2004 Obituaries

November

Alma Reifschneider nee Mueller, 93, of Waterloo, died November 1, 2004, in Waterloo. Mrs. Reifschneider was married to the late William Reifschneider. She was born April 13, 1911, in Waterloo, the daughter of the late William and Caroline Mueller nee Heusohn. She is survived by her children Betty (Merlyn) Sinn and Donald (Delores) Reifschneider; grandchildren Sherry (Michael) Dreps, Stephanie (Mark) Rice, Scott (Julie) Sinn, Darren (Kathy) Reifschneider, Doug (Mary Ann) Reifschneider, and Debbie (Tim) Scace; great-grandchildren Aerica (Christopher) Barber, Adam Rice, Alanna Rice, Kelsey Sinn, Kristen Reifschneider, Jessica Reifschneider, Andrew Reifschneider, Garrett Reifschneider, Delaney Scace, and Ali Scace; step-great-grandchild T.J. Menard; great-great-grandchildren Tristan Barber and Gabriel Barber; and a sister-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Elmer Mueller, sister Esther Wetzel, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Mrs. Reifschneider was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo. She was retired from Paul’s Dry Goods. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein officiating. She is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ or the Monroe County Care and Rehab Center.

Levi Johnathan Voss, 10, of Bridgeton, Mo., died November 1, 2004, in Waterloo. He was born September 27, 1994, in St. Louis, the son of Bernhard and Victoria Voss of Bridgeton. He is survived by his parents, brother James Cody Voss, sister Olivia Louise Voss, grandparents Virlyn and Janice Allscheid of Waterloo and Bernhard and Margaret Voss of Richmond Heights, Mo., great-grandmother Nelda Allscheid of Waterloo, and aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A graveside service was held at SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, Pastor William Groennert officiating.

October

Norman J. Stein, 70, of Columbia, died October 1, 2004, at his residence in Columbia. He married Carol Stein nee Wisa in 2001; she survives him. Mr. Stein was born May 22, 1934, in East St. Louis, the son of the late Walter M. and Alice Stein nee Houser. He is survived by his wife; sons Chris (Diane) Stein of Columbia, and Michael (Laurie) Stein of Hartland, Wisc.; daughter Kathy (David) Simeral of Dupo; step-sons Frank Jr. (Laura) Wisa of Florissant, Mo., David (Bonny) Wisa of St. Peters, Mo., James (Amanda) Wisa of Florissant, Mo.; step-daughters Jeanne (Steve) Fike of Chesterfield, Laura (Carl) Guempel of St. Louis, Karen (Daniel) Dunn of O’Fallon, Mo,; 23 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and infant daughter Alice Marie Stein. Mr. Stein was retired from Trans World Airlines as a manager of maintenance planning. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Columbia Flying Club, St. Louis University High School Alumni, and he was a lifetime member of the East St. Louis Musicians Union. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. His funeral mass was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia, Fr. Carl Scherrer officiating. He is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception School Education Fund.

Carl Eugene Towzen, 63, of Valmeyer, died October 2, 2004, in Valmeyer. He was married to JoAnn Towzen nee Lovitz; she survives him. Mr. Towzen was born September 18, 1941, in Granite City, the son of Lee Carl Edward Towzen and the late Irene Towzen nee White. He is survived by his father; wife; children Teena (Alex) Riechmann, of Waterloo, Carl Jr. (Dana) Towzen, of Valmeyer, and Kimberly Sampim, of Fairview Heights; grandchildren Clara Riechmann, Andrew Towzen, Aaron Towzen, Alex Towzen, Ryan Phillips and Chad Phillips; brothers Gary (Cora) Towzen, of S. Roxana, and Mark (Denise) Towzen, of Madison; sister Beverly (Joe) Lueckinig, of Venedy; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother and brother Brian Towzen. Mr. Towzen was an electrician at Metro East Industries in East St. Louis. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Stuart Rethwisch officiating. Memorials may be made to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

Carl P. Wink, 86, of Columbia, died October 2, 2004, at his residence. He married the late Dorothy C. Wink in 1941. Mr. Wink was born March 9, 1918, in Columbia, the son of the late Charles and Anna Marie Wink nee Ferkel. He is survived by his sons Ralph C. (Eska) Wink of Gray, Maine, and Roger (Debbie) Wink of Columbia; daughters Carlene (Harvey) Kisro of Columbia, Marilyn Berghoefer of Columbia, Diane (Jerry) Thomas of Carterville, daughter Dorothy (Oscar) Stewart of St. Paul, Minn., sister Marie Wienhoff of Waterloo; sisters-in-law Hulda Wink of Waterloo, and Priscilla Vogt of Waterloo; brothers-in-law Carl (Lil) Vogt of Waterloo, and Ivo Vogt of Carterville; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, brothers Art Wink and Erwin Wink, and sister Hulda Shrader. Mr. Wink was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and was a member of Knights of Columbus Council #6165. He was a farmer, bus driver and operated a local antique dealership. He was also a volunteer with the American Red Cross. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral mass was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, Gibault Catholic High School or Immaculate Conception Education Fund.

Camillus “Cam” J. Markus, 77, of Waterloo, died October 3, 2004, in Red Bud. He was married to Delores Markus nee Kapp; she survives him. Mr. Markus was born June 30, 1927, in Aviston, the son of the late John and Catherine Markus nee Wehlage. He is survived by his wife; children Darlene (Bob) Niebruegge of Waterloo, Linda Luhr of Waterloo, and Michael (Dawn) Markus of Columbia; grandchildren Dan (Lauren) Niebruegge, Bill Niebruegge, Jason Luhr, Kacie Luhr, Matt Markus and Lance Markus; brothers Alfred (Rita) Markus, of Royal Oak, Mich., and Cyril (Edna) Markus, of Breese; sisters-in-law Rose Markus, Mary Markus and Mildred Kapp; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Gregory Markus and Hubert Markus, and sisters Rosina Markus and Marcella Richter. Mr. Markus was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, where he was in the Holy Name Society. He retired from Monsanto and was also a member of the Waterloo Knights of Columbus Council #1334. There was no visitation. His funeral mass was at Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to Gibault Catholic High School in Waterloo, Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church or Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Allen D. Braswell, 52, of Waterloo, died October 4, 2004, in St. Louis. He was married to Lisa Braswell nee Windeknecht; she survives him. Mr. Braswell was born June 19, 1952, in Hayti, Mo., the son of the late Monroe M. and Ovelia Braswell nee Bush. He is survived by his wife; children Wesley M. Braswell, Andrew K. Braswell, Scott A. Braswell, Steven D. Braswell and Philip D. Braswell; grandson Lucas Thorpe; sisters Margie Russell, Dovie Cooper, Wyoma Gregg and Carlotta Camp; brothers Jerry Braswell, John Braswell and Truman Braswell; sister-in-law Barbara Braswell; mother- and father-in-law Barbara and Nelson Windeknecht; and many relatives, friends and co-workers. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles Braswell and sister Maxine Braswell. Mr. Braswell worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 33 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the Waterloo VFW Post #6504. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Dr. Dennis R. Jones officiating. He is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Pearl B. Mathews nee Goeddel, 92, of Waterloo, died October 4, 2004, in Waterloo. She was married to the late Lawrence T. Mathews. Mrs. Mathews was born August 22, 1912, in St. Louis, the daughter of the late Jacob D. and Clara M. Goeddel nee Schlemmer. She is survived by grandchildren Christine Murphy of Farmersville, Christopher Mount of Charleston, Daniel Mount of Charleston and Joe Mount of Charleston; great-grandchildren; brother Melvin (Lucille) Goeddel of Waterloo; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Arlene R. Mount, a great-grandson and a great-granddaughter. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Her funeral mass was at St. Mary’s Church in Valmeyer, Fr. John Sesbitosi officiating. She is buried at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Madonnaville. Memorials may be made to Canterbury Manor Nursing Center.

Raymond A. Budde, 86, of Columbia, died October 5, 2004, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. He married Velma Budde nee Lowry in 1943; she survives him. Mr. Budde was born October 19, 1917, in Belleville, the son of the late Ed and Anna Budde nee Weber. He is survived by his wife; son Michael (Vivian) Budde of Columbia; grandsons Gregory Budde of Columbia, and Jeffrey (Laura) Budde of Columbia; great-grandchildren Justin Budde, Kyle Budde and Cole Budde; sister Marie Meckenstrum of Belleville; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and 12 brothers and sisters. Mr. Budde attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He was retired from Boeing and was a member of the Knights of Columbus of Belleville and Columbia Senior Citizens. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II. A memorial service was held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fr. Steve Gira officiating. Memorials may be made to the Immaculate Conception School Education fund.

Emma L. Haudrich nee Eckart, 81, of Smithton, died October 7, 2004, in Belleville. She was married to the late Cyril Haudrich. Mrs. Haudrich was born May 17, 1923, in Hecker, the daughter of the late Adam and Emma M. Eckart nee Birkner. She is survived by children Darwin (Donna) Haudrich of Hackett, Ariz., Norman (Diane) Haudrich of Paderborn, Karen (Dan) Helfrich of Smithton, and Mary (Lanny) Reed of Waterloo; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; brothers Edmund (Esther) Eckart of Hecker, and Ervin (Irene) Eckart of Waterloo; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Mrs. Haudrich was a member of St. Michael’s Church in Paderborn and St. John the Baptist Church in Smithton, as well as Smithton Senior Citizens. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Her funeral mass was at St. Michael’s Church, Pastor Ken York officiating. She is buried at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Paderborn. Memorials may be made to St. John the Baptist Building Fund.

Delphine Pape nee Mehrtens, 80, of Waterloo, died October 8, 2004, in Waterloo. She was married to the late Gilbert R. Pape. Mrs. Pape was born August 5, 1924, in Merrimac, the daughter of the late Emil A. and Emma Mehrtens nee Kruse. She is survived by her daughters Mary Kay (Mark) Reinhold of Waterloo, and Victoria (John) Rudisill of Waterloo; sons Robert (Judy) Pape of Phoenix, Ariz., Gerald (Christine) Pape of Basking Ridge, NJ, and Thomas (Valerie) Pape of El Cerrito, Calif.; grandchildren Brett Pape, Brian Pape, Benjamin Pape, Emily Pap, Eric Pape, Laura (Adam) Frierdich, Katie Reinhold, Bethany Reinhold, Adam Reinhold, Alex Reinhold, Michael (Michelle) Damron and Gabe Adad; great-grandchildren Kellen Damron and Cole Roberts; sisters Esther (Roland) Schmidt and Shirley (Don) Mehmann; and brothers Gene (Liz) Mehrtens and Dale (Wilma) Mehrtens. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Mrs. Pape was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Her funeral mass was at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Fr. Carl Scherrer officiating. She is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to the Father Ed Scholarship Fund at Gibault or Ss. Peter and Paul School Building Fund.

Magdalene M. Dougherty nee Heimos, 66, of Red Bud, died October 8, 2004, in St. Louis. She was married to the late William T. Dougherty. Mrs. Dougherty was born December 5, 1937, in St. Louis, the daughter of the late George and Mary Heimos nee Hubert. She is survived by children Michael W. (fiancée Wendy Sullivan) Dougherty of Red Bud, Brenda (Steven) Limestall of Red Bud, Mark (Wanda) Dougherty of Ridgefield, Wash., Bernadette Dougherty of Waterloo; and Barbara (Jesus) Quinones of Waterloo; grandchildren Erin Limestall, Courtney Limestall, Bridget Dougherty, Justin Dougherty, Brian Dougherty, James Quinones, Dario Quinones and Alejandra Quinones; friends Paige Sullivan and Allie Sullivan; sisters Mary Ann Kern of Waterloo, and Ruth (Don) Swise of Georgia; brothers August (Priscilla) Heimos of Waterloo, and Nick (Dottie) Heimos of Waterloo; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister George Ann Morris. Mrs. Dougherty was a member of St. Patrick’s Church. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Her funeral mass was at St. Patrick’s Church in Tipton. She is buried at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Tipton. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick’s Church, Hospice of Southern Illinois or the American Cancer Society.

Laverne J. Doiron, 76, of Prairie du Rocher, died October 8, 2004, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He married Audrey Doiron nee Jung in 1951; she survives him. Mr. Doiron was born August 15, 1928, in Prairie du Rocher the son of the late Ernest and Theresa Doiron nee Mathews. He is survived by his wife; children James (Louise) Doiron of Columbia, Larry (Sue) Doiron of Waterloo, Susan Doiron of St. Peters, Mo., and Lynn (Mike) Manfredo of Marion; brothers Ernie (Ina) Doiron of Prairie du Rocher and Lilburn (Shirley) Doiron of Prairie du Rocher; grandchildren Derek Doiron, Gabriel Doiron, Ernest Doiron, Mary Colyer, JP Doiron, Scott Doiron, Alisha Doiron, Malea Manfredo and Milana Manfredo; great-grandchildren Lucas Doiron, Trent Doiron, Ronin Doiron and Van Doiron; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Doiron was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Prairie du Rocher. He was the mayor of Prairie du Rocher from 1976 to 1990. He was also a member of the Southwestern Illinois Program on Aging, and a former member of the Knights of Columbus #1952 in Evansville. Visitation was at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home in Red Bud. His funeral mass was at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Prairie du Rocher, Fr. Albert Kreher officiating. He is buried at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or Barnes Hospital.

Gloria Esther Mund nee Hoffmann, 60, of Waterloo, died October 9, 2004, in Waterloo. She was married to Lionel “Lonnie” Mund; he survives her. Mrs. Mund was born February 20, 1944, in Red Bud, the daughter of the late Gustav and Hilda Hoffmann nee Schultheis. She is survived by her husband; children Gene Mund (and friend Barbara Esker) of Prairie du Rocher, Gay Lea (James) Mund-Roush of Waterloo, Monica (Marc) Hunter of Waterloo, and Sherry (Steven “Stick”) Walter of Evansville; grandchildren Lucas Mund, Cody Crossin, Garrett Crossin, Kyle Cooley, Nikki Mund, Jarett Roush Rainna Roush, Grace Walter, Matthew Hunter and Jessica Hunter; brothers Richard (Marilyn) Hoffmann of Fults, and Marvin (Catherine) Hoffmann of Fults; sisters Verne (Arthur) Trost of Waterloo, and Pearl Graves, of Dixon, Mo.; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Lewis Hoffmann. Mrs. Mund was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in St. Joe, where she was president of the church board, president of the Women’s Fellowship, sponsor of the Youth Fellowship, a member of the quilters, a substitute organist and a church choir member. She was a retired school bus driver, which she did for 20 years, and she led the Bushy Prairie 4-H club for 39 years. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at Zion United Church of Christ, Pastor Nancy Spier-Lee, Pastor Ivan Horn and Pastor Glenn Davis officiating. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, Hoyleton Children’s Home or Kindercottage.

Edward A. Rickert Sr., 92, of St. Louis, died October 9, 2004, in St. Louis. He was married to the late Yvonne M Rickert nee Rapp. Mr. Rickert was born July 30, 1912, in Waterloo, the son of the late George and Gertrude Rickert nee Crook. He is survived by his children Edward A. Rickert Jr., Gary W. Rickert and Rosemary E. Weiss; son- and daughter-in-law Richard W. Weiss and Barbara A. Rickert; grandchildren Gary Rickert Jr., Jennifer Rickert, Brian Rickert, Alexander Rickert, and Mary Clare E. Weiss; great-granddaughter Theresa Rickert; sister Mary Hippe; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife. Mr. Rickert was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Church in St. Louis. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. His funeral mass was at St. Patrick’s Church in Tipton, He is buried at St. Augustine Cemetery in Hecker. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick’s Church.

