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2906 Gravois Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63118
314-772-3000
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10151 Gravois Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63123
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Mehlville, MO 63129
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Ahrens, Theodore James
fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, on Wed., Oct. 15, 2014. Beloved husband of 31 years to Patricia (Eichenlaub); loving father of Ashley (Henry) Wicklein, Theodore Jr. and Joseph; dearest son of Nancy and the late George Ahrens; son-in-law of Charlotte and the late Thomas Eichenlaub; cherished brother of George (Maria), Kathie Goeddel, Tim and Tom (Maggi); our dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to many.
   Ted was well respected in his life long commitment in the construction field. He lived his life with strength and devotion to his wife, children, family and friends. He opened his heart to those in need by supporting St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry, his church St. Patricks of Tipton and various charities. Ted was a 1980 graduate of Lindbergh High School and attended Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL on a football scholarship.
Services: Visitation at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Sun., Oct. 19, 3-8pm. Funeral Mass to celebrate Ted's life will be held Mon., Oct. 20, 4pm at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (New Church) Columbia, IL. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Vincent DePaul Parish, 1408 South 10th St., St. Louis, MO 63104 appreciated. It would be Ted's wishes for you to attend in your work attire.




Baldes, Margaret E. fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Wed., Oct. 15, 2014. Beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Ellyn Baldes; dear sister of Beverly (Robert) Bartels, Don Baldes, Terry (Mary) Baldes and Keith(Kimberly) Baldes; our dear aunt, niece, cousin and friend.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Mon., Oct. 20, 9am St. Dominic Savio Catholic Church for 9:30am Mass.
Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions appreciated to St. Dominic Savio or the Blind Society. Visitation Sun., 4-8pm.



Boatwright, Donald L.
Thursday, October 16, 2014.
Visitation at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. Thursday October 23, 4-8 pm, then taken to First Baptist Church of Arnold, 2012 Missouri State Rd. (Arnold) Friday, October 24, for visitation at 9:00 am until service at 10:00 am. Interment Shepherd Hills Cemetery. 



  Daffron, John L. III
of High Ridge, on Tuesday,
October 14, 2014.
   Loving husband of Deborah (nee Wucher); loving father of John IV (Tammy), Robert (Kelly), James
(Kristen) and Michael Daffron; loving  grandfather of John V, Alyssa, Lucas, Hannah, Heidi and Avery; dear friend of Bill W.; our dear brother, brother-in-law, son-in-law, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to many.
Services: Funeral at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., on Sat., Oct. 18, 10 a.m. Interment Chapel Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Harris House or a charity of your choice. Visitation Fri., 5-9 p.m.



 
Dirkers, Lorraine K.
on  Oct 9, 2014, age 92, in Reston, VA. Beloved wife of the late Harold L. Dirkers, beloved mother of  Suzanne Dirkers, Kathleen (Robb) Johnson; beloved grandmother of Joseph A. "Jay" Dunn IV, Patrick S. Dunn; beloved sister-in-law of  Norbert Dirkers, Sr. Carine Dirkers
S. S. N.D. and the late: Fran Dirkers (Dorothy), Raymond Dirkers, Sr.  Fanchette S.S.N.D., Catherine  Maddock (Earl); beloved sister of the late: Eleanore Kennedy, Clifford  Kennedy (Eleanore "Jerry"), James Kennedy; beloved aunt and friend.  Lorraine spent most of her life in St. Louis, MO and was a secretary  before marriage and motherhood. Services: Visitation will be held at Kutis Funeral Home at 10151 Gravois Rd. on Oct 27, 6-8 pm. Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Providence Church at 2:00 pm Oct. 28, to be followed by burial in  Resurrection Cemetery.  
                



Furrer, Richard J. "Dick" Fortified with the  Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Wednesday, October 15, 2014.
   Beloved husband of the late  Barbara Furrer (nee Niehoff); dear father of Debra Furrer; dear brother of Tom (deceased Betty), June (deceased Robert) Little, Robert (Agnes) and the late John (surviving Vicky); dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to many.
  Richard was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a member of the St. Louis  Softball Hall of Fame.
Services: Funeral from  KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois,  Tuesday, October 21 at 9:30 a.m. to St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church (Kingshighway and Bancroft) for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Jefferson  Barracks National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to BJC  Hospice appreciated. Visitation Monday 4-8 p.m.




