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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

Josephine Carter

August 31, 2017

Josephine Carter, 93, died peacefully Aug. 31 at her Oakville home. She was the beloved wife of the late Derek Carter; daughter of the late Ramon and Maria Pellicer; mother of Odette (Rick) Kaufmann; sister of Emil St. Pellicer and the late Odette C


Christopher J. Bosche

September 12, 2017

Dr. Christopher J. “Chris” Bosche died Sept. 12. Dr. Bosche battled cancer for nearly three years, a result of his exposure as a Ground Zero responder after the 9/11 attacks in New York City. He served as medical director of the Mehlville Fire P

Kathleen M. Holland (nee Witeka)

September 24, 2017

Visitation and funeral services for Kathleen Marie Holland will take place Saturday, Oct. 7, at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church, 4900 Ringer Road. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m., with a Mass at 11 a.m. officiated by the Rev. Monsignor No

William J. McGrath

September 12, 2017

William J. McGrath died Sept. 12. Mr. McGrath was the beloved husband for 69 years of Dorothy McGrath (nee Wurtz); loving father of Michael (Chris) McGrath, Linda (Don) Michael and the late David McGrath; dear grandfather of Stacey, Jamie, Brian, Ki

Robert E. Rogers

September 1, 2017

A memorial service for former Mehlville School District Superintendent Dr. Robert E. “Bob” Rogers will take place Sunday, Oct. 15, at the William B. Nottelmann Auditorium on the campus of Mehlville High School, 3200 Lemay Ferry Road. Doors will

Linda K. Tasch (nee Carroll)

September 18, 2017

Linda Kay (nee Carroll) Tasch, 71, of Mehlville, died Sept. 18 after a long illness. Mrs. Tasch was born Nov. 4, 1945, in Springfield, the daughter of the late Gordon and Goldie Carroll. She was a secretary for Teamsters Joint Council 13 from 1980 t

Marvin H. Schollman Jr.

August 23, 2017

Marvin H. Schollman Jr. died Aug. 23. Mr. Schollman was a vintage Volkswagen aficionado. He was the loving husband of Laurie Schollman (nee Droege); dear son of the late Marvin H. and Patricia Schollman Sr.; father of Darla Marie, Alex Marvin, Cor


Jack E. Lee

August 22, 2017

Jack Edward Lee, 88, of Cuba, died Aug. 22. Mr. Lee was born July 7, 1929, the son of Edward and Ethel Lee. He served in the U.S. Navy from Nov. 19, 1947, to Feb. 10, 1949, and later served in the U.S. Army from Dec. 27, 1954, to Dec. 27, 1955. Mr.

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