A TRIBUTE TO YOUR FALLEN FIREFIGHTER


2014 BEN MICHAEL SMYTHE STEVE T. ALLBRIGHT FRANK A. KAUFMANN JAMES E. SIEGEL JOSEPH P. SCHMIDT, JR. MAURO R. GONZALEZ PATRICK D. BRADSHAW HARRY DAVID 'PETE' GAREY JR. JAMES W. KUEHL THOMAS R. TURIN KEVIN A. BACON CLEMENT E. MUELLER BEN VISCUSO DAVID M. BENDEL WARREN T. HOOKER OTTO KOOB GARY LYNN GRANTHAM DONALD LINCK DOUGLAS C. MOODY WILLIAM ROBERT 'MICK' MOORE CLIFFORD H. MOERSCHELL LEO P. KRULL, JR. LINUS H. EULENTROP HARRY C. SHOULTS KATHLEEN BURKETT KENNY SCHALLENBERG GREGORY LIGHT DANIEL J. GRUENER CHARLES E. MILLER JOSEPH FIORDIMONDO BRIAN PATRICK CLANCY R. MICHAEL WEHRHEIM JR. 2013 DONALD E. MORGAN ELMER F. SHORES ALVOYD GLOVER DONALD GORDON PARROTTE RONALD F. FIALA PAUL DANIEL DEATHRAGE MARTIN P. LAMMERT WILBERT F. JANSING JAMES McMAHON FRANCIS J. STOCKMANN PHIL V. PAUL KEVIN GERARD OHLMS GEORGE F. HOHMANN, SR. CLARENCE A. SCHIPPER WILLIAM BILL McCABE RUDDEN MARK E. KEELEY WALTER JOHN SCHUBERT SR. JOHN SACHEN FREDERICK M. 'FRED' KLEIN VERNON T. HOUCHIN JOSEPH F. HOEDEL THURLO J. 'JOHN' CARTER LOUIS ALLEN MILLER SR. PAT GUITTAR DANIEL LEO FITZGERALD MICHAEL SAMMY CROCKER WILLIAM D. SIEGMUND JOSEPH THOMAS DOBRINIC NORMA A. LIGHT THOMAS RAYMOND DUNCAN KENNETH REBURN HINSON PETER A. GENTILE HOWARD ROLAND HOVEN WILLIAM G. ECKER, JR. JOHN O. FOGELBACH PATRICK J. WHITE ROBERT EUGENE 'BOB' HUPFELD, SR. 2012 JOSEPH SCHUESSEL, SR. JOHN R. MYLES, JR. JEFFREY HUDSON, SR. MICHAEL H. QUINT LARRY H. YOUNGBLOOD RICHARD SCOTT WILKS RAYMOND C. ARNS WILLIAM PAUL CONANT JR. PAUL RUSSELL 'RUSS' FUNK MICHAEL R. MASTERS RICHARD H. GERDING THOMAS FRANCIS LESYNA JOHN K. BRUST JAMES G. 'JIM' BLATTEL HOWARD KAROL MAHLER KENNETH J. JANSEN ED UNDERWOOD EDWARD J. 'ED' HERTLING, SR. ROBERT M. HENRY HERBERT 'HERB' MOLLERING RICHARD PARKS FRANK D. BARNES LAWRENCE E. SANTEN THOMAS P. O'DRISCOLL, ESQ. LAWRENCE J. 'LARRY' WAHLE THOMAS J. VORST JOSEPH M. CRONIN THOMAS LAVELLE DEAN ROBERT W. BROCKMEIER, JR. ELVIA FRANK FAVA JOSEPH A. GARGER LOREN 'DOC' HEWITT DANIEL J. NICEWARNER DOUGLAS HAASE, SR. JAMES A. CHENAULT JR. MARTIN ASLAN GUSTAVE L. DOERNER JERRY CLINTON WILLIAM WALTER HENTCHEL 2011 MICHAEL EDWIN BOEHLE EDGAR 'RICH' GRIFFEY LEONARD 'AUBI' AUBUCHON DAVID STAFFORD FREDERIC 'FRED' GOODSON JAMES 'JIM' D. McNAMARA CARL E. BUTLER KENNY GROENNERT JOHN E. 'JACK' FINCH EDWARD KARCH JOSEPH A. LAWS FREDRICK A. KRAFT CHRIS L. ZIEGELMEYER THOMAS O. MURPHY HARRY L. GEBHARDT GAIL L. CHATFIELD JONATHAN A. GOLD M.D. ROBERT W. BROCKMEIER, SR. JOHN 'JACK' IRWIN RAYMOND F. BLADDICK ANTHONY E. ROLFES LEROY SENTERS JOSEPH D. O'HARE GEORGE C. HATCHARD STEVEN G. GRIMES JAMES J. 'JIM' HARTNETT TIMOTHY L. MILLER CHRISTINA SCARPINATO ORVILLE J. ALTHOFF WILBER J. SCHAEFER JAMES MICHAEL QUAIN ROBERT DALE BROWN SCHERESE M. BISHOP FOREST 'ED' DYER JAMES W. LYNCH, SR. ALLEN J. BRANDMEYER SR. ROBERT V. PAPPAGEORGE PETER P. CARAPELLA JOSEPH P. CARUSO
ST. LOUIS COUNTY
MISSOURI
LINE OF DUTY
DEATHS