Hanneken, Michael L.
fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, on Wed., Oct. 15, 2014. Husband of Linda Hanneken (nee Foerstel); loving father of Sarah Hanneken; dear friend of Tim Murphy; our dear brother, brother-in-law, son-in-law, godfather, uncle, cousin and friend to many.
 Michael was a proud member of Local 1 IBEW.
Services: Private services were held at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL.



 
Hurt, Gerald C. Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Thursday,  October 16, 2014.
Beloved husband of Marlene Hurt (nee Stroble); dear brother of the late Glenn Hurt; dear brother-in-law of Francis Stroble; our dear brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle and great-great uncle.
Services: Funeral from  KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois,  Monday, October 20, 10:15 a.m. to St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church for 11 a.m. Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Masses preferred. Visitation Sunday 2-6 p.m.




 Johnson, Eugene
Sat. Oct. 11, 2014. Visitation Mon. 10/20, 9am until funeral, 10 am at Kutis So. Co. Interment J.B. National. Memorials to Wounded Warriors.



Johnson, Tamatha A. (nee West)
Friday, October 10, 2014.
Visitation at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. Saturday October 18, 2:00 pm until service at 6:00 pm.




Kozdron, Donald G.
Thurs., Oct. 16, 2014. Beloved husband of Joy Kozdron (nee Crosby) for 49 years. Dearest father of Jason (Kristine) Kozdron and Stephanie (Christopher) Starkey; loving grandfather of Gavin and Harrison Kozdron and Fiona Joy and Jackson Colby Starkey; dear cousin of Norman (Judy) Driska; our dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend.
Services: Visitation at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Mon., Oct. 20, from 4-8pm then taken to St. John's Lutheran Church (Arnold) Tues., Oct. 21 for visitation at 9am until time of service at 10am. Interment St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society appreciated.



Kupferer, Jr. Robert "Bob"
Friday, October 17, 2014. Dear son of Joan (Leo) Odendahl and Robert R. (JoAnn) Kupferer Sr.; dear brother of Christine Brenner and Karen (Lee) Shackleford; dear friend of Cathy Dickerson; uncle, nephew, cousin and friend.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Tuesday, October 21, 9:30 a.m. to St. David Catholic Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Shepherd Hills Cemetery. Memorial contributions to St. David St. Vincent de Paul Society or N.A.M.I. (National Alliance for Mental Illness).
Visitation Monday 4-8 p.m.



Maloney, Patrick J.
fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church,  Wednesday,  October 15, 2014.
  Beloved husband of the late Norma J. Maloney (nee Naert); loving father of Tim (Lisa) Maloney, Tina (Gregory) Nightingale, Terri (Paul) Wieland and Ted (Mary) Maloney; dear grand-father of 14; great-grandfather of 4; dear brother of Catherine (the late Bruce) Hill, William (Jean), Jerry (the late Marcia) and the late Thomas (Laverne) Maloney; dear uncle, son-in-law, brother-in-law and friend.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS
AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois,
Monday, October 20, 9:30 a.m. to St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation appreciated. Visitation Sunday, 4-9 p.m.



  McNeil, James E. "Jim"
On Sunday, October 19, 2014.
   Beloved husband and best friend of the late
Carolyn K. McNeil (nee West); cherished father of James E. McNeil Jr., Brenda (Terry) Copeland and
Shannon (Amy) McNeil; loving grandfather of Justin, Alisha, Jessica, Christina, Kaitlin, Emily and Noah; great-grandfather of 7; dearest brother of Fred (Virgie) McNeil; our dear uncle, great-uncle and beloved friend to many.
Services: Funeral at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. Thursday, October 23, 1:30 p.m. Interment Nation Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jim's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society. Visitation Wednesday 4-8 pm.




Megl, Michael A.
Sunday, October 12, 2014.
   Beloved husband of
Cindy Megl (nee Sigman); dear father of Monica, Mitchell, William and Zach; dear son of Ray and Doris Megl (nee Conner); dear son-in-law of Robert Sigman; dear brother of Mark (Amanda), Matthew (Laura), Marty, Margi (Jim), Maxwell (Debie) and the late Maureen; our dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, nephew, and friend.
Services: Memorial visitation at KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois,  Saturday, October 18 from 5-9 p.m.




Partell, Wanda M.
(nee Martin) Friday, October 17, 2014. Beloved wife of 58 years of the late Joseph Partell; dear daughter of the late James and Mabel Martin; beloved sister, aunt, cousin and friend.
Services: Funeral from  KUTIS
AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois,  Saturday, October 25, 11 a.m.  Interment Sunset Cemetery.  Contributions to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society appreciated. Visitation Friday, 4-8 p.m.