Arthur H. Verbeke, 85, of Waterloo, died October 9, 2004, in Red Bud. He was married to Doris Verbeke nee Guth for 62 years; she survives him. Mr. Verbeke was born July 11, 1919, in St. Louis, the son of the late Arthur J. and Anna Verbeke nee Dieckmann. He is survived by his wife; children Arthur C. (Judy) Verbeke, June Craig, Kathleen (Stephen) Behrmann and Suzanne (Bart) Bartholomew; grandchildren Cynthia Wastenberger, Timothy Verbeke, Daniel Verbeke, Julianne Craig, Jonah Behrmann, Michael Behrmann, Caleb Behrmann, Hannah Behrmann, Abraham Behrmann and Tucker Bartholomew; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister Margaret Hausler; and brothers Robert Verbeke, Leonard Verbeke and Edmund Verbeke. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Hunter Bartholomew, and brothers Vincent Verbeke and Thomas Verbeke. Mr. Verbeke attended St. Catherine Laboure Church, and he was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #4596. He served in World War II and was a member of VFW Post #4539. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. His funeral mass was at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in Cahokia, Fr. Bernard Voss officiating. He is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

Glenda E. Pretto nee Timmons, 58, of Columbia, died October 11, 2004, at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis. She married Richard Pretto in 1968; he survives her. Mrs. Pretto was born November 3, 1945, in Jefferson City, Mo., the daughter of the late Lester and Virginia Timmons nee Jones. She is survived by her husband; daughters Francine (Tim) Verbeke of Columbia, and Evelyn Dotson of Columbia; grandchildren Brandy Verbeke, Alexandra Verbeke, Carmen Verbeke, Amber (Tim) Buckley, Patricia Kuni and Blake Kiefer; great-grandchild Seth Verbeke-Smith; brothers William (Cynthia) Timmons of Columbia, and Robert (Deborah) Timmons of Cuba, Mo.; and sister Rosetta (Clarence) Thomas of Waterloo. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Glenn Timmons and Ralph Timmons. Her visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Pastor Jonathan Peters officiating. She is buried at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Susan Kay Seders, 49, of Red Bud, died October 11, 2004, in rural Waterloo. She was born August 23, 1955, in Red Bud, the daughter of Elda Seders nee Burmester and the late Earl Seders. She is survived by her mother; sons Todd (Jessica) Seders of Red Bud, and Corey (Jennifer) Seders of Red Bud; daughters Rachel (fiancé Luis) Stevenson of Atlanta, Ga., and Rebecca Stevenson of Red Bud; brother Wayne (Carol) Seders of Prairie du Rocher; sisters Margaret (Charles) Ratz of Red Bud, Sandra (Richard) Cogar or Ireland, Va., and Carleen (Michael) Stolte of Evansville; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father and brother Ronald Seders. Ms. Seders was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Red Bud. She worked for Color Art in St. Louis in the printing department. Visitation was at Koch-Liefer Funeral Home in Red Bud. Her funeral was at St. John Lutheran Church, Rev. Russell Koen and Rev. Rory Seeger officiating. She is buried at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Red Bud. Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Day Care.

Violet M. Nilges nee Carver, 93, of Champaign, formerly of Waterloo, died October 15, 2004, in Champaign. Mrs. Nilges was married to the late Anton H. Nilges. She was born March 28, 1911, in Jefferson city, Mo., the daughter of the late James F. and Caroline Carver nee Kaiser. She is survived by her daughters Norma Jean (James E.) Butler of Waterloo, and Albertha “Terri” (Howard) Carr of Champaign; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister Patricia (Marcella) Schriemann of Jefferson City, Mo.; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandchildren Thomas E. Butler and Michael D. Carr, two sisters and eight brothers. Mrs. Nilges was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. She worked at Tweedies Shoe Factory in Jefferson City and Johanson’s Shoe Factory in St. Louis. She loved children, cooking, baking and was an avid knitter. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Her funeral mass was at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. She is buried at SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to St. Mathews Church in Champaign, The Heritage Nursing Home in Champaign or SS. Peter and Paul Church.

Earl R. Henerfauth Sr., 62, of Prairie du Rocher, died October 19, 2004, in St. Louis. Mr. Henerfauth was married to the late Georgiann Henerfauth nee Ballenot. He was born March 22, 1942, in Maeystown, the son of the late Roland and Elsie Henerfauth nee Schultheis. He is survived by his children Cindy (Curtis) Kohler of Gibraltar, Mich., Missy (Jim) Doyle of Prairie du Rocher, Ray (Julie) Henerfauth of Fults, and Robert Henerfauth of Fults; grandchildren Kayla Kohler, Nick Kohler, Farrett Doyle, Adam Doyle and Logan Henerfauth; sisters Thelma (Charles) Stewart of O’Fallon, Linda (Frank) Raray of O’Fallon, Judy (Joe) Heck of Waterloo, Jean (Tim) Sullivan of Lindenhurst, Norma (Chris) Farrell of Elmhurst, and Ida Bassett of Lockport; brothers Louis (Charlotte Henerfauth of Fults and Robert (Ardis) Henerfauth of Prairie du Rocher; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and an infant brother. Mr. Henerfauth was a retired farmer and was a member of the American Legion in Renault. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Ivan Horn officiating. He is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Marie B. Wetzel nee Herbst, 86, of Waterloo, died October 19, 2004, in Waterloo. Mrs. Wetzel was married to the late Walter J. Wetzel Sr. She was born June 22, 1918, in Valmeyer, the daughter of the late Valentine and Augusta Herbst nee Garleb. She is survived by her children Arline (David) Cadwell of Chattanooga, Tenn., Walter J. (Patricia) Wetzel Jr. of Waterloo, David (Rita) Wetzel of Waterloo, and Kenneth E. Wetzel of Waterloo; grandchildren Carl Cadwell and Christin Cadwell of Chattanooga, Julie (Brian) Branson of Valmeyer, Ronald (Maria) Wetzel of Chicago, Cari Wetzel of Virginia Beach, Va., and Leah Wetzel of Waterloo; brother John (Mava) Herbst of Mahomet; sister-in-law Viola Wetzel of Columbia; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Mrs. Wetzel was a member of Concord Presbyterian Church in Waterloo. She was a lifetime member of the Illinois Association for Home and Community Education, a past member of the Waterloo PTA, and avid spelling bee competitor, and a 1938 winner of a trip to 4-H Club Congress in Chicago. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at Concord Presbyterian Church, Pastor Will Hesterberg officiating. She is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to Concord Presbyterian Church, Covenant College of Lookout Mountain in Tennessee, or the Waterloo FFA Alumni Scholarship Fund.

Marie Wienhoff nee Wink, 97, of Waterloo, died October 22, 2004, in Waterloo. Mrs. Wienhoff was married to the late Lawrence A. Wienhoff. She was born September 28, 1907, in Columbia, the daughter of the late Charles and Anna Marie Wink nee Ferkel. She is survived by her daughter Doris Matzenbacher of Waterloo; grandchildren Terry (Karen) Matzenbacher of Waterloo, and Lynn (David) Frierdich of Kirkwood, Mo.; great-grandchildren Matthew, Emily, Alexis and David; and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Hulda Schrader, and brothers Art Wink, Ervin Wink and Carl Wink. Mrs. Wienhoff was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo, and the Monroe County Home Extension. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Dr. Kevin Brown officiating. She is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo, Canterbury Manor or the American Heart Association.

Beulah Huntington Carr, 96, formerly of Kansas City Kansas, died October 24, 2004, in Hecker. She is survived by daughter Wylma Wachtel of Hecker; sons Robert Huntington of Indian Mountain, Col., Body Huntington of Kansas City, Kan., and Darrell Huntington of Lebanon, Mo.; and more than 250 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Carr was a member of CrossRoads Church in Kansas City. She was a nurse aid for St. Margaret’s Hospital and was active with Cancer Action and the City Mission. Visitation was at Maple Hill Funeral Home in Kansas. She is buried at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

Norine R. Limbach nee Machenheimer, 75, of Waterloo, died October 27, 2004, in St. Louis. Mrs. Limbach was married to the late Nelson Limbach; he preceded her in death in 1997. She was born December 18, 1928, the daughter of the late Ervin and Hilda Machenheimer nee Tongay. She is survived by her daughter Melissa Limbach of Waterloo; son Robert (Deborah) Helbig of St. Louis; and grandchildren Chris Helbig and Matt Helbig of St. Louis. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She was a member of the Waterloo VFW Ladies Auxiliary. A private service was held at DeFabio Funeral Home. She is buried at Valhalla Gardens of Memories in Belleville. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Research Wellness Foundation or the Diabetes Wellness Network.

Richard E. Weaver, 75, of the Waterloo/Valmeyer area, died October 28, 2004, in Waterloo. Mr. Weaver was married to Lucy Weaver; she survives him. He was born March 25, 1929, in Stotts City, Mo., the son of the late Fred and Lou Weaver nee Garoutte. He is survived by his wife; children Gary Weaver, Brenda Head, Patty Massie, Judy Scriggs, Jackie Weaver and Connie Jones; 15 grandchildren, special great-grandson Josh Peppers; seven great-grandchildren; a brother; two sisters; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews; and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters and brothers. Mr. Weaver was retired from the U.S. Air Force and Union Pacific Railroad. He was a member of Maeystown Sportsman’s Club and Valmeyer American Legion. There was no visitation. There was a memorial service at First Baptist Church in Valmeyer. Memorials may be made to Monroe County Care and Rehab Center.

September

Fr. John A. Weissler OMI, 92, of Belleville, formerly of Columbia, died September 29, 2004, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville. He was born September 3, 1912, in Columbia, the son of the late John and Lena Weissler nee Wenkel. He is survived by his sister Sr. Mary Joan Weissler of Ruma; nephews David (Kelcey) Whitman of Carmel, Ind., Robert (Deborah) Whitman of Carmel, Ind., and Mark (Susan) Whitman of Cincinnati, Ohio; and niece Joan (Ed) Hampton of Mehlville, Mo. He was preceded in death by brother George Weissler, sisters Amanda Kofron and Lena Whitman, and nephew Peter Whitman. Fr. John attended Immaculate Conception School in Columbia and St. Henry’s Seminary in Belleville. He joined the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, beginning his career in Mission, Texas, in 1938. He studied theology at De Mazenod Scholasticate in San Antonio and was ordained a priest by Bishop Althoff on June 5, 1943, in Belleville. His first assignment was in Carthage, Mo., where he opened the minor seminary Our Lady of the Ozark. He established the Oblate Press, by which he published Roses and Gold, and served as pastor of St. Ann’s in Carthage for 30 years, until he retired in 1985. Throughout his life, Fr. John was a strong backer of catholic schools. He said his first mass at Immaculate Conception Church. His visitation, funeral mass and burial were at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to Missionary Oblates Seminary Fund.

Laurence A. Hohnbaum, 77, of Waterloo, died September 27, 2004, in Red Bud. He was married to Alberta Huhnbaum nee Fromme. Mr. Hohnbaum was born August 27, 1927, in Wartburg, the son of the late Arthur and Eleanora Hohnbaum nee Bode. He is survived by his wife; son Larry (Cheryl) Hohnbaum, of Waterloo’ grandchildren Jeffrey (Nicole) Hohnbaum and Daniel Hohnbaum; great-granddaughters Erin Hohnbaum and Sierra Hohnbaum; brothers Eugene (Lillian) Hohnbaum and Ray Hohnbaum; mother-in-law Alice Fromme; niece Dr. Lolli (Kevin) Yaeger; and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and son Joseph Hohnbaum. Mr. Hohnbaum was a former member of the Valmeyer Fire Department. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Tony Troup officiating. He is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church of Waterloo or St. Mary’s Church in Valmeyer.

John M. Mroz Jr., 68, of Waterloo, died September 27, 2004, in Red Bud. He was married to Gladys M. Mroz nee Morton. Mr. Mroz was born June 24, 1936, in East St. Louis, the son of the late John Sr. and Evelyn R. Mroz nee Hunt. He is survived by his wife; children Michael Mroz, of Alton, Linda Novack, of Waterloo, Flody (Paula) Engel, of Chester, and Kathy (David “Fritz”) Engel-Edwards, of Rockwood; eight grandchildren; seven grandchildren; brother Gene Mroz, of Waterloo; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Mark Mroz, daughter Debra S. Faverty nee Engel; grandson Christopher Faverty; daughter-in-law Connie Mroz nee Spalding; and brother D. Joseph H. Mroz. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Dennis Jones officiating.

Anthony W. Sellers, 49, of Columbia, died September 25, 2004, at his residence. He was born February 8, 1955, in Red Bud, the son of Rose Sellers, of Columbia, and the late Arley Sellers. He is survived by his daughter Crystal Sellers, of Waynesville, Mo.; sons Anthony Sellers Jr., of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Isaac Sellers, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; sisters Tina (Tim) Fisher, of Millstadt, Jeana (Tim) Muskopf, of Columbia, Mary Jane Jackson, of Perryville, and Glenda Castillo, of Columbia; and brothers Isaac Sellers, of Columbia, Arley L. “Buck” Sellers, of Columbia, and Jesse E. Sellers, of New Athens. He was employed as a certified diesel mechanic and shop manager by Cassens Transport Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Pastor Darrell Jones officiating. He is buried at Madonnaville Cemetery, in Madonnaville.

Earl H. “Buck” Roy, 61, of Valmeyer, died September 23, 2004, in Belleville. He was married to Carol Roy nee Wuertz. Mr. Roy was born October 22, 1942, in Maeystown, the son of the late Leonard and Eunice M. Roy nee Nichols. He is survived by his wife; daughter Beth (Tom) Andres, of Valmeyer; grandchildren Luke Andres and Sara Andres, of Valmeyer; sister Mary (Larry) Mehrtens; brothers Shelt (Nancy) Roy, of Waterloo, Leonard Jr. (LouAnne Roy), of Waterloo, Lonnie Roy, of Fults, and Cleo (Vanessa) Roy, of Waterloo; and aunts, uncles, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Roy was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Valmeyer. He was employed as a carpenter at CS 2000 in Fairview Heights and was a member of Carpenter’s Union 2119. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. His funeral mass was at St. Mary’s Church, Fr. John Ssebitosi officiating. He is buried at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to the Valmeyer Music Department or St. Mary’s Educational Fund.

Josephine A. Hayden nee Karawoski, 82, of Columbia, died September 25, 2004, in Belleville. She married the late Everett Pat Hayden in 1941. Mrs. Hayden was born May 24, 1922, in Scranton, Penn., the daughter of the late Matthew and Josephine Karwoski nee Oleksy. She is survived by her sons Curtis (Jean) Hayden, of Lebanon, Mo., and Patrick (Elaine) Hayden, of Belleville; daughter Debra Lepp, of Columbia; eight grandchildren; seven grandchildren; sister Sophie Wierciak, of Fairmont City; and brother Chester Karwoski, of Millstadt. She was preceded in death by her daughter Barbara Ramsey; sister Genevieve Risman; brothers Steve Krik, Henry Karwoski, John Karwoski and Henry Karwoski; and sisters Antoinette Tieman and Mary Cook. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Gary Mosimann officiating. She is buried at Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville. Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Educational Fund in Columbia.

Ervin G. Kruse, 81, of Waterloo, died September 23, 2004, in Waterloo. He was married to M. Bernice Kruse; she preceded him in death. Mr. Kruse was born June 15, 1923, in St. Joe, the son of the late John and Anna Kruse nee Koestner. He is survived by his children Connie (Dan) Morgan, of Belleville, Judy Belanger, of St. Louis, Patti (Mike) Licavoli, of Waterloo, and Maury (Kathy) Kruse, of Waterloo; grandchildren Eric (Mikkel) Morgan, Kelly Morgan, Ethan Belanger, Erin Belanger, Nathan (Laura) Seidel, Angela (Sean) Kennedy, Amanda Kruse, Colin Kruse and Ryan Kruse; four great-grandchildren; brother Charles (Elenora) Kruse, of Waterloo, and Hubert (Valda) Kruse, of Smithton; sister Anita (Harry) Sennott, of Kissimmee, Fla.; dear friend Georgia Fries, of Waterloo; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife M. Bernice Kruse, son Dennis Kruse, and brothers Arthur Kruse and Walter Kruse. Mr. Kruse was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. His visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. His funeral mass was at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. He is buried at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to the S. Peter and Paul Capital Campaign.

