Local Obituaries



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.



Mels Holmberg
2/12/2024
Nels Holmberg, 83, of Krakow, MO passed away Friday, February 9, 2024. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Holmberg (nee’ Wingate) of Krakow; two children: Anne Jespersen of Stevens Point, WI and Jon Holmberg and wife Lisa of Bloomfield, CO; four grandchildren: David Jespersen, Sarah Jespersen, Sam Holmberg, and Kate Holmberg; one brother, Charles Holmberg of Erick, OK; one sister, Kristin Fewel and husband Robert of Wauwatosa, WI; sister-in-law, Patricia Bevelhymer and husband Darrell of Forth Worth, TX; along with other relatives and friends. Nels was preceded in death by his parents, John and Julia (nee’ Camp) Holmberg, and his son-in-law, Dane Jespersen. Services will be held privately. Memorial donations may be made to Missouri Botanical Gardens. The Holmberg family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Frank Friday
2/12/2024
Frank Friday, 90, of Union, MO passed away Saturday, February 10, 2024. He is survived by two sons: Steven Friday of Union and James Michael Friday and wife Sherie of Union; three daughters: Paula Ershen and husband Keith of Washington, Susan Cernich and husband Paul of Fenton, and Deborah Fields and husband Michael of Jackson; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO. Burial with full military honors will follow in Union City Cemetery. Visitation for 90-year-old Frank Friday will be held from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans. The Friday family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Keith Maune
2/12/2024
Keith Maune, 68, of Krakow passed away Friday, February 9, 2024. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Maune (nee’ Shortt); two sons: Timothy Maune and wife Sara of Dutzow and Brian Maune and wife Kayla of Krakow; 6 grandchildren; five siblings: Jamie Lakebrink of New Haven, Cindy Frick (David) of Washington, Dale Maune (Dawn) of Hermann, Larry Maune (Carla) of Union, Peggy Adkison, and Andy Maune (Cheri), all of Washington; along with other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 AM on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Krakow. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. A Celebration of Life and luncheon will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Washington following services. Memorial visitation for 68-year-old Keith Maune will be held from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, February 16, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO. The Knights of Columbus rosary will be prayed at 2:45 PM on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to Dutzow Community Club. The Maune family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.



Connie Struckhoff
2/10/2024
Connie Struckhoff (nee' Feldmann), 75, of Augusta, MO passed away Friday, February 9, 2024. She is survived by her husband, Robert "Bob" Struckhoff of Augusta; four children: Rob Struckhoff and wife Angela of Augusta, Cori Haberberger and husband Bernie of Marthasville, Stefanie Deanda and husband Joe of Augusta, and Brian Struckhoff of Augusta; 6 grandchildren: Owen Struckhoff, Sydney Haberberger, Avery Struckhoff, Soyeur Haberberger, Case Struckhoff, and JC Deanda; two brothers: Ken Feldmann and wife Chris of Krakow and Kevin Feldmann and wife Janice of Washington; two sisters: Carlene Rothrock of Dutzow and Kathy Marquart and husband Rick of Femme Osage; three sisters-in-law: Leona Pauk of Augusta, Judy Struckhoff of Augusta, and Jane Hemmersmeyer and husband Jerry of Old Monroe; one brother-in-law, Cletus Struckhoff of Fairview Heights, IL; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Augusta, MO with Rev. Dennis Doyle officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation for 75-year-old Connie Struckhoff will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, February 16, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO. A parish rosary will be prayed at 3:30 PM on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Immaculate Conception Church-Augusta, St. Francis Borgia Regional High School, or Exceptional Equestrians. The Struckhoff family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.



Marcia Herbst
2/8/2024
Marcia Herbst (nee’ Hill), 78, of Union, MO passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2024. She is survived by her husband, Joe Herbst of Union; two sons: Joe Herbst II and wife Angela of Union and Andy Herbst and wife Jennifer of Union; seven grandchildren: Ashley Helmig (Colten), Jordan Luscan (Derek), Joey Herbst, Lauren Herbst, Haley Herbst, Hannah Herbst, and Will Herbst; two great-grandchildren: Amelia Helmig and Clayten Helmig; three sisters-in-law: Teresa Hill of Indiana, Janice Hill of St. Louis, and Helen Wolter (Dave) of St. Louis; two brothers-in-law: Tom Herbst (Susie) of Union and Andy Herbst (Kim Stuesse) of Union; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial visitation for 78-year-old Marcia Herbst will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 10, 2024 in the Parish Hall at St. Joseph Neier Catholic Church in Union, MO. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 10, 2024 in the Parish Hall at St. Joseph Neier Catholic Church with Rev. Peter Blake officiating. Interment will be held privately. A luncheon will immediately follow mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Neier Church. The Herbst family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Nicolas Gene Herbst
2/8/2024
NICOLAS GENE HERBST, of Robertsville, Missouri passed away January 27, 2024. Celebration of Life for 60 year old Mr. Herbst will be held from 2:00 until 5:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at the Opera House of Pacific, Pacific Mr. Herbst is survived by: HIS WIFE: Christina Herbst (nee Schnieder), Robertsville THREE SONS: Jason and wife Amanda Schnieder, Curtis Herbst, and Caleb Herbst ONE BROTHER: Phil and wife Phyllis Herbst, Union ONE SISTER: Georgeanne and husband Steve, Canada THREE GRANDCHILDREN: Tucker, Ava, and Jacob The Herbst family has requested memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital The Herbst family was served by Bell Funeral Home, Pacific.



Cindy Pecenka
2/8/2024
Cindy Pecenka, 65, of Washington, MO passed away Monday, February 5, 2024. She is survived by her husband, Brian Pecenka of Washington, MO; two children: Clinton Pecenka of Washington, MO, and Amity Pecenka of Bloomington, IN; along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held privately. The Pecenka family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.



John Henry Lamke
2/8/2024
John Henry Lamke Jr., 88, of Union, MO passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2024. He is survived by three children: Rebecca Jacobsmeyer and husband Randy of Ballwin, MO, John R. Lamke and wife Lori of Union, MO, and Regina Lampkin and husband Rickie of Washington, MO; two sisters: May Newcomb and Mildred Willoughby; one brother, Benny Lamke; along with grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Visitation for 88-year-old John Lamke Jr. will be held from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO. Burial will follow in Union City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Truck Historical Society. The Lamke family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.




2/7/2024
Russell J. Schelich, 77, of Washington, passed away on February 3, 2024. Mr. Schelich, son of the late John Schelich and Hilda nee Schroepfer, was born on February 3, 1947, in Washington. He received his education from St. Francis Borgia High School. On August 5, 1972, he was united in marriage to Marian Poepsel at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Washington. Mr. Schelich served his country honorably as a member of the United States Army. Russell worked at Sporlan Valve for 45 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and he loved hunting, fishing, and morel mushroom hunting. He also enjoyed classic cars and vintage tractors. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, particularly his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Mike Schelich and Dennis Schelich. Among his survivors are his wife, Marian Schelich of Washington; five children, Jody Saso of St. Charles, MO, John Schelich and wife Erin of St. Charles, MO, Jim Schelich and wife Tiffany of Union, Julie Kappauff and husband Ron of Washington, and Jackie Wehmeyer and husband Josh of Washington; two siblings, Jane Igo and husband Bob of Colorado Springs, CO and Joyce Barnett and husband Marty of Mankato, MN; nine grandchildren, Maria, Sadie, Hailey, Nolan, Tess, Cheyenne, Mary, Andrew, and Lainey; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lana Schelich, widow of Dennis, Judy Johnson and husband Barry, Jerry Poepsel and wife Peggy, Bill Poepsel and wife Karen, Bob Poepsel and wife Sallie, Cindy Luecke and husband Rich, Tim Poepsel and wife Jill, and Jane Bowdish and husband Brett; other relatives and friends. A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2024, from 3-7 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Memorial mass will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 9, 2024, at St. Francis Borgia Church. Interment with full military honors will be at the St. Francis Borgia Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the St. Francis Borgia High School Athletic Association or the Missouri Dept. of Conservation. Please remember Mr. Schelich and his family in your prayers. May he rest in peace.



