s Old Rock Church. His spirit of service was present every day as he was an active member and treasurer of the Knights of Columbus, St. Patrick’s, and St. Vincent DePaul. His generosity with his time and talent will be greatly missed. Mr. Painter was preceded in death by his parents. Among his survivors are his wife Karen Painter of Pacific; brother, Jim Painter of Pacific; sister, Dottie Flannery and husband Tom of St. Louis; three sons, Michael and Stephen Painter of St. Louis and David Painter and wife Abby of Union; four daughters, Mary Painter and Teresa Painter of St. Louis, Monica Uhlmansiek and husband Matt of St. Louis, and Andrea Painter of North Carolina; six step-children, Angel Sherman and family from Herculaneum, Amanda Yahl of Pacific, Melissa Whitlock and family of Pacific, Dani Breckenridge and wife Mary and Kristi Glass and husband Andy all of Texas, and Matthew Frick of St. Louis; eleven grandchildren, Austin and Mia Sherman, Blake, Owen, and Elijah Whitlock, Cecelia, Daniel, and Eric Painter, Oswin and Imogen Uhlmansiek, and Myles Breckenridge; other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2023 from 4-8 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Thiebes Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 6, 2023 at St. Bridget’s Church in Pacific. Interment will be in the St. John’s Gildehaus Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Bridget’s, St. Bridget’s School, or St. John’s Gildehaus School.



John Krueger
1/4/2023
John Krueger, 68, of Owensville passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3rd. Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 6th at 11:00 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville. Burial in Countryside Memorial Gardens. Visitation for 68 year old John Krueger will be Friday from 9-11 a.m. at the Chapel. Survived by brothers, James Krueger and wife Ellen of Morrison, Daniel Krueger of Sedgwick, Kansas, David Krueger and wife Karen of Sapulpa, Okla. and Paul Krueger and wife Ada of Hermann Sisters, Marilyn Paisley and husband Scott of Kankakee, Ill. and Norlene Goemaat and husband Philip of Milton,Iowa



Helen McMurray
1/4/2023
Helen M. McMurray, 79, of Washington, MO, passed away on December 31, 2022. Mrs. McMurray, daughter of the late John Crisp and S. Vina Carder, was born on March 18, 1943 in Manes, MO. She received her education from Mountain Grove High School. On January 13, 1964, she was united in marriage to Raymond McMurray in Miami, Oklahoma. They enjoyed 57 years of married life on earth and are joyfully reunited. Helen was employed at Hallmark Cards for 28 years. After which, she enjoyed 30 years of retirement with her husband. They spent many winters in South Padre Island, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two siblings, Bobby Crisp and Dixie Austin. Among her survivors are two children, Susan McMurray of Kansas City, KS and Missy Lochirco and husband John of Washington, MO; grandchildren, John Stevenson and wife Chasity, Lauren Lochirco and fiancé Joey Schlote, and Emily Lochirco and fiancé Kale Meinershagen; great-grandchildren, Makayla, Paul, Isabella, Mary, Abigail, and Leland; in-laws, Jean Crisp of Harlingen, TX and Bill Austin of Mountain Grove, MO; other relatives and friends. A graveside service will be held on Friday, January 6, 2023 at 12 p.m. at the Brooks cemetery in Corning, Iowa. Memorial donations can be made to the American Heart Association or St. Francis Borgia High School Cheerleading Program. Arrangements in care of Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home, Washington.



Bob Gratzer Jr.
1/4/2023
Bob Gratzer, Jr. of St. Clair, MO passed away Saturday, December 31, 2022 Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, January 14, 2023 at St. Clair United Methodist Church, St. Clair, MO Visitation for 69 year old Bob Gratzer, Jr. will be held from 2:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, January 13, 2023 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO and after 9:00 AM on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at St. Clair United Methodist Church, St. Clair, MO Burial in Fairview United Methodist Cemetery, Grubville, MO He is survived by: Sons: #(1)Bernard “Robbie” Gratzer, III (Nicole) of Union, MO Daughters: #(3) Beth Smith (Chris) of Eureka, MO, Becky Lowder (Vince) of St. Clair, MO and Kristin Wheeler (Clint) of St. Clair, MO Brothers: #(2) Grandchildren: #(13) Memorials: May be made to St. Clair United Methodist Church, St. Clair, MO Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com



Everett Gumpenberger
1/4/2023

Everett H. Gumpenberger, 95, of Washington, passed away on December 31, 2022. Everett, son of the late Henry Gumpenberger and Edna nee Doriot, was born on February 2, 1927 in Washington. He received his education from St. Francis Borgia Grade School. On April 29, 1948, he was united in marriage to Rose Mary Finder at Holy Family Church in Port Hudson.

Mr. Gumpenberger served his country honorably as a member of the United States Navy. He was a member of the American Legion Post 218 and St.

Francis Borgia Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rose Mary Gumpenberger; son, Donald Gumpenberger; brother, Donald L. Gumpenberger in infancy; two son-in-laws, John W. Elbert and Daniel L. Bailey; two grandsons, Kevin Bailey and Daniel E. Bailey and great-grandson, Kyle Elbert.