Luella Koch nee Rippelmeyer, 86, of Waterloo, died September 23, 2004, in Belleville. She was married to Raymond Koch; he survives her. Mrs. Koch was born August 21, 1918, in Harrisonville, the daughter of the late William and Louise Rippelmeyer nee Hammer. She is survived by her husband; son David (Kathryn) Koch, of Ouray, Col.; granddaughter Alicia Roberts; sister Vera Smith, of Columbia; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Nelson Steinmann, and brothers and sisters. Visitation funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Bob Koch officiating. She is buried at Waterloo Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Evangelical Church in Columbia or Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Laura B. Badaracco nee DeRoy, 97, of Waterloo, formerly of St. Louis County, died September 20, 2004, in Waterloo. She was married to Anthony A. Badaracco; he preceded her in death. Mrs. Badaracco was born February 11, 1907, in St. Charles, Mo., the daughter of the late Albert and Julia DeRoy nee Jose. She is survived by granddaughter Laura (Thomas) Traber, of Waterloo; great-grandchildren Kimberly (Thomas) Parkins, Jason (Jennifer) Traber, Anthony (Jayne) Traber and Matthew Traber; great-great grandchildren Stephanie Parkins and Nicholas Traber; sister Gladys Browne; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Anthony A. Badaracco, and daughter Berry A. Badaracco. A memorial service was held at Kutis Funeral Home in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Blanche Lucille Kurtz nee Barbeau, 91, of Dupo, died September 19, 2004, in Waterloo. Mrs. Kurtz was married to the late Herbert H. Kurtz in 1931; he died in 1985. She was born September 5, 1913, in Modoc, the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Lillian Gertrude Barbeau nee Mudd. She is survived by children Roy Dale (Sylvia) Kurtz, of Troy, Irma (Robert) McConnell, of Swansea, Edna (Donald) Walters, of St. Louis, Mary (Danny) Bruce, of Dupo, Jeanne (Fred) Redmond, of St. Louis, Ralph (Julie) Kurtz, of Jacksonville, Fla., Glenda (Len) King, and John (Cathy) Kurtz, of St. Louis; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Walter Barbeau, sisters Emily Heenan and Doris Schwabe; grandchildren Jacquueline Kurtz and Michael McConnell; and great-grandchildren Danny Hoenig and Christopher Walters. Mrs. Kurtz was a member of First Congregational Church in Dupo. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post # 6368 in Dupo and Rebecca Lodge. Visitation was at Dashner Funeral Home in Dupo. Funeral services were at Congregational Church in Dupo, Rev. Robert E. Lee officiating. She is buried at Danby Cemetery in Danby, Mo. Memorials may be made to First Congregational Church of the American Heart Association.

Franklin Emile Bachelier, 67, of Lake Ozark, Mo., died September 17, 2004. He married Barbara Tracy in 1982. Mr. Bachelier was born September 27, 1936, in Prairie du Rocher, the son of the late Wilbur Thomas and Ida Laurent Bachelier. He is survived by his wife; sons Brett Laurent and Joseph Franklin; sisters Pauline Barbeau, Audrey Thompson, Dina (Dewey) Godfrey, Ruth Heubner, Jeanine (John) Casey, Marquita (John) Renth; brothers Marty (Sharon) Bachelier and Thomas Bachelier; and nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation was at Hedges Funeral Homes in Osage Beach. A funeral mass was at Lake Catholic Church, Msgr. Michael Wilburs officiating. He is buried at Lake Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Robert W. Boland, 81, of East Carondelet, died September 16, 2004, in Belleville. He married Charlotte Boland nee Bush in 1947; she survives him. Mr. Boland was born July 22, 1923, in East Carondelet, the son of the late Oscar and Rosie Boland nee Miller. He is survived by his wife; son Darby Boland, of East Carondelet; grandchildren Breanne Boland and Nick Boland; brothers Jim Boland, of Ellis Grove, George (Goldie) Boland, of Millstadt, and Mandy Boland, of Washington; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Nancy Meyer, Dorothy Hayes and Irene Boland; and brothers Clarence Boland, Willy Boland and Lefty Boland. Mr. Boland was a past member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbia and Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Cahokia, where he was active with youth groups and church camps. He was a retired civil servant with the U.S. Army and Navy. He served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War, and spent 20 years in the Naval Reserves. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Rev. Ed Melchior officiating. He is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbia.

Catherine E. Miller nee Crook, of Waterloo, died September 15, 2004, in Red Bud. She was married to Raymond J. Miller. Mrs. Miller was born October 4, 1916, the daughter of the late Albert and Mary Crook nee Dugan. She is survived by her daughter Mary (Harold) Crook; grandchildren Tim (Karen) Crook, Janet (Robert) Mitchell, Nancy (George) Schmidt, Paul (Debbie) Crook, Judy (Michael) Klein; Brenda Cook and her friend Gina; and Wanda (Gary) Jerlfs; great-grandchildren Tonya (Tim) Schilling, Jamie Crook, Daniel Crook, Angela Schmidt, Michael Schmidt, Eric Schmidt, Andrea Crook, Matthew Crook, Jeremy Klein, Bethany Klein, Kayla Juelfs, Justin Juelfs and Laura Juelfs; step-great-grandchildren Heather Mitchell, Amanda Long, Angel and Eugene; step-great-great-grandchildren Trenten Mitchell and Tate Long; brother James Crook, sisters-in-law Mathilda Crook, Beulah Williams and Rosalie Miller; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Raymond J. Miller; brothers Walter Crook, Raymond Crook, Joseph Crook, Albert Crook and Leo Crook; sister Mamie Winkler; and great-granddaughter Jennifer A. Crook. Mrs. Miller was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo, and a former member of Waterloo Senior Citizens. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Her funeral mass was at Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. She is buried at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo.

Donald L. Buettner, 64, of Waterloo, died September 13, 2004, in Waterloo. He was married to Bernell Buettner nee Boehne. Mr. Buettner was born January 22, 1940, in Wartburg, the son of the late Edwin L. and Stella Buettner nee Goodell. He is survived by his wife; children Lyla (Virgus) Clark of Renick WV, and Dale Buettner of Lexington, Kent.; granddaughter Darren (Carla) Clark; sisters Dorothy (Maurice) Muench of Luzerne, Iowa, Bernice Fuller of Waterloo, Dianne Buettner of Valmeyer and Barbara Goldschmidt of Valmeyer; brother Lloyd (Barbara) Buettner of Hecker; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Lynn Buettner. Mrs. Buettner was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Wartburg. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Pastor Stuart Rethwisch officiating. He is buried at Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery in Wartburg. Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.

Melvin J. Fisher, 49, of Valmeyer, died September 1, 2004, at his mother’s home in Dupo. He was born February 18, 1955, in Perryville, Mo., the son of Carol Fisher and the late Thomas K. “Jack” Fisher. He is survived by his mother; brothers Kirk (Denise) Fisher of Valmeyer, Marvin Fisher of Millstadt, and Timothy (Tina) Fisher of Millstadt; business partner of Doug Bader of Valmeyer; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Fisher was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Valmeyer. He was a member of the Valmeyer Volunteer Fire Department, chairman of the fireworks committee, a First Responder and EMT and a disaster coordinator during the flood of 1993. He was a locomotive engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad for 31 years and belonged to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Local #674 in Dupo. Visitation will be at Dashner Funeral Home Friday and Saturday, September 3 and 4, from 2 p.m. on Friday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. A funeral mass will be Saturday, September 4 at 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Dupo, Rev. Gerald Hechenberger officiating. He will be buried at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in Dupo. Memorials may be made to Valmeyer Volunteer Fire Department or the American Cancer Society.

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Harold “Sonny” Stumpf, 73, of Columbia, died August 31, 2004, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. He was born April 30, 1931, the son of the late Alfred and Ruth Stumpf nee Offermann. He is survived by her brothers Robert Stumpf of Millstadt, and Dale (Carol) Stumpf of Columbia; sister JoAnn Stumpf Riebeling of Columbia; eight nieces and nephews; 13 great-nieces and great-nephews; one great-great nephew; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Pastor Kim Kelly officiating. She is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to Family Hospice of Belleville.

Marie M. “Aunt Marie” McMahon, 91, of Chesterfield, Mo., died August 31, 2004, in Chesterfield. She was born January 22, 1913, the daughter of the late Sodeph P. and Loretta McMahon nee Schager. She is survived by her nephew Terry (Char Lynn) McMahon of Chesterfield, and great-nephew Dustin (Andrea) McMahon, of St. Louis. She was preceded in death by her parents, siste Loretta McMahon and brother (Joseph T. (Estelle) McMahon nee Rodenhauser. She was retired from Citicorp and volunteered for 15 years at Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Deacon Doug Boyer officiating. She is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo.

Oliver C. Hoffmann, 81, of Columbia, died August 27, 2004, in Columbia. He was married to Leona H. Hoffmann nee Neubarth; she survives him. Mr. Hoffmann was born January 14, 1923, in Maeystown, the son of the late Alvin F. and Leona L. Hoffmann nee Grabe. He is survived by his wife, son James O. (Jan) Hoffmann of Columbia; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; stepson Robert E. (Patricia) Stumpf of Columbia; stepdaughter Judith (Larry) Sifford of Reed Springs, Mo.; seven step-grandchildren; 10 great-stepgrandchildren; and brother Vernon (Marion) Hoffmann of Belleville. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Melvin (Wilma) Hoffmann. Mr. Hoffmann was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II, a member of the Columbia American Legion, and a scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop #319. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Kim Kelly officiating. He is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to Columbia Boy Scout Troop #320 or Baum Cemetery.

Thomas W. Kelly, 74, died August 19, 2004. He was married to Marlene Kelly nee Pratten; she survives him. Mr. Kelly was born February 8, 1930. He is survived by his wife; daughter Kim Kelly, pastor at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia, sons Kevin (Mary) Kelly and Tim (Francie) Kelly; grandchildren Chris, Erin, Jessica, Ryan and Megan Kelly; and a dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend. Mr. Kelly was retired from Emery Worldwide, where he was a district sales manager. He was president of Indian Hills AARP and vice-president of the Affton Historical Society. Visitation was at Ziegenhein & Sons Funeral Home in St. Louis. His funeral services were at Eden United Church of Christ. He is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to Eden United Church of Christ.

Kenneth Gene Little, 72, of Branson, Mo., formerly of Columbia, died August 16, 2004, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He married Judith L. Little nee Kunz in 1991; she survives him. Mr. Little was born December 22, 1931, in St. Louis, the son of the late Kenneth L. and Edith Little nee Meyer. He is survived by his wife, daughters Annette Kinealy of St. Louis and Michelle (Craig) Hiser of Columbia; grandchildren Nicholas, Brianna, Logan, Jordan and Peyton; step-daughters Angie (Scott) Davis of St. Charles and Denise Bernacchi of LaPorte, Ind.; step-grandchildren Shannon, Austin, Amanda and Savannah; and a beloved brother-in-law and uncle. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Anna M. Little nee Stroh, brothers Melvin Little and Dale Little, and sisters Janice Boyster and Lucille Little. Mr. Little was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia. He retired from Boeing after 35 years. He was a member of the VFW Post #6865 in Coulterville, and was a past member of the board of directors of the Columbia Gymnastic Association. He was a veteran of the Army and the Korean War. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Pastor Kim Kelly officiating. He is buried at Bethel Cemetery in Swanwick. Memorials may be made to the ALS Foundation.

Delores M. Schreder nee Bertram, of Waterloo, died August 15, 2004. Mrs. Schreder was married to Michael H. Schreder; he survives her. She was born January 8, 1935, in Waterloo, the daughter of the late Arthur J. and Pauline Bertram nee Meier. She is survived by her husband, children Kathy (Ronald) Roever, of Waterloo, Connie (Jim) Pearson, of Portage, Mich., Carol (David) Roever, of Waterloo, Larry (Nancy) Schreder, of Waterloo, David “Homer” (Cathy) Schreder, of Waterloo, Donna (Mark) Scheffert, of Red Bud, Mary (Steve) Wheat, of Waterloo, and Patty (Barry) Feldmeier, of Waterloo; and grandchildren Brent Roever, Michelle Roever, Anne Roever, Jared Roever, Christopher Heimrich, Collin Roever, Craig Roever, Curtis Roever, Ashley Scarborough, Aubree Schreder, Amanda Schreder, Michael Schrader, Alycia Schreder, Carl Scheffert, Alex Scheffert, Zachary Wheat, Avery Wheat, Noah Feldmeier and Nathan Feldmeier. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers Adrian Bertram, Harold Bertram, Vincent Bertram, Kenneth Bertram and Clarence Bertram. Mrs. Schreder was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Madonnaville and St. Mary’s Altar Sodality. Her visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Her funeral mass was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She is buried at Immaculate Conception Church in Madonnaville. Memorials may be made to Gibault Catholic High School, Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic School in Waterloo, or St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Red Bud.

Diane Susan Raphael nee Mayer, of Cahokia, died August 14, 2004, at her residence. She was born March 23, 1955, the daughter of Donald (Mary Ellen) Mayer, of Columbia, and the late Virginia Lee Mayer nee Enteman. She is survived by her father and step-mother, brothers Michael Mayer, of St. Louis, Todd (Sherry) Mayer, of Columbia, and David Mayer, of Evansville; step-brother John (Scharmayne) Lanterman, of Dupo, step-sister Leslie (Paul) Russell, of St. Louis; and aunts, uncles, relatives and friends. Ms. Raphael served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during Desert Storm, reaching the rank of sergeant. She was a security guard for Aetna Financial Services in St. Louis.

Pamela A. Roesemeier nee Aubuchon, died August 13, 2004. She was married to Richard. O. Roesemeier Sr. Mrs. Roesemeier was the mother of Richard O. Roesemeier Jr. and Jennifer L. Roesemeier; the sister of Bob Aubuchon, Mike Abubchon and Mary (Gary) Anterhuas; sister-in-law of Nick Paulter and Tom Paulter; and aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend of many. Her visitation was at Stygar Family Funeral Service in St. Louis. Her funeral mass will be at S. Angela Merici Church. She was buried at Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Viola A. Avellone nee Zitt, 82, of Dupo, died August 11, 2004, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. She was married to Joseph Avellone: he preceded her in death in 1977. She was born June 20 1922, the daughter of the late Albert and Bertha Zitt nee Kaempfe. He is survived by his sons Randy (Terry) Hankins) Avellone, of Dupo, and Joe (Shirley) Avellone, of Belleville; daughter Terry Cissell, of Katy, Tex.; grandchildren Joey Avellone, Becky (Joe) Judy, Sara Cissell, Bobby Cissell, Michael Cissell’ great-grandchild Jada Judy; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Gary Avellone, brother Albert Zitt Jr., and Leona Stechmesser. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia, and is remembered for being a loving mother and grandmother. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, William Groennert officiating. She is buried at St. Paul Evangelical Church in Columbia. Memorials may be made the American Cancer Society.

Alfred C. Edler, 81, of Chalfin Bridge, died August 11, 2004, in Chalfin Bridge. Mr. Edler was married to Marlow Edler nee Kuergeleis; she preceded him in death. He was born May 28, 1923, the son of the late Charles and Rose Edler nee Hartmann. He is survived by his children Don (Ellen) Edler, of Waterloo, and Bob (Judith) Edler, of Valmeyer; grandchildren Brian Edler, Brad Edler, Luke Edler and Emily Edler; sister Florence Maronn, of Kewanee; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife. Mr. Edler was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Maeystown. A memorial service was held at St. John United Church of Christ in Maeystown, Pastor Ivan Horn officiating. In accordance with Mr. Edler’s wishes, his body was donated to Washington University Medical Center. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or St. John United Church of Christ.

Mary B. Dashner nee Irose, 88, of Waterloo, died August 6, 2004, in Columbia. Mrs. Dashner was married to James E. Dashner; he preceded her in death. She was born December 29, 1915, in Chester, the daughter of the late Mark V. and Gertrude A. Irose nee McDermott. She is survived by her son James J. (Susan) Dashner, of House Springs, Mo.; grandchildren Angela (Ronald) Weber, of Columbia, Jamie (Michael) Reiter, of O’Fallon, Mo., and James M. Dashner, Ballwin, Mo; step-daughters Karen (John) McLaughlin, of Eureka, Mo., and Michelle (Eric) Colley, of Imperial, Mo.; great-grandchildren Brendan Weber, Graham Weber, Lindsey Reiter, Michael McLaughlin, Shannon McLaughlin, Joshua Colley, Rachel Colley, and Tom (Michelle) Reiter; and a niece, nephew and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Michael T. Dashner, brother Charles Irose, and sisters-in-law Doris Irose and Bessie Dashner. She and her husband operated a tavern in Renault for 20 years. She also was retired from the Monroe County Nursing Home. Her visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. She is buried at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Renault. Memorials may be made to Gibault Catholic High School.