Lawrence Lindemann
2/7/2024
Lawrence Lindemann, 97, of Villa Ridge, MO passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2024. He is survived by five sons: Ken Lindemann and wife Shelly of Villa Ridge, Rick Lindemann and wife Susie of Troy, John Lindemann and wife Sudie of Villa Ridge, Bill Lindemann and wife Racine of Villa Ridge, and Mike Lindemann and wife Jennifer of Villa Ridge; three daughters: Ruth Miller and husband Gary of House Springs, Judy Rollins of Villa Ridge, and Mary Hirth and husband Ronnie of Pacific; 21 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; along with other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Monday, February 12, 2024 at St. Mary of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Villa Ridge, MO with Rev. Alexander Nord officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Cemetery Fund. The Lindemann family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Darrell Scott
2/7/2024
Darrell L. Scott, 64, of Washington, Missouri, passed away on February 2, 2024. Mr. Scott, son of the late Donald Scott and Shirley nee Vivion, was born on August 14, 1959 in Jefferson City, Missouri. He received his education from Helias High School in Jefferson City, Missouri. On June 2, 1984, he was united in marriage to Vickie Martin at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Mountain View, Missouri. Darrell adored his children, grandchildren and great grandchild. He loved going to all sporting events and was a very proud Grandpa! His family was his life. He loved them so much. A religious man, Darrell was a member of St. Francis Borgia Church. An avid sports fan, Darrell loved the Kansas City Chiefs and went to at least one game a year with a group of friends. He could also be found at the ballpark several times a year rooting on the St. Louis Cardinals. Darrell enjoyed the St. Louis Blues and Missouri Tigers as well. Darrell ran the Pepsi Shoot-Out at TNC Lanes in Washington, Missouri for 19 years. He enjoyed bowling in all the area tournaments and was very proud to have won 7 Shoot-Out tournaments against who he felt were the best of the best bowlers in the area. Darrell was inducted into the Four Rivers Bowling Hall of Fame and qualified for the U.S. Open in Detroit, Michigan. Darrell loved all things outdoors, crappie fishing at the area lakes and deer and turkey hunting at Wolf Creek, a place he considered his heaven on earth. He got so much joy out of seeing his grandchildren hunt and fish. A lover of travel, Darrell visited several countries and at least 40 states traveling with his wife and friends. Darrell worked construction and was a member of the Laborers Local 110, retiring after 30 years of service. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Scott; brother, Doug Scott, and brother-in-law, James Suthoff. Among his survivors are his wife, Vickie Scott of Washington, Missouri; mother, Shirley Scott of Mountain View, Missouri; three children, Rocky Winger of Labadie, Missouri, Lisa Buhr of Holts Summit, Missouri, and Christen Schulte and husband Chris of Washington, Missouri; siblings, Diane Suthoff of Springfield, Missouri, Debra Moore and husband Randy of Mountain View, Missouri, David Scott of Springfield, Missouri, Dewayne Scott of Mountain View, Missouri, and Denise Countryman and husband Willie of Nixa, Missouri; grandchildren, Anna Winger, Hayden Buhr, Emma Winger, Rachel Buhr, Carter Schulte, Nathan Winger, Jude Buhr, Cullen Schulte, Leo Schulte, Liliana Schulte; great-grandson, Jayce Lamar; God-children, Hannah Moore, Justin Scott, and Nicholas Scott; loved ones and friends. A visitation will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home, with a funeral mass beginning at 12 p.m. at St. Francis Borgia Church. Memorial donations can be made to Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation. https://mochf.org/donate-online/ Please remember Mr. Scott and his family in your prayers. May he rest in peace.



LeRoy Schroeder
2/6/2024
LeRoy Schroeder, 86, of Washington, MO passed away Sunday, February 4, 2024. He is survived by three children: Linda Carroll of Sullivan, MO, Sandra Schroder of Washington, MO, and Darryl Schroeder of Union, MO; two grandchildren: Emily Schroeder of South Korea and Amanda Schroeder of Union, MO; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO with Rev. Tim Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in St. Francis Borgia Catholic Cemetery in Washington, MO. Visitation for 86-year-old LeRoy Schroeder will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. The Schroeder family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO. Thank you, Chris Gladwill



Cody White
2/4/2024
Cody White of Belle passed away Friday, Feb. 2nd. Funeral services will be Monday, Feb. 5th at 12 noon at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville. Burial in White Family Cemetery in Belle. Visitation for 47 year old, Cody White will be Monday from 9-12 noon. Survived by mother, Darlene White of Belle Children, Malarie Keefe and husband Kyle of Fallbrook, Calif., Alexis White of Belle and Gracie White of Belle Siblings, Dana Honse, Jason White, Erin Strunk and husband Jared all of Belle



Carol Ann Hografe
2/3/2024
Carol Ann Hografe of Dittmer, MO passed away Thursday, February 1, 2023 Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Visitation for 75 year old Carol Hografe will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 PM on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Burial in St. Martin’s Cemetery, Dittmer, MO She is survived by: Brothers: #(3) Sisters: #(1) Memorials: May be made to Salvation Army, Heifer Group, Carter Foundation, NLEC or St. Martin’s UCC Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com




2/2/2024
Jane Liemkuehler of Owensville passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30th. Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 9th at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Owensville. Burial in Owensville City Cemetery. Visitation for 73 year old Jane Liemkuehler will be Tuesday from 9-11 a.m. at the church. Survived by children. Justin and Karen Berger, JoEllen and Nathan Clemons, Clare and Tony Ruth and Julie Berger Sister-in-law, Bonnie Niebruegge Grandchildren: 11



Gary Price
2/2/2024
Gary Price Jr., 51, of Union, MO passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2024. He is survived by three children: Casey Crider of Washington, MO, Devin Price of Union, MO, and Brett Sperry of Gerald, MO; one sister, Tina Turner and husband Mike of Union, MO; one aunt, Suzanne Shelton and husband James of Ballwin, MO; along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Franklin County Area United Way. The Price family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.