Among his survivors are four children, Wayne Gumpenberger of Washington, Joyce Holmes and husband Robert of Washington, Karen Elbert of Washington, and Diane Bailey of Union; sister, Loretta Weber of Washington; grandchildren, Scott Roetemeyer and wife Lynn, Corey Elbert and wife Megan, Craig Elbert and wife Jennifer, Cindy Irwin and husband Brandon, Shannon Carr and husband Rich, Tim Gumpenberger and wife Jill, Chris Gumpenberger, and Shane Gumpenberger; great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, from 4-8 p.m.

at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at St. Francis Borgia Church. Interment, with full military honors will be held at the St.

Francis Borgia Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the St.

Francis Borgia High School or Masses.




Robert Mistler
1/3/2023
Robert "Bob" Mistler of Owensville passed away Sunday, Jan 1st. Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 5th at 10:30 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville. Burial in Countryside Memorial Gardens. Visitation for 80 year old Robert Mistler will be Wednesday Jan. 4 from 4-8 p.m. at the Chapel. Survived by wife: Catherine of their home Children: Mark Mistler and wife Renetta of Harrison, Ark. and Robin Tyree and husband Dale of Owensville Brothers: Bill Mistler and wife Charlotte of Springfield, Kathy Lowe of Ellijay, Ga., and Jerry Mistler of Portland, Mo. Grandchildren: 5 Greats: 10



Norma Schroeder
1/3/2023
Norma Schroeder (nee’ Webber), 92, of Union, MO passed away Sunday, January 01, 2023. She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Roehl of Union, MO; two sons: Bob Schroeder and wife Lisa of Nixa, MO and Norman Schroeder and wife Jane of Union, MO; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Elmer Fleer of Washington, MO; along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 05, 2023 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Union, MO. Burial will follow in Ebenezer Lutheran Cemetery in Leslie, MO. Visitation for 92-year-old Norma Schroder will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Thursday, January 5, 2023 from 9:00 AM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or Ebenezer Lutheran Church. The Schroeder family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



William Mays
1/3/2023
William G. Mays, 75, of Washington, passed away on December 28, 2022. Mr. Mays, son of the late Frank Mays III and Pauline Brookhart, was born on April 8, 1947 in Washington. He received his education from Washington High School and attained a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Frank Mays II. Among his survivors are his son, Daniel Mays of Austin, Texas; two siblings, Polly Stahlhuth and husband Roger of Webster Groves and Laurell Ostermeier and husband Thomas of Webster Groves; sister-in-law, Helen Mays of Arizona; other relatives and many friends. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 6, 2023 from 9-11 a.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Memorial service will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, January 6, 2023 at St. Peter’s U.C.C. in Washington. Memorial donations can be made to the Shriner Hospital for Children.



David Brueggeman
1/2/2023
David J. Brueggeman, 66, of Washington, passed away unexpectedly on December 28, 2022. David, son of the late John “Jack” E. Brueggeman and Betty nee Hastelund, was born on May 17, 1956, in St. Louis. He received his bachelor’s degree from Missouri University of Science & Technology in Mechanical Engineering in 1979, he was a licensed Professional Engineer, and later in life, went back to school to get his MBA. On October 11, 1980, he was united in marriage to Barbara Kuhlmann in which they spent 42 wonderful years together. He was a proud member of Tau Kappa Epsilon where he was lovingly known as “Brueggy”. In 1979 he was awarded the distinction of being an Honorary Knight of St. of Patrick where he was “introduced” to ALICE. He also earned the title of HS&P Champ of 1979 with a distance of 19’ 11”. Dave was a longtime employee of Ameren, having worked at both Callaway and Labadie power plants, and after achieving his master’s in business, transferred to the Ameren main headquarters in St. Louis. Dave loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, cooking, travelling, visiting with his grandchildren, spending time at Table Rock Lake and at deer camp near Shelbina Missouri. But mostly, Dave loved people. He would do anything for anybody, whether he was asked or not. He had the ability to stay in touch with so many people, that it left us wondering how he had time to get anything else accomplished. He was a very devoted Husband, Brother, Father, and Grandfather. He truly loved the time he was able to spend with each and every one of his friends and family. He was a proud and active member of the Catholic faith at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. His strong loyalty and Christian witness are what defined his faith. Dave was also a member of St. Vincent DePaul as well as the Knights of Columbus. Dave was preceded in death by his parents; mother and father-in-law, Arthur and Dolores Kuhlmann, and nephew, Keith Kuhlmann. Among his survivors are his wife, Barbara Brueggeman of Washington; three children, John Brueggeman and wife Jennifer of Lake St. Louis, Kevin Brueggeman of Washington, and Jamie Brueggeman of Columbia; sister, Lori (Brueggeman) Parker of Fenton; two grandchildren, Rachel and Norah Brueggeman; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mike Kuhlmann and wife Diane, Debbie Kuhlmann, Jean Eckles and husband Scott, and David Kuhlmann and wife Laurie; nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and many friends. A visitation will be held on Friday, January 6, 2023, from 3-7 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Vincent DePaul or Our Lady of Lourdes Church. The family invites anyone who cannot attend Friday’s visitation to an additional viewing Saturday morning, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.