Marshall Ruehle, 51, of Waterloo, died August 5, 2004, in Red Bud. He was born August 23, 1952, the son of the late Harold R. Ruehle and Ruth L. Becker nee Freimuth. He is survived by his children Chad (Kristie) Ruehle, of Waterloo, Nathan Ruehle, of Waterloo, Tracy (Steve) Miller, of Waterloo; grandchildren Alicia, Blake, Keegan, Emily, Alyssa and Alayna; sisters Nancy (Shelby) Mathes, of Waterloo, and Patricia (David) O’Riley, of Waterloo; step-father Elmer Becker, of Smithton; dear friend Linda Wiegand, of Waterloo; and aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and nephews Mark Osterhage and Kirk Osterhage. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Ivan Horn officiating. He is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to the America Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Louis C. Kohler, 71, of Waterloo, died August 4, 2004, in Belleville. Mr. Kohler was married to the late Doris K. Kohler nee Krebel; she preceded him in death. He was born March 11, 1933, in Waterloo, the son of the late Frank and Ann Kohler nee Wuertz. He is survived by his children Connie (Don Jr.) Kaiping, of Waterloo, Rita (Charles) Wagner, of Hecker, Karen (Rob) Abrahams, of Lynn Haven, Fla., Luann (John) Hanner, of Red Bud, Mark L. (Darlene) Kohler, of Waterloo, Michael (Tracy) Kohler, of Waterloo, and Steven (Karen) Kohler, of Granite City; 14 grandchildren; sister Monica (Marvin) Hitzemann, of Waterloo; brothers Frank T. (Joann) Kohler, of Highland, Hubert (Caroline) Kohler, of Toledo, Ohio, and Julian (Janet) Kohler, of St. Louis; and brother-in-law Henry Braun, of Red Bud. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sons James Frank Kohler and Keith Charles Kohler, and sister Anna Braun. Mr. Kohler was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo. His visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. He is buried at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to Ss. Peter and Paul Church Building Fund.

Quinley E. Burkhardt, 87, of Maeystown, died August 3, 2004, in Red Bud. He was born September 2, 1916, in Maeystown, the son of the late George F. and Emma C. Burkhardt nee Floerke. He is survived by his sisters Dorothy Parsons, of Rohnert Park, Calif., and Delvera (William) Eisele, of Fairview Heights; brother Clyde (Pearl) Burkhardt, of Waterloo; nieces Portia (John) Stueve and Sheila (David) Zainer; nephews Allen Parson and Steven (Dee Anne) Burkhardt; and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Vernell C. Burkhardt and nice Phyllis Seawell. Mr. Burkhardt was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Maeystown. He was also a member of Maeystown Sportsman Club. His visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Ivan Horn officiating. He is buried at St. John Cemetery in Maeystown.

Kathryn M. Pashia nee Dougherty, 90, or Chesterfield, died August 1, 2004, in Chesterfield. Mrs. Pashia was married to Simon M. Pashia; he preceded her in death. She was born December 18, 1913, in Red Bud, the daughter of the late John and Bridget Dougherty nee Powderly. She is survived by her daughter Kathleen (Joseph) Schrader, of Florissant, Mo.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister Gertrude Candler, of Maeystown; brother Bernard (Jean) Dougherty, of Caseyville; sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Robert Pashia, two sisters and five brothers. Her visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Her funeral mass was at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. She is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo.

Ruby Blakeslee nee Spencer, 88, or Prairie du Rocher, died August 1, 2004, in Red Bud. She was born May 2, 1916, in West Eminence, Mo., the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Spencer nee Jewell. She is survived by her children Raymond (Betty) Blakeslee, of Waterloo, Edna (Harold) Amorine, of Parks Hills, Mo., and Karl (Rose) Blakeslee, of Prairie du Rocher; step-daughter Donna Blakeslee, of Ellington, Mo.; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Elizabeth Lohman, and grandchildren John Blakeslee, Robert Blakeslee and Harold W. Amorine. Her visitation and funeral were at Quernheim Funeral Home. She is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo.

July

Patricia L. Baer nee Black, 70, of Waterloo, died July 29, 2004, in Waterloo. Mrs. Baer was married to Charles M. Baer; he survives her. She was born October 16, 1933, in Jennings, Mo., the daughter of the late Clarence and Beulah Black nee Mott. She is survived by her husband; children Charles (Donellen) Baer, of West Frankfurt, and Viki (Ronald) Goodnick, of Waterloo; grandchildren Emily Baer, Ethan Baer, Sarah Baer, Bailey Goodnick, Logan Goodnick and Thomas Goodnick; brother Les (Nancy) Black, of Charleston, S.C.; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sisters Laura Fecte and Nora Hilboldt. Mrs. Baer was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo, Angels Girls Club, and Holy Family Mother’s Club in Cahokia. She was retired from Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Her funeral mass was at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. Memorials may be made to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital or BJC Hospice.

Geraldine O. Krause nee Werling, 88, of Waterloo, formerly of New Port Richey, Fla., died July 29, 2004, in Waterloo. Mrs. Krause was married to Albin E. Krause and previously Lester J. Mehrmann; they both preceded her in death. She was born October 8, 1915, in Waterloo, the daughter of the late George and Frieda Werling nee Hoffmann. She is survived by her sisters June Degener and Marge Bottiaux, both of Waterloo; brother Jules Werling, of Waterloo; niece and godchild Sandy Pinson, of Caseyville; nephew Steve Degener, of Waterloo; godchild Dale Werling; four sisters-in-law; a great-niece, great-nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Albin and Lester, and brothers George Werling Jr. and Nelson Werling. Mrs. Kraus was a member of United Church of Christ in New Port Richey, Fla. She was also in the Order of the Eastern Star, Queen City Chapter, Fairview Heights; Order of White Shrine, Cedar Shrine, Belleville; Daughter of the Nile, East St. Louis; and National Association of Retired Federal Employees. There were a private visitation and funeral at Quernheim Funeral Home. She is interred at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Fairview Heights.

Joe Dale Crase, 61, of Dupo, died July 28, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Medical Center in St. Louis. Mrs. Crase was married to Laverne Crase nee Lorance; she survives him. He was born June 4, 1943, in Thayer, Mo., the son of the late Lawrence and Calma Crase nee Sandridge. He is survived by his wife, sons Brian Crase, of Dupo, and Joseph Crase, of Dupo; daughter Debbie (Don) Beaver, of Waterloo; brothers Glenn (Marcella) Crase, of Thayer, Mo., Bill (Linda) Crase, of Thayer, Mo., Jim (Judy) Crase, of Highland, Darrell (Jan) Crase of Shawnee Mission, Kan.; sisters Lita Forrester, of Thayer, Mo., Nita Hinkle, of Thayer, Mo., and Janet (Chris) Brewer, of Fenton, Mo.; sisters-in-law Barbara (Tom) Henderson, of St. Peters, Mo., Sharon (Ron) Balance, of Clovis, NM; cousin Don (Pat) Crase, of St. Louis; grandchildren Barry Crase, Troy Crase, Jordan Crase, Ashley Beaver, Caitlyn Beaver and Loren Beaver; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Charles Crase. He was a retired auto mechanic and worked at Famous-Barr Tire Center in St. Louis. He was also a member of Widman’s Harley-Davidson in Kirkwood. A memorial service was held at the Crase residence in Dupo. He is buried at Thayer Cemetery in Thayer. Mo. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Jack L. Toenjes, 58, of Gilbert, Ariz., formerly of Columbia, died July 28, 2004. Mr. Toenjes was married to Barbara Toenjes nee Schon; she survives him. He was born April 20, 1946, in Columbia, the son of the late Arthur and Louise Toenjes nee Saul. He is survived by his wife; son Justin (Sonja) Toenjes, of Gilbert, Ariz.; daughters Laura (Dale) Hartman and Lisa Toenjes, both of Gilbert, Ariz.; grandsons Seth Hartman, Ethan Hartman and Keaton Toenjes, all of Gilbert, Ariz.; sister Jean Marie Metter, of Columbia; brothers James (Carol) Toenjes, of Bonne Terre, Mo., and Jay C. (DeAnn) Toenjes, of Flagstaff, Ariz.; mother-in-law Annette Schon, of Los Angeles; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law Clem J. Metter and father-in-law Merrill Schon. Mr. Toenjes was cremated in Gilbert, Ariz.

Gary Lowell Gaither, 53, of Columbia, died July 27, 2004, at his residence. Mr. Gaither married Carol Ann Gaither nee Bauer in St. Louis in 1972; she survives him. He was born December 27, 1950, in East St. Louis, the son of Robert A. and Mildred C. Gaither nee Latta. He is survived by his parents; wife; sons Brian M. (Michelle) Gaither, of Columbia, and Aaron B. (Amber) Gaither, of Belleville; grandchildren Owen Gaither and Alexander Gaither; brothers Robert (Vicki) Gaither, of Cleveland, Tex., Duane (Linda) Gaither, of St. Louis, and Leonard (Judy) Gaither, of Springfield; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mr. Gaither served in the Maries and was a Vietnam veteran. He was a civil engineer with H.L. Yoh, in St. Louis. He enjoyed scuba diving and participated in dives around the world. His visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Her funeral mass was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia, Father Carl Scherrer officiating. He is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation or St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Carol L. Nobbe nee Boehne, 69, of Waterloo, died July 26, 2004, at Waterloo. Mrs. Nobbe was married to Carl H. Nobbe; he survives her. She was born January 10, 1935, in Wartburg, the daughter of the late Oswald and Edna Boehne nee Schneider. She is survived by her husband; sisters Ardelle (Frank) Hodgson, of Centerville, Ohio, and Jenny (Ray) Jung, of Waterloo; brother Russell (Marilyn) Boehne, of Collinsville; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, a great-great-nephew and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Laverne L. Kohlmeier. Mrs. Nobbe was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo, where she was a member of the choir and served on the board of church properties. She was also on the Wednesday night golf league. She was a retired owner of the Bee Hive Bowl and Restaurant. Her visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Her funeral was at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Pastors Tony Troup and Kyle Sandersfeld officiating. She is buried at St. Paul Evangelical Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo or BJC Hospice.

Hilda K. Buettner nee Schaefer, 84, of Sullivan, Mo., formerly of Columbia, died July 23, 2004, at Meramec Nursing Center in Sullivan. Mrs. Buettner was married to the late Charles H. Buettner; he preceded her in death in 1978. She was born July 28, 1919, in Maeystown, the daughter of the late Alfred and Rosa Schaefer nee Mueller. She is survived by her daughter Karen (Thomas) Hensley, of Sullivan, Mo.; son David (Pam) Buettner, of Neenah, Wis.; grandchildren Aaron (Carrie) Buettner, Michael (Joleen) Buettner, Alisa Terrell, Tina Hensley and Jason (Dawn) Hensley; sister Helen Ahrens, of Columbia; niece Susan (Tom) Kuergeleis, of Columbia; great-grandchildren Jessica Terrell, Adam Terrell, April Irby, Samantha Bloodworth, Kristyna Hensley and Jack Buettner; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Mrs. Buettner was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia. She was a member of Columbia Senior Citizens and many local card clubs. She played piano and organ, and taught piano lessons. Her visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Pastors William Groennert and Greg Cook officiating. She is buried at St. John’s Cemetery in Fults.

Vera L. Kohlmeier nee Wolf, 76, of Waterloo, died July 20, 2004, in Columbia. Mrs. Kohlmeier was married to Wilbert Kohlmeier; he survives her. She was born September 20, 1927, in Waterloo, the daughter of the late Herman Louis and Emma Wolf nee Stickann. She is survived by her husband; children Ardis (Robert) Henerfauth, of Prairie du Rocher, Dean (Susan) Kohlmeier, of Waterloo, and Aron (Myrna) Kohlmeier, of Houston, Tex.; granddaughter Lindsey Kohlmeier; sister Irene (Harlan) Wentzel, of Collinsville; brother Harry Wolf, of Waterloo; sister-in-law Christa Wolf, of St. Louis; and other sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Nelson Wolf. Mrs. Kohlmeier was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo. She founded Porta Westfalica-Germany and Waterloo Sister Cities Organization, served as the state coordinator of Sister Cities, and she was a chapter and state FHA mother. She was also a former member of the Western Egyptian Board of Directors, Waterloo Planning Commission, Monroe County Historical Society, Peterstown House and the Southern Illinois Tourism Council. She received the highest civilian service honor bestowed by the German government, Verdienstkruetz, for her service to the country. Her visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Her funeral was at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Pastor Kyle Sandersfeld officiating. She is buried at Waterloo Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Waterloo Sister Cities or Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo.

Bill H. Saul, 65, of Waterloo, died July 20, 2004, in Waterloo. Mr. Saul was married to Nelda “Nel” R. Saul nee McCollough; she survives him. He was born October 11, 1938, in Jones Ridge, the son of the late Elmer and Mary Saul nee Leinecke. He is survived by his wife; children Beth (Jim) Bicklein, of Waterloo, Becca (Cort) Hubbard, of Columbia, and Brian Saul of Waterloo; step-children Joan Curry, of Tucson, Ariz., and Linda (Peter) Vastola, of St. Louis; grandchildren Sarah Bicklein, Luke Bicklein, Daniel Bicklein, Patrick Vastola, Emily Vastola and Andrew Vastola; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunts, an uncle and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother. Mr. Saul was a member and elder of Concord Presbyterian Church in Waterloo. He was a retired principal of Waterloo Public School, as well as a teacher and administrator for more than 30 years in the Waterloo and Belleville school districts. He was a member of Lion’s Club and an adjunct family member of SWIC. He was a retired naval reserve captain who served as a Blue & Gold officer for the Naval Academy for many years and he was a volunteer AARP tax preparer. His visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. His funeral was at Concord Presbyterian Church, Pastor Will Hesterberg officiating. He is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to Concord Presbyterian Church in Waterloo.

Vida Goldgar nee Daab, 74, of Atlanta, formerly of Columbia, died July 18, 2004, in Atlanta. She was born October 18, 1929, the daughter of the late John A. and Adele Marie Daab nee Schein. She is survived by her son David (Constance) Goldgar of Salt Lake City, Utah, Dirk (Mary Ellen Curtin) Goldgar of Pennington, N.J., Dean (An) Goldgar of Covington, Ga.; daughter Deborah Barber of Alpharetta, Ga.; sister, Adele Fox of Cincinnati; and eight grandchildren. Mrs. Goldgar was a member of The Temple in Atlanta. She began a career in journalism in 1973, following a conversion to Judaism in the 1950s. Following her divorce she began working full-time at the Southern Israelite, eventually becoming the paper’s editor and publisher. In 1979, Goldgar purchased the paper and later sold it, but she rarely missed her column deadline until just a few weeks before her death, when she became seriously ill. Goldgar’s columns and reporting are widely credited with helping build bridges in Atlanta’s Jewish community, said friends. Goldgar was proud of her faith, telling friends and reporters, “This is what I was and I was proud of it.” In a 40-year career in Jewish journalism that spanned 1964 to 2004, Goldgar reported from Beirut in the middle of the Lebanon war, walked with more than one American president and with several Israeli prime ministers. She became the first woman president of the American Jewish Press Association (AJPA) and she was the first woman president of the Atlanta chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. “She always wrote with intellect and heart,” said Alvin Sugarman, former senior rabbi of The Temple. Her funeral was at The Temple. She is interred at Memorial Park in Atlanta. (Information, photo courtesy of Southern Israelite and Dressler’s Jewish Care of Eternal Light.)

Judith A. Stechmesser nee Langhans, 61, of Columbia, died July 14, 2004, at her residence. Mrs. Stechmesser married Glenn E. Stechmesser in Columbia in 1961; he survives her. She was born July 28, 1942, in Belleville, the daughter of the late Oliver and Louise Langhans nee Schmidt. She is survived by her husband; sons Scott Stechmesser, of Columbia, and Michael (Becky) Stechmesser, of Columbia; daughter Nicolle (Alan) Nolte, of Columbia; grandson Robert Nolte; brother Ron (Shirley) Langhans, of Columbia; sister Mary (Paul) Hillestad, of Columbia; and mother-in-law Alma Stechmesser, of Columbia. Mrs. Stechmesser was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia. She worked at Rapp Insurance Agency in Columbia and was a member of Columbia Gymnastic Association Ladies’ Auxiliary. She served as past Honor Queen and Guardian Secretary with Jobs Daughters Bethel #65 in Columbia. Her visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Her funeral was at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Pastor Kim Kelly officiating. She is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Her family would like to extend special thanks to her two hospice nurses, Jackie Buesking and Roberta Baldwin, for their special care. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia.

