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2906 Gravois Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63118
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10151 Gravois Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63123
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Mehlville, MO 63129
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Alvarez, Gwendolyn E.
(nee Kline) fortified with the  Sacraments of Holy Mother Church,  Thursday, July 17, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Alvarez; beloved  sister of the late Rosemary Kline; dearest aunt of Bernice Arnold;  loving cousin of Marilyn (Jack) Whittle and Gary (Carolyn) Arnold; dear friend of Marilyn, Randy and the late Chester Hein.
  Gwendolyn and her sister were the first female members of the Sunset Country Club (St. Louis, MO). Retired teacher from St. Louis Public Schools.
Services: Visitation at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, 9740 Sappington Rd. 63128, Thursday, July 24, 10 a.m. until funeral mass at 11 a.m. Interment St. Peter Cemetery  (Kirkwood, MO.) In lieu of flowers, contributions appreciated St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church. A Service of KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL.


Bridges, (Martha) Eulene
(nee McCarley), Sun., July 20, 2014. Loving wife of Carol Bridges for 56 years. Dearest mother of Tim
(Sheila) Bridges; loving grandmother of Dustin and Jessy Bridges; dear sister of the late Lorene, Pauline, Irene, Thomas "Gurle" and Russell "Burle"; our dear sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend.
Services: Visitation at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Tues., July 22, from 4-8pm.
Funeral at Canaan Baptist Church, Wed., July 23, at 10am. Interment J.B. National Cemetery. 

 
  Brigman, Bernice L.
(nee Sikorski), fortitifed with the
Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Sun., July 20, 2014. Beloved mother of Michelle (Saul) Aguilar; dearest grandmother of Alain and Saul Aguilar; dear sister of Charles
(Sherry) Sikorski; our dear aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Thurs., July 24, 9:30am to St. David Catholic Church (Arnold) for 10am Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to deGreeff Hospice House appreciated. Visitation Wed., 4-8pm. 
 



  Dietmeyer, Marion G.
July 18, 2014. Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Visitation Kutis City Chapel, 2906 Gravois, Tue. 11am until service 2pm.
 Esserman, Ellen M.
(nee McCarthy), fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Friday, July 18, 2014.
   Beloved mother of Jeff (Elizabeth) Esserman; loving grandmother; preceded in death by 3 brothers and 1 sister; dear aunt, sister-in-law and friend.
Services: Funeral Mass Tuesday, July 22, 10 a.m. at Holy Infant Catholic Church (627 Dennison Dr.). Interment Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Catholic Charities appreciated. A service of KUTIS AFFTON Chapel.




 
Fitzgerald, Michael Joseph
 Saturday, July 19, 2014.
   Dear son of Richard and Patricia Fitzgerald (nee Wegmann); dear brother of Jeff Fitzgerald; dear uncle of Annabelle Fitzgerald; dear grandson of John Sr. and the late Doris and Marjorie Wegmann, and the late  Robert, Duretta and Louise Fitzgerald; dear nephew of Donald and Thomas (Tammy) Fitzgerald, John (Johanna) Wegmann, Jr. and the late Shirley Fitzgerald; our dear cousin and friend.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS
AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Wednesday, July 23, 11:30 a.m. Interment Fitzgerald Cemetery (Ironton, MO). Contributions to AA, NA or Al-Anon appreciated. Visitation Tuesday, 3-8 p.m.
 



  Flynn, Rose Marie
(nee Struckhoff), fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Sat., July 19, 2014. Beloved wife of the late James L. Flynn; dear mother of Donna (Steve) Court, Larry
(Andrea) and Pat (Lisa) Flynn; dear grandmother of Christina, Lauren, Elizabeth, Stephanie, Patrick, Julia, Ben, Megan and Sam; dear sister of Charlotte Lutz and Jack (Chris) Struckhoff; our dear sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend.
   Special thanks to Sharon and all the staff at deGreeff Hospice House for the loving care given to Rose.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Wed., July 23, 9:30am to St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church for 10am Mass. Interment J.B. National Cemetery. Contributions to Wounded Warriors appreciated. Visitation Tues., 4-8pm. 