Robert Dunker
12/29/2022
Robert "Bob" S. Dunker, 83, of Washington, MO passed away Monday, December 26, 2022. He is survived by his wife Judy Dunker (nee` Ray); one son, Bob Dunker and wife Stacey of New Haven, MO; two daughters: Teri Nadler and husband Kevin of Defiance, MO, and Donna Dunker and wife Kelly of Fort Worth, TX; three grandchildren; eight, great-grandsons; four sisters: Helen Roussin and husband Rol, Doris Laiben and husband Dick, Donna Stahl and husband Bob all of Crystal City, MO, and Joan Eisenbeis and husband Brad of FL; two brothers: Elmer Dunker and wife Rosalie of Crystal City, MO, and Earl Dunker and wife Alyse of CO; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Dunker of Manchester, MO; many other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 04, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO. Memorial Mass will be held Wednesday, January 04, 2023 at 12:00 PM at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Washington, MO with Fr. Carl Scheble officiating. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Gertrude Church or St. Jude Children's Hospital. The Dunker Family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.



Barb Hoeft
12/29/2022
Barb Hoeft of Union, MO passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2022. She is survived by two sons: Doug Hoeft Jr. and wife Jodie of Union, and Derek Hoeft and wife Jess of Beaufort; three grandchildren: Reyna Hoeft, Bret Hoeft, and Brendan Hoeft; and many other relatives and friends. Visitation for 74-year-old Barb Hoeft will be Tuesday, January 3, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO with Rev. Roger Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at St. Jordan’s UCC Cemetery in Beaufort, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Jordan’s Church. The Hoeft Family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Allen James Fine
12/27/2022
Allen James Fine of Union, MO passed away Saturday, December 24, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Fine (nee Reed); two daughters: Lisa Collins and husband Edmund of Austin, TX., and Coleen Ott and husband William of Union; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Darlene McGraw of Joplin; and many other relatives and friends. A Parish Rosary will be said at 3:30 PM at Oltmann Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 28, 2022. Visitation for 89-year-old Allen Fine will be Wednesday, December 28, 2022 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Church in Union, MO with Fr. Joe Post officiating. Burial will follow in the Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Immaculate Conception Church. The Fine Family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Mark Shockley
12/27/2022
Mark Shockley of Owensville passed away Monday, Dec. 26th. A graveside service will be held Friday, Dec. 30 at 11:00 a.m. at Countryside Memorial Gardens in Owensville. Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 29 from 4-8 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville. Survived by wife, Deborah of Owensville



Dan Snelling
12/26/2022
Dan Snelling, 67, of Cuba, MO (formerly of Union, MO) passed away Thursday, December 22, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Ellen Snelling (nee' Grunzinger) of Cuba, MO; one son, Greg Snelling and wife Erin of St. Louis, MO; two daughters: Chrissy Brinkmann and husband Chuck of Union, MO and Carolyn Hanneken and husband Matt of Krakow, MO; seven grandchildren: Miranda and Elena Brinkmann, Nolan, Evie, and Mollie Snelling, Riley and Reese Hanneken; other relatives and many dear friends. Dan was preceded in death by his son, Daniel Patrick Snelling Jr. on March 7, 1997. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO with Rev. Carl Scheble officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Neier Cemetery. Visitation for 67-year-old Dan Snelling will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The Snelling family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Michael Netscher
12/26/2022
Michael Netscher, 74, of Gerald, MO passed away Thursday, December 22, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Marianne Netscher (nee' Creamer) of Gerald, MO; one son, Timothy Netscher of Grover, MO; one daughter, Christina Sanchez of Gerald, MO; five grandchildren; two sisters: Maureen Paul of Gerald, MO and Lisa Hamilton of Eureka, MO; one brother, Dennis Netscher of Eureka, MO; along with other relatives and friends. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gerald Area Library. The Netscher family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Delores Ann Kluesner
12/26/2022
Dolores Ann Kluesner (nee` Dawson), 90, of Washington, MO passed away Thursday, December 22, 2022. She is survived by two daughters: Cathy Landolt and husband Curt of Hermann, MO, and Nan Kretz and husband Jerry of Union, MO; four grandchildren: Corey Landolt, Christi Overkamp and husband Jeremy, Jamie Creech and husband Charlie, and Jenny Willis and husband Chad; ten great-grandchildren; one sister, Alice Coleman of Warrenton, MO; three brothers: Dave Dawson and wife Jeannie of Washington, MO, Bill Dawson and wife Diane of TN, and John Dawson and wife Molly of Leslie, MO; many other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 28, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at 1:00 PM at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Washington, MO with Fr. James Theby officiating. Burial will follow in St. Francis Borgia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Jude Children's Hospital. The Kluesner Family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.



