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Kutis Funeral Homes

2906 Gravois Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63118
314-772-3000
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10151 Gravois Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63123
314-842-4458
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5255 Lemay Ferry Rd.
Mehlville, MO 63129
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Andel, Regina B.  "Reggie"
(nee Chochon) Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church Sunday, April 13, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Ralph Michael Andel; dear sister of  Elinor Borders of Omaha, NE, Mildred (Ed) Martins of Sibley, IA, Lillian Chochon of St. Louis, MO, Alvin (Joan) Chochon of Coupeville, WA and the late Florence Schomaker, Alvina Schumacher, Vi Cahill and Cliff Chochon; dear step-mother of the late Ronald (Sharon) Andel; dear step-grandmother, step-great-grandmother, aunt and good friend to John Czaicki.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY, 5255 Lemay  Ferry Rd., Wednesday, April 16, 8:30 a.m. to Assumption Catholic Church for 9:00 a.m. Mass. Interment Assumption Church Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday, 5-8 p.m.




Davis-Shelton, Malvia Pearl
on Sun. Apr. 13, 2014. Visitation at Friendship Assembly of God, 323 W. Marceau, Wed. 5pm until  service at 7pm. Interment J.B.




Echols, Melvin Wilson
Sunday, April 13, 2014. He was a loving husband of the late Mary L. Echols; a dear father of Edward (Sue) and Dennis (Susan) Echols; dearest grand-father  of Kurt (Chellie), Christopher and Jennifer Renee Echols; loving great-grandfather of 3; he was an uncle, cousin and friend to many.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Wednesday, April 16 at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at Sunset Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 15 from 5-9 p.m. A Masonic Service will be held at 7 p.m. 




Eichelsbach, Christine M.
(nee Pedde), died on Mon., Nov. 18, 2013 at age 99. Christine was the beloved wife of the late George Eichelsbach, the loving mother of Joan (Claude) Keyzers and Suzzanne (Lee) Bouchard, a  dear grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend.
Services: Memorial Mass Sat., April 26, (time pending) at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (703 Third St., Hillsboro, MO 63050).
 



Eschbach, Nancy J.
(nee Davidson) Friday, April 11, 2014. Beloved wife of Walter L.  Eschbach; dear mother of Linda (Neal) Thompson, Carolyn (Jack) Bottila, Elizabeth (Brent) Carter, David (Cathy) Eschbach; dear grandmother of Greta Thompson, Grace and Tommy Eschbach and Lydia Carter; dear daughter of the late Glendolyn and Ralph  Davidson; dear sister of the late Suzanne Sturgeon; our dear aunt, cousin and friend to many.
Services private. Burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. KUTIS  AFFTON CHAPEL.




Galanos, Karen Ann
Sunday, April 13, 2014. Daughter of the late Emmett and Marie  Galanos; beloved sister of Richard (Patricia) Galanos; favorite aunt of Dianne (Chris) Ruck and  Andrew Galanos; best friend of Barbara (Jerry) Bray; caring cousin, neighbor and friend to many.
Services: Visitation at St. Mark's Catholic Church, Monday, April 21, 8:30 a.m. until Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society.




Hodgson, Russell L.,  
formerly of Columbus, OH and New Haven WV., passed on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in St. Louis, MO. Loving husband of the late Jane Hodgson. Dear father of Ted (Cathy) Hodgson. Dearest grandfather of Briana (John) Leach, Emilie Hodgson. Katie (Tyler) Haupert and Ben Hodgson. Great-grandfather of Claire, Kasey, Chloe, and Nathaniel. Dear brother, brother in law, uncle, cousin and friend.  Russ was a former city councilman of New Haven, WV. and a former Supreme Counselor of United Commercial Travelers Fraternal Organization for the State of Ohio. 
There will be a Graveside Service Thursday, April 17, 11:00 AM at Wallace Memorial Cemetery in Clintonville, WV. formerly of New Haven WV

 


Ilko, George M. "Bud"
fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Mon., April 14, 2014. Beloved husband of Bev Ilko; dear father of Kim, Kara, Michael and Kendall; our dear grandfather, brother, uncle and cousin.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Sat., April 19, 10am. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Fri., 5-8pm.




