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Leroy J. Luechtefeld

August 15, 2020

Leroy J. Luechtefeld, 87, “Good Ol’ Lee” died Aug. 15. He was born April 13, 1933 in St. Labory, Illinois, served in the Army during the Korean War and worked in the tool and die industry for more than 40 years. Beloved husband of Janine Luec

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Edwin E. Stark Jr.

July 28, 2020

Edwin E. (Sonny) Stark Jr., 87, of St. Louis, died July 28 in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Born May 17, 1933 in St. Louis to Edwin E. (Buddy) and Ethel Stark, Edwin graduated from Cleveland High School in 1951 and served in the U.S. Army during the Kore

Ernest W. Yaeger

July 7, 2020

Ernest W. Yaeger died Tuesday, July 7. Loving father of Shawn Yaeger, Shelly (Roger) Yaeger-Wilcox and Shane (Shannon) Yaeger; proud grandfather of Parker and Charlie Lynn Yaeger, Kenley and Kolbie Wilcox and Kinadie and Kolsen Wilcox; dear son of M

Anna E. Wernig (nee Becker)

June 26, 2020

Anna Elaine Wernig (nee Becker), 77, of St. Louis, died Friday, June 26 at Mercy Hospital South. Elaine was born July 25, 1942 in St. Louis to Lloyd S. Becker and Gladys Brown. She married Daniel Wernig Nov. 9, 1974 in St. Louis. Elaine grew up in

Lisa A. Rees

June 29, 2020

Lisa Ann Rees, 62, died Monday, June 29. Beloved wife of Carl F. Rees for 38 years. Loving mother of Gabriel (Lauren) Rees and Claire Rees. Dear grandma of Kayli, Logan and Hannah. Beloved daughter of Vernon and the late Ann Edelmann. Beloved sister

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William "Bill" F. Gianino

June 26, 2020

William “Bill” Frank Gianino, 69, died Friday, June 26. Bill was born to the late Frank Lawrence and Marion Evelyn Gianino (nee Scott) Feb. 26, 1951 in St. Louis. Bill was the beloved husband of Kathleen “Kathy” Gianino (nee Colombo); lovin

Michael L. Young

June 1, 2020

Michael Leslie Young, 77, of St. Louis, died Monday, June 1. Michael was born Jan. 5, 1943 in Kirkwood to James Young and Bernadine (Tellman) Young. He married Janet J. Young in 1973, his beloved wife for 46 years until she predeceased him last year

Patricia S. Kiszczak S. Kiszczak (nee Luebbers)

February 29, 2020

Patricia S. Kiszczak (nee Luebbers) died Feb. 29, 2020. Beloved wife of Theodore Kiszczak; loving mother of Jennifer (Edward) Cracchiola, Stephanie (Nathan) Badgett and Thomas Kiszczak; cherished grandmother of Alexi, Annika and Jack; dear sister of

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Robert C. Poeschl Sr.

May 25, 2020

Robert C. Poeschl Sr., 90, of St. Louis, died Monday, May 25 at De Greeff Hospice House. Loving husband for 65 years to Fern Poeschl (nee Storm); loving father of daughters Glenda (James) Seldin and Angela (Robert) Jett; and sons Robert Poeschl Jr

Christopher "Chris" H. Francis

April 2, 2020

Christopher H. "Chris" Francis died on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Beloved son of Shirley (late Gary D.) Francis. Loving father of Adam (Jessica), David (Melissa), Amanda (Jared) Howe, Holly Francis. Proud and devoted PawPaw of six, dear nephew, cous

Thomas E. Archer

March 8, 2020

Thomas Eugene Archer, beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, died Sunday, March 8, 2020. Tom was preceded in death by his life partner, John Burke. He was born to Robert Archer, who survives in Celina, Ohio, and the late Anna Tangeman. Tom

Keith D. Brooks

February 19, 2020

Keith D. Brooks died Wednesday, Feb. 19. Beloved husband of Toni Brooks; dear father of Angela Muegge and Natalie (Ryan) Chambers; dear grandfather of Sophia "Pea Pot," Henry "Baby Man" and Dominick "Jay Bird"; dear brother of Mary Lee (Fran) Zak,