Dennis Webster Brauks
12/26/2022
Dennis Webster Brauks of Union, MO passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Judy Brauks of Union; one son, Mike Brauks of Union; one daughter, Kim Reichardt and husband Doug of Wildwood; two grandchildren: Megan Reichardt and Nathan Reichardt; one brother, Bill Brauks and wife Rosalie of Gerald; nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; Chester and Eleanor Brauks; and one grandson, Baby Ryan Reichardt. Visitation for 80-year-old Dennis Brauks will be Tuesday, December 27, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at 12:00 PM at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO with Rev. Roger Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Boeuff Cemetery in Gerald, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association. The Brauks Family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



David Otten
12/23/2022
David J. Otten, 85, of Washington, passed away on December 17, 2022. Mr. Otten, son of the late Joseph Otten and Margaret Burke, was born on April 13, 1937 in St. Louis. He received his education from Deandreas High School? On July 6, 1957, he was united in marriage to Jacqueline Macey in St. Louis. Dave had a life of many chapters with many stories shared with many friends. In his younger years, he was a star on the soccer field, even earning a place in the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame. He became well respected in the construction industry and worked hard throughout his career. But above all else, Dave loved the joy of his everyday life and cherished his family. His wife, seven children, and many grandchildren were the lights of his life. Everyone who knew Dave will miss him dearly, but we know that we are so lucky simply to have had him. He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Keith Morris; mother and father-in-law, John and Margaret Macey and brother-in-law, John Macey. Among his survivors are his wife, Jacqueline Otten of Washington; seven children, Mary Jo Morris of Washington, Christine Murphy and husband William of Kirkwood, Patricia Fry and husband Roger of Rosebud, David Otten and wife Toni of Ballwin, Janet Otten of Brentwood, Daniel Otten and wife Tracy of O’Fallon, MO, and Matthew Otten of St. Louis; sister, Joanne Basso of Chesterfield; sister-in-law, Janet Strange of St. Louis; grandchildren, Jesse Morris, Madison Morris, Danielle Murphy, Macey Cox, Miles Fry, Emmy Fry, Maxwell Fry, Michael Fry, Zachary Otten, Gracyn Otten, David Dell, Jack Otten, Charles Sims, Kiley Otten, Natalie Otten, Blake Otten, and Olivia Otten; two great-grandchildren, other relatives, and friends. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 from 10-12 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at St. Gertrude’s Church in Krakow. Memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Franklin County Humane Society.



Rodger Weiskopf
12/23/2022
Rodger D. Weiskopf, 67 , of Washington, passed away on December 17, 2022. Mr. Weiskopf, son of the late Everett Weiskopf and Paula nee Thater, was born on February 27, 1955 in Washington. He received his education from St. Francis Borgia High School and Linn Tech. Rodger loved family gatherings, muscle cars, and enjoyed doing research on WW II. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Judy Weiskopf. Among his survivors are two siblings, Linda Schwoeppe and husband Dennis of Washington and Cindy Pisane and husband Joe of Washington; nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends. A memorial mass will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 10 a.m. at St. Gertrude’s Church in Krakow. Memorial donations can be made to the St. Gertrude’s Church or School. Arrangements in care of Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home, Washington.



Terry Jett
12/22/2022
Terry "Turbo" Jett of Owensville passed away Sunday, Dec. 18th. Visitation for 68 year old Terry Jett will be Sunday, Jan. 1st from 2-6 p.m. at Gotttenstroeter Chapel in Owensville. Survived by: Sherry Mistler Siblings: Monica and Richard Schroeder of Union, Mark and Donna Jett of O'Fallon, Alan Jett, Glenda and Denny Vogt, Vincent Jett, Craig Jett and Tammi Branson all of Owensville Aunt: Bernadine Bicker of Owensville.



Ken Wahle
12/20/2022
Ken Wahle, 84, of Washington, MO passed away Saturday, December 17, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Janet Wahle (nee` Rhoades); two sons: Rick Wahle and wife Sherry of New Haven, MO and Brad Wahle and wife Janet of Lee Summit, MO; four grandchildren; one brother, William Wahle of Arlington, TX; many other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held Monday, December 26, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at First Christian Church in Washington, MO. Memorial Service will be held Monday, December 26, 2022 at 11:00 AM at First Christian Church in Washington, MO. Interment will take place in the National Cemetery at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, MO. The Wahle Family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.