Garcia, Susan M.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Beloved wife of Ramon "Ray" Garcia Sr. for 50 years; loving mom of Anna (John) Wilsman and Ray (Angie) Garcia Jr.; dear sister of Jane (Mark) Gibby and Scott (Carol) Satterlee; sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend.
   Long time employee of St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Services: Funeral at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd.  Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m.
Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.
Visitation Friday 4-9 p.m.


 

Gaydos, Rev. Edward E. "Anthony"
passed away of natural causes at age 93 on Fri. July 18, 2014. Servite Father Gaydos was Associate Pastor at Seven Holy Founders, Affton, from 1969-1973. He was Pastor of Ste. Marie du Lac, Ironton, MO from 1973-1991 and resided there as a Senior Priest until 2012.
Services: Visitation will be at KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois Mon. July 21, 3-7 PM, closing with Office for the Dead at 7:00 PM. Funeral and burial in Chicago.



  Geimer, Verna Jean
(nee Flanigan) Sunday, July 20, 2014. Beloved companion of David  Chagolla; loving mother of Nicholas and Gary Geimer; dearest daughter of Jim and Carolyn Flanigan; dear  sister of Jimmy Dean Flanigan; our dear aunt, great-aunt, niece, cousin and friend.
Services: Visitation at KUTIS CITY CHAPEL, 2906 Gravois on Wednesday, July 23, 4-8 p.m., then to the Boyer Funeral Home,  Desloge, MO for service and  interment.





Jaudes, Christian
on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
   Beloved husband of the late Bonnie L. Jaudes (nee Wiley); dearest father of Christian Jr. (Carol) and Jeffrey Jaudes and Janet (Ted) Robb; loving grandfather of Jacy (Jon) Knaggs; great-grandfather of Sarah and Hannah; dear brother of Bud (Joan) Jaudes, Susie (Richard) Taylor and the late Bill (survived by Carol) Jaudes; our dear brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many.
   Christian was a well respected music leader of The Salvation Army who devoted his life to his family and others.
Services: Celebration of life on Saturday, August 23, 1 p.m. at The Salvation Army Gateway Citadel, 824 Union Rd. (63123). In lieu of flowers, memorials to Salvation Army Gateway Citadel Senior Band Fund appreciated



Jenke, Erich
Friday, July 18, 2014.
  Beloved husband for 66 years of  Elisabeth Jenke (nee Wenzel); loving father of Edeltraut (Christian) Plut, Edmund (Laura) Jenke; dear "Opa" of Derek, Kyle (Erin) and Gretchen Plut, Gregory, Robert and Elisabeth Jenke; dear "Ur Opa" of Landon Plut; dear brother of Gerhard Jenke; dear uncle, cousin and friend.
   Mr. Jenke was a member of Deutscher Maennerchor (German  Men's Chorus), German School Society, German Cultural Society and Anheuser Busch Seniors.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Tuesday, July 22, 11 a.m. Interment Sunset Cemetery. Memorials to Deutscher Maennerchor or German School Society, 10073 Puttington Dr., 63123 appreciated. Visitation Monday, 4-9 p.m. 


Ketcherside, Edward E.
on Fri. July 18th 2014
Loving Father of Candy (Don Williams), Georgia (Donald) Sherbourne and Edward Ketcherside Our dear Step father of 4,  grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend to many
Funeral at Kutis SoCo. On Thur. July 24th 10am Interment at JB National cemetery In lieu of flowers donations to Kutis funeral home to help defray funeral expenses appreciated. Any extra will go to The Wounded Warrior Project. Visitation Wed. 5-9pm


 
 Kraus, Lucille B.
(nee Stalley) fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Monday, July 21, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Edwin H. McGinnis and the late Raymond O. Kraus; dear mother of Colleen (John), Nora (James), Julie and Margaret (James); dear step-mother of Ray (Karen), Janet, Judy, Joan (Roy), Jennifer (Dean) and  Jackie (Ken); dear sister of Al  (Florence) Stalley and the late  Robert (Georgia) Stalley; dear grandmother to Bridget, Daniel, Anna,  Joseph, Rachel, Robyn, Brian, Kelly, Todd, Evelyn and Adam; our dear aunt, great-grandmother, cousin and friend to many.
  Special thanks to Theresa at SSM Hospice. Heartfelt thanks to Patrick Rice for the tender and caring  assistance he provided during the long overnights.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS  AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois Rd. Friday, July 25, 9:30 a.m. to St. George Catholic Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 4-8 p.m.