John L. Messmer

February 27, 2020

John Louis Messmer, 78, of St. Louis, died on his 78th birthday, Feb. 27. He was born Feb. 27, 1942, to Andrew and Meta Messmer. He married Bene Messmer (nee Benedek) on Aug. 31, 1963. Beloved husband of Bene Messmer for 56 years; loving father

Gary "Brit" Rose

February 12, 2020

Gary “Brit” Rose, 53, of St. Louis County, died Feb. 12. Gary “Brit” Rose was born to the union of Gary Rae Rose and Barbara Joyce (nee Thompson) Lowery on Oct. 18, 1966 in Honolulu. Brit resided in San Diego and Eldorado, Illinois throughou

Richard E. "Trey" Doran III

February 13, 2020

Richard Emmett “Trey” Doran III, beloved son of Richard Emmett Doran Jr. and Kelli Denise Doran (nee Thompson), adored younger brother of Emily Nicole Doran, and friend to so many, died peacefully with his parents at his side Feb. 13, just two we

Carol J. Wachter (nee Vineyard)

February 16, 2020

Carol Jean Wachter (nee Vineyard) died Feb. 16, 2020. Beloved wife of John “Jack” Wachter for 62 years; loving mother of Renee (Phil) Handtke, David (Michelle) Wachter and the late Johnny Wachter; cherished Nanny of Sara, Kyle, Erin, Kendall, Se

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Carl E. Nappier

January 24, 2020

Carl E. Nappier, 93, of St. Louis, died Jan. 24. He was born Jan. 15, 1927 in Centerville, Missouri, to the late Cliff and Gladys Nappier. Carl was married to Melcenia Nappier (nee Baker) Dec. 4, 1948 in St. Louis. Carl was a U.S. Navy veteran and

Ronald L. Richter

January 19, 2020

Ronald Lee Richter, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, was drafted by the Angels Sunday, Jan. 19, back to God his creator, after a courageous battle with cancer. Ron was a provider and a loving, supportive husband to Teresa (Visnov

Gloria R. Weber (nee Richie)

January 21, 2020

Rev. Gloria R. Weber (nee Richie), 86, died Tuesday, Jan. 21. She is the beloved wife of the late John R. Weber for 57 years. Beloved mother of Julia Weber, Betty (Mark) Vitela, Ruth (Tom Wilson) Weber and John Jr. (Cami) Weber. Loving grandmother

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Lewis F. Montgomery

January 16, 2020

Lewis F. Montgomery, 96, died Thursday, Jan. 16. He was born June 11, 1923 in Vilonia, Arkansas to the late Jesse and Mamie Montgomery (nee Vaughn). Beloved husband of the late Betty Jean Montgomery (nee Alcorn); dearest father and father-in-law of

Edith C. Cunnane (nee McGarry)

January 3, 2020

Edith C. Cunnane (nee McGarry) died Friday, Jan. 3. Edith was a cherished and devoted wife, mother, sister, sister-in-law, niece, cousin, aunt and friend. She is survived by her beloved husband of 52 years, Jim; her children, Jim Jr. (Jennifer) and

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Charlie R. Holland

January 5, 2020

Charlie Ray Holland, 71, of St. Louis, died Jan. 5 at home. He was born June 1, 1948 in Salem to Charlie and Mary Holland and married Kathleen Holland (nee Witeka) Jan. 14, 1972 in St. Louis. He is retired from Coinco, where he worked for 40 years.

Richard J. Weiler

December 6, 2019

Richard Joseph Weiler, of Hinsdale, Illinois, died Dec. 6 at age 82, after a long, courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. Richard was born and raised in St. Louis in 1937, cherished son to the late August and Clara (Wagner) Weiler. His profe

Patricia Duwe (nee Wulfmeyer)

December 3, 2019

Patricia Wulfmeyer Duwe, 91, of Crestwood, died Dec. 3. Pat was born in St. Louis. She graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy. She attended Fontbonne and Washington universities. Pat was married to William (Bill) Charles Duwe from Jan. 29, 1949 unti

Martin A. Flynn

November 22, 2019

Martin Anthony Flynn, 58, of Bridgeton, died Nov. 22. Born Feb. 9, 1961, he is survived by his wife, Kathryn Ann Magee Braasch Flynn; stepdaughter Angela Lea Braasch (Josh Payton); sister Michelle (Daryl) Flynn Wigglesworth; brother-in-law to Connie

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