Lloyd Harfst
12/20/2022
Lloyd G. Harfst, 84, of Labadie, MO passed away Monday, December 19, 2022. He is survived by his wife Marilyn Harfst (nee’ Barket); four children: Sharon Riechers and husband Kevin of Springfield, IL, Carol Marshall and husband William of Springfield, IL, David Harfst and wife Kelly of Webster Groves, MO, and Darlene Nelson and husband Kevin of Georgetown, KY; twelve grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Arline Mueller of Babbtown, MO and Alice Harfst of Kansas City, MO; two brothers: Gene Harfst and wife Laverne of Gray Summit, MO and Robert Harfst and wife Kay of Gray Summit, MO; brother-in-law, Kenneth Barket and wife Doris of Affton, MO; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation for 84-year-old Lloyd Harfst will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO. Funeral services will be held at 9:00 AM on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Union, MO with Rev. Mat Hayter officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Villa Ridge, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Franklin County Honor Flight or St. Paul Lutheran Church. The Harfst family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Mary Janet Lebish
12/20/2022
Mary Janet Lebish, 82, of Leslie, MO, passed away Monday, December 19, 2022 at her home. Mary was born in Kirkwood, Missouri on March 24, 1940, the daughter of the late Henry & Pauline (Pasley) Hubenthal. She was the wife of Edwin Lebish. They were united in marriage on September 5, 1964, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Port Hudson, MO. Mary is survived by her husband, Edwin Lebish, of Leslie, Missouri; a daughter, Missy Nobel & husband Marty, of Krakow, Missouri; a son, Kirk Lebish & wife Mary; of Washington, Missouri; a son, Keith Lebish & wife Tanya, of Leslie, Missouri; a daughter, Melanie Bush & husband Pete, of New Haven, Missouri; a son, Kent Lebish & wife Janice, of Gerald, Missouri; a son, Kelvin Lebish & wife Gena; of Leslie, Missouri, a daughter, Monica Lawrence & husband Josh, of Union, Missouri; a daughter, Marla Lebish, of St. Louis, Missouri; by her grandchildren, Blake and Allie Nobel; Trevor and Gavin Lebish; Braun and Malyse Lebish; Audrey, Lydia and Peter Bush; Elaina and Maddix Lebish; Sophia Lawrence and Brenna and Brett Lebish; three brothers, Phil Hubenthal & wife Judy, of Beaufort, Missouri; Henry Hubenthal & wife Carla, of Gerald, Missouri; and Richard Hubenthal & wife Rosie, of Beaufort, Missouri; and four sisters, Wanda Stumpe, of Japan; Jane Mueller & husband Glenn, of Hillsboro, Illinois; Polly Blankenship & husband Harold, of Owensville, Missouri; and Ginny Blankenship & husband Russell, of Rosebud, Missouri. Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 20th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, Port Hudson, Missouri, with Father Jim Foster officiating. Burial will be at Holy Family Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Alzheimers Association or Franklin County CASA.



John Brinker
12/20/2022
John G. Brinker, 81 , of Washington, passed away on December 17, 2022. John, son of the late William Brinker and Frances nee Tobben, was born on October 6, 1941 in Washington. He received his education from St. Francis Borgia High School. On October 10, 1964, he was united in marriage to Carlene Bader at Assumption Church in New Haven. Mr. Brinker served his country honorably as a member of the United States Army. He was a member of the American Legion Post 218-where he was a past Commander, VFW Auxiliary, Knights of Columbus, Elks Lodge, and the Washington Boat Club. He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Matthew Hoffmeister; granddaughter, Amy Hoffmeister; brother, Donald Brinker; sister, Marilyn Remillard and husband Don; sister-in-law, Dorothy Brinker; brothers-in-law, Herbert Heggemann, Don Holtmeyer, Earl Logan, and sister-in-law, Teresa Beste and husband Harold. Among his survivors are his wife, Carlene Brinker of Washington; two children, Sharon Hoffmeister Sharpe and husband Ronald of Fenton and Douglas Brinker and wife Aracely of Brackettville, TX; brother, William Brinker of Florissant; sister-in-law, Patricia Brinker of Springfield, MO; eleven grandchildren, Eric Hoffmeister of St. Peters, Emily Hoffmeister of Fenton, Julie Hoffmeister of Oxford, MS, Steven Brinker of Iowa, Daniel Brinker and wife Emily of Jarrell, TX, Benjamin Brinker and wife Brittany of Fort Riley, KS, Nathaniel Brinker of Oklahoma, Layla Brinker of Brackettville, TX, Douglas Brinker of Brackettville, TX, Marco De Luna of South Korea, and Maryfer Allelo and husband Francisco of Belton, TX; great-grandchildren, Alayna Brinker, Kaylee Brinker, Aubrey Brinker, Jaylee Brinker, and Francisco Allelo; other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 from 4-7 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at St. Gertrude’s Church in Krakow. Interment with full military honors will be at the church cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the St. Gertrude’s Church or the Franklin County Honor Flight.



Thomas William Wingfield
12/20/2022
Thomas William Wingfield of Union, MO passed away Monday, December 19, 2022. He is survived by one daughter, Patricia Wingfield of Washington; one son, William Wingfield of Washington; his mother, Caroline Hamer and husband Tom of Union; his father, Tim Wingfield of Bowling Green, KY; stepfather, Jean Collias of Robertsville; his sister, Michelle Hamer; one brother, Nickolus Collias of Union; grandparents, Robert and Sue Luedde of Villa Ridge; aunts, uncles, and many other relatives and friends. A Celebration of Life for 38-year-old Thomas Wingfield will be held at a later date. The Wingfield Family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Bailey Mistler
12/20/2022
Bailey Mistler of Owensville passed away Sunday, Dec. 11. Funeral services will be Thursday, Dec. 22 at 12 noon at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rosebud. Burial will be in church cemetery. Visitation for 25 year old Bailey Mistler will be Thursday from 9-12 noon at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Survived by parents; Travis and Rachel Mistler of Owensville Brother, Bryce Mistler of Owensville Paternal grandparents, Michael and AJ Mistler of Eldon and Jerry and Linda Bunting of Owensville Maternal grandparents, Gary and Charlotte Hoenemann of Rosebud and Sharon King of Lyons, Col.