1960 - 2011


FIREFIGHTER
WILLIAM BROGDON
Spanish Lake Fire Protection District
January 22, 1960


CAPTAIN
DONALD J. CAPRA
Creve Coeur Fire Protection District
January 29, 1960


CHIEF
GEORGE MANETZKE, JR.
Eureka Fire Protection District
November 11, 1971


PRIVATE
THOMAS R. LEFFINGWELL
Mehlville Fire Protection District
July 3, 1973


LIEUTENANT
WILLIAM DEUTSCH, SR.
Gardenville Fire Protection District
July 14, 1974


FIREFIGHTER
RAYMOND MEYER
Hazelwood Fire Department
November 25, 1976


CAPTAIN
ROBERT BREHM
Shrewsbury Fire Department
January 13, 1977


CAPTAIN
RAY TROG, JR.
Chesterfield Fire Protection District
March 2, 1979


CAPTAIN
CLARENCE ZIELMAN
Berkeley Fire Department
November 14, 1980


FIREFIGHTER
JOSEPH P. RITTER, JR.
Affton Fire Protection District
December 13, 1981


CAPTAIN
WILLIAM BOOTH
Riverview Fire Protection District
March 23, 1983


FIREFIGHTER
WILLIAM E. WALLS
Rock Community Fire Protection District
June 5, 1995


CAPTAIN
DENNIS G. MIGERONE
Webster Groves Fire Department
January 21, 2003


DEPUTY CHIEF
MARK PARISH
Normandy Fire Protection District
October 20, 2004


CHIEF
JERRY BUEHNE
Affton Fire Protection District
March 10, 2005


FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC
LOUIS P. 'LOU' BERRA
West County EMS & Fire Protection District
January 18, 2008


FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC
RYAN A. HUMMERT
Maplewood
Fire Department
July 21, 2008


MEDIC
SCHERESE M. BISHOP
Northeast Ambulance & Fire Protection District
March 11, 2011





FORMER DIRECTOR
BEN MICHAEL SMYTHE
SPANISH LAKE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


At age 92, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Beloved husband of Frances (nee Jaycox) Smythe for 63 years; dear father of Linda Smythe, Sharon Beck, Michael (Ellen) Smythe, Judy (Dan) Schulte, Timothy (Gail) Smythe, Patrick (Dorothy) Smythe, and the late Brenda Siebels; dear grandfather of Mindy (Mike) Ridings, David (Laura) Beck, Jennifer (Jerry) Washam, Michael (Erica) Siebels, Kristin Siebels, Patrick Siebels, Timothy Smythe, Patrick Smythe, Angie Smythe, Michael (Deanna) Smythe, Katie Schulte, Christy (Nick) Walker, Benjamin Smythe, and Megan Smythe; dear great-grandfather of Shayne Smythe, Lucy, Claire and Jenna Rose Ridings, Easton Washam, Mason Smythe, Michael and Tessa Siebels, and Gabby and Brooke Beck.

