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Richard A. Koch

May 3, 2018

Richard Arthur Koch, 85, of St. Louis County, passed away May 3 in St. Louis.  Born Aug. 14, 1932, in Cadet, he was the son of the late Louise (Matz) and Francis Koch. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Eleanor Ann (Winkelmann) Koch, and three

H. C. Milford

April 30, 2018

Former St. Louis County Executive H.C. Milford was remembered after his death last month by the County Council and others who knew him as an old-fashioned type of politician who was a “legendary figure in the history of St. Louis County, serving 12

Bernice M. Hegger

April 21, 2018

Bernice Marie Hegger, 91, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family April 21. She was born Sept. 1, 1926, the dear daughter of the late Fred and Bertha Grass. She was the beloved wife of the late Melvin A. Hegger Sr., and was the dear mother of

Chief James J. Silvernail

April 25, 2018

Silvernail, Chief James J., baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Beloved husband of Marian Silvernail. Dear father of James L. (Krista) Silvernail and Michelle (Paul) Holtmeyer. Grandfather of Alex, Sarah, Willi

Cloria C. Brown (nee Richey)

March 18, 2018

State Rep. Cloria Conway Brown (nee Richey), 75, died surrounded by her family on March 18. Born on May 29, 1942, Mrs. Brown was the beloved wife of Frank Brown for over 55 years; the devoted mother of Cathy (Steve) Fiedler; cherished Nana of Ally

George A. Gansner Jr.

March 5, 2018

George A. Gansner Jr., 71, died March 5. Mr. Gansner was the husband of Rosalie (Faulstich) Gansner, and they were together for over 50 years. He was the father and father-in-law of George (Jennifer), Andy (Amy), Chris and Kai (Elyssa). He was Opa t

Arthur W. Hartmann

March 16, 2018

Arthur W. “Art” Hartmann died March 16 at age 102, when he went to be with his late wife of 66 years, Helen (nee Mutzu). Mr. Hartmann was the son of the late Frank and Josephine Hartmann (nee Lobig); brother of the late Emma DeGroot, Frieda Malo


Robert M. Jekel

March 11, 2018

Robert Mark Jekel, 57, of St. Louis, died March 11. Mr. Jekel was born Feb. 22, 1961 in St. Louis to Robert and Patricia (Arzon) Jekel. He is survived by his beloved daughters: Anne and Noelle Jekel and Jennifer Jekel-Farrell; three grandchildren: N

David M. Burns

January 19, 2018

David Michael Burns, 40, died peacefully Jan. 19 in Chicago, Ill., from complications of open-heart surgery. Mr. Burns was born Nov. 11, 1977, the beloved son of David and Nancy Burns, who survive. He was the beloved brother of his sisters: Laura Bu

Ruth E. Miller (nee Hoffmann)

December 28, 2017

Ruth Elizabeth Miller, 96, died Dec. 28 at Friendship Village Chesterfield. Mrs. Miller was born Nov. 20, 1921, in St. Louis, the daughter of Cora Wissmann Hoffmann and Luster Gustav “L.G.” Hoffmann. In the 1930s, the family moved from St. Louis

Bobby G. Eakins

December 30, 2017

Bobby G. Eakins, 78, died Dec. 30 at his St. Louis home. Mr. Eakins was born March 1, 1939, in Gideon to Benjamin and Almedia (Chambers) Eakins. He was a 1959 graduate of the Missouri School for the Deaf. Although Mr. Eakins truly lived life to the

Robert I. Cope

December 22, 2017

Robert I. Cope died Dec. 22. Mr. Cope was the beloved son of the late Floyd and Wilma Cope; father of Bobby Joe Cope, Eric Hoffman, Richard (Marianne) Hoffman, Dawn (Larry) Medvrich; Katrina Cope and the late Greggory Graves; brother of Carolyn Schu

Kathleen Nilges (nee Weber)