Otillia M. Gummersheimer nee Theobald, 93, of Columbia, died July 8, 2004, at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis. She was born October 8, 1910, in Columbia, the daughter of the late Abraham and Otillia Theobald nee Frierdich. Mrs. Gummersheimer was married to the late Clarence W. Gummersheimer; he preceded her in death in 1985. She is survived by her sons Roy Gummersheimer, of St. Louis, Gene (Wanda) Gummersheimer, of Columbia, Jim (Orpha) Gruen, of Trinity, Fla.; grandchildren Wade (Amy) Gummersheimer, John Gruen, Laura Gruen and James Gruen; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandchildren Daniel Scott Gummersheimer and Ryan David Gummersheimer; brother Herman J. Frierdich; and sisters Lucille Woodcock and Edna Sander. Mrs. Gummersheimer was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia. Her visitation and funeral were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Pastor Kim Kelly officiating. She is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association of St. Paul United Church of Christ.

Walter H. Hoffman, 85, of Waterloo, died July 7, 2004, in Belleville. He was born September 15, 1918, in Fults, the son of the late John and Anne Hoffman nee Pottoff. Mr. Hoffman was married to Eileen Hoffman nee Thiele. He is survived by his wife; children Terry (Dana) Hoffman, of Marion, and Randall (Patty) Hoffman, of Long Beach, Calif.; grandchildren Aaron (Amber) Hoffman, Angela (John) Barwick, Melissa (Rich) Arco, Clar (Dara Schowri) Hoffman and Allison Hoffman; great-grandchildren Jaylee, Taylor and Hayley; and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Lydia Hoffman; brothers Ferd Hoffman, Emil Hoffman, John Hoffman, Harold Hoffman and Louis “Peggy” Hoffman. His visitation and funeral service were at Quernheim Funeral Home, Pastor Chris Hucker officiating. He is buried at Jefferson Barrack’s National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made the St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo or the American Cancer Society.

Joan Marie Koen nee Perry, 44, of Waterloo, died July 7, 2004, at Waterloo. She was born October 6, 1959, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Dorothy Perry nee Jansen. Mrs. Koen was married to Gary Koen. She is survived by her husband; children Jessica Koen, Rebecca Stone, Garrett Koen and Christopher Stone; brothers Kevin (Kathy) Perry and Tom (Sheila) Perry; sisters Karen (Bill) Green and Fran Wagner; step-mother Emma Lee Perry; mother-in-law Wanda Koen; sisters-in-law Sandy (Bill) Snyder and Pamela (Bob) Hoock; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and father-in-law Ray Koen. Mrs. Koen was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo. Her visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Her funeral mass was at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. She was buried at Jefferson Barrack’s National Cemetery.

Gilbert L. Geringer, 76, of Panama City Beach, Fla., died July 6, 2004, at his home. Mr. Geringer was married to Joyce L. Geringer. He is survived by his wife; children Scott (Shannon) Geringer, Gil (Rose) Geringer, Debbie (Joe) Shaffman, Deborah (Jimmy) Baugh, Parry (Mark) McNally; brothers Wayne Geringer, Richard Geringer, Mike (Carol) Geringer; sister Crilda; step-sons Larry (Carol) Dornin, Gary (Donna) Dornin, Jimmy (Joyce) Miller; uncle Everett (Josie) Roberts; 20 grandchildren; and 16 grandchildren. Mr. Geringer was a member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Belleville Lodge #504 F&AM. He enjoyed attending church and Sunday school every Sunday, riding his bicycle four times a week; playing pool; and eating breakfast each morning with his friends. Visitation was at Woodlawn United Methodist Church. A graveside funeral service was held at Valhalla Garden of Memory in Belleville, officiated by Rev. Bill Broenert. Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church Building Fund in Panama City Beach.

Virginia E. McCreary nee DeMond, 79, of Belleville, died July 6, 2004, at Waterloo. Mrs. McCreary was married to the late Ewel K. McCreary; he preceded her in death by four days. She was born August 4, 1924, at St. Elmo, the daughter of the late Marion and Nellie DeMond nee Mathies. She is survived by her children Naomi (James) Hoskins, Kirby (Ann) McCreary, Garry (Yvonne) McCreary and Larry McCreary; 15 grandchildren, daughter-in-law Cindy Miller; sisters Dorothy Weidlocher and Harold DeMond; brothers Harold DeMond and Charles DeMond; and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, two sisters, and sons Warren DeMond and Henry McCreary. Mrs. McCreary was a member of Jehovah’s Witness congregation in Waterloo. Her memorial service was at Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witnesses in Waterloo. She is buried at Jefferson Barrack’s National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Michael Bernel Bise, newborn son of Brian and Christine Bise nee Glessner, of Waterloo, died July 4, 2004. He is survived by his parents; grandparents Michael and Wanda Glessner and Phyllis Bise, all of Waterloo; great-grandparents Lucille Glessner, of Waterloo, and Frank Drummond, of Springfield; and aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Bernel Bise; great-grandparents Robert Glessner, Jessie Drummond, Lester and Goldia Schenks and Lee and Goldie Bise. A private graveside service was held July 9, 2004, at Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Waterloo, Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Ricky L. Porter, 48, of Red Bud, died July 4, 2004, at Red Bud. He was born August 27, 1955, the son of the late Clinton and Lillian Porter nee Schmidt. He is survived by siblings Clinton Allen (Theresa) Porter, Nancy (Tim) Brown, Terry (Susan) Porter, Brenda (Robert) Cheek, Peggy Porter, Scott Porter, Jeffrey Porter, Steven Porter, Michael (Tina) Porter, Mark (Linda) Porter and JoAnn Myers; half-sisters Kathy, Shelly and Sharon and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. A graveside service was held at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo, officiated by Pastor Will Hesterberg.

Bruce A. Yarbrough, 47, of Waterloo, died July 4, 2004, in Red Bud. He was born September 17, 1956, in Red Bud, the son of Charles and Imogene Yarbrough. He is survived by his parents; daughter Sarah Ann Yarbrough; brother Craig (Nancy) Yarbrough, of Waterloo; and aunts, uncles and cousins. His visitation and funeral were held at Quernheim Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Sarah Ann Yarbrough Education Fund.

Laverta Hoffmann nee Washausen, 87, of Waterloo, died July 3, 2004, at St. Louis. Mrs. Hoffmann was married to the late Karl W. Hoffmann. She was born March 22, 1917, the daughter of the late Fred and Anna Washausen nee Wessel. She is survived by her daughter Marilyn Reichert; grandson Scott Reichert; sister-in-law Ruth Washausen; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son-in-law Robert L. Reichert, and brother Roy Washausen. Mrs. Hoffmann was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo. Her visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral was at St. Paul United Church of Christ, officiated by Pastor Kevin Brown. She is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo.

Ewel K. McCreary, 85, of Belleville, died July 2, 2004, at Red Bud. Mr. McCreary was married to Virginia E. McCreary; she died four days after her husband. He was born August 4, 1918, at Farmington, Mo., the son of the late Finis and Ruth McCreary nee Guthrie. He is survived by his children Naomi (James) Hoskins, Kirby (Ann) McCreary, Garry (Yvonne) McCreary and Larry McCreary; daughter-in-law Cindy McCreary; 15 grandchildren; sisters Marguerite Lupo and Rhonda Smith; brother James Faulkner; and numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, sons Warren DeMond and Henry McCreary, one sister and one brother. Mr. McCreary was a member of Jehovah’s Witness congregation in Sparta. His memorial service was at Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witness in Waterloo. He is buried at Jefferson Barrack’s National Cemetery in St. Louis.

June

Norma Mae Levin nee Brown, 61, of Waterloo, died June 19, 2004, at Red Bud Regional Hospital. She was born March 29, 1943, at East Carondelet, the daughter of the late Elmer and Helen Brown nee McGinnis. Mrs. Levin married John Levin in 1960; he survives her. She is also survived by her sons Randy Levin, Scott (Lisa) Levin and Todd (Betty Graves) Levin; sisters Juanita Tilton and Wanda (Junior) Koonce; brother Marvin (Carolyn) Brown; grandchildren Clayton Levin and Zailey Dawn Levin; and sister-in-law Trudy Brown. She was preceded in death by her parents, step-father Ed Miller and brother Herbert Brown. Mrs. Levin was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt. Her visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Her funeral was at Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt. She is buried at Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery in Millstadt. Memorials may be made to the World Wildlife Fund or the American Heart Association.

Jay Bender, 67, of Waterloo, died June 19, 2004, at Waterloo. He was born June 27, 1936, at St. Louis, the son of the late Chester and Estelle Bender nee Leschner. Mr. Bender married Patricia Bender nee Kroll; she survives him. He is also survived by his children Greg Bender, Tracey Bender, Lesley (Randy) Otwell, Terrey (Troy) Scott and Nickey (Vince) Brooks; grandchildren Melody, Jessica, Ike, Garritt, Bambi, Dustin, Katie, Nathan, Nadine and Saph; great-grandchildren Mikey, Jermayn, Jocelynn and Skyler; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters-in-law Nancie Farago and Candy Thorpe. Mr. Bender was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a 30-year member of Boilermakers Local #27. His visitation and funeral were at Quernheim Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Antoinette M. Jacobsen nee Borgerding, 87, of Columbia, died June 21, 2004, at Columbia Convalescent Center. She was born December 14, 1916, at Germantown, the daughter of the late Joseph and Emma Borgerding nee Hopen. Mrs. Jacobsen married the late Fred Jacobsen in 1942; he died in 1978. She is survived by her sons Dennis (Tish) Jacobsen and John (Judy) Jacobsen; sisters Betty (Donald) Schultz, Theresa (Kenneth) Ashlock and Mary (Fred) Eicholz; brothers Roman (Carmen) Borgerding, Johnny (Rusty) Borgerding, Cletus (Delores) Borgerding and Lawrence (Pat) Borgerding; grandson Erik Jacobsen; and relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters Mary Isabelle Borgerding and Rita Mae Borgerding; and brothers James (Kathy) Borgerding and Gerald (Jean) Borgerding. Mrs. Jacobsen was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia, where she was a member of the Altar Society and the quilting group. There was a private visitation at the family’s request. A funeral mass was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, officiated by Fr. Steve Gira. She is buried at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to the Immaculate Conception School Education Fund.

Esther L. Gould nee Bequette, 83, of Columbia, died June 22, 2004, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. She was born August 13, 1920, at Dupo, the daughter of the late Edward J. and Cora Bequette nee Johnson. Mrs. Gould married to Floyd E. Gould in 1945; he survives her. She is also survived by her daughters Jeannie (Jimmie) Vanover and Joni (Ernie) Chapman; sister Dorothy Bone; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, son James (Mary) Gould; sister Marion Dehn; and brothers Raymond Bequette, Edward Bequette and Leroy Bequette. Mrs. Bequette was a bartender at Kuehner’s and Greenfield’s. Her visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, officiated by Fr. Carl Scherrer. She is buried at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to the Williams Syndrome Foundation.

Robert R. Boehne, 65, of Waterloo, died June 24, 2004, at Waterloo. He was born September 23, 1938, the son of Mildred E. (nee Heller) and the late Robert W. Boehne. Mr. Boehne was married to the late Phyllis L. Boehne nee Jett. He is survived by his mother; step-children Steven (Shirley) Bergman, Debe Michalke and Donald (Sue) Bergman; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother-in-law David (Jean) Wiese; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, wife, and sister Bonnie Wiese. Mr. Boehne was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo and the D&B Club, and he was an Air Force veteran. His visitation and funeral were at Quernheim Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Tony Troup. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Marlene Mary Fromme nee Goessling, 67, died June 25, 2004, at Columbia Convalescent Center. She was born April 14, 1937, at Waterloo, the daughter of the late Herman and Adelia Goessling nee Wagner. Mrs. Fromme married Francis Fromme in 1956; he survives her. She is also survived by her sons Timothy Fromme, Patrick (Amanda Fromme) and Daniel (Kim) Fromme; grandchildren Brittany, Christopher, Elliott, Emma and Taisha; sister Dorothy (Rich) Steingrubey; and brothers Harold (Ann) Goessling and Gene (Marlene) Goessling. Mrs. Fromme was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia. She had worked at US Bank in St. Louis as a systems analyst, and she was active with the Columbia Volunteer Fire Department. Her visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Her funeral mass was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, officiated by Fr. Carl Scherrer. She is buried at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Heartland Hospice.

Ernestine L. Gardner nee Umbreit, 83, of Waterloo, died June 30, 2004, in St. Louis. She was born December 11, 1920, the daughter of the late Ernest and Sophie Umbreit nee Burkhardt. Mrs. Gardner was married to the late Robert L. Gardner. She is survived by her children William (Vickie) Gardner, of Waterloo, and Julie (William) Chmelir, of Webster Groves, Mo.; grandsons Matthew (Stephanie) Gardner, of Waterloo, and Steven Gardner and his fiancée Candace Carrico, of Waterloo; great-grandson Eli Gardner; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Susan G. Gardner and brother William R. Umbreit. Mrs. Gardner was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo. Her visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Her funeral was at St. Paul United Church of Christ, officiated by Pastor Chris Hucker. She is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo, Morrison-Talbott Library or the Arthritis Foundation.

Thelma L. Zimmerman nee Sutter, 79, of Dupo, died June 30, 2004, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville. She was born August 17, 1924, in Dupo, the daughter of the late Louis and Christina Sutter nee Kurtz. Mrs. Zimmerman married the late Robert K. Zimmerman DDS in 1946. She is survived by her daughter Camilla K. Zimmerman, of Dupo; son Robert (Natalia Nikolova-) Zimmerman, of Canada; granddaughters Jennifer M. Zimmerman and Brittany A. Zimmerman; sisters Alma Tebow, of Moberly, Mo., and Betty (Earl) Stahlheber, of Dongola; brothers Herbert (Judy Rugraff) Sutter, of Fenton, Mo., and Don (Sandy) Sutter, of Columbia; and nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Mrs. Zimmerman was a member of First Congregational Church in Dupo and Unitarian Church of St. Louis. She was a literary critic with the Daugherty Public Library in Dupo, provided oversight of church publications at the local and national levels, and wrote at human interest column in the Dupo newspaper. She was also a Sunday school teacher and past president of the Dupo Parent Teacher Association. Her visitation and memorial service were at Lawlor Funeral Home, Pastor William Groennert officiating. She is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to Daugherty Public Library in Dupo.

Carol S. Miller nee Myers, 56, of Columbia, died June 2, 2004, at her residence. Mrs. Miller was married to Bennie Miller. She was born January 17, 1948, at St. Louis, the daughter of the late Walker and Dorothy Myers nee Hill. She is survived by her husband; daughter Linda (Peter) Lieder; grandchildren Derek Miller, Ashley Miller and Nicole Dougherty; brother Ronald Myers; sisters Sharon McGill, Patricia (Gary) Sutton and Betty (Greg) Huelsman; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and son Bennie Miller Jr. Mrs. Miller owned and operated M & L Trucking in St .Louis. She was also a member of Moose Lodge #4 in Caseyville. Visitation and memorial services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, officiated by Fr. Carl Scherrer. Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice or the Missouri Baptist Melanoma Center.

Fr. Edwin H. Hustedde, 74, died June 6, 2004, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Fr. Hustedde was born October 14, 1929, at Breese, the son of the late Edwin G. and Cecilia Hustedde nee Sherman. He is survived by sisters Margaret Beckmann and Mary Therese (Tom) Molitor; brother Richard (Roselyn) Hustedde; sister-in-law Clare Hustedde; nieces Karen Harrell, Michelle Netemeyer, Beth O’Connor, Lynn de Weck and Nicole Gray; and nephews Glenn Beckmann and Mark Molitor. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Jerome Hustedde. Fr. Hustedde attended St. Henry’s Prep School, St. Mary of the Lake Seminary and St. Louis University. He was ordained a priest in 1959, and was superintendent of SS. Peter and Paul School and was appointed principal of Gibault High School in 1967. In 1983 he became pastor of St. Anthony’s in Beckmeyer. He returned to Gibault in 1993 to serve as director of development, where he worked until 2002. He also served as pastor of St. Mary’s in Valmeyer and Immaculate Conception in Madonnaville until his death. Visitation was at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. The Mass of Resurrection was at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, officiated by Bishop Wilton D. Gregory. He is buried at St. Dominic Catholic Cemetery in Breese.