2/1/2024
Maurice E. Hillermann, age 88, of Washington, passed away January 28, 2024. Mr. Hillermann is the son of the late Peter Hillermann and Marie nee Kraft, was born on December 26, 1935, in Washington. He received his education from St Francis Borgia Grade School. On June 15, 1957, he was united in marriage to Doris Frankenberg at St. Francis Borgia Church. Maurice began working at an early age setting pins at Saint Francis Borgia Bowling Alley. He then delivered bakery goods for Master Bakery. He and Doris were married, and they purchased a pie route, and he delivered Shenandoah Pies. With the completion of the interstate, the business dwindled, and he became the milkman for Foremost. Many stories can be told of Maurice as the milkman throughout Washington, New Haven, Berger, and Hermann. He then went on to Washington Trenching and Excavating, where he made many life long friends. He and Doris created Hillermann and Roofing Insulation and had a successful business until he retired. During retirement he enjoyed fishing, boating, hunting, a good deal at Menards, and serving neck bones and Krauts to his friends, telling jokes, and playing some good pranks. Together he and Doris enjoyed their home at Lake of the Ozark and loved hosting many friends and family. Maurice was a very generous man. A member of the Washington Volunteer Fire Department, Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Knights, delivering Meals on Wheels for many years, and donated platelets until he was told he could no longer contribute. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Bert Eckelkamp and husband Maurice, Leonard Hillermann and wife Lucille, Peter Hillermann, and Rosella Hillermann; grandson, Harrison Struttmann; great-grandson, Gibson Obermark, and son-in-law, Tony Gildehaus. Among his survivors are his wife, Doris Hillermann of Washington; three children, David Hillermann and wife Laurie of Washington, Connie Gildehaus of New Haven, and Michele Struttmann of Washington; brother, Bob Hillermann and wife Jane of Washington; sister, Rosalyn Pursley and husband Vernon of New Haven; brother-in-law, Ken Frankenberg of Washington; seven grandchildren, Nikki Obermark and husband Mike of Washington, Jason Hillermann and wife Kinsey of Washington, Stephanie Pollock and husband Chad of Washington, Amanda Konrad and husband Eben of New Haven, Alex Linkinhoker and husband Jason of New Haven, Abbie Mayer and husband Jonathan of Dutzow, and Peyton Struttmann of Washington; seventeen great-grandchildren, Jake Hillermann and wife Mackayla, Emma Hillermann, Ryder Hillermann, EllaMae Konrad, William Linkinhoker, Ross Obermark,EmmaJane Konrad, Julia Pollock, AnnaBelle Konrad, Claire Obermark, Charlotte Mayer, Jordan Pollock, Madelyn Linkinhoker,Adaline Mayer, Grettel Konrad, Zeke Obermark, Louis Mayer; other relatives, and many friends. A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, from 4-7 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Mass will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Borgia Church. Memorial donations can be made to the Washington Volunteer Fire Company or St. Francis Borgia Grade School. Arrangements in care of Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home, Washington. Please remember Mr. Hillermann and his family in your prayers. May he rest in peace.



Katherine Ann Brocato
2/1/2024
Katherine Ann Brocato nee Siess of St. Clari, MO passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2023 Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, February 2, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Visitation for 68 year old Katherine Brocato will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 1, 2024 and after 9:00 AM on Friday, February 2, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Burial in St. Clare Catholic Cemetery, St. Clair, MO She is survived by: Daughters: #(1) Courtney Calvin (Steve) of St. Clair, MO 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



Eugene Wiedemann
1/31/2024
Eugene O. Wiedemann, 92, of Washington, passed away on January 28, 2024. Mr. Wiedemann, son of the late Otto Wiedemann and Margaret nee Pott, was born on April 14, 1931 in St. Louis. He received his education from St. Francis De Sales High School. On January 17, 1953, he was united in marriage to Shirley Koles at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church in St. Louis. Gene served his country honorably as a member of the United States Navy. He was the owner of Wedding Creations and All Pro Janitorial Supply in Washington. Gene enjoyed being with family, traveling, fishing, and loved to BBQ. He was a devout catholic, committed to his faith. Mr. Wiedemann was preceded in death by his parents; son, Tom Wiedemann; a brother in infancy and great-grandson, Keegan Wiedemann. Among his survivors are his wife, Shirley Wiedemann of Washington; four children, Jim Wiedemann and wife Sharon of Clover Bottom, Margaret Kohne of Washington, Christine Dieckhaus and husband David of Washington, and Kathy Miller and husband Bill of Washington; grandchildren, Nick Wiedemann and wife Jill of Columbia, MO, Tim Wiedemann and wife Leanne of Berger, Jill Thurman and husband Jeff of Villa Ridge, Shawn Kohne of Los Angeles, CA, Scott Dieckhaus of Washington, Jason Dieckhaus and wife Molly of St. Louis, Kristin Straatmann and husband Steven of Villa Ridge, Lucas Dieckhaus and wife Rachell of Washington, and Caroline Miller of Washington; fifteen great-grandchildren; special friend, Anel Barazza; other relatives and friends. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Borgia Church. Memorial donations can be made to the St. Francis Borgia Grade School or Masses. Arrangements in care of Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home, Washington.



Hayden Brant
1/31/2024
Hayden Michael Brant of St. Clair, MO passed away Saturday, January 27, 2024 Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Visitation for 17 year old Hayden Brant will be held from 3:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, February 2, 2024 and after 9:00 AM on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO A private committal will take place at a later date He is survived by: Mother: Bard Brant nee Belew of St. Clair, MO Father: Justin Brant of St. Clair, MO Brother: Hunter Brant of St. Clair, MO Grandparents: Bruce Belew of St. Clair, MO and Donna and Mark Brant of St. Clair, MO Great-grandmother: Donna Belew of St. Clair, MO Aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and adopted aunts and uncles Memorials: St. Clair FFA Alumni Scholarship Fund Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com



Tom Shafferkoetter
1/31/2024
Tom Shafferkoetter, 79, of Union, MO passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2024. He is survived by one daughter, Christy Meyer of Union; one son, Mike Shafferkoetter and wife Debby of Imperial, MO; three grandchildren; one sister, Margie Harrison of Union; brother-in-law, Bob Henderson of Union; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, February 2, 2024 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Union with Pastor Mat Hayter officiating. Burial will follow in Union City Cemetery. Visitation for 79-year-old Tom Shafferkoetter will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday, February 01, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Share Jake’s Smiles. The Shafferkoetter family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Dera Mae O'Linda Rehmeier
1/31/2024
Dera Mae O’Linda Rehmeier (nee Paul) was born on May 23, 1934 in New Melle, Missouri and passed from this earthly life to her heavenly home on January 28, 2024, having lived 89+ years. She is survived by one brother, Burton Paul of New Melle, Missouri; two sons, Rick (Benita) Rehmeier, and Dean (Mary) Rehmeier, all of Augusta, MO; two daughters, Faye (Andrew) Fairchild of Benton City, Missouri and Sara (Curt) Fellhoelter, of Deepwater, Missouri; ten grandchildren: Eric (Anita), Nick (Whitney), Brian (Becky) and Justin (Kelly) Rehmeier; Amy (Nick) Barron; Adam (Julia), Aaron and Anthony Fairchild; Levi (Jaina) and Lana Fellhoelter; thirteen great-grandchildren: Keegan, Hunter, Ryleigh, Jack, Emma, Allison, Anderson & Remi Rehmeier; Lane & Nash Barron; Kasen & Konner Fairchild, Braydon Wheatly; one former sister-in-law Linda Paul (nee Smith) of Florida and numerous nieces and nephews. Dera Mae was proceeded in death by her husband, Layton Walter Rehmeier; her parents, Edwin and Meta Paul (nee Prior), her parents-in-law Edward and Clara Rehmeier (nee Joerling); her brothers Lelen and Roger (Dickey) Paul; her sisters Eunice Thiemann and Vivian Joerling; two brothers-in-law Vernon Thiemann and Clarence (Pete) Joerling and one sister-in-law Marilyn Lutz; a nephew Steve Paul; two nieces Ronae Muschany (nee Joerling) and Donna Paul (nee Evans). Dera Mae was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and a long-time member of the Femme Osage United Church of Christ. In her younger years Dera Mae was a tremendous athlete, both basketball and softball. She played for the AT&T Long Lines softball team out of St. Louis, Missouri prior to marrying Layton Rehmeier on October 15, 1955. During her years on the farm, she kept a huge garden and was an excellent cook, as she prepared numerous meals for her family and hired hands every day. She was also an active member of the local and state Pork Producers and Porkettes, having served as President of the St. Charles County Porkettes. In her spare time, Dera Mae enjoyed playing bingo, bunco and pinochle. However, her greatest pleasure was being a part of her children’s, grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s lives and watching their many activities and cheering them on from the sidelines. Dera Mae was a friend to all who engaged with her. She always gave those she knew a warm smile and cared deeply for her many close friends and family. All who knew Dera Mae were blessed and she will be dearly missed by her family and friends. To Dera Mae’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren you could ask for no greater role model to follow in terms of how to love, support and cherish your family. Dera Mae has given each of us a great example and wonderful memories of how to live your life. Memorial: Femme Osage UCC Cemetery Fund



