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Kutis Funeral Homes

2906 Gravois Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63118
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10151 Gravois Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63123
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5255 Lemay Ferry Rd.
Mehlville, MO 63129
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Aleto, Donna J.
(nee Pomeroy) Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church Sunday, March 29, 2015.
   Beloved mother of Tom (Nikki)
Aleto; dear grandmother of Jack, Sam and Nate; dear sister of Joy Kriesky; loving aunt of Karen and Mike O'Kane; our dear aunt and friend of many.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. Friday, April 3, 8:30 a.m. to  Assumption Catholic Church for 9:00 a.m. Blessing. Interment private. Visitation Thursday, 4-8 p.m.

Aulbach, LaVerne C.
(nee Holmer) Friday, March 27, 2015.
Beloved wife of the late Clarence J. Aulbach; dear mother of Charlotte (Mark) Dickhaus, Bruce (the late Marsha), Clarence (Sue) and Steve (Angie) Aulbach, Tina (Pete) Studt, Eric and Jerry Aulbach; our dear grandmother of 13, great-grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. on Tuesday, March 31, 9:30 a.m. to St. Francis of Assisi Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, masses or contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project appreciated. Visitation Monday 4-9 p.m.

Bander, Badeeh A. "Duck"
Fortified with the  Sacraments of Holy  Mother Church, Saturday, March 28, 2015.
   Beloved husband of the late  Catherine V. Bander (nee Slay) and loving companion of Dolores Street; dear son of the late Namer and Edna Bander; loving and cherished father of Barbara (Jon) Jansky, Michael (Ruth), Paul (Cindy) and Mary (Julie Carroll) Bander; dear brother of Rose A. Bander and the late Thomas, Charles,  Clarence, Lorraine Bander and Lulu Quallen; proud grandfather of 8 and great-grandfather of 3; dear brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend to many.
   Mr. Bander was a Veteran of World War II serving with the United States Army Air Forces in the Philippines and Japan. He had a long career as Secretary/Treasurer of Bee Line Leasing Company. He was an active  member of the St. Louis Traffic Club and was a charter member of the Knights of Lebanon Fraternal Organization.
Services: Funeral at KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Saturday, April 4 at 10 a.m.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Louis University's Bander Center for Medical Business Ethics ( and Greater STL Honor Flight Inc., 36 Four Seasons, Box 272,  Chesterfield, MO 63017.  Visitation Friday 4-8 p.m.

Bantle, Joseph
age 51, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Sunday, March 29, 2015.
 Devoted son of the late Margie and Dale Bantle; beloved brother of Barb (Joe) Obiaya, John (Carol) Bantle, Mary Borgman, Jim Bantle and the late Greg "Profe" Bantle; cherished uncle of Christie (Mahesh), Jason, Jenny (Karolis) and Angela; dear great-uncle of Daman.
Joe was a model of how to live life to the fullest, even while battling cancer, always with a positive  attitude and never a complaint!  He showed us how to make every day count and did it with grace and  courage. Joe was a gifted landscape  artist-- an industrious worker with boundless energy.  He was loyal,  loving, generous, and considerate. He enjoyed vacationing at Black  River Lodge with family and friends. He packed a lot of life into his almost 52 years. He will be missed by all. The family would like to thank Dr. Craig Hildreth and his staff for their loving care over the past four years.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS  AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois on Wednesday, April 1, 9:30 a.m. to Our Lady of Providence Catholic Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Our Lady of Providence parish appreciated. Visitation Tuesday 4-7:30 p.m.