December 18, 2017

Kathleen Nilges (née Weber), 60, of Oakville, died Dec. 18. Mrs. Nilges was born Nov. 23, 1957, to Raymond and Patricia Weber. On Aug. 28, 1982, she married Ted Nilges, who survives. Other survivors include daughter Julie (Kevin) Grogan of Chester

Wayne Dudash

December 14, 2017

Wayne Dudash, 76, died Dec. 14. Mr. Dudash was born Jan. 21, 1941, to John and Charlotte Dudash. He was a resident of Oakville for 68 years and a member of Teamsters Local 604 for over 30 years. Mr. Dudash loved hot rods, car races and drag racing

Mary Ann Sthair (nee Seago)

December 9, 2017

Mary Ann Sthair (nee Seago) died Saturday, Dec. 9. She was the beloved wife of Michael Sthair; dearest mother of Cheri (Greg) Barnett, Christine (Patrick) Reynolds, Matthew (David Ditch), and Kevin Sthair; dear grandmother of Zachary and Sean Barnet

Kelley E. Bentlage (nee Loless)

December 15, 2017

Kelley E. Bentlage (née Loless) died Dec. 15. Mrs. Bentlage served on the PTO and was head room mother and picnic chair at Point Elementary School, but the most important thing in her life was her family. She was the beloved wife of 23 years to Ma

Matthew J. Pfohl

November 8, 2017

Matthew James Pfohl, 43, of Oakville, died Nov. 8. Mr. Pfohl was a master carpenter and an Eagle Scout with Boy Scout Troop 661 of Oakville. He was born Sept. 26, 1974, in St. Louis County, to Melvajean (Schwent) and Percy Wayne Pfohl, who survive.

Richard Degenhardt

October 22, 2017

Richard “Dick” Degenhardt died Oct. 22 at SSM Health St. Clare Hospital. Mr. Degenhardt was retired from Seliga Heating & Cooling. He was a Scout leader at St. Francis and manager of his daughter’s softball team. He was the loving husband


Richard J. Boll

November 5, 2017

Richard J. Boll, 91, a longtime insurance executive and broker in St. Louis, and a lifelong St. Louis resident, died Sunday, Nov. 5. Mr. Boll was born in south St. Louis to Walter and Ida (Roeckemann) Boll. He graduated from Cleveland High School i

Herman "Bill" W. Jones

November 5, 2017

Herman W. “Bill” Jones, 88, died Nov. 5. Mr. Jones grew up on a farm in Newburgh, Ind., during the Great Depression. He attended grade school in Newburgh and was a member of the Rockport, Ind., High School class of 1947, where he played on the b


Richard H. Rudolph

October 9, 2017

Richard H. Rudolph, 90, died Oct. 9. Mr. Rudolph was in hospice care at the Nazareth Living Center, where he died with his loving family at his side. He was a retired 70-year union carpenter and proud member of Boy Scout Troop 25 at Concord School.

Dale L. McCarthy Sr.

October 6, 2017

Dale Leroy McCarthy Sr., 75, of St. Louis, went with the Lord Oct. 6. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Carol McCarthy (nee Lindsey); children Tina Dickerman of Fenton, Virginia Akes of High Ridge, Dale McCarthy Jr. of Arnold and Sara McCarthy of St


Edna V. Dummerth (nee Frank)

October 8, 2017

Edna V. Dummerth (nee Frank), 93, died Oct. 8. Mrs. Dummerth served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as part of the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service. She was a lifetime member of the St. Louis Service Women’s Post No. 404. Mrs.

Benjamin S. Armistead Jr.

September 6, 2017

Benjamin S. Armistead Jr. died Sept. 6. He was a teacher at Fanning Middle School for 42 years. Mr. Armistead was the beloved husband of Carole J. Armistead (nee Merz) for 44 years; dearest father of Kim (Jeff) Anderson, Benjamin Armistead III, Chr

Joseph D. Caho

The Call has received word of the death of Joseph David Caho, 60, of Pittsburgh, Penn. Mr. Caho was the son of Henry and Frances Caho; brother of Carol Weltig and the late Sally Brewington and Richard Caho; and brother-in-law of Ronald Weltig. Buri

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