Carolyn Riemann
1/30/2024
Carolyn A. Riemann, 86, of Washington, passed on to her heavenly home on January 25, 2024. Carolyn was born in Washington on October 31,1937, to Irene and Arthur Woelker, baptized on November 14, 1937, and confirmed on March 18,1951 at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy K. Riemann. She is survived by her children, Mark Riemann (Rita) of Stanberry, MO; Jane Riemann Pratt (Robert) of Richmond, VA; Timothy Riemann (Angela) of Nolensville, TN; Aaron Riemann (Chelsey) of Maryville, TN; and her eight grandchildren, Jacob Riemann, Benjamin Riemann (Rena), Carolyn Pratt, Bella, Brock and Max Riemann, and Abigail and Alexander Riemann. She is also survived by her brother, John Woelker, and nephew and nieces, Kyle Woelker (Elise), Kirsten Woelker, and Kendra Woelker Scanio (Joe). After graduating from Washington High School, Carolyn worked as a legal secretary for nearly a decade, then became a gentle and affectionate daytime caregiver for the children of school teachers. She spent a dozen years working for the Washington School District, first in the business office and then retiring from the food service department. Carolyn was fervently faithful and faith filled as she lived her entire life in the footsteps of Jesus. As a lifelong member of Immanual Lutheran Church, she found great joy in teaching Sunday School and playing the piano for 25 years. She was also a member of the church choir, Merry Mates, Lutheran Women Missionary League, Earnest Workers, Ladies Aid, sewing club, and the Parent Teacher League. She unwaveringly exemplified faith, hope and love as she miraculously survived a critical diagnosis of anaplastic carcinoma. Carolyn was a prayer warrior, tenderhearted, full of grace, beloved by her family and friends, and a shining light and living example of God’s Word. The family extends their deepest gratitude to the loving church family at Immanuel, her cherished friends, and the kind and caring staff of South Pointe Assisted Living. A visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. in the narthex of Immanuel Lutheran Church, 214 W. Fifth Street, Washington, MO, 63090, with a service to follow at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 3. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Immanuel Lutheran Church and Schoo



Eugene Wiedemann
1/30/2024
Eugene O. Wiedemann, 92, of Washington, passed away on January 28, 2024. Mr. Wiedemann, son of the late Otto Wiedemann and Margaret nee Pott, was born on April 14, 1931 in St. Louis. He received his education from St. Francis De Sales High School. On January 17, 1953, he was united in marriage to Shirley Koles at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church in St. Louis. Gene served his country honorably as a member of the United States Navy. He was the owner of Wedding Creations and All Pro Janitorial Supply in Washington. Gene enjoyed being with family, traveling, fishing, and loved to BBQ. He was a devout catholic, committed to his faith. Mr. Wiedemann was preceded in death by his parents; son, Tom Wiedemann; a brother in infancy and great-grandson, Keegan Wiedemann. Among his survivors are his wife, Shirley Wiedemann of Washington; four children, Jim Wiedemann and wife Sharon of Clover Bottom, Margaret Kohne of Washington, Christine Dieckhaus and husband David of Washington, and Kathy Miller and husband Bill of Washington; grandchildren, Nick Wiedemann and wife Jill of Columbia, MO, Tim Wiedemann and wife Leanne of Berger, Jill Thurman and husband Jeff of Villa Ridge, Shawn Kohne of Los Angeles, CA, Scott Dieckhaus of Washington, Jason Dieckhaus and wife Molly of St. Louis, Kristin Straatmann and husband Steven of Villa Ridge, Lucas Dieckhaus and wife Rachell of Washington, and Caroline Miller of Washington; fifteen great-grandchildren; special friend, Anel Barazza; other relatives and friends. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Borgia Church. Memorial donations can be made to the St. Francis Borgia Grade School or Masses. Arrangements in care of Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home, Washington.



J. Phillip Moreland
1/30/2024
J. Philip Moreland, 71, of Washington, MO passed away Saturday, January 27, 2024. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Moreland (nee’ Sebek) of Washington; four children: Chris Moreland and wife Stephanie, Michelle Moreland of St. Louis, Jessica Hoemann and husband Jason of Washington, and Jackie Moreland of Union; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Ann Moreland of Webster Groves, MO; along with other relatives and friends. Memorial visitation for 71-year-old Phil Moreland will be held from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation. The Moreland family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.



Florence Kempf
1/29/2024
Florence L. Kempf, 94, of Washington, passed away on January 24, 2024. Mrs. Kempf, daughter of the late Casper Gass and Hilda nee Haltenhof, was born on February 21, 1929, in Burksville, IL. On September 18, 1948, she was united in marriage to Earl Kempf in Floraville, IL. Florence loved hosting her family for holiday meals and was known for her cherry and peach custard pies, date nut bread, and holiday treats. She was a dedicated vegetable gardener for many years. She derived much joy from her labor in her flower beds; her skill at growing Africa violets was unprecedented. She was the cub-scout leader for her son. She worked various factory jobs in St. Louis, before moving to Washington and working in the school cafeteria and later in various local factories. Her grandchildren remember her for her fishing, games of 500 Rummy, wiffleball and croquet, and for being the bowling project leader in the 4-H club. She was known by her family, community, and employers for her hard work and conscientiousness; she was always ready with a hammer and toolbox in tow. She was an active member at St Peter’s United Church of Christ for 65 years, where she participated in Women’s Fellowship, Quilting, and volunteered in the kitchen. She bowled on many leagues at the Washington Bowling Alley. She enjoyed bus trips, cruises, and travel to Germany and China. She loved the family dogs and her cat. She played bingo twice a week at the Senior Center. She loved recounting stories of growing up on a farm and her responsibilities in the fields and in the kitchen. She was proud of her first job off the farm as a telephone operator. She enjoyed a hamburger and root-beer at a picnic table watching the Missouri River scenery. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl Kempf and four siblings, Lucille Gass who died in infancy, Ruth Kaemper, Paul Gass, Marvin Gass, and her great-grandson Elliot Sage Kempf. Among her survivors are her children, William A. Kempf and wife Andrea of Washington and Lynn M. Kempf of Hazelwood; siblings, William Gass of Ballwin, IL and Earl Gass of Belleville, IL; grandchildren, Ken Bumpus, Laura Schaefer and husband Heath, Leo Kempf and wife Rachel, Lillian Kempf, and Lena Eyermann and husband Ben; great-grandchildren, Lucy, Lincoln, Lola, Lazlo Schaefer, Henry, Oliver, Lila Kempf, Samson and Stella Eyermann; loved ones and friends. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, from 9-11 a.m. at St. Peter’s U.C.C. in Washington, with the funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to St. Peter’s U.C.C. Washington. Arrangements in care of Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home, Washington.