 Clutton, Jr., Wade W.
on March 8, 2015, born July 24, 1937, he was the only child of the late Wade W. Clutton, Sr. and Beaulah Clutton (nee: Golee).
  Wade was born and grew up in Evanston, Illinois. He attended the University of Tennessee, earning  Bachelor and Master's degrees in Transportation. After graduation, he went to work for Missouri Pacific Railroad in St. Louis which was ultimately acquired by Union Pacific. His lifetime career was with the railroad. He was a Transportation Performance Analyst in charge of logistics. He was involved in the forefront of the computer age. He supervised the setting up of computer systems that followed the arrivals, departures and loads of train cars across the  country. He retired in 2002.
  Wade was an avid traveler and photographer. He held various offices in the St. Louis Camera Club as well as the Photographic Society of America. He received numerous awards for his photography and was a well-known international judge. He served as a webmaster for the St. Louis Camera Club. He received a Life Membership from the St. Louis Camera Club, and very recently, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Photographic Society of America.
  Wade was a kind and caring person who loved St. Louis and the richness of the culture and architecture of the city. He resided on Pershing Avenue and in the Executive House on West Pine Boulevard. He is survived by many close friends.
Services: A Memorial Service is planned for April 17, 2015 at KUTIS CITY CHAPEL, 2906 Gravois, St. Louis, Missouri 63118 at 4 p.m.

DePaoli, Loretta V.
(nee Schultz), fortified with the
Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Sunday, March 29, 2015.
  Dear mother Dina Scheffing, Tom, Peter and Michael (Mayte) DePaoli and Lori (Jim) Oge; dear grandmother of Rick, Karl, Megan, Ryan, Ben and Kelly; our dear great-grandmother of 5.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Friday, April 3, 11 a.m. Interment Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Louis Assoc. for Retarded Citizens appreciated. Visitation Thursday, 5-9 p.m.

Huber, Patricia Lee
Spangler (Patsy)
died peacefully at Missouri Baptist Hospital on Wednesday (3/25/15) surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her father, Patrick Bernard Spangler, her mother Evelyne Tarwater Spangler and her sister Margaret Spangler Wilfing (Peggy), all of St. Louis, Missouri.
   Mrs. Huber was born in St. Louis, Missouri on December 12, 1935, and grew up and spent her entire life in St. Louis. After graduating from St. Elizabeth's Academy, she attended the Nursing School at St. Louis University and received her BS in Nursing in 1957. That same year she married Paul Joseph Huber, also of St. Louis, who has been by her side ever since.
   She was very proud of her community and served it by teaching at City Hospital, giving tours with the St. Louis Visitor's Bureau, and being the "on call nurse" to her family, friends and neighbors. She also volunteered at St. Louis University High School as president of the Mother's Club and was named Alumnae of the Year by St. Elizabeth's Academy in 2010. She was at the center of an active group of friends, from an investment club to bridge clubs to the "Chicken Club," a group of women who used to get together at the local Steak 'n Shake every Monday night.
   Patsy and Paul remained active throughout their life and together, attending courses at Washington University and plays at the Muny, the Repertory Theater of St. Louis and numerous other companies.  Though she was the consummate St. Louisan, Patsy was a citizen of the world, falling in love with places from Central America to Vienna to St. Petersburg.
   She is survived by her husband Paul; four children, Patrick Joseph Huber (Emily), St. Louis, Missouri, Phillip John Huber (Beth), Asheville, North Carolina, Mark  Andrew Huber (Hallie), St. Louis, Missouri and Julia Marie Huber Stone (Larry), Lebanon, Ohio; ten grandchildren, Ashlee, Jason, David, Andrew, Catherine, Emma, Clare, Alexander, Charles and Grace; two great-grandchildren, Zen and Anya; and two step-great-grandchildren, Ella and William.
Services: Visitation will be held at KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois Road, St. Louis, MO 63123, on Friday, March 27th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.  A memorial Mass will be held on Sunday, April 12th at 2:30 p.m. at St. Catherine Laboure, 9750 Sappington Rd., Sappington, MO 63128, followed by a party worthy of Patsy's life at the Sunset Country Club,  9555 S Geyer Rd, St. Louis, MO 63127, at 4 p.m.    In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to Our Lady's Inn, 4223 S. Compton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63111, or the charity of your choice.