Martha A. Holtgrave nee Eschmann, 95, of Breese, died June 5, 2004, at Caring First Nursing Home in Breese. Mrs. Holtgrave was married to the late Robert W. Holtgrave. She was born October 18, 1908, the daughter of the late Henry and Anna Eschmann nee Meirink. She is survived by daughters Joan (Jack) Fields, Mary (Robert) Alpiser, Julia Moeller, Ann (Vernon) Mohesky and Therese (Wayne) Johanning; sister Florence (Joseph) Kressig; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother Victor Eschmann; sisters Clara Pollmann, Nova Hodapp and Eleanor Eschmann; son-in-law Ed Moeller; grandson James Moeller; and great-granddaughter Chloe Fields. Mrs. Holtgrave was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese. She was a member of the Altar Sodality and a founding member of the Clinton County R.E.A. Visitation was at Moss Funeral Home in Breese. Funeral mass was at St. Dominic Catholic Church, officiated by Fr. Patrick Peter. She is buried at St. Dominic-St. Augustine Cemetery in Breese. Memorials may be made to St. Dominic Church Organ Fund or the National Alliance for Autism Research.

Peter A. Weber, 77, of Waterloo, died June 5, 2004, at Belleville. Mr. Weber was married to Doris A. Weber nee Marquardt. He was born February 18, 1927, the son of the late Albert and Rosa Weber nee Heck. He is survived by his wife; children Jerome Weber and Linda Weber Baker; grandchildren Leena Baker, Laine Baker and Lukus Baker; and sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Agnes Ruby. Mr. Weber was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Madonnaville. He was also a member of American Legion Post #747 and the Monroe County Farm Bureau. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral mass was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, officiated by Fr. Jack Joyce. He is buried at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Madonnaville. Memorials may be made to Monroe County Council for the Handicapped or to Immaculate Conception masses.

Pauline M. Mollet nee Daugherty, 66, of Waterloo, died June 6, 2004, at Waterloo. Mrs. Daugherty was married to George A. Mollet. She was born June 9, 1937, at East St. Louis, the daughter of the late Charles E. and Elvera Daugherty nee Haudrich. She is survived by children Gene Mollet, Glen (Debbie) Mollet, Giles (Patty) Mollet, Dale (Joan) Mollet, Roy (Betty) Mollet, Randy Mollet, Richard Mollet, Joan (Kenneth) Wicker, Deanna Mollet and Debbie Dunlap; 12 brothers and sisters; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Gary Mollet, and two brothers. Mrs. Mollet was a member of New Life Church in Waterloo and participated in the Tuesday Ladies Prayer Group. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor David Eckstadt. She is buried at SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to New Life Church or Heartland Hospice.

Fred S. Roth Sr., 87, of Alpharetta, Ga., formerly of Columbia, died June 5, 2004, at his residence. Mr.Roth was married to Marian E. Roth nee Cofer. He was born September 17, 1916, at California, Mo., the son of the late Edward and Clara Roth nee Hempel. He is survived by his son Fred (Joanne) Roth; daughter-in-law Christine (O’Brien) Roth; grandchildren Julie Friedman, Amy Roth, Jeremy Roth, Timothy Roth, Marsha Roth and Stephanie Roth; great-grandchildren Anastasia Roth, Nathaniel Friedman and Ella Friedman; and nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son Michael Roth and brothers Edward Roth and William Roth. Mr. Roth was a member of the African Violet Club, St. Louis Powerboat Club and Camera Club. He worked as a purchasing executive with MARTA, St. Lois Car Co., LTV and Sikorsky Co. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia. He is buried at Masonic Cemetery in California, Mo. Memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts of America.

James A. “Jim” Siedle, 68, of Belleville, died June 7, 2004, at Belleville. He was born February 26, 1936, at Waterloo, the son of the late Alias and Georgia Siedle nee McNabb. He is survived by children Darrell (Elaine) Siedle, Mary Jane (Dale) Darnell, Clay Siedle, Charlie (Debbie) Siedle and Chris Siedle; sister June Barrow; brother Alias “Butch” Siedle; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents. He was a former president of the Waterloo Jaycee’s and a member of the Waterloo Lion’s Club. Funeral services were at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo, officiated by Pastor Chris Hucker.

Kenneth F. Windergerst, 65, of Waterloo, died June 8, 2004, at St. Louis. Mr. Windergerst was married to Pearl A. Windergerst nee Juelfs. He was born August 2, 1938, at Red Bud, the son of the late Edward and Frances Windergerst nee Vogt. He is survived by his wife; sons Steve Windergerst and David (Kim) Windergerst; grandchildren Ashley Windergerst, Allie Windergerst and Andrew Windergerst; sister Kathleen (Harvey) Junge; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Windergerst was a member of St. Patrick Church in Tipton. He was also a teacher’s assistant at Beck Vocational Center. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Patrick Church, officiated by Fr. Eugene Wojcik. He is buried at St. Patrick Cemetery in Tipton. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Patrick Church.

Amber Dawn McGathey, 22, of Kansas City, formerly of Waterloo, died June 6, 2004, at Kansas City. She was born June 8, 1981, at St. Louis, the daughter of Debra (Robert) Augustine and Boyd McGathey. She is survived by her parents; brothers Brett Augustine and Clayton Augustine; grandparents William and Dorothy Sands, Boyd and Bonnie McGathey, Shirley McCorkle and Richard and Marlene Augustine; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her brother Jason. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, officiated by Msgr. Thomas Flach. She is buried at SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to Kansas City Crime Stoppers.

Donald L. Mechler, 71, of Waterloo, died June 8, 2004, at Red Bud. Mr. Mechler was married to Catherine Mechler nee Hess. He was born May 13, 1933, at Waterloo, the son of the late Eugene and Bertha Mechler nee Frierdich. He is survived by his wife, sons Kevin (Mary) Mechler, Keith (Carol) Mechler and Kurt (Susie) Mechler; daughter Karen (Carey III) Clark; grandchildren Katie Mechler, Nick Mechler, Mason Mechler, Dane Mechler, Carey Clark IV, Cameron Clark and Corley Ann Clark; step-granddaughter Carrie (Matt) Hilling; step-great-grandchildren Daniel Hilling and Megan Hensiek; sister-in-law Wanda Mechler, and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Eugene A. Mechler and James V. Mechler. Mr. Mechler was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, and a member of the American Legion Post #747. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at SS. Peter and Paul Church, officiated by Msgr. Thomas Flach. He is buried at SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to the Corley Clark Fund: Texas State Bank and Trust, 1909 S. Broadway, Tyler, Texas, 75711, Attn: Amber.

U.S. Marine Corporal Scott Anthony Mayer, 22, of Waterloo, died June 5, 2004, while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps on deployment in Okinawa, Japan. Mr. Mayer was married to Teresa Mayer nee Grasley, whom he met in Japan and married in Hawaii in late 2002. He was born Nov. 24, 1981, at Belleville, the son of Tony and Renae Mayer nee Oder. He is survived by his wife; parents; brothers Tim Mayer, Andy Mayer and Michael Mayer; grandmother Madeline Mayer; mother-in-law Maria Barragan; sister-in-law Jeanine Barragan; brothers-in-law Michael Greiner and Christopher Greiner; grandparents Pedro and Isabel Barragan; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Anthony J. Mayer Sr. and maternal grandparents Donald and Marilyn Oder. Mr. Mayer was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo, where he was active with the youth group, mission trips and liturgical dance group. He entered the U.S. Marine Corps following his graduation in 2000 from Waterloo High School, and was a section chief for Battery B, First Battalion, 12th Marines, stationed at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. He also served as a lay leader for religious services while he was in basic training. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul United Church of Christ, officiated by Pastor Kevin Brown. He is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ Youth Center or Morrison-Talbot Library.

Kenneth Charles Horn, 54, of Columbia, died June 14, 2004, at his residence. Mr. Horn was married to Charlene Horn nee Vendl. He was born July 11, 1949, at St. Louis, the son of the late Francis and Mamie Horn nee Helvey. He is survived by his wife; son Kenneth (Amy) Horn; step-daughters Sherry (Jack) Kappel and Jenise (Pat) Lowe; step-sons John (Debra) McGovern and Mike (Shari) McGovern; sisters Doris (John) Nichols and Joan (Tom) Neidbalski; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother. Mr. Horn was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbia. He owned and operated Monarch Drayage Co. in St. Louis. He was a Vietnam veteran. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. A memorial service was at St. Paul Lutheran Church, officiated by Pastor Steven Theiss. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

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Mildred C. Frierdich, 88, of Columbia, died May 3, 2004, at her residence. She was born April 14, 1916, at St. Louis, the daughter of the late Philip and Mary Frierdich nee Schuler. She is survived by her sister Viola Rahn; nephew Ralph Rahn; and relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents. Ms. Frierdich was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia, where she was active with the church quilters. She retired from Weilbacher’s Department Store, where she worked as a sales clerk in the shoe department, and she was a member of Columbia Senior Citizens. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. A funeral mass was at Immaculate Conception Church, officiated by Father Carl Scherrer. She is buried at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Building Fund.

Kathleen A. Baumann nee Brucker, 89, of Columbia, died May 4, 2004, at Eden Retirement Center in Glen Carbon. Mrs. Baumann was married to the late Rev. Robert John Baumann. She was born December 19, 1914, at Columbia, the daughter of the late Emil and Anna Brucker nee Grub. She is survived by daughters Ruth (Douglas) Bush and Mary Anne (William M.) Jenkins; brother Warren (Laverne) Brucker; grandchildren Susan K. (Eric) Zaber, Jennifer A. Jenkins, Kathleen Gerdes, Kara Bush and Deborah E. (Ken) Lafata; and nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brothers George J. Brucker and Charles E. Brucker. Mrs. Baumann was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia, where she was active with the Women’s Guild. She was also a member of Columbia Senior Citizens. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Belleville. She is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ in Belleville.

Jimmie W. Webb, 71, of Waterloo, died May 5, 2004, at Red Bud. Mr. Webb was married to Exil Webb nee McKinney. He was born October 3, 1932, at Glencoe, Mo., the son of the late Leo J. and Esther V. Webb nee Sudheimer. He is survived by his wife; stepson Rick Baxter; stepdaughters Sonjua (Robert) Clark and Pam (John) Neumeyer; grandchildren Paul Clark, Anthony (Gerri) Clark, Christopher Clark, Stacy (Tony) Mooney, Colin (Tassa) Neumeyer and Brent Neumeyer; and great-grandchildren Alexxus Clark, Eben Clark, Eren Clark, Christopher Mooney, Alec Mooney, Nolan Neumeyer and Emma Neumeyer. He is preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Webb attended First Baptist Church in Waterloo. He was a retired foreman from Chrysler Corporation, and was a member of Morris Lodge #787. Visitation was at DeFabio Funeral Home. Funeral services were at First Baptist Church in Waterloo. He is buried at Bethel Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children.

James H. Smith, 75, of Cahokia, died May 6, 2004, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. Mr. Smith was married to Mildred Smith nee Schroeder. He was born June 21, 1928, at St. Louis, the son of the late Arthur and Beulah Smith nee Jackson. He is survived by his wife; sons Michael (Barbara) Smith and Steve (Paula) Smith; sister Yvonne (Lee) Johnson; sisters-in-law Leona Smith and Jerry Smith; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Art Smith and Charles Smith. Mr. Smith attended St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbia. He was employed by Defense Mapping Agency and Aerospace Center as an operator in the printing department. He was a World War II veteran and a member of VFW Post #7980 in Millstadt. He was also a member of Boots and Slippers Dance Club in Caseyville. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral Services were at St. Paul Lutheran Church, officiated by Pastor Steven Theiss. He is buried at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Research.

Erma E. Eisiminger nee Roediger, 92, of Columbia, died May 8, 2004, at Columbia Convalescent Center. She was born November 17, 1911, at Columbia, the daughter of the late Otto and Selma Roediger nee Buettner. She is survived by brother Ottmar (Esther) Roediger; sisters Loretta (Mel) Arb and Ruth Crittendon; sister-in-law Ruth Ann Roediger; and other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters Ella Keck and Selma Forness; and brothers Arthur Roediger and Eugene Roediger. Mrs. Eisiminger attended St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbia. She worked at Davis Cleaners and Bond Cleaners in St. Louis for 37 years. There was no visitation at Mrs. Eisiminger’s request. A private graveside service was held at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Columbia, officiated by Pastor Steven Theiss. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Ardell E. Hinrichs nee Kremmel, 87, of Columbia, died May 8, 2004, at Columbia Convalescent Center. Mrs. Hinrichs was married to the late Albert H. Hinrichs. She was born December 5, 1916, at East St. Louis, the daughter of the late William H. and Eva M. Kremmel nee Rohm. She is survived by daughter Kathleen (Roger) Stechmesser; son Kenneth (Margaret) Hinrichs; sisters Thelma Herbst and Lucille (Vernon) Smith; brother Oliver Kremmel; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Taleitha Donnell, and brothers Wilbur Kremmel and Clarence Kremmel. Mrs. Hinrichs attended St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbia, where she was active with the Sunday School, Ladies League and Fellowship Club. She retired from Meyer Drug Co. in St. Louis as a typist. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul Lutheran Church, officiated by Pastor Steven Theiss. She is buried at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund or KFUO Radio Ministry.

James C. Humphries, 24, of Hecker, died May 8, 2004. He was born August 24, 1979, in Algiers, La., the son of Earl and Cathy Ennor. He is survived by his parents; sister Wendy (Kenneth) Crossen; nieces Katelynn Crossen and Kira Crossen; and aunts, uncles and cousins. He was employed at Wessel’s Market in Smithton. A memorial service was held at Friedens United Church of Christ in Hecker. Memorials may be made to Friedens UCC.

Lionel G. Miller, 59, of St. Louis, died May 8, 2004, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Tex. Mr. Miller was married to Holly Miller nee Ludwig, of Columbia. He was born September 16, 1944, at St. Louis, the step-son of the late Louis and Olinda Matzenbacher nee Pieper. He is survived by his wife; daughter Christine (Jay) Powers; son Adam (Kim) Miller; grandchildren Luke, Eli, Madison, Olivia and Lydia; sisters Sharon (George) Snyder, Lea (Dave) Berry and Mary Kay (Jim) Richards; brothers Guy (Margie) Miller, Lloyd (Barb) Miller and Bobby Miller; and relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Guy Miller. Mr. Miller was an active member of Bethesda Evangelical Church in Lemay, Mo. He was employed by Ameren UE and was a member of IBEW #1439 in St. Louis. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral services were at Bethesda Evangelical Church, officiated by Pastor Jim Barnes. He is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia.

Ida C. Kuergeleis nee Hesterberg, 77, of Waterloo, died May 14, 2004, at Red Bud. Mrs. Kuergeleis was married to the late Vernon Kuergeleis. She was born June 30, 1926, at Maeystown, the daughter of the late William F. and Ida M. Hesterberg nee Trost. She is survived by her son James (Debbie) Kuergeleis; grandchildren Daniel Kuergeleis and Mark Kuergeleis; sister Mildred Laub; brother Wilbert (Florence) Hesterberg; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister and three brothers. Mrs. Kuergeleis was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul United Church of Christ, officiated by Pastor Kevin Brown. She is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo.

Calvin E. Bode, 91, of Loudon, Ten., formerly of Waterloo, died May 16, 2004, at Loudon. Mr. Bode was married to June Bode nee McWilliams. He was born January 12, 1913, at Waterloo, the son of the late Louis and Frieda Bode nee Wiesenborn at Waterloo. He is survived by his wife; sons Dale Bode, Louis (Ellen) Bode, and Ronald (Pam) Bode; step-children Larry (Karen) Fritchley, Ron (Sandi) Fritchley and Sherri (George) Hanigan; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and his first wife Floramye Bode nee Ries. Mr. Bode was a past Master of Masonic Lodge 32nd Degree Mason, past president of the Waterloo Chamber of Commerce and former School Board Member. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Matt Friz. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Norman E. Daniels, 95, of Waterloo, died May 16, 2004, at Waterloo. Mr. Daniels was married to Clara Daniels nee DeLisle. He was born June 14, 1908, at Belleville, the son of the late David and Nettie Daniels nee Huey. He is survived by children Ronald (Doylene) Daniels Sr., Ted (Pat) Daniels and Raymond Daniels; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law; and nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter Alvera “Tunie” Wildermuth, son Edward N. Daniels, brothers and a sister. Mr. Daniels was a former leader with the Boy Scouts of America and a member of the Sheet Metal Workers’ Union. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Chris Hucker. He is buried at Valhalla Cemetery in Belleville. Memorials may be made to Boy Scouts of America or the American Cancer Society.