Kister, Kevin R.
baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection, Sun., April 13, 2014. Dear husband of Shannon (nee Schouviller) Kister for 20 years; beloved father of Catherine and Joseph Kister; loving son of Joseph and Joan Kister and son-in-law of Charlie and Kathi Roeseler; dear brother of Mark (Leslie) Rigsby and the late Michael (survived by Julia) Rigsby and Joseph Kister Jr.; brother-in-law, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Wed., April 16, 9:15am to Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, 10am Mass. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Limbs for Life or Diabetes Association appreciated. Visitation Tues., 4-8pm.
 



Kruse, Maryann E.
(nee Palazzolo) fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Sunday, April 13, 2014.  Beloved wife of John W. Kruse; dearest daughter of Rosalie and the late Francis Palazzolo; loving sister of Angie (Wayne) Brumm and Carol (Eddie) Sutton; our dearest sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, niece, cousin and friend.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS  AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois on Wednesday, April 16 at 10:30 a.m. to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church for 11 a.m. Mass. Interment Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 9-10:30 a.m. PLEASE NOTE DAY AND TIME OF VISITATION AND SERVICE.




LaRocca, Francine Ann
(nee Kabbaz) June 4, 1941-April 13, 2014. Cherished wife of Charles LaRocca. Beloved mother of Lisa Golubovich (Paul) Kratz. Best grandma ever to Elizabeth and William Kratz. Step-grandmother to Benjamin Kratz.  Precious daughter of the late  Demetrie and Katherine Kabbaz. Dear sister of the late Demetrie Kabbaz Jr.  Much-adored sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend.
Services: Memorial gathering Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. until memorial service at 4:00 p.m. at Kutis Funeral Home, 10151 Gravois Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63123. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, you make sure you and your loved ones get routine colonoscopies.
Memorials to Colon Cancer  Alliance.




Marmonti, David J.
fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Saturday, April 12, 2014.  Beloved husband of Dolores "Dee" Marmonti for 59 years; dear Dad of Debbie Mowery, Dave (Mary Kay), Dean (Gina) Marmonti; loving Grandpa of Jennifer (Rob) Zelch, Laura (Jim) Klein, Will, Kaitlin, Tom, Mike, Gavin, Dominic and Antonio Marmonti; Great-Grandpa of Zachary and Reagan; special brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend. Dave served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He retired from Southwestern Bell after 37 years of service.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Wednesday, April 16, 10:30 a.m. to Assumption Catholic Church for 11 a.m. Mass. Interment J.B. National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to Alzheimers, American Heart Assoc. or de Greeff Hospice appreciated. Visitation Tuesday, 4-8 p.m.




Olk, Calvin J.
fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Monday, April 14, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Doris M. Olk (nee Sydow); dear father of  Joseph (Kathy) and the late Tim (surviving Lynne) Olk; dear grandfather of Joe (Kelsey), Meredith and Graham (Dee Dee) Olk; dear great-grandfather of Natalie Olk; dear brother-in-law of Reed (Leah) Sydow; our dear uncle and friend. Mr. Olk was a Postmaster in Pilger, Nebraska from 1947 to 1960, a Postal Inspector until 1982 and was an Investigator for the Board of Healing Arts  until he retired in 1996.
Services: Private services were held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Wounded  Warrior Project appreciated.
A Service of KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL.

 


Pesek, Angelina "Angie"
(nee Anselmo), Friday, April 11, 2014. Beloved mother of Kathy (Fred) Wideman, Daniel (Kathy) Pesek and Tina (Donald) Pratt; loving grandmother of 6; great-grandmother of 5; our dear sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Wednesday, April 16, 11 a.m. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions to Twin Rivers Church (10575 Tesson Ferry Rd., St. Louis, MO) appreciated. Visitation Tuesday, 3-9 p.m.




Pettey, Anna H.
(nee Molitor) fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Sunday, April 13, 2014. Beloved mother of Nick, Mike (Kathy) and Mark Pettey and  Betty (Mark) Schlereth; dear grandmother of 11; dear great-grandmother and Nana; dear friend of many. Anna retired after 30 years of service to the Boy Scouts of  America.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS  AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Thursday, April 17, 11:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to a charity of one's choice appreciated. Visitation Wednesday 4-9 p.m.