Look, Ruth E. (nee Dury) on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.
Beloved wife of the late Stuart A. Look; loving mother of Bonnie (Virgil) Sprock, Michael (Ann) Look, Gregory (Fiance Donna)Look, Judith Look and Janice (Ken) Look; dear grandmotherof 13 and great-grandmother of 20; our dear sister-in-law, aunt, great aunt, niece and friend.
Services: Funeral from Kutis South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road on Wednesday, April1, 1:00 PM.
Interment J.B. National Cemetery.
Visitation Wednesday 10:00 to 1:00 PM

McCauley, Robert F.
fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Saturday, March 28, 2015. Beloved husband of JoAnn McCauley (nee Gibson) and the late Virginia McCauley (nee  Polizzi); dear father of Charlene (Fred) Gerhardt and Cathy (Frank) Melendez; loving grandfather of Ryan, Matt and William; great-grandfather of Ryan and Morgan; dear brother of Tom (Flo) McCauley and Betsy Carol Babilon; our dear uncle, brother-in-law and friend.
Services: Funeral from  KUTIS  AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Wednesday, April 1, 9:15 a.m. to St. Monica Catholic Church for 10:00 a.m. Mass. Interment J.B. National  Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,  memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.  Visitation Tuesday 5-9 p.m.

Menz, Marilyn L.
(nee Rinderer), Saturday, March 21, 2015.
   Beloved mother of Brian (Federica), Craig (Aimee Bechard), Erik (Michelle) Menz and the late Laurie (survived by Dave) Parks; loving grandmother of Neala, Nicholas and Chris, Tara (Adam), Ken (Stephanie), Jacob (Lyndsay), Jeff (Alyssa) and Tom, Martin, Tony, Kevin (Jessica), Shelly (Tino) and the late Angie (survived by Ron), Kayla (Austin), Ross and Emma; great-grandmother of Hudson, Drew, Rowan, Graham and Parker, Tony, Alex and Katie; dearest sister of Dean (Delores), Don (Sandy) and the late Keith Rinderer; loving daughter of the late Wilbert and Laura Rinderer; our dear sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend to many.
Services: Visitation at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Friday, April 3 from  10 a.m. until time of service 2 p.m. Interment private. In lieu  of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Pipkin, Kevin T.
Sunday, March 22, 2015.
  Dear son of the late Norma and Fred Pipkin; dear brother of Sandy Frederich; loving companion of Joyce Kampwerth; our dear uncle, great-uncle, nephew, cousin and friend.
Services: Visitation at Southminster Presbyterian Church on Saturday, April 4, 10 a.m. until memorial service at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Humane Society of Missouri appreciated. KUTIS AFFTON SERVICE.

Richter, Kathleen M. "Kathie" (nee Sutton), Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
 Beloved wife of Terry Richter; dear mother of Jeffrey, Jason, Melissa and Mark Richter; dear daughter of Russell and Janet Sutton; dear sister of Rusty Sutton; dear daughter-in-law of Betty and Charles Richter; our dear niece, cousin and friend.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Tuesday, March 31, 11 a.m.  Interment St. Trinity Cemetery.
Contributions to any cancer research foundation appreciated. Visitation Monday, 4-9 p.m. 

Robertson, Thomas Lawrence on Saturday, March 28, 2015.
Beloved husband of Alberta M. "Marie" Robertson (nee Drew); Loving father of Larry (Jo Ann) Robertson and Barbara (Monroe) Hancock;
Cherished grandfather of 7 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.
Services: Visitation at Kutis South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road, on Wednesday, April 01, 2015 from 9:30 am until service time at 11:00 AM.
Interment with honors at J.B. National Cemetery. Memorials to the charity of your choice appreciated.