Oscar L. Fehrenz, 90, of Waterloo, died May 16, 2004, at Belleville. He was born June 11, 1913, at Red Bud, the son of the late Theodore and Johanna Fehrenz nee Goeddel. He is survived by sister Elfrieda Wetzler; special friend and companion Jeanette Wirth; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Viola Fehrenz and brother Melvin Fehrenz. Mr. Fehrenz was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo. He was also a member of the Monroe County Council for the Handicapped and the Sunshine Singers. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home. He is buried at St. Peter Cemetery in Red Bud. Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ.

Laverna F. Mueller nee Juelfs, 74, of Waterloo, died May 16, 2004, at St. Louis. Mrs. Mueller was married to Philip J. Mueller. She was born August 27, 1929, at Fults, the daughter of the late Theophile and Elsie R. Juelfs nee Hesterberg. She is survived by her husband; daughters Jenna (Roger) Michalsen and Holly (Ray) Kaplan; grandchildren Ted Michalsen, Hannah Michalsen, Elyssa Kaplan and Harrison Kaplan; sister Bernell Fischer; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Mueller was a member of St. Paul Church of Christ in Waterloo. She retired from the Monroe County Courthouse and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Chris Hucker. She is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children or the American Heart Association.

Adele Bieber nee Reichert, 84, of Taylor Springs, formerly of Columbia, died May 17, 2004, at Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylor Springs. Mrs. Bieber was married to the late Elmer J. Bieber. She was born December 8, 1919, at Columbia, the daughter of the late Adam and Anna Reichert nee Koskabar. She is survived by her sons Don Bieber, Jim Bieber, Mike Bieber, John Bieber and Greg Bieber; daughter Peggy Peters; sisters Pearl Long and Jeanette Gerlach; brother Victor Reichert; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Adam Reichert, Edward Reichert, Jacob Reichert, Elmer Reichert, Wilbur Reichert, Tom Reichert, Alben Reichert, Isadore Reichert; and sister Lorraine Reichert. There was no visitation or funeral.

A.L. Kent, 86, of Waterloo, died May 22, 2004, at St. Louis. Mr. Kent was married to the late Norma Lee Kent nee Ashley. He was born January 8, 1919, in Richardson, Tex., the son of the late Lonnie Jackson and Ada Huston Kent. He is survived by his daughter Judy (William) Coplin; son Michael (Joy) Kent; sister Mary Bailey; 10 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, three brothers and three sisters. There was no visitation. He was cremated and interred at Resthaven Gardens of Memories of Wichita, Kan.

Randy Ben Mouser, 48, of Swansea, died May 23, 2004, at Swansea. Mr. Mouser was married to Susan Mouser nee Vogel. He was born November 5, 1955, the son of Ruth Moore and Frank (Barb) Mouser. He is survived by his parents; wife; children Angela (Jason) Collins, Amy (Jeffrey) Bald, Randy “Ben” (Laura) Mouser and Amber (Larry) Mouser-Lewis; grandchildren Victor, Megan, Sarah, Matthew, Christopher, Benjamin, Denzel, Jolliss and Annie Rae; sister Lisa (Jim) Moore; brothers Jerry (Sharon) Mouser, Tom (Janet) Moore, Gary (Mary Ann) Moore, Terry (Chastity) Moore and Tom Mouser; mother-in-law Marlene Vogel; sister-in-law Toya (Rich) Burdge, Brother-in-law Scott (Bridget) Vogel; friend and cousin Allen Middleton; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Maeystown, officiated by Pastor Ivan Horn. He is buried at St. John Cemetery in Maeystown.

Laurence D. “Larry” Cook, 66, of Red Bud, died May 24, 2004, at Red Bud Memorial Hospital. Mr. Cook was married to Nancy cook nee Hobbs. He was the son of the late Walter and Verna Cook nee Johnson. He is survived by his wife; granddaughters Dawn (Josh) Oliver and Emilie Robinett; sister Mary (Otto) Roberts, nephews Daniel (Gayla) Roberts and Jimmie (Darla) Baker; niece Kristy Weber; brothers-in-law Jim Baker, James (Clara) Dobbs, Jeff (Marcie) Dobbs, Joel Dobbs and David Dobbs; great-grandchildren Connor Oliver, Zoe Oliver, John Robinett and Luke Robinett. He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Carol Chapmann, infant sons Charles and David Cook, and sister Beverly Dobbs. Mr. Cook was a member of Maplewood Park Baptist Church. He was a retired computer programmer from American Investment Co. in St. Louis. He was also a U.S. Army veteran and a tutor in the GED program at Southwestern Illinois College. He is buried at St. Marcus Cemetery in Red Bud. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the widow.

Alois L. Lich, 73, of Waterloo, died May 24, 2004, at St. Louis. Mr. Lich was married to Marie Lich nee Schults. He was born February 3, 1931, at St. Louis, the son of the late George W. and Mary Lich nee Steinsieck. He is survived by his wife; children Donna (Ronald) Edison, Debbie (Rodney) Eckart, Pam (Tim) Weber, Lisa (Dennis) Juelfs, Sandra Stuart and Eric Bohlen and John (Connie) Lich; grandchildren Brian Eckart, Candy Eckart, Adam Eckart, Cpl. Steven Weber, Michelle Weber, Jason Juelfs, Megan Juelfs, David Stuart and Brandi Lich; sisters Helen Wild and Talida Nolting; brothers Lewis Lich and Robert Lich; special cousin Gus and Laverne Heinze; and sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Lich was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Waterloo. He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Maeystown Sportsman Club. Visitation and funeral services were at Quernheim Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Matt Friz. He is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Cletus E. Griesbaum, 94, of Waterloo, formerly of New Baden, died May 9, 2004, at the Monroe County Care and Rehab Center. Mr. Griesbaum was married to Loretta M. Griesbaum nee Waigand. He was born on October 13, 1909, in New Baden, the son of the late Albert and Elizabeth Griesbaum nee Loehr. He is survived by his daughter Lucille (Vernell) Moehrs; grandchildren Gina Pfund and Clay (Jennifer) Moehrs; and great-grandchildren Stephanie Pfund, Kennedy Moehrs and Greysan Moehrs. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, twin brother Clemens Griesbaum, and sisters Agnes Billhartz and Aurelia Griesbaum. Mr. Griesbaum was a member of St. George Catholic Church in New Baden. He was a retired farmer and a former member of the Holy Name Society. Funeral services were at St. George Catholic Church in New Baden, officiated by the Rev. Albert Kreher of Prairie du Rocher. He is buried at Resurrection Cemetery in New Baden. Memorials may be made to the Monroe County Care and Rehab Center Activity Department or St. Joseph Catholic Church of Prairie du Rocher.

Mabel June “Bunny” Habermehl nee Gaines, 86, of Columbia, formerly of Dupo, died May 3, 2004. Mrs. Habermehl was married to the late Orval “Fat” Fred Habermehl. She was born June 26, 1917, the daughter of the late Samual and Della Gaines nee Wilson. She is survived by her son Sam (Kathleen) Habermehl; granddaughter Paige Kendall Habermehl; and relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, four sisters and two brothers. Mrs. Habermehl retired from Fern’s Beauty Shop in Dupo, where she worked for more than 40 years. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Dupo and the Railroad Women’s Association. She was an avid bowler with a natural leftie curve, and she enjoyed babysitting for her family. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral Services were at First Congregational Church in Dupo, officiated by Pastor Bob Lee. She is buried at Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville. Memorials may be made to First Congregational Church or Heartland Hospice

Vernon "Stein" W. Daab, 87, of Columbia, died May 2, 2004, at his residence. Mr. Daab married Vivian L. Daab nee Chaffin in 1966. He was born November 16, 1916, at Columbia, the son of the late Fred and Frieda Daab nee Guckes. He is survived by his wife, daughters Marlene Daab, Judy (Dan) Lecocq and Virginia Stumpf; sons Fred (Zan) Daab, Robert (Sharon) Thoma and Harold (Mary Jo) Thoma; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and other friends and relatives. He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Martha Daab nee Wheelis, and brothers Rueben Daab and Harry Daab. Mr. Daab retired from the Columbia Quarry as a scalemaster and worked at Eberhard's Restaurant. He volunteered at the Monroe County Courthouse and attended the St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia. He was a World War II veteran, a member of the American Legion Post #581, the Columbia Senior Citizens and the Columbia Historical Society. He will also be remembered for the poetry he composed throughout his life. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia, officiated by Pastor Kim Kelly. He is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to the American Legion Park Trust or the Columbia Nutrition Site.

Richard C. Seibel, 49, of Columbia, died May 1, 2004, at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis. Mr. Seibel was married to Patricia Siebel nee Schoenborn. He was born December 4, 1954, at Belleville, the son of the late Richard D. and Carol Seibel nee Conrad. He is survived by his wife; stepson Aaron (Susan) Hemme; stepdaughter Angela Hemme; sisters Lisa (Larry Singler) Seibel, Donna (Darryl Rautman) Biondo and Bonnie (Tom) Manion; brother Jon (Teresa) Seibel; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Seibel was a member of Teamsters Local #682 and #688 AFL-CIO, St. Louis. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, officiated by Fr. Carl Scherrer. Memorials may be made to Feed My People or the Humane Society.

APRIL

Cynthia M. Roberts, 18, of Waterloo, died May 27, 2004, at St. Louis. She was born on April 17, 1986, the daughter of James P. and Donna J. Roberts nee Jenkins. She is survived by her parents; sister Jamie Roberts; brother Jonathan Roberts; maternal grandparents Don and Eva Jenkins; aunt and uncle Sherri and Jeffrey Jenkins; cousins Justin, Joshua and Seth Jenkins; and many friends and loved ones. She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents James and Maude Roberts. Cynthia was a senior at Waterloo High School and a future member of the U.S. Marine Corps through the USMC Delay Entry Program. She was active in the choir and a member of the technical crew for the drama department. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at Concord Presbyterian Church, officiated by pastors Will Hesterberg and Darren Smith. She is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo.

Arlou Faus Twesten nee Asselmeier, 88, of Waterloo, died April 28, 2004, at St. Louis. Mrs. Twesten married Lois C. Faus and then Hank P. Twesten. She was born December 24, 1915, at Maeystown, the daughter of the late Charles and Christine Asselmeier nee Bade. She is survived by children Clyde (Norma) Faus, Susan (John) Mathes and Karen (Dennis) Range; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; three sisters-in-law; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands, daughter Janice F. Liefer nee Faus, son Dale Faus, grandson Larry Faus and numerous brothers and sisters. Mrs. Twesten was a member of the Jehovah Witnesses of Waterloo. She died with dignity and grace and was loved by all. Visitation and funeral were at Quernheim Funeral Home, officiated by Richard Chandler. She is buried at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo.

Marjorie "Marge" N. Schnittger nee Rushing, 68, of Columbia, died April 25, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Medical Center in St. Louis. Mrs. Schnittger was married to Edmund "Ed" Schnittger. She was born June 17, 1935, at Paducah, Ky., the daughter of the late James and Cora Rushing nee Legate. She is survived by her husband; children Edmund "Butch" Schnittger Jr., Debbie Hamann and Cathy Schnittger; grandchildren Kelly Schnittger, Kim (Dave) Riegel, Nathan Schnittger and Dana Blumm; six great-grandchildren; six sisters; six brothers; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother James Rushing and sister Allie Jones. Mrs. Schnittger was a retired bus driver for the Columbia School District. Visitation and funeral services were at Lawlor Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Kim Kelly. She is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Kent M. Heise, 38, of the Waterloo/Valmeyer area, died April 23, 2004, at St. Louis. Mr. Heise was married to Dawn R. Heise nee Lattina, and they had two children. He was born January 27, 1966, at Red Bud, the son of the late Authur C. and Edna Heise nee Wierschem. He is survived by his wife; daughters Kaitlyn "Kaitie" Heise and Kassie Heise; brothers Gerald Heise and Brady (Carla) Heise; father-in-law and mother-in-law Clyde and Barbara Lattina; sisters- and brothers-in-law Sheri (Bill) O'Hara, Kris (Jerry) Stuart and Carla Lattina; close friends Bob and Debbie Barnes; an aunt; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents and son Caleb L. Heise. Mr. Heise worked as a dock hand at Bussen Quarry. He was a member of St. Mary's Church in Valmeyer and the Valmeyer Lions Club. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. The funeral mass was at St. Mary's Church in Valmeyer, officiated by Fr. Edwin Hustedde. He is buried at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Madonnaville. Memorials may be made to the Heise Children's Fund, First National Bank of Waterloo, 228 S. Main, Waterloo, IL, 62298, phone 618-939-6194.

Henry G. Mentel, 89, of Osage Beach, Mo., died April 21, 2004, at the Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. Mr. Mentel married the late Viola Mentel nee Gentsch on June 26, 1936, who died in 1993. He then married Betty Mentel nee Beckham on October 8, 2003. He was born April 24, 1914, in Monroe County, the son of the late Henry George and Emma Lily Mentel. He is survived by his wife; son Keith (Laverne) Mentel; daughter Judy Nottmeier; step-sons Michael Duty, Ernest Lee Duty and Randall Lane Duty; step-daughter Karen Edler; two grandchildren; and eight step-grandchildren. A memorial services was held at Hope Lutheran Church in Osage Beach. He is buried at the Waterloo City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church in Osage Beach.

Dorothy I. Corse nee Brooks, 96, of Valmeyer, died April 20, 2004, at Waterloo. Mrs. Corse was the married to the late Ralph W. Corse. She was born April 24, 1907, at Boonville, Ind., the daughter of the late William F. and Belva Brooks nee Wheeler. She is survived by her son Richard (Linda) Corse; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; sister Annis Rayfield; and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, son Ralph W. Corse Jr., four sisters and two brothers. Mrs. Corse worked as a buyer for Stix, Baer & Fuller for 31 years. A graveside service was held at Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery in Crosstown, Mo.

Erma V. Illert nee Meyer, 91, of Rockledge, Fla., died April 19, 2004. Mrs. Meyer was married to the late Albert Illert. She was born February 14, 1913, at Valmeyer, the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Meyer nee Miller. She is survived by daughter Margaret (Brad) Faucett; grandchildren Mary Ann, Susan and Samuel Faucett; sisters Celestine Nobbe and Margaret Goeddel; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Katherine Roever, Jessie Meyer, Emma Nottmeier and Leona Mueller; and brother Edwin Meyer. Visitation and funeral were at Quernheim Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Ivan Horn. She is buried at St. John Cemetery in Valmeyer.

Robert A. Johanning, 78, died April 18, 2004, at Red Bud. Mr. Johanning was married to the late Margaret E. Johanning nee Haney. He was born September 16, 1925, at Valmeyer, the son of the late Alvin H. and Alma Johanning nee Vallowe. He is survived by children Glenna (Earl) Rodenberg and Errol (Tina) Johanning; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother Alois (Delores) Johanning; sister Alma Williams; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife and granddaughter Kimberly Johnston nee Rodenberg. Mr. Johanning was a member of the Prairie du Rocher American Legion. Visitation and funeral were at Quernheim Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Bud Bennett. He is buried at St. John Cemetery in Maeystown.

George H. Rahn, 84, of Columbia, died April 12, 2004, at his home. Mr. Rahn was married to Viola Rahn nee Frierdich. He was born September 5, 1919, the son of the late Louis and Delia Rahn nee Huber. He is survived by his wife; son Ralph Rahn; sisters-in-law Mildred Frierdich and Laverne Rahn; and nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Elmer Rahn, Walter Rahn and Carl Rahn; and sisters Hilda Dohrmann and Esther Waage. Mr. Rahn was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where he was an usher. He was a member of American Legion Post #581, Southwest Illinois Laborer's District Council and Laborer's Local #1244. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II, fighting in the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral mass was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia. He is buried at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church Building Fund or masses.

Mathew Jacob Steahle, 25, of Cahokia, died April 12, 2004, at House Springs, Mo. Mr. Steahle was born February 9, 1979, the son of Robert Steahle, of Columbia, and Cheryl Fain nee Ward, of House Springs. He is survived by his parents; sister Megan Steahle; grandparents William and Betty Ward, and Robert and Helen Steahle; great-grandmothers Armintha Haws and Cathy Ward; godparents Ron and Michelle Frisch; and other relatives and friends. He was a police officer with the Brooklyn Police Department, a volunteer firefighter for Washington Park, a past Presidential Honor Guard in Washington, D.C., and he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. The funeral mass was at Holy Family Catholic Church in Cahokia, officiated by Father Gerald Hechenberger. He is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to Backstoppers.