Stanley Lowder
12/19/2022
Stanley Lowder of Owensville passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14th. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, Dec. 27th at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Owensville. Ashes will be interred in West Cemetery in Auburn, Illinois Visitation for 84 year old Stanley Lowder will be from 9-11 a.m. at the church on the 27th. Survived by sons: Mike Crowe and companion Theresa Hedrick of Jefferson City, David Crowe of Wright City, Stanley Lowder Jr. and wife Renee of Covington, Louisiana, Allen Lowder and wife Michelle of Owensville, Yancy Kamine of Kansas City, Jim Harvey and fiancé Stephanie Madden of Valparaiso, Indiana and Stewart Lowder and wife Sandra of Fredricktown Daughters: Debbie Sue Whirrell and husband James of Washburn, Ill., Becky Stephens and husband William of Belvidere, Tenn. and Maggie Harvey of Kansas City. Grandchildren: 30 Greats: 12



Bernard Litton
12/19/2022
Bernard Litton of Owensville passed away Friday, Dec. 16th. Funeral services will be Thursday, Dec. 22nd at 7:00 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville. His ashes will be interred at a later date at Memorial Gardens. Visitation for 92 year old Bernard Litton will be Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the Chapel. Survived by wife, Lorene of their home Daughter, Carol Wright and husband Dennis of Owensville Sisters, Betty Thompson of South Carolina and Barbara Shockley of Vienna Grandchildren: 3 Greats: 8 Great, greats: 10



William Giesike
12/19/2022
William H. Giesike III, 78 , of Washington, passed away on December 15, 2022. Bill, son of the late William Giesike II and Hilda nee Narup , was born on June 27, 1944 in Washington. He received his education from St. Francis Borgia High School. On December 30, 1972 he was united in marriage to Barbara Thiel at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Mr. Giesike served his country honorably as a member of the Army National Guard. He was a long time employee of Parker-Sporlan before retirement. Bill enjoyed taking pictures, reading about history, fishing, playing with his dogs, and spending time with his grandkids. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Barbara Giesike and father-in-law, Walter Thiel. Among his survivors are three children, Rebecca Lingle and husband Brian of Washington, Chad Giesike and wife Jennifer of Washington, and Aaron Giesike and wife Dawn of Washington; grandchildren, William Lingle, Grayson Lingle, Auggie Lingle, Hallie Giesike, Blake Giesike, and Brooklyn Giesike; mother-in-law, Anna Marie Thiel of Washington; brother and sisters-in-law, Rick Thiel and wife Karen of Marthasville and Joyce Johnson of Marthasville; other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 from 4-7 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. The funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Interment, with full military honors will be at the St. Francis Borgia Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Bill Giesike Memorial Fund or the Washington Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary.



Francis Loepker
12/16/2022
Frances E. Loepker, 91 , of Washington, passed away on December 14, 2022 at home with her loving family by her side. Mrs. Loepker, daughter of the late August Patke and Philomena nee Brinkmann, was born on March 17, 1931 in Washington. She received her education from St. John’s Gildehaus School and from St. Anthony’s in St. Louis, where she became an LPN. On April 26, 1952, she was united in marriage to Ervin Loepker Sr. at St. John’s Gildehaus Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ervin Loepker Sr. and four siblings, Joe Patke, Al Patke, Clarence, Patke, and Lucille Piontek. Among her survivors are four children, Kathleen Pate of Winfield, Mary Lou Kuenzel and husband Michael of Washington, Michael Loepker and significant other Connie Peterson of Washington, and Ervin Loepker Jr. and wife Diane of New Haven; siblings, Bernice Eckelkamp of Washington and Irene Voss and husband Joe of Krakow; eight grandchildren, Jamie Poirot and husband Mike, Brent Kuenzel, Jill Kuenzel, Nathan Loepker and wife Samantha, Katrina Hrastich and husband Andrew, Kelly Theiss and husband Benjamin, Brian Loepker and wife Suzanne, and Jason Loepker; great-grandchildren, Rilee Poirot, Caysi Poirot, Kylie Kuenzel, Carter Kuenzel, Brenna Gildehaus, Bradley Kuenzel, Jenna Loepker, Cierra Loepker, Dylan Loepker, Madalyn Hrastich, Amelia Hrastich, Stella Hrastich, Natalie Theiss, Brayden Theiss, Colton Theiss, Caroline Loepker, Sophia Loepker, and Ervin Loepker; other relatives and many friends. A visitation will be held on Sunday, December 18, 2022 from 3-6 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, December 19, 2022 at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Gildehaus Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Parish rosary 5 p.m. Sunday.



