Notable Obituaries

Former Sunset Hills Mayor Ken Vogel dies

Pictured above: Kenneth Vogel, far right, being honored by Sunset Hills in 2016 for his service to the city. Former four-term Sunset Hills Mayor Kenneth Louis Joseph Vogel, 97, died March 31 in Denver, Colorado. Vogel moved to Sunset Hills in 1973 and became involved in municipal politics. He served as an alderman for 14 years

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Former Crestwood Fire Chief Karl Kestler dies

Former Crestwood Fire Chief Karl Kestler died April 5. Kestler became Crestwood’s fire chief in 1997 and served in that position for 15 years before retiring in 2012, ending a 37-year career with the Crestwood Fire Department. Some of his accomplishments as chief include seeing the city hire its first female firefighter, being twice appointed

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‘The final chapter’ is writing your obituary

Healthy Living by Carl Hendrickson We now are in the second month of a new year. Have you begun working on new goals for this year? In past articles, I have suggested as a goal to write your story for children, grandchildren, other relatives and close friends. Last month I attended a program sponsored by

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Former Green Park Mayor Tony Konopka dies

Former Green Park Mayor Tony Konopka died at home in the city Jan. 28 after battling health issues. Konopka was first elected mayor in 2007, after serving four years as Ward 2 alderman. Konopka was re-elected for a second term as mayor in 2009 and a third term in 2011 before resigning in August 2012

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Rep. Cloria Brown dies after hard-fought battle with cancer

Rep. Cloria Brown died Sunday night after a long battle with cancer. Brown, R-Lemay, is survived by her husband, Frank, her daughter Cathy and granddaughter Ally. Funeral arrangements are pending. The longtime legislator was on her second consecutive term representing the 94th District in the Missouri House of Representatives, which spans south county from Oakville

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MFPD medical director Dr. Chris Bosche dies

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 Protection District since mid-2008. Dr. Bosche was an emergency room physician at

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