 
Lay Jr., Floyd Franklin
Sat., July 19, 2014.
Beloved husband of Carol (nee Sheets) Lay; loving father of Bryan, Rhona, Chad, Anthony, Jacob, Lisa and Jimmy; cherished grandfather of 10; great-grandfather of 2; our dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to many.
Services: Visitation at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Thurs., July 24, 2014, 10am until service at 1pm. Interment J.B.
National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Paralyzed Veterans Association.
 



Melito, C.M., Ignatius M. "Jack"
fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Friday,, July 18, 2014.
   Beloved brother of John J. Melito, Sr. and the late Rev. August Melito; our dear uncle, great-uncle, fellow Vincentian and friend.
Fr. Jack was past Rector of Cardinal Glennon College, was Associate Pastor at St. Catherine Laboure Church, and served as a priest in the St. Louis area for many years.
Services: Visitation at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Thursday, July 24, 5-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. wake service,  then taken to St. Catherine Laboure Church Friday, July 25 for visitation at 9 a.m. until Funeral Mass at 11 a.m.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Vincent De Paul Society, 100 N. Jefferson (63103) appreciated.



Mueller, Robert J.
on Saturday, July 19, 2014.
  Beloved husband of Joan Mueller (nee Wiegert); dear father of Bret D. (Bret R.) Nelson, Linda (Steven) McGinnis, Robert JR. (Laura) Mueller and Brenda Starr; dear son of the late Edwin T. Mueller; dear son-in-law of Virginia Wiegert; dear brother of Edwin C. (Gisela), Douglas and the late George and Andrew (surviving Mary ) Mueller; dear brother-in-law of Russell and Bevaly Wiegert; our dearest grandfather of 9; great-grandfather of 2, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend to many.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, on Wednesday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m. Interment at Sunset Cemetery. Contributions to Wounded Warriors, c/o First Unity Church, 4753 Butler Hill Rd., 63128 appreciated. Visitation Tuesday, 4-8 p.m. with an Elk's Service at 7 p.m. 



Ponnath, Ann M.
Entered into rest on Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Dear wife of Ronald Brewer. Dear mother of Zachary Langley and Tiffany Fricke and stepmother of Bradley Brewer and Chelsie Brewer. Loving grandmother of Cameron, Jaxon, and Logan. Daughter of Frances Ann Ebel and the late John Ponnath. Sister of Corey Ponnath and Valerie Meyer.
Memorial visitation at Kutis Affton Chapel on Wednesday, July 23, 3-9:00 PM. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.



Rathheim, Alice K.
"Miss Alice" Beloved aunt, dedicated teacher, and devoted servant of Our Lord, was Fortified with the Sacraments of  Holy Mother Church on Monday, May 12, 2014, at age 102. She is survived by two loving nieces, Jean (Messmer) Quigley of Peoria, IL, and Nancee (Messmer) Trimble King of Rolla, MO; by ten great-nieces and great-nephews; and by three more generations of their families. She was our beloved cousin and friend. Alice was preceded in death by her dear sisters, Ruth   Rathheim and Virginia (Rathheim) Messmer, both of St. Louis. She was affectionately known as "Miss Alice" at St. Margaret of  Scotland School, where she taught kindergarten and then first grade for nearly half a century, starting in 1930 at age 18. When she retired in 1977, St. Margaret's Parish declared March 27 as "Miss Alice Day." She was awarded the St. Margaret's  Medallion in 1983.
Services: A memorial Mass will be held Saturday, July 26, 11 a.m., at St. Margaret of Scotland Church (3854 Flad Ave 63110) with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Private inurnment   at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery.   Memorials to St. Margaret of Scotland School or Unity Hospice would be appreciated.
KUTIS CITY SERVICE.




Rolf, Deno A.
Thursday, 7/17/14. Beloved son and brother. Vis. KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, Mon., 3-8 p.m. Service Tues., 10 a.m. Interment St. Trinity Cemetery.