Linda Polizzi
1/27/2024
Linda Polizzi, 83, of Washington, MO passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2024. She is survived by one son, Dr. Joseph L. Polizzi (Grace Garrett); one daughter-in-law, Ann Polizzi (Steve Davies); 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers-in-law, Dominic Polizzi (Regina), Peter Polizzi, and John Polizzi (Karen); along with nieces, nephews, Godchildren, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Monday, January 29, 2024 at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Washington, MO. Entombment will follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis. Visitation for 83-year-old Linda Polizzi will be held from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday, January 28, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, 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 Pregnancy Assistance Center of Washington or St. Francis Borgia Grade School. The Polizzi family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.



Kenneth Rudolph
1/27/2024
Kenenth Rudolph, 72, of Union, MO passed away Thursday, January 25, 2024. He is survived by one son, Matthew Rudolph and wife Jill of St. Charles, MO; two grandchildren: Owen and Levi Rudolph; one sister, Ruth Rudolph of Owensville, MO; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, January 29, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO with Pastor Ronald Koppelmann officiating. Interment will be held privately in Countryside Memorial Gardens in Owensville, MO. Visitation for 72-year-old Kenneth Rudolph will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Monday, January 29, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Union Food Pantry. The Rudolph family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Ted Lewis
1/26/2024
Ted F. Lewis, 88, of Washington, passed away on January 24, 2024. Mr. Lewis, son of the late Clarence “C.D.” Lewis and Beatrice nee McCann, was born on February 12, 1935 in Bowling Green, MO. He received his education from Bowling Green High School. On December 5, 1956, he was united in marriage to Martha House. Mr. Lewis served his country honorably as a member of the United States Army. Ted was a union electrician and retired after 30 years. He was a member of the Gasconade County Threshers Association. He was preceded in death by his parents and eight siblings, Clarence Lewis, Richard Lewis, Corrine Hussong, Betty Griffith, Mary B “Peggy” Scherder, Ruth Hays, Patsy Booth, and Hylah “Sug” Moran. Among his survivors are his wife, Martha Lewis of Washington; daughter, Kathy Kleinheider and husband Rodney of Washington; brother, Joe Lewis and wife Rose of Bowling Green, MO; two grandchildren, Leah Jasper and husband Dustin of Washington and Joey Spaunhorst and wife Jessica of Washington; five great-grandchildren, Blake Jasper, Ellerie Jasper, Henry Spaunhorst, Andie Spaunhorst, and Georgia Spaunhorst; sister-in-law, Donna Lewis of Troy, MO; brother-in-law, Wayne House of Hunnewell, MO; other relatives and many friends. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 26, 2024, from 4-7 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 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 Gasconade County Threshers Association or Our Lady of Lourdes School.



Elisha White
1/25/2024
Elisha White (nee’ Moss), 37, of Union, MO passed away Saturday, January 20, 2024. She is survived by six children: Brianna Parson, Daniel White, Hunter Parson, Sophie Moss, Jayce Nixon, and Ayden Nixon; her mother, Lisa Maloney Pilliard and significant other Frank Copeland of Union, MO; her father, James Moss of Vandalia, MO; grandparents: Dennis and Majorie Pilliard of Curryville, MO; four sisters: Lacy Elliott and husband Steven of Rockport, IL, Amber Moss, Kayla Moss, and Rachel Moss; along with aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 5:00 PM on Friday, January 26, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO. Interment will be held privately. Visitation for 37-year-old Elisha White will be held from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Friday, January 26, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family (checks payable to Lisa Maloney). The White family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.



Mike Fuchs
1/25/2024
Mike "Hooper" Fuchs of Owensville passed away Tuesday, Jan 23rd. Funeral services will be Monday, Jan. 29th at 11:00 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville. Burial in Old Bohemian Catholic Cemetery in Owensville. Visitation for 70 year old Mike "Hooper" Fuchs will be Sunday, Jan. 28 from 1-5 p.m. at the Chapel. Survived by daughters, Michele Valley and husband Kelly and Jessica Charboneau and husband Shawn all of Owensville Brother-in-law, Allen Maciejewski and wife Tina of Owensville Grandchildren: 4 Greats: 1



Albert Downey
1/25/2024
Albert Lee Downey, Sr. of Salem, MO passed away Sunday, January 21, 2024 Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, January 29, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Visitation for 76 year old Albert Downey, Sr. will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 PM on Monday, January 29, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Burial in United Methodist Cemetery, St. Clair, MO He is survived by: Sons: #(1) John Downey of Jonesburg, MO Daughters: #(1) Jenniffer Allman of Hermann, MO Brothers: #(5) Sisters: #(4) Grandchildren: #(3) Great-Grandchildren: #(2) Memorials: May be made to the family c/o Russell Colonial Funeral Home Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com



Kenneth Bierbaum
1/25/2024
Kenneth W. Bierbaum ,93, of Washington, passed away on January 21, 2024. Mr. Bierbaum, son of the late Emmett Bierbaum and Ella nee Mittler, was born on April 8, 1930, in Marthasville. He received his education from Marthasville High School. On April 24, 1954, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Taylor. Kenneth served his country honorably as a member of the United States Army. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Kenny also enjoyed bowling, golfing, and traveling. But most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a member of the American Legion 218, Elks Lodge 1559, and the Masonic Lodge in Washington. Mr. Bierbaum was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles Bierbaum and wife Jan, and granddaughter, Nichole Stock. Among his survivors are his wife, Mary Ann Bierbaum of Washington; two daughters, Sharon Boland and husband Craig of Ballwin and Judi Swinney of Washington; three grandsons; two great-grandsons; brothers and sisters-in-law, Imogene Hopper and husband Ron, Pat Stephens and husband Joe, and Kenneth Taylor and wife Catherine; nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2024, from 4-8 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 26, 2024, at the St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Washington. Interment, with full military honors will be at the church cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association or Alzheimers Association.