Jennifer Estes
12/15/2022
Jennifer Estes of Gerald passed away Monday, Dec. 12th. Funeral services will be Sunday, Dec. 18th at 2:00 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Gerald. Visitation for 41 year old Jennifer Estes will be Sunday from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel Survived by husband James Nutter Children: Emily Nutter, Tristyn Nutter and Ryker Nutter all of Gerald Brother: Derek Word of Joplin Sisters: Michelle Estes and Tiffany Estes of St. Louis and Melissa Slimp of Joplin



Douglas Ray Augustine
12/15/2022
Douglas Ray Augustine, 33, of Troy, MO passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2022. He is survived by his mother, Jeanne Lofland of Sullivan, MO; two daughters: Sophie Langford and Selena Augustine, both of Troy, MO; seven siblings: Debra Augustine of St. Louis, Carla Sanchez of Independence, MO, Donald Pope and wife Teresa of Georgia, James Pope of Washington, MO, Jennifer Johnson and husband David of Washington, MO, Darla Peterson and husband Chris of Oklahoma, and Jason Pope and wife Jody of Hermann, MO; along with aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, December 19, 2022 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO. Visitation will be held on Monday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be held privately at Washington Presbyterian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family for funeral expenses. The Augustine family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.



Pam McCleave
12/14/2022
Pam McCleave (nee' West), 69, of Washington, MO passed away Friday, December 9, 2022. She is survived by her parents George and Beverly (nee' Caughey) West of Lakeland, FL; three children: Elana Young (Jason), Eric McCleave (Lisa), and Elizabeth Kosewicz, all of Washington, MO; ten grandchildren; three brothers: Gregory West (Melissa); Thomas West (Violet); Brian West (Jennifer), all of Lakeland Florida; three sisters-in-law: Cindy Wooten (Mike) of Memphis, TN; Angie Whittington of Cape Girardeau, MO; and Nancy Deeter of Batavia, IL; two brothers-in-law: Randy McCleave (Pam) and Lynn McCleave, both of Flat Rock, IL; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial visitation will be held Tuesday, December 20, 2022 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO. A memorial service will follow at 6:00 PM at the funeral home with Pastor Bob Schneider officiating. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The McCleave family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.



Barbara Ann Kuenzel
12/14/2022
Barbara Ann Kuenzel, 78, of Washington, passed away on December 11, 2022. Barbara, daughter of the late Arthur Maeser and Mary nee Stafford, was born on August 5, 1944, in Washington. She received her education from St. Francis Borgia High School. On July 5, 1969, she was united in marriage to Delmar Kuenzel at Immaculate Conception Church in Union. Mrs. Kuenzel enjoyed being with her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren. She loved to cook for family gatherings, loved to sing in the choir at St. Francis Borgia, and was a huge Elvis fan. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother Kenneth Maeser. Among her survivors are her husband Delmar Kuenzel; children; Christine Massmann and husband Daniel of Krakow, Michael Kuenzel of Tennessee, Lanette Kuenzel of Washington, and Tim Kuenzel and significant other Amanda Thomas of Washington; grandchildren; Zackery Rowden, Jordan Massmann, Grace Massmann, Hunter Massmann, Calli Kuenzel, Natalie Kuenzel, Landon Kuenzel, and Lillian Kuenzel; In-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and loved ones. A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2022, from 4-7 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, December 16, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Borgia Church. Interment will be held at the St. Francis Borgia Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.



Virginia Cronin
12/13/2022
Virginia Cronin of Union, MO passed away Friday, December 9, 2022. She is survived by four sons: David Scharfenberg and wife Nancy of Washington, Dale Scharfenberg and wife Marsha of Cuba, Raymond Scharfenberg of Union, and Gary Scharfenberg and wife Lynn of Union; two daughters: Annette Kelley and husband J.C. of Mt. Sterling, and Patty Schuttenberg and husband Ted of Union; one stepdaughter, Kathy Minks of Union; 100+ grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. A Celebration of Life for 90-year-old Virginia Cronin will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 1:00 PM at the Union Senior Center in Union, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Compassion International (compassion.com) or the Franklin County Humane Society. The Cronin Family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Joseph Gerard Schneider
12/13/2022
Joseph Gerard Schneider, 63, of Washington, MO passed away Sunday, December 11, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Sherry Schneider (nee` Kriete); three sons: David Schneider and wife Missy, Spencer Neptune, and Parker Neptune and wife Leah; one daughter, Casey Wunderlich and husband John; five grandchildren; two sisters: Nancy Adams and husband Frank, and Jeannie Eads, all of Washington, MO; one brother, Mike Schneider and wife Tammy of Owensville, MO; and many other relatives and friends. A Rosary will be prayed on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 4:30 PM at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO. Visitation will follow from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 10:00 AM at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Washington, MO. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Ability-Developmental Services of Franklin County (DSFC) or St. Jude Children's Hospital. The Schneider Family is served by OItmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.