  Schallom, Illa B. (nee Lloyd), fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Wed., Oct. 15, 2014. Beloved wife of Lawrence V. Schallom Sr.; dear mother of Roderick M. (Debra) Vasquez and Lawrence V. (Debbie) Schallom Jr.; dear grandmother of April, Roderick Jr. (Kim), Justin (Leslie), Rebecca, Ryan, Michael and Anna; dear great-grandmother of Cadence, Alexander, Lucy and Lorelei; dear sister of Audrey, Ivy, Myrna and Darrell; our dear sister-in-law, aunt and friend.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Mon., Oct. 20, 9:30am to St. Simon the Apostle Catholic Church for 10am Mass. Interment J.B. National Cemetery. Contributions to the Disabled American Veterans appreciated. Visitation Sun., 3-8pm. 




Thomas, Mary Alice
(nee Shrum), Thursday, October 16, 2014.
 Dear mother of Joe (Peggy) and Tim (Wendy) Thomas; dear grandmother to Heather, T.J. (Marissa), Meagan, Brendan and Tyler Thomas; dear great-grandmother of Anthony, Haley, Savannah, Nolan and Elias; beloved sister of James Shrum; preceded in death by her parents Bob and Effie Shrum and her brothers, Al and Bobby.
Services: Visitation to he held at  KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., on Saturday, October 18, from 2 p.m until Service at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer's Assoc., 9370 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, 63132. 




Tumminia, Joseph
55, of St. Louis died Thursday,  October 16, 2014 at Barnes Jewish Hospital after fighting a brave battle with cancer. Loving husband for 34 years to Barbara Tumminia (nee Michel); cherished father of daughter Angela (Christopher) Wynne, son Anthony  (fiancée Fontella Johnson)  Tumminia, daughter Nicole Conrad (nee Tumminia) and son of the late  Joseph Tumminia. He was a loving papa to 6 precious grandchildren, Madison (10), Dylan (4), Caleb (2), Henry (1), Kora (6 months) and Joseph (4 months). He was the son of Jacqueline Piskulic (nee  Besserman) and the late Samuel Tumminia; dear brother of Pamela (Steven) Michel, Samuel (Carole) Tumminia,  Lisa (James) Bruce, Nancy Tumminia and Vicki Deusinger; dear son-in-law of Robert and the late Elizabeth Michel. He was a loved brother-in-law, uncle, nephew, cousin and faithful friend to many.
Services: Visitation at KUTIS
AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois,  Sunday, October 19, 4-8 p.m. A celebration of life is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday, October 20 at Crosspoint Church (501 Little Rock Rd., St. Louis, MO 63128). Memorials to Crosspoint Church or a charity of one's choice appreciated.




Spurgeon, Virgil A.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014.
   Dearest husband of Mary for 18 years; loving Pops of Jason (Debbie), Samantha, Jeremiah, Sara Spurgeon, loving PaPa of Austin, Casey, Emily and Zaachary; dear son of Izetta and the late Roy Spurgeon; dear brother of the late Doris Harris, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend.
Services: Visitation at KUTIS
SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255
Lemay Ferry Rd., Monday, Oct. 20, 3-9 p.m. Service Tuesday, 11 a.m., concludes at funeral home. 




Van Eeckhoute, Florence  M.
(nee Valentine), Wednesday,
October 15, 2014.
  Beloved wife of the late Cletus Van Eeckhoute; loving mother of Eddie (Charlene) Van Eeckhoute, Vickie (Gene) Peroutka, Kathie (Andy) Williams, Carol (Carl) Gorham and the late Donna Van Eeckhoute; cherished grandmother of Kelly, Kerry, Colleen, Tanya, Craig, Bryan, Laura, Noah and Juliana; great-grandmother of 13; our dear sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt and friend.
Services: Funeral at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. on Saturday, October 18, 12  noon. Interment Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation Friday from 3-8 p.m.


Wester, Phyllis
(nee Mahler) Sunday,   October 19, 2014. 
   Beloved wife of the late Edward Wester; loving mother of William, Dennis, Gary,  Diane, Linda and Denise; dear  mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.
Services: Visitation at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd.  Thursday, October 23, 4-7 p.m. Military service Friday 1:30 pm at Jefferson Barracks  National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions appreciated to the USO.