Rusco, Dorles A.
(nee Moehrle) fortified with the  Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Dan Rusco and Garrett O'Connell; longtime friend and caregiver, Jerry Marshall; dearest mother of Kelley O'Connell, Kathy (Tom) Hegger, Julie (Steve) Poeling, Mary (Geno) Palumbo and Betsey Rusco; loving grandmother of Lauren,  Tommy, Cory, Kaitlyn, Nathan, Erika, Ryan, Charlie, Devon, Michael, Jake and the late Nic; great-grandmother of Tucker, Kaidan, Oliver, Emmelina; dear sister of Carol Jeanne (the late Jim) Johnson; our dear sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend of many.
Services: Memorial visitation at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255  Lemay Ferry Rd. Friday, July 25, from 3-8 p.m. Memorial Mass at Mary Mother of the Church, 5901 Kerth Rd. (63128) Saturday, July 26 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Feed My People or the Monsignor Riley Scholarship Fund, c/o Mary Mother of the Church, appreciated


Schmidt, Violet C. "Vi"
(nee Frank) Asleep in Jesus, Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
   Beloved wife of the late Harry W. Schmidt; dear mother of Georgette (Frank) Bloecher and Alphonse  (Janet) Schmidt; dear grandmother of Tony Ebert and the late Tim Ebert  and William Schmidt; our dear great-grandmother, step-grandmother, great-aunt and cousin.
Services: Visitation at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Thursday, July 24, 4-8 p.m. then taken to Peace Lutheran Church, Friday, July 25th, for visitation at 9:00 a.m. until service at 10:00 a.m. Interment St. Trinity Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions to Peace Lutheran Church Building Fund appreciated.


Schwartzmeyer, Ronald J.
Sun., July 20, 2014.
Beloved dad of Dawna
(Edward) Buchanan,
Brandon (Rebecca), Brian Schwartzmeyer; dear grandpa of Evan, Kayla, Samantha, Cassie Buchanan, Aiden and Ethan Schwartzmeyer; special friend to Sue Myers; dear cousin of Ellen Reilly, Diana Cooper, Sandra Smith and Arthur Winterberg; dear nephew and friend.
Services: Funeral at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Thurs., July 24, 11am. Interment St. Trinity Cemetery. Memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital appreciated.
Visitation Wed., 4-8pm. 



Thibaut, Robert Sr.
Passed peacefully on July 19, 2014. Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Gayle, survived by his beloved son, Robert Thibaut, Jr. (Dennice Kowelman), grandchildren, Robert Thibaut III (Anna), Cherisse Thibaut  (Danny O'Neill), and Alie Kowelman.
   Born in New Orleans, LA on July 8, 1924. Bob began his career as a beer truck driver in the French Quarter of New Orleans. He became the St Louis Sales Manager for Falstaff Brewery in the 1960's, and brought Falstaff to number one in St Louis beer sales, ahead of AB. He was promoted to General Sales Manager, Executive VP for the Southeast Region. Bob retired from Falstaff and began a second career in New Orleans in the in-ground pool business where he became the leading salesman, selling over 200 pools per year. He and his wife, Gayle, moved back to St Louis in 1992 to be with their son and grandchildren. Bob was an athlete, craftsman, history scholar, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, mentor and friend. Bob loved his wife, life and his occasional five o'clock martini (two olives). He was a true southern gentleman. We will miss him.
Services: Visitation at KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, on Thursday, July 24 9:00 AM until time of service at 11:00 AM. Entombment Sunset Cemetery Mausoleum


Winterowd, Jay L.
Age 76, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
   Beloved husband of Mary Jean; dear father of Jaelyn (Patrick) Briggs and the late Darren Ross Winterowd; dear grandfather of Ben Winterowd; dear brother of Hope Winterowd and the late Alice Burks; dear step-father of David Jones, Cathy (Terry) Halsey and Richard (Tina) Jones; dear step-grandfather of Ashley, Brittany, Cassandra (Scott), Anthony, Eddie, Amanda, Richard Jr. and Joshua.
Services: Memorial Service at KUTIS
SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255
Lemay Ferry Rd., Saturday, July 26, 12 noon. Service concludes at funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions to The Human Society of Missouri appreciated.