Charles Riley Speakes
12/13/2022
Charles Riley Speakes, Jr. of Pacific, MO passed away Sunday, December 11, 2022 Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, December 16, 2022 at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, Robertsville, MO The family of 90 year old Charles Speakes, Jr. was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Burial in Cedar Grove United Methodist Cemetery, Robertsville, MO He is survived by: Spouse: Virginia Speakes nee Phillips of pacific, MO Sons: #(1) Mike Speakes (Amy) of Robertsville, MO Sisters: #(1) Grandchildren: #(2) Memorials: may be made to Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, Robertsville, MO Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com



Norma Jean Gromer
12/8/2022
Norma Jean Gromer nee Ridge of Union, MO passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2022 Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, December 10, 2022 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Visitation for 82 year old Norma Gromer will be held from 2:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, December 9, 2022 and after 9:00 AM on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Burial in Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair, MO She is survived by: Spouse: Hugh “Allen” Gromer of Union, MO Sons: #(1) Mark Gromer of Union, MO Sisters: #(3) Memorials: May be made to the American Cancer Society Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com



Martha Stoenner
12/8/2022
Martha A. Stoenner, 93, of Washington, passed away on December 4, 2022. Martha, daughter of the late Conway Kuhlmann and Winnie nee Tallent, was born on September 12, 1929 in Washington. She received her education from Washington High School, graduating in 1947. On September 26, 1948, she was united in marriage to Oliver Stoenner Sr. at the First United Methodist Church in Washington. Martha was a life-long resident of Washington, and a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church, serving on many committees, missions, and fund-raising events. She was active in the Women’s Craft group, participating in numerous craft shows. For approximately 10 years, Martha worked as a checker at the Kroger Grocery Store in Washington where she renewed old acquaintances and made many new friends. She and her family hosted two foreign exchange students during their senior years of high school; Luis Fritis from Chili (1968) and Rosli Saxer from Switzerland (1971). She was Secretary-Treasurer for the Washington Volunteer Ambulance Service 1970-1971, and chaired a fund-raising drive for the Ambulance District. In the late 1970’s, she and Oliver were foster parents to five children. Her interest in dolls began at age 12 when she started sewing clothes for her collection. In 1959, she saw an ad for a doll repair correspondence course. After completion, she was given a degree certifying her as a “Doctor of Dollology” and she opened a doll repair business known as “Aunt Martha’s Doll Corner.” As her children began to leave for college Martha continued repairing dolls but began collecting in earnest. In addition to her growing doll collection, she collected vintage toys, games - essentially anything that children played with. In 2015, Martha sold a portion of her then nearly 40,000 dolls and toys. Her children set up a Facebook store known as “Aunt Martha’s Vintage Dolls and Toys,” from which she continued to sell her collection. Occasionally a doll would be left on her doorstep by trashmen who knew of her reputation. She never met a doll she didn’t like and her love for them never ended. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Oliver Stoenner Sr.; daughter, Sarah Alsop; and siblings, Conway Kuhlmann Jr., Betty Koeppe, Ed Kuhlmann, Bob Kuhlmann, Tom Kuhlmann, and Billie Kuhlmann, who died at age 2. Among her survivors are three children, Oliver “Fred” Stoenner Jr. and wife Robin of Grass Valley, CA; Susie Klapp and husband Phil of Jefferson City, MO; and Cindy Lohmeyer and husband Dale of Williamsburg, MO. Alsosurviving are grandchildren, Andrew Lohmeyer and wife Katie; Thaddeus Stoenner and wife Amanda; Benjamin Lohmeyer and wife Andrea; Caleb Klapp and wife Katie; Rosemary Mendonca and husband Nick; Nick Klapp and wife Beth; and Maggie Lohmeyer and husband Naresh Kumar; nine great-grandchildren. Sisters-in-law Patsy Kuhlmann of Universal City, TX and Carol Kuhlmann of New Haven; other relatives and many friends. A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2022 from 4-7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Washington. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday December 9, 2022 at the First United Methodist Church in Washington, with interment in the church cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the First United Methodist Church in Washington or WINGS-Sarah Stoenner Alsop Scholarship Fund. Arrangements in care of Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home, Washington.

Sponsored Ad:


Events This Month:



2/3/2023 to 2/15/2023
Union R-X1 Fund Raiser ...More


2/5/2023 to 3/5/2023
Open Barbecue Stand ...More


2/26/2023
Monthly Breakfast ...More

2/19/2023
BB Gun Shoot ...More


Calendar Year 2023
Select highlighted days for Events.

Current Year View | Next Year
Jan 2023
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
       
Feb 2023
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728    
       
Mar 2023
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
       
Apr 2023
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      
May 2023
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
       
Jun 2023
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 
       
Jul 2023
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
Aug 2023
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
       
Sep 2023
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
       
Oct 2023
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
       
Nov 2023
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  
       
Dec 2023
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31