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In Loving Memory

Howell, Gerald M.

Jerry, 75, of Wentzville,MO passed away on May 21,2024.  Born on October 28, 1948,  in St. Louis, MO   Jerry was a beloved husband to the late Cindy (nee McNeill) father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend .

Jerry served in the US Marine Corp from 1967 -1969 and is a proud Vietnam veteran.

After his military  service Jerry continued  his desire to help people as a firefighter with Pattonville and Moline Acres until a career ending on the job injury.

Jerry then pursued a successful business career as the owner of  Planet Sun Tanning Salons.

In retirement Jerry enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially game night around the kitchen table.

Jerry never met a stranger or failed to show his sense of humor.  Everyone who ever met Jerry always came away with the same thought – “he is a character ” and a smile on their face.

Jerry loving father to Mindy (Brad) Williams, Tamie (Bob) Newman. Dear Grandfather to Danielle and Morgan Williams, Elizabeth and Natalie Newman.  Brother to Judy Roberts, Laurie Mercurio, the late Kathleen Schmatz and the late Norman “Skip” Howell Jr.  and a friend of many who will miss him dearly.

Jerry’s legacy of love, laughter, and resilience will forever be cherished by all who knew him.

Services: Funeral at Kutis South County Chapel (5255 Lemay Ferry) on Sat 5/25 8:30AM. Interment JB National Cemetery. Visitation Friday 4-7PM.

Donations in his name appreciated to Wounded Warriors or Back Stoppers


7 thoughts on “Howell, Gerald M.”

  1. Only knew Jerry for a short time through church at St Theodore in Flint Hill, Mo. and shared several breakfasts afterwards. Was a kind, quick witted and friendly man. I will miss him. RIP

  2. My condolences to Jerry’s family. I knew him from St. Theodore’s Catholic Church. He was always so pleasant and greeted everyone with a warm smile and a sincere hello. We have prayed the morning rosaries for him since hearing of his hospitalization. He has been and forever will be missed…

  3. Collage Ave wouldn’t have been the same without Jerry and the Howell’s. My sympathies to the entire family. So much personality to be missed, not to mention never a dull moment. Sending Angel hugs to you all, peace to you all.

  4. I Just loved Jerry! He was a man who truly wanted to Know the Lord Jesus Christ in an ever more personal way. Jerry was Ernst in his desire to enter into eternal salvation, and to bring those that he knew from St Theodore along with him.
    His devotion to the Daily Mass, Rosary and Reading sacred scripture was a true inspiration to me. I will miss my dear friend Jerry

  5. I have been Jerry’s maid for the past few months. Every two weeks i looked forward to seeing him and catching up. He never failed to make me laugh, smile or feel appreciated. I will never forget the time he gave me $50 to fix my tire and as i refused to take the money he said, “that’s what friends do for each other.”. He is one of the kindest souls i have ever met. I am thankful to have gotten to know him over countless conversations about his life & his late wife, Cindy, whom he clearly loved so very much. I know he is happy and at peace with Cindy once again. Rest in Peace Jerry. Thank you for everything and all of the live advice you have given me, friend.

  6. Jerry and I were grade school buddies. We were in trouble a lot but had fun!
    We last saw each other at Jim Mattingly’s funeral. I was so surprised when he called me May 12 to invite me to mass at St. Theodores. I had ever intention to take him up on that when we got back from Utah. It broke my heart not to be able to be there for the funeral. We’ll meet up again in heaven. God blessed us Jerry with you!


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