Florence C. Stumpf nee Mueller, 92, of Columbia, died April 10, 2004, at Columbia Convalescent Center. Mrs. Stumpf was married to the late Roy R. Stumpf. She was born July 20, 1911, at Columbia, the daughter of the late Fred and Bertha Mueller nee Dahmer. She is survived by children Kenneth (Evelyn) Stumpf, Ellen Stumpf and Erlene Bretzlaff; grandchildren Gary (Leona) Stumpf, Cheri (Butch) Riebeling, Jay (Kim) Stumpf, Jane (Joe) Menner, Kurt (Kim) Stumpf, Matt (Tonya) Bretzlaff and John (Kim) Bretzlaff; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister Lillian Stumpf. Mrs. Mueller attended St. Paul United Church of Christ where she was a member of the Women's Guild. She was a member of the Columbia Senior Citizens, a past officer with the Monroe County Home Extension and an avid card player. Visitation was at Lawlor Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. Paul United Church of Christ, officiated by Pastor Kim Kelly. She is buried at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to the St. Paul United Church of Christ Elevator Fund.

Mildred Lee "Millie" Voelker nee Theobald, 59, of Columbia, died April 7, 2004, at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis. Mrs. Voelker was married to Albert J. Voelker. She was born February 13, 1945, at Jackson, Mo., the daughter of the late Jacob and Cloe Theobald nee Schraeder. She is survived by her husband; children Patricia Groneman, Bob (Peggy) Voelker, Kevin (Debbie) Voelker, Joe Schulte and Don (Mary Pat) Voelker; thirteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many relatives and friends. Mrs. Voelker worked at Eberhard's Restaurant, Westpark Bowl, Waterloo Country Club and Tiny's Restaurant. A private service was at Lawlor Funeral Home. A reception for family and friends was at Tiny's Restaurant. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

Henry L. Hoffmann, 91, of Waterloo, formerly of Valmeyer, died April 6, 2004, at Providence, R.I. Mr. Hoffmann was married to the late Esther A. Hoffmann nee Washausen. He was born July 9, 1912, at Waterloo, the son of the late George and Wilhelmina Hoffmann nee Nagel. He is survived by his son Norman (Linda) Hoffmann; grandson Tyson (Alma) Hoffmann; great-grandson Aramis Hoffmann; sister-in-law Laverta Hoffmann; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, sisters and brothers. Mr. Hoffmann was a retired farmer and a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Valmeyer. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. Funeral services were at St. John United Church of Christ, officiated by Pastor David Riebeling. He is buried at St. John Cemetery in Valmeyer. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Geraldine Louise Huebner nee Wedepohl, 71, of Waterloo, died April 5, 2004, at Waterloo. Mrs. Huebner was married to the late William R. Huebner. She was born February 7, 1933, at St. Louis, the daughter of the late Alfred and Helen Wedepohl nee Kemper. She is survived by daughters Pamela (Dan) Kettler, Linda Huebner, Tina (Randy) Braun, Beth (Mike) Sander and Rose (Mike) Dougherty; sons Mike (Judy) Huebner and Steve (Sharon) Huebner; eleven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister Carol Littrel; brothers Bob Wedepohl, Frank Lewis and Jimmy Lewis; and sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and a great-granddaughter. Mrs. Huebner was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Madonnaville, the Altar Society and the Waterloo Sportsman's Club. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. The funeral mass was at Immaculate Conception Church, officiated by Father Edwin Hustedde. She is buried at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Madonnaville. Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception or St. Patrick's masses, Alzheimer's Association and Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Dorothea L. Shields nee Scanlan, 67, of Waterloo, died April 1, 2004, at Red Bud. Mrs. Shields was married to Albert H. Shields. She was born March 26, 1937, at St. Louis, the daughter of the late Harry J. and Hazel Scanlan nee Bruns. She is survived by her husband, their children Albert (Diane) Shields, Jim (Mary) Shields, Jennifer (Chris) Kirn and Tom (Jenny) Shields; seven grandchildren; sister Pat (Jack) Russell; and brother Jim (Bonnie) Scanlan. She is preceded in death by her parents. Visitation was at Quernheim Funeral Home. The funeral mass was at Immaculate Conception Church, officiated by Father Edwin Hustedde. She is buried at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Madonnaville. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association.

Mary A. Villarreal nee Hubble, 40, of San Diego, Ca., formerly of Columbia, died April 1, 2004, at San Diego. Mrs. Villarreal was married to Hector Villarreal. She was born April 7, 1963, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Laverne Hubble nee Miller. She is survived by her husband; daughters Amber Villarreal, Ashley Villarreal and Alexis Villarreal; son Andrew Villarreal; seven sisters; two brothers; and nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Villarreal was self-employed as an architect and construction manager. There was no visitation. Funeral services were at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia, officiated by Fr. Steve Gira. She is buried at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Columbia. Memorials may be made to the Villarreal Children's Fund, c/o Associated Bank, 238 N. Main St., Columbia, 62236.

MARCH

Dorothy R. Bode, 79, of Waterloo died March 1 at Monroe County Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Jan. 8, 1925 at New York City. She was the wife of Carl H. Bode. Survivors include three daughters, Bonnie (Brian) Laur, Debbie (Joseph) Beck and Patricia Bode; two sons, Kenneth Bode and Harry (Anita) Bode; one sister Jean Salemi; three brothers, Henry "Harry" (Eleanore) Campbell, Duncan "Gus" (Connie) Campbell, Donald (Frances) Campbell; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Regina (Cormier) Campbell; a son Bill Bode; a brother Jimmie Campbell and two sisters, Margaret Campbell and Dolores Carnie. Visitation was at the DeFabio Funeral Home where a funeral was March 3 with Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. Burial was at SS Peter and Paul Cemetery. Mrs. Bode was a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, the Mary and Martha Society and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

FEBRUARY

Ann M. (Sander) Klotz, 82, of East Carondelet died Feb. 28 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville. She was the wife of Harold Klotz and they were married Aug. 21, 1955. She was born Dec. 22, 1921 at Columbia the daughter of the late Andrew and Annie Sander nee Glaenzer. Besides her husband, a son, Harold Klotz, Jr.; survive her; two nephews, Norman Rabbermann and Glen Rabbermann; other friends and relatives. Besides her parents a sister Florence Rabbermann preceded her in death. Mrs. Klotz was a former cafeteria employee of the Columbia School District, a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ and the Holy Cross Lutheran Church quilters. Visitation was at the Lawlor Funeral Home. A funeral was at St. Paul UCC March 3 with Pastor Kim Kelly officiating. Burial was at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery.

Douglas S. Williams, 58, of St. Louis died Feb. 26. He was the husband of Debbie Williams nee Crook. Besides his wife, he is survived by his father John I. (Jane) Williams; three sons, Douglas (Theresa) Williams, Jason (Cindy Harris) and Jeremy (Kristen Donnelly) Williams; one daughter Jennifer Williams; a sister, Susan Vogel; two brothers, Mac and Bruce Williams; in-laws Charles and Wilma Crook; six grandchildren; and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his mother Marjorie Williams. A memorial service was at St. Lucas UCC in Sappington, MO. Visitation was at Bopp Chapel, Kirkwood, MO.

Eugene J. Crook, 57, of Columbia died Feb. 22 at St. Louis. He was the husband of Emma Sue (DeMond) Crook. Mr. Crook was born March 22, 1946 at Red Bud the son of the late Joseph J. and Mildred M. (Jaeger) Crook. Besides his wife a daughter Emily M. Crook; two brothers, Robert Crook and Gary Crook; a sister Janet Hergenroeder; other relatives and friends survive him. Besides his parents a sister Sandra L. Gibbar preceded him in death. He was a former salesman for National Auto Supply, a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, American Legion Post 581, a life member of VFW Post 6504, AARP, Illinois Police Association and the DAV. Visitation was at the Quernheim Funeral Home where a funeral was conducted Feb. 24 with Msgr. Dennis Schaefer officiating. Burial was at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Elmer C. Eschmann, 88, of Columbia died Feb. 20 at Columbia Convalescent Center. He was the wife of Alvera Eschmann nee Habermehl. They were married Nov. 18,1939. Other survivors include a son Bill (Erica) Eschmann; a sister Florence Becker; two grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Mr. Eschmann was born Dec. 18, 1915 at St. Louis the son of the late William C. and Ida Eschmann nee Kaempfe. Besides his parents, two sisters, Stella Miller and Ella Wilde and a brother Earl Eschmann, preceded him in death. He was retired office manager of Transcom Trucking in St. Louis. He was a member of St. Paul UCC in Columbia. Visitation was at the Lawlor Funeral Home where Pastor Kim Kelly Feb. 24 conducted a funeral. Burial was at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery.

Alice L. (Fowler) Mayo, 74, of Columbia died Feb. 18 at Columbia Convalescent Center. She was the wife of Thomas L. Mayo. They were married Oct. 11, 1946. She was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Fury) Fowler. Survivors include a daughter Vicki (Joseph) Sitton; three sons, Thomas (Jeannine) Mayo, Darrell (Eugenia) Mayo, David (Laverne) Mayo; two sisters, Ruth (John) Bremer and Ester (Leonard) Starwait; four brothers, John Fowler, Jim (Jean) Fowler, Harry Fowler and Robert Fowler; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Visitation was at the Lawlor Funeral Home where a funeral was conducted Feb. 20. Burial was at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Belleville.

Loretta E. Hoefft, 94, of Maeystown died Feb. 17 at Red Bud. She was the daughter of the late Sebastian, Sr. and Elizabeth Hoefft nee Koch and was born May 20,1009 at Maeystown. Survivors include a niece Tamara (Carl) Rieckenberg, a nephew Rick (Brenda) Hoefft and other relatives and friends. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by three sisters, Ida Rippelmeyer, Clara Altes and Leona M. Hoffmann; two brothers, Sebastian Hoefft, Jr. and Arnold Hoefft. She was a member of St. John UCC and the Women's Fellowship. Visitation was at the Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral was at St. John United Church of Christ at Maeystown with Pastor Ivan Horn officiating. Burial was at St. John Cemetery.

Clarence H. Stumpf, 100, died Feb. 13 at Waterloo. He was born January 14, 1904 at Foster Pond the son of the late Fred L. and Louisa Stumpf nee Blittersdorf. Survivors include nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife Esther F. Stumpf nee Schewe: two sisters, Athena (John) Bicklein and Olinda (Otto0 Mueller; brothers, Eugene (Frieda) Stumpf, Raymond (Alice) Stumpf, Roland (Margaret) Stumpf, Elmer (Esther) Stumpf and Erwin (Clara) Stumpf. He was a member of St. Paul UCC, Waterloo. Visitation was at the Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral was Feb. 17 at St. Paul UCC the Rev. Kevin Brown officiating. Burial was at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery.

Laura Roider nee Washausen, 83, of Waterloo died Feb. 12 at Belleville. She was the wife of Anton G. Roider. Mrs. Roider was born Sept. 6, 1920 the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Washausen nee Bicklein. Besides her husband she is survived by three children, Mary Ann (Gary) Bueltemann, Martin (Linda) Roider and Leland (Sheila) Roider; a brother Raymond (Bertha) Washausen; a sister-in-law Hilda Washausen; brother-in-law Herbert (Leota) Roider; seven grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a son Virgil Raymond Roider and a brother John Washausen. He was a member of St. Paul UCC. Visitation was at the Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral was Feb. 16 at St. Paul UCC in Waterloo the Rev. Kevin Brown officiating. Burial was at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery.

Edith L. Meister nee Law, 73, of Waterloo died Feb. 12 at Red Bud. She was the wife of Frederick A. Meister. She was born July 13, 1930 at Waterloo the daughter of the late Oscar D. and Louise A. Law nee Feldmeier. Besides her husband, Mrs. Meister is survived by two daughters, Heidi (Steve) Notheisen, Wendy (Richard) Juenger; a son Ross Meister; four grandchildren, Drew and Brad Notheisen and Maeve and Leah Juenger. Two sisters, Florence Schiemer and Marian E. Law and one brother Arthur Law preceded her in death. Mrs. Meister was a retired secretary for Manufacturers Railway and the Waterloo Public Schools. She was a member of St. Paul UCC of Waterloo, the Order of the Eastern Star, Al Sihah Temple and Daughters of the Nile. Visitation was at the Quernheim Funeral Home. A funeral was Feb. 16 at St. Paul UCC in Waterloo the Rev. Michael Dixon officiating. Burial was at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery.

Elizabeth M. Stahl nee Koch, 89, of Dupo died Feb. 8 at Belleville. She was the wife of the late Nelson P. Stahl and the daughter of the late Gustav and Anna Koch nee Wernicker and was born Jan. 9,1915 at Maeystown. Survivors include three sons, William G. Stahl, Nelson (Deloris) Stahl and Wade (Carolyn) Teeter; two sisters, Frieda Steinmann and Dorothy Woodcock; seven grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Besides her parents and husband, a daughter Jacqueline Teeter, a daughter-in-law Peggy DeAnna Stahl nee McCutcheon and a granddaughter Felicia Paige Lund nee Lenhardt preceded her in death. She was a member of Christ United Church of Christ. Visitation was at the Quernheim Funeral Home with a funeral at Christ United Church of Christ in Dupo the Rev. Dick Mann officiating. Burial was at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville.

Kenneth L. Guetterman, 62, of Maeystown died Feb. 6 at Red Bud. He was the husband of Dolores J. Guetterman nee Reynolds. Mr. Guetterman was born Aug. 4, 1941 at Belleville the son of the late Henry and Hilda Guetterman nee Rasp. Besides his wife he is survived by four sons, Eric (Ann) Guetterman, Wayne (Amy) Guetterman, Dean (Laura) Guetterman, Gary (Michelle) Guetterman; a daughter Kay (Rick) Smith; step-children, Shawn (Katie) LaFollette, Michael (Jayme) LaFollette, Lisa (Brent) Carron, Mark (Christy) LaFollette, Tiffany (Jeremy) Schilling; 18 grandchildren; and other relatives. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an aunt and uncle Dr. Paul and Zita Altmann. H was a retired farmer and a past president of the Millstadt Jaycees. Visitation was at the Quernheim Funeral Home where a funeral was conducted Feb. 10 the Rev. Ivan Horn officiating. Burial was at St. John Cemetery, Maeystown.

Matthew S. Nitzsche died Feb. 5. He was the husband of Melany Nitzsche nee Garrison. Besides his wife he is survived by his parents Stewart and Kathleen Nitzsche; three brothers, Chris, Thomas and Michah Nitzsche; stepparents Ed and Mary Ann Madden; stepbrothers, Sean and Cory Madden; other relatives and friends. Visitation was at the Bopp Chapel, Manchester, MO where a funeral was conducted. Burial was at Forever Oak Hill Cemetery.

Janice Lynn Bequette, 47, of Columbia died Feb. 3 at Canterbury Manor Nursing Center in Waterloo. She was the daughter of Helen (Toenjes) Bequette and the late Raymond Bequette. Survivors also include four sisters, Nancy Dailey, Pat (Fritz) Vogel, Kathryn (Adolph) Steppig and Sharon (Saleem) Odeh; two brothers, David Bequette and Stephen (Donna) Bequette; and other relatives and friends. Ms. Bequette was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Altar Society as well as Human Support Services. Visitation was at the Lawlor Funeral Home with a funeral Feb. 6 at Immaculate Conception Church with Father Steve Gira officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery.

Marvin L. "Mac" McKinney, 74, of Waterloo died Feb. 1. He was the husband of Darlene M. (Jones) McKinney nee Yehling. Mr. McKinney was born Feb. 28, 1929 at Edwardsville the son of the late Clarence L. and Della McKinney nee Van Hoosier. Besides his wife he is survived by three sons, Steve (Leslie) Jones, Randy (Sheri) Jones and Rick (Sue) Jones; a daughter Sandy (Tom) Bequette; a cousin Joy (Rich) Hunt; special niece Lynda (Charles) Williams; 12 grandchildren and five great grandchildren; and other relatives. Mr. McKinney was a member of the Maeystown Sportsman's Club, VFW Post 6504, the Fleet Reserve Association, a navy veteran of WWII as a submarine machinist mate at Iwo Jima, Korea and as a Vietnam observer. Visitation was at the Quernheim Funeral Home. Pastor Stuart Rethwisch presided at private funeral services.