Kenneth Vandergriffe
1/24/2024
Kenneth Vandegriffe of Gerald passed away Sunday, Jan. 21st. Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 25th from 4-8 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville. Survived by wife, Belinda of their home Father, Gary Vandegriffe of Owensville Parents-in-law, Roger and Bonnie Fisher of Jonesburg Sons, Nathan and Justin Angell both of Gerald Sisters, Missy Vandegriffe and Linda Sieker both of Owensville and Debra Epler of Lakewood, Colorado



Pamela Maddox
1/24/2024
Pamela Maddox of Owensville passed away Saturday, Jan. 20th. A graveside service will be held Friday, Jan. 26 at 11:00 a.m. at Countryside Memorial Gardens in Owensville with Rev. Kevin Sullivan officiating. Survived by sons, Christopher Mulroney of Gleason, Tenn. and Elvis Webber and wife Jennifer of Silver Creek, Georgia Daughter, Brenda Landers of Rolla Sister Mary Kane and husband and Johnnie of Owensville



John Luechtefeld
1/22/2024
John R. Luechtefeld, 71, of Washington, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2024. Mr. Luechtefeld, son of the late Alphons Luechtefeld and Clara nee Schroepfer, was born on June 15, 1952, at Port Hudson, Missouri. He was a graduate of Washington High School. On February 7, 1976, he was united in marriage to Marilyn Scheible at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Washington. John was employed by the City of Washington Parks Department from 1986 until his retirement in 2018. John dedicated more than 30 years of service to the community working on countless projects and maintenance for the Washington Parks Department. John enjoyed the outdoors. He especially enjoyed barbecuing, gardening, tractors, and mushroom hunting. In his spare time, he enjoyed working on tractors and lawn mowers. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Robert Beuke, Lawrence Beuke, Philip Luechtefeld, and mother and father-in-law, Linda and Elmer Scheible. Among his survivors are his wife, Marilyn Luechtefeld of Washington; three daughters, Gayle Luechtefeld of Washington, Amy Hellmann and husband Darren of Washington, and Kim Luechtefeld of Washington; three siblings, Lillian Danz of Washington, Marian Enke and husband Jim of Cuba, and Charlie Luechtefeld and wife Dianne of New Haven; four grandchildren, Chloe McCarthy, Austin Hellmann, Ashlyn Hellmann, and Leo Koti; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dale Scheible and wife Debbie of Washington and David Scheible and wife Kay of Washington; other relatives and friends. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, from 4-7 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at St. Gertrude’s Church, with interment in the church cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Knights of Columbus Journey for Charity Tractor Cruise.



Darlene Becker
1/20/2024
Darlene Emmaline Becker (nee Cowan), 89, of Labadie, MO passed away January 18th, 2024. Darlene was born September 27, 1934, in Leslie, MO to Albert and Viola (nee Weirich) Cowan. She is a 1952 Washington High School graduate. Darlene was united in marriage to Emmett Charles Becker on Sept 4, 1954 in Gray Summit, MO. Darlene loved to cook. There wasn't much she couldn't conquer in the kitchen. The whole family loved her "famous" custard pie the best. She helped teach most of us how to make apple butter every year as well. She was the official taste tester, that way we got it right. She was also very active in her church, Pilgrim UCC of Labadie for many years. She is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Emmett Becker, Labadie, MO. One daughter, Janet (Patrick) Cunniff, Madison, MO. Two sons: Charles (Trisha) Becker, Valrico, FL and Glen (Donna) Becker, Labadie, MO. One bonus daughter, Beth Norton, Union, MO. Nine grandchildren: Sean (Laura) Cunniff, Southern Pines, NC, Erin (Chris) Keogh, Salem, MO, Mindy (Cory) Thurman, St. Clair, MO, Taylor Becker, Valrico, FL, Danny (Kimi) Cunniff, Las Vegas NV, Jacquelyn Becker, Valrico, FL, Michael Zappulla, O'Fallon, MO, Matthew Hess, PA and Jennifer Hess, Tampa, FL. Nine great grandchildren: Mackenzie Cunniff, Southern Pines, NC, Nikolas, Aubree, Alexa Keogh, Salem, MO and Skylar, Ava Thurman, St. Clair, MO, Alicia Zappulla, O'Fallon, MO, Destini, Isabella Hess, Tampa, FL. One sister, Rose (Frank) Duckett, Williamsburg, VA. Four brothers: Bill (Karen) Cowan, Union, MO, Cal (Janice) Cowan, Republic, MO, Ron (Jane) Cowan, Washington, MO and Rick (Maunawaun) Cowan, McKinney, TX. Along with many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by one son, George Becker. Along with her parents, Albert and Viola (nee Weirich) Cowan. Visitation will be Monday, January 22, 2024, from 4pm-7pm at Nieburg-Vitt-Miller Funeral Home: 1206 Jefferson St. Washington, MO. Funeral service will be Tuesday, January 23, 2024, starting at 10 am at Pilgrim UCC: 301 Academy St. Labadie, MO. Burial following directly after service at Bethel Cemetery: Hwy T in Labadie, MO Memorials may be made to Bethel Cemetery or Pilgrim UCC, both of Labadie.



Raymond Hilke
1/18/2024
Raymond D. Hilke, 87, of Washington, passed away on January 17, 2024. Mr. Hilke, son of the late Emil Hilke and Laura nee Vossel, was born on April 21, 1936 in Washington. He received his education from Ziegenmeyer School. Mr. Hilke served his country honorably as a member of the United States Army. Ray was a farmer his entire life. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, and hunting. But most of all, he loved to ride around his farm on his John Deere gator. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jerome Hilke and Emil Hilke; sister, Mary Jane Kopp; nephew, Stephen Moore, and a brother in infancy. Among his survivors are two sisters, Laura Moore and husband Charles of Tebbetts, MO and SR. Gabriela Hilke of Wauwatosa WI; six nephews, six nieces, great nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. A visitation will be held on Sunday, January 21, 2024 from 2-5 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. The Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 22, 2024 at St. Francis Borgia Church. Interment will be in the Ascension Cemetery in Washington. Memorial donations can be made to the charity of choice.



Del Rinne
1/18/2024
Del Rinne, 82, of Beaufort, MO passed away Thursday, January 11, 2024. He is survived by his wife, Lynne Rinne (nee' Hervey); and his family members: Pam Rinne of St. Louis, Tim Rinne and wife Melody of Union, Mike Rinne and wife Kristi of Shawnee, KS, Jerry Rinne and wife Karen of Blue Springs, MO, and Tom Rinne and wife Jill of Higginsville, MO, Doris Bird of Big Pine, CA, Bob Rinne and wife Karen of Overland Park, KS and Howard Rinne of Olathe, KS, Betty Rinne and Juanita Rinne, both of Higginsville, MO, Joyce Rinne of Holden, MO, Donna Rinne of Olathe, KS, and Martha Hervey of Columbia, MO, Dr. Bill Hervey II and wife Jean of Mission Hills, KS, five grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at the Union High School Gymnasium in Union, MO with Pastor John Schoedel officiating. Interment will be held privately in St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery in Beaufort, MO. Memorial visitation for 82-year-old Del Rinne will be held from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, January 26, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Del Rinne Memorial Scholarship (checks payable to Union RXI Foundation) or St. Johns Lutheran Church in Beaufort, MO. The Rinne family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Robert Sontag
1/18/2024
Robert E. Sontag Sr., 77, of Washington, passed away on January 15, 2024. Mr. Sontag, son of the late Robert F. Sontag and Garnet nee Leuthauser, was born on November 28, 1946 in St. Louis. He received his education from Lafayette High School and East Central College. Robert loved classic cars and motorcycles. He enjoyed cooking, collecting coins, listening to music, but most of all, he loved his dogs and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents. Among his survivors are four children, Robert Sontag Jr. and wife Vicki of Washington, Tom Sontag and wife Rachel of Bethalto, IL, Aschleah Wildt and husband Mark of Wildwood, and Amber Wright and husband Joshua of Robertsville; sister, Shirley Wise and husband Andy of St. Louis County; grandchildren, Elizabeth Sontag, Hayden Sontag, Hannah Sontag, Alex Wildt, Kara Wildt, Audrey Wildt, Tyler Door, Zachary Door, and Sophia Door; nephew, Sam Wise; other relatives and friends. A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024, from 12-2 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Memorial donations can be made to the Leukemia Society.