Pollard, Bonnie J.
(nee Hawthorne), age 77, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 11, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Albert D. Pollard; dearest mother of Robert (Connie), Danny (Patricia) and Dennis (Linda) Pollard and Lisa (Robert) Dunscombe; loving grandmother of Amanda (Eric) Dobbs, Danielle Williams, Kristen Pollard, Lindsay (Aaron) Bone, Andrew and Brittany Pollard, Jessica (Todd) Hall, Shane Pollard and Matthew Dunscombe; dear great-grandmother of Gavin,  Amelia and Brooklyn; dear daughter-in-law of Alma Pollard; our dear sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Thursday, April 17, 10 a.m. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Visitation Wednesday, 4-9 p.m.




Rhoden, Deanna L.
(nee Smith) Sunday, April 13, 2014. Beloved wife of James E. Rhoden; dear mother of Greg  (Janet) Rhoden and Kim (Chuck) Reno; our loving grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, niece, aunt, cousin and friend.
Services: Funeral at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255  Lemay Ferry Rd., Thursday, April 17, 12:00 Noon. Interment J.B.  National Cemetery.
Visitation Wednesday, 3-9 p.m.




Schlette II, Jeffrey W.
Born January 6, 1984, formerly of Honolulu, HI, Monterey, CA, Lawrence, KS and Arnold, MO. Died at St. Anthony's de Greeff Hospice on March 28, 2014. He was United States Navy Petty Officer Second Class retired. He was a Navy Cryptologic Technician and linguist at NIOC Hawaii. He received the Navy and Marine Achievement medal in February of 2014 for his service at NIOC. He was Fox High School 2002 class president and National Merit Scholar. He attended the University of Kansas. His passions were writing and performing music, and the study of foreign language. He played on the Armed Forces Entertainment Tour and loved to travel. He will be missed by friends and sailors around the world.  He is survived by his parents, Jeffrey W. and Patricia L. Schlette, his sisters Julia (Evan) Witte and Veronica Schlette; his brother Peter Schlette, grandmothers Lorraine Schlette and Pat Mazanec and aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services: Memorial service was private. His ashes will be buried at sea in the Pacific Ocean by the United States Navy. Donations may be made to the National Brain Tumor Society.




Schmidt, Frank G., Jr.
April 12, 2014.  Dear Husband to Sarah Mae Schmidt (nee Sciuto), Father to Kathleen Heldenbrand, Michael Schmidt, Mary Trese Schmidt and Margaret  McFatridge, Papa to Mathew and Louis Heldenbrand, Connor,  Bailey and Brady McFatridge, and Hope Kneip, Dearest Brother and Uncle, and,
always a Marine. 
Services: Visitation at Kutis, 10151 Gravois, April 16 from 4pm to 8pm. Funeral Services at Kutis, 10151 Gravois, April 17 10:30am. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.




Seitz, Catherine L.  "Cathy"
Saturday, April 12, 2014.  Memorial service Sat., April 19, 2 p.m. at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd.




Smerek, Frances M.
(nee Grill) Fortified with the  Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Loving mother of Rev. Mr.  Robert (Mary Ann) Smerek, Mary Ellen (Mark) Cummings and the late John G. Smerek; adoring grandmother of Stephen  (Stefanie), John E. (Suzanne), Phillip M. (Jennifer) Smerek and Mark Cummings Jr.; cherished great-grandmother of 6; dear  sister-in-law of Vera  (Clarence) Schaeffer; our dear sister,  sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend to many.
Services: Visitation at KUTIS  AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Tuesday, 4-8 p.m. then taken to St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church (Kingshighway) for visitation on Wedensday from 10:30 a.m. until Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St.
Anthony's Charitable Foundation appreciated.




Stuber, Mary Ann
(nee Sper) fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.  Beloved mother of Terri (Charles) Hozian, Sharon (Thomas) Jackson and Gerard Stuber; dear grandmother of Harry, Christopher, Thomas (Ashley), William (Katie) and Matthew; dear great-grandmother of Ian and Alice; our dear sister, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend.
Services: Visitation at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255  Lemay Ferry Rd. Thursday, April 17, 10 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, masses preferred.