Schurk, Dolores E.
(nee Robben) fortified with the
Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Sunday, March 29, 2015.
Beloved wife of the late James H. Schurk, Sr.; dearest mother of James, Jr. (Mary) and Mark (Mary) Schurk; dear grandmother of Mark, Chris, Mike, Peggy, Jim, Marie, Dan, Elizabeth, John & Matthew and great-grandmother of Lillian and Lyra. Our dear sister, aunt, cousin and friend of many.
Services: Visitation at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road, on Tues., Mar. 31, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. then at Nazareth Living Center on Wed. from 9:00 a.m. until time of mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorials to Nazareth Living Center, appreciated.

Schwartz, Michael Patrick
32, passed away March 27, 2015 in House Springs, MO. Michael is survived by his father, Mike Schwartz, mother, Brenda Fischer, and loving step-parents Kurt Fischer and  Sandra Schwartz. He is survived by four  loving sisters, Carrie Morris, Holly Brenner, Danielle Klos, Julie Schwartz, and brother-in-law,  Andrew Klos. Michael was a loving uncle to Timothy DeWitt, Katie  Morris, Taylor Gamblin, and Mason Klos. Baby Mason gave Michael more joy in the last year of Michael's life than he will ever know. We only wish that Mason would have had the  opportunity to know how much his uncle loved him. Michael will be missed by his parents, siblings, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles,  cousins, friends, and coworkers.
 Michael is preceded in death by his grandparents, Ruth Laws, Leonard Laws, Vernon Schwartz, and his  beloved grandmother Delores  Linderman. We take comfort in knowing that he is now in the arms of his loving grandparents and that they will hold and comfort him until we can be with him again.
Michael was an avid sports fan particularly for all of his St. Louis teams. Michael was a kind and loving  person who fought the disease of  addiction. His disease did not define him. Michael was defined and will  always be remembered for his extremely kind heart, his vast empathy for friends and strangers alike, as well as the love he had for his family. He fought this disease until the bitter end and his family could not be more proud of him. While we are suffering, we wouldn't trade spending 32 years with Michael for 100 years with any other son. Michael is the son we would have chosen over any other. We are blessed and thankful for the short time we were given to spend with this extraordinarily kind young man.
Services: Funeral from  KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Wednesday, April 1 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for  donations to the Missouri Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery, 3754 Broken Hill, Apt. 4, St. Louis MO 63125. This group is working  tirelessly to prevent other families from having to suffer from this  unimaginable tragedy. Visitation Tuesday 4-9 p.m.

Sullivan, Leaella "Lea"
(nee Theiss) passed away on Friday, March 27 at her home in Friendship Village South. Lea was born in  Potosi, MO on May 28, 1925 and  married Edward Sullivan Jr. of  Webster Groves on September 19, 1944. Lea is survived by her half  sister Helen Dressel, and daughters Patricia Garcia and Peggy Krebs and their spouses Pablo Garcia and Tom Krebs, sons Michael, Mark and  Matthew and their spouses Barbara (nee McKenna), Maripat Neff and Pam Penrose (divorced) and by her 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Lea was predeceased by her husband Ed (died March 11, 2006) and her sister Mary Webb.
Services: Funeral from  KUTIS
AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois,  Monday, March 30, 11:30 a.m. to St. Paul Catholic Church (Fenton) for 12 noon Mass. Interment will be at  Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery on Tuesday, March 31 at 11:15 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American  Cancer Society or BJC Hospice appreciated.  Visitation Sunday 3-7 p.m.

Unterreiner F.S.M., Sister Mary
baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection on Monday, March 9, 2015.
  Beloved sister of Martin Unterreiner of Lake St. Louis, Joan Dextermiller of Wentzville and Barbara Fitzgerald of Ste. Genevieve; our dear relative, friend and Sister in Religious Life.
Services: Memorial Mass will be celebrated at the Marian Chapel, Sarah Community on DePaul Hospital Grounds on Tuesday, April 7, 2 p.m. Inurnment in Flint Hills, MO. Memorials to the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, 3221 McKelvey Rd. Suite 107, Bridgeton, MO 63044.  KUTIS CITY SERVICE.