Robert Simpson
1/17/2024
Robert "Bobby" Simpson, 42, of Washington, MO passed away Friday, January 12, 2024. He is survived by his daughter, Kaylee Simpson of Union, MO; his father, Jim Simpson of Villa Ridge, MO; his mother, Sheila Simpson (nee' Benedict) of Washington, MO; two grandmothers: Marylynn Simpson of Crestwood, MO and Joyce Benedict of Washington, MO; three brothers: James Simpson and wife Stephanie of Union, MO, Billy Simpson of Columbia, MO, and Charles Simpson of Portland, OR; two nephews, one niece, other relatives and friends. Visitation for 42-year-old Bobby Simpson will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Monday, January 22, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO. Funeral services will immediately follow at 7:00 PM on Monday, January 22, 2024 at the funeral home with Pastor Paul Scheperle officiating. Interment will be held privately. Memorial donations may be made to the Simpson family (checks payable to Kaylee Simpson). The Simpson family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.



George West
1/16/2024
George West, 81, of Union, Missouri passed away on Friday, January 12, 2024. He is survived by one niece, Linda Kroeter of Union, three nephews: Eddie Koelling and Debbie of Union; Dennis Koelling and Michele of Washington; and Kevin Koelling and Lori of Union, seven great-nieces and nephews, and 11 great-grand-nieces and nephews. Funeral service for George will be 11:00am Thursday, January 18, at Immaculate Conception Church in Union, followed by a burial in the church cemetery. Visitation for 81 year old George will be 9:30am-10:30am Thursday, January 18 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union. Memorials may be given to St. Joseph Catholic Church-Neier



Don Rendon
1/16/2024
Don Rendon of Gerald passed away Saturday, Jan. 13th. Visitation will be held Saturday, Jan. 20 from 3-8 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville. Survived by mother, Shirley Riley of Linn Brother, Keno Rendon of Linn Sister, LaDonna Wilcox of Belle



Joseph Voss
1/16/2024
Joseph H. Voss, 95, of Krakow, passed away on January 13, 2024. Mr. Voss, son of the late Joseph H. Voss and Anna nee Rademacher, was born on November 29, 1928, in Krakow. He received his education from St. Gertrude’s Grade School. On November 27, 1954, he was united in marriage to Irene Patke at St. John’s Gildehaus Church. Joe served his country honorably as a member of the United States Army in the Korean Conflict. He was employed at Sporlan Valve for 37 years before retirement. Joe enjoyed playing golf, cutting grass on his 5 acres, tending to the garden, and traveling with family and friends. Mr. Voss was a member of the VFW 2661, Knights of Columbus 1121, and St. Gertrude’s Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings, Hilda Brinker and husband Leander, Alice Holdmeier and husband Herbert, Isabelle Holtmeyer and husband Virgil, Clem Voss and wife Hazel, Victor Voss and wife Dorothy, and Ralph Voss. Among his survivors are his wife, Irene Voss of Krakow; four children, Doug Voss and wife Lynnett of Washington, Mark Voss and wife Roxanne of Washington, Cynthia Garrard of Union, and Mary Jo Aholt and husband Jeff of Washington; ten grandchildren, Matthew Voss, Casey Tobben and husband Tommy, Chad Voss, Christopher Voss, Jason Voss, Brandon Garrard and wife Jaimie, Ashley Taylor and husband Michael, Gabrielle Joerling, Olivia Beste and husband Corey, and Grant Aholt and wife Michaela; fourteen great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Donald Piontek of Washington; sister-in-law, Bernice Eckelkamp of Washington; other relatives and many friends. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 from 4-7 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 18, 2024 at St. Gertrude’s Church in Krakow. Interment, with full military honors will be at the church cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to St. Gertrude’s School or Masses.



Catherine Clare Guin
1/16/2024
Catherine Clare Guin, 93, of New Haven, MO, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at New Haven Care Center. Catherine was born in Clayton, Missouri on July 27, 1930, the daughter of the late Charles H. & Bessie May (Kilpatrick) Glader. She was married to William E. "Bill" Guin in 1978, at St. James Church, Stony Hill. Bill preceded her in death on May 9, 1995. Catherine is survived by a son, James Skelton & wife Loretta, of Kaiser, Missouri; a daughter, Paola Mitchell & husband Murray, of Ellijay, Georgia; a daughter, Norma Davis & husband Steve, of Union, Missouri; a son, Stewart Skelton & wife Sarah, of Hollywood, California; a son, Todd Skelton & wife Kristina, of Osage Beach, Missouri; a son, Jerome Guin, of Lake Ozark, Missouri; 10 grandchildren, numerous grandchildren, a nephew and other relatives. Visitation will be held Saturday, January 20th from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at St. James Evangelical Church, Stony Hill, where funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Tom Lloyd officiating. Burial will be at St. John's Cemetery, Berger, Missouri. Memorials may be given to St. James Evangelical Church Women's Guild.



Martin Strauser
1/15/2024
Martin Adam Strauser, Sr. of Sullivan, MO passed away Saturday, January 6, 2023 Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 20, 2024 at First Baptist Church, St. Clair, MO Visitation for 82 year old Martin Strauser, Sr. will be held from 2:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, January 19, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO and after 9:00 AM on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at First Baptist Church, St. Clair, MO Burial in Reedville Cemetery, Sullivan, MO He is survived by: Spouse: Paula Strauser nee Pryor of Sullivan, MO Sons: #(2) Martin “Marty” Strauser, Jr. (Debbie) of St. Clair, MO and Shane Strauser (Elizabeth) of High Ridge, MO Sisters: #(1) Grandchildren: #(3) Great-Grandchildren: #(3) Memorials: may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com



James Sneddy
1/15/2024
James Sneddy of Gerald passed away Friday, Jan. 12th. Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 18th at 11:00 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Gerald. Burial in St. Paul's United Church of Christ Cemetery in Gerald. Visitation for 82 year old James Sneddy will be Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 4-8 p.m. at the Chapel in Gerald. Survived by wife, Marilyn of their home Children, Jason Sneddy and wife Karisa and Renee Sneddy all of Gerald Siblings, Sandra Copeland and husband Ronald of Owensville, Ruth Wright of Washington, Loretta Patrick of Owensville and Rebecca Sipes and significant other Charles Kelley Grandchildren: 3 Greats: 3



Tina Schmitz
1/10/2024
Tina M. Schmitz (nee' Leonhardt), 67, of Labadie, MO passed away Saturday, January 06, 2024. She is survived by four siblings: Judy Stewart of Robertsville, MO, Margie McNamee of Pacific, MO, Jimmy Leonhardt of Union, MO, and Kathleen Brinkmann and husband James of Labadie, MO; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 AM on Thursday, January 11, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery in Labadie, MO. Visitation for 67-year-old Tina Schmitz will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Communities of Recovery Experience (CORE). The Schmitz family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.



Violet Weirich
1/10/2024
Violet Weirich (nee' Armistead), 93, of Pacific, MO passed away Sunday, January 7, 2024. She is survived by two sons: Thomas Fredrick Weirich and wife Julia of Wakefield, VA and Jeffrey Weirich and wife Lisa of Gray Summit, MO; three daughters: Carol Reichardt and husband Bob of Pacific, MO, Barb Sullivan and husband Ron of Sullivan, MO, and Judy Tacony and husband Al of Cedar Hill, MO; 10 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren; five sisters-in-law: Janette Armistead, Imajean Meyer, Shirley Brautigam, Lorraine Weirich, and Susy Weirich; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO. Burial will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery in Gray Summit, MO. Visitation for 93-year-old Violet Weirich will be held from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pacific United Methodist Church. The Weirich family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.



Dolores Marie Moore
1/9/2024
Dolores Marie Moore, known to all as Dee, nee Bauer of St. Clair, MO passed away Thursday, January 4, 2023 Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, January 13, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO Memorial visitation for 84 year old Dee Moore will be held from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO A private committal will take place at a later date She is survived by: Spouse: Franklin “Skip” Moore of St. Clair, MO Daughters: #(1) Karol Dierker (Keith) of Grubville, MO Step-Children: #(4) William Moore (Julie) of St. Clair, Terri Price (John) of St. Clair, Shelly Hinek (John) of San Diego & Frank Moore of St. Clair. Sisters: #(2) Grandchildren: #(5) Great-Grandchildren: #(6) Step-Grandchildren: #(7) Step-Great-Grandchildren: #(10) Memorials: May be made to the family c/o Russell Colonial Funeral Home Condolences may be sent to the family via our website: russellcolonialfuneralhome.com



Corrine Peters
1/9/2024
Corrinne Peters (nee' Dieckhaus), passed away Saturday, January 6, 2024. She is survived by her son, Don Peters and wife Pat of Washington, MO; three grandchildren: Doug Peters and wife Jamie of Olathe, KS, Tim Peters and wife Lisa of Washington, MO, and Kristen St. Louis and husband Aaron of Tecumseh, Ontario Canada; five great-grandchildren; two nephews, David Peters and wife Diana of Florida and Harvey Dieckhaus and wife Marilyn of Washington, MO; along with other relatives and friends. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Friday, January 12, 2024 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Washington, MO. Burial will follow in St. Francis Borgia Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday, January 11, 2024 at Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO. A parish rosary will be prayed at 3:30 PM on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes School or the Washington Volunteer Fire Company. The Peters family is served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.



Betty Peffermann
1/8/2024
Betty J. Peffermann, 93, of Washington, passed away on January 4, 2024. Mrs. Peffermann, daughter of the late James Sellwood and Emma nee Mueller, was born on December 8, 1930, in Washington. She received her education from Washington High School. On April 4, 1964, she was united in marriage to Lester Peffermann at the St. Peter’s U.C.C. in Washington. Betty started working at Wonder Maid after she graduated high school and retired from there. She loved playing cards, singing in the church choir, and spending time at the Washington Senior Center. She enjoyed fishing and sitting at the Washington Riverfront, watching the people go by. Betty was also a huge fan of the tv shows, The Price Is Right and The Waltons. She would watch them at every opportunity. But most of all, Betty loved her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lester Peffermann and two siblings, Virginia and James Sellwood. Among her survivors are her son, James L. Peffermann and wife Kimberly of Krakow; grandchildren, James C. Peffermann and significant other, Kaitlyn of Krakow, Curtis L. Peffermann and significant other Cassandra of Washington, and Virginia Peffermann of Krakow; loved ones and many friends. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, from 4-7 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Memorial donations can be made to the St. Peter’s U.C.C. or the Washington Senior Center.



Emil Wildt
1/6/2024
Emil C. Wildt, 87, of Washington, passed away on January 4, 2024. Mr. Wildt, son of the late Emil J. Wildt and Caroline nee Schmitt, was born on February 20, 1936, in Washington. He received his education from St. Francis Borgia High School and East Central College. On January 28, 1967, he was united in marriage to Donna Brinker at St. Gertrude’s Church in Krakow. Mr. Wildt served his country honorably as a member of the United States Army. Emil worked for Sporlan Valve for over 50 years and retired as a Tool & Die Supervisor. In his spare time, Emil liked to spend time with his family; hunting and fishing, and watching his grandkids play sports. Emil could fix almost anything and could often be found working on projects at his workbench or helping others. He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Leander Brinker, mother-in-law, Hilda Brinker, granddaughter, Emily Emmons; two brother-in-laws, Marvin Brinker and George Wingbermuehle and sister-in-law, Judith Lammers. Among his survivors are his wife, Donna Wildt of Washington; three children, Mike Wildt and wife Melissa of Cornelius, NC, Mark Wildt and wife Aschleah of Wildwood, and Julie Emmons and husband Steve of Washington; eight siblings, James Wildt and wife Margaret of Washington, SR Carol Marie Wildt of St. Louis, Francis Wildt and wife Nancy of West Hartford, CT, Alfred Wildt and wife Marge of Washington, Joe Wildt and wife Ann of Washington, Mary Ann Barrett and husband Jim of New Haven, Charles Wildt and wife Judy of Washington, and Judy Wildt of Washington; grandchildren, Jenna Wildt, Paige Wildt, Alexander Wildt, Kara Wildt, Audrey Wildt, Bailey Emmons, Krista Emmons, and Tyler Emmons; brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard Brinker and wife Janie, Karen Brinker, Elaine Wingbermuehle, and Don Lammers; other relatives and friends. A visitation will be on Monday, January 8, 2024, from 4-7 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at the St. Francis Borgia Church. Interment, with full military honors will be at the St. Francis Borgia Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the St. Francis Borgia High School or the Disabled Veterans of America.



Helen Edna Cain
1/6/2024
Helen Edna Cain, 92, of Washington, passed away on December 26, 2023. Mrs. Cain, daughter of the late John Holdmeier and Catherine nee Kemp, was born on May 6, 1931 in Krakow. She grew up on Four Mile Road and attended St. Gertrude Grade School. On November 27, 1952, she was united in marriage to Wensel Cain of Sullivan, MO. They made their home on Four Mile Road in Krakow and were blessed with four children, Debbie, Ronald, William, and Carol Cain. After the passing of Wensel Cain in 1969, she was left to raise their four children alone. Edna enjoyed roaming the family farm in the spring, hunting for morel mushrooms, and fishing in the summers. She also enjoyed spending time on the family farm and on her front porch swing. In her later years, she used her John Deere Gator to travel around the family farm. She was a lifetime member of Saint Gertrude Church and faithfully attended church until her recent years as a resident of New Haven Care Center. Mrs. Cain was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wensel Cain; daughter, Debra Rinne; son, Ronald Cain; great-grandson, Trevor Harris, and three siblings, Albert Holdmeier, Rita Ball, and Jolena Holdmeier. Among her survivors are her children, William Cain and wife Barbara of Krakow and Carol Harris and husband John of Washington; four sisters, Leona Phillips and husband Francis of Kansas City, Theresa Drew and husband Albert of Washington, Jocena Johnsen of Gerald, and Aurelia Krause of Krakow; sister-in-law, Christal Cain of Florida; eight grandchildren, Tammy Brinkmann, Annie Buehrle, Daniel Rinne, John Harris III, James Harris, Jennifer Jarosz, Micheal Harris, and Marcus Harris; fourteen great-grandchildren, and numerous great nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, January 8, 2024 at 10 a.m. at St. Gertrude’s Church in Krakow. Arrangements in care of Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home, Washington.

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