Ben was a member of the St. Louis Graphic Arts Local 505 for 50 years and received his gold pin. Ben also served as a board member for the Spanish Lake Fire Department and was a very active member of the Spanish Lake Democratic Club and the North County Labor Club.

Services: Funeral procession, Monday, October 20 at 9:15 am from Hutchens Mortuary, 675 Graham Rd., Florissant to St. Ferdinand Catholic Church for a 10 AM Funeral Mass. Visitation at Hutchens, Sunday, Oct. 19 from 4-9 PM. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to BJC Hospice or to the American Heart Association.





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
STEVE T. ALLBRIGHT
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Friday, October 10, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Elfreda Allbright (nee Rudolf); dear father of Stephen (Claudia) and the late Stanley Allbright; dear grandfather of Stephen Allbright and Matthew (Jamie) Catarnichi; dear great-grandfather of Alex, Ethan and Ella; our dear brother-in-law, uncle and friend.

Mr. Allbright retired from the St. Louis City Fire Department in 1990, he was formerly assigned to Engine Company 14, years of service 1962-1990.

Services: Funeral at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Monday, Oct. 13, 1 p.m. Interment St. Trinity Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Backstoppers appreciated. Visitation Sunday, 4-8 p.m.





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
FRANK A. KAUFMANN
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Frank Kaufmann entered eternal rest on October 6, 2014, at age of 92. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, on January 24, 1922.

Beloved husband for 61 years of the late Lorraine (Mickey) Hazard and father of Mike (Dee) Kaufmann, Jane (Sam) Abernathy and Jim (Keturah) Kaufmann. Cherished grandfather of 8 and great-grandfather of 8.

Brother-in-law of Evelyn Kaufmann; devoted uncle of many loved nephews and nieces; friend to everyone he met. He sincerely lived and practiced his Roman Catholic faith his entire life.

Frank served in the US Navy as a Ship Fitter during WWII in the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters and during the Korean War. He retired from the St. Louis Fire Department in 1967 as Captain of Engine Company No. 2. Frank then worked as a safety and loss prevention manager for Ralston Purina, Browning Ferris, and Combustion Engineering. He retired with his family to a farm near Farmington, Missouri. Frank spent his last 4 years in the Black Hills of South Dakota to be with his daughter. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday, October 13, 2014, with rosary at 7:30 p.m at Kutis South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Kutis Chapel. Interment to follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the St. Louis Association of Retired Professional Firefighters.





FORMER DIRECTOR
JAMES E. SIEGEL
AFFTON FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Jim was born in St. Louis, MO on September 16, 1929. He graduated from Little Flower Elementary School and St. Louis University High School. He then attended St. Louis University before serving his country during the Korean War in the United States Navy. Jim was preceded in death by his wife Margaret and 2 children, Nancy and Richard. He has 4 living children, Thomas, James Jr., Margaret and Matthew. He is the grandfather of 11. He has 1 sister Mary Ann. Jim's interests included his many friends at St. Louis U High. He also enjoyed serving as a Director of the Affton Fire Protection District for many years.

Services: Visitation will be held at the Hunn Center at St. Dominic Savio Parish on Monday, October 6 at 10 a.m. until Funeral Mass which will be celebrated in the Church at 11 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Donations to St. Louis University High School Canisius Fund, 4970 Oakland Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110 or Masses preferred. A Service of KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL.





FIRE CHIEF
JOSEPH P. SCHMIDT, JR.
WEST OVERLAND FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


Baptized into the hope of Christ's Resurrection on Friday, September 12, 2014; beloved husband of Teresa M. Schmidt (nee George); dear father of Katherine (Michael) Calvo, Joseph, III (Rachel Detteff), Amanda and Abigail Schmidt; dear grandfather of Josie and Sofia; dear son of Jean H. Cope and the late Joseph P. Schmidt, Sr.; dear brother of Kelly Schmidt; dear son-in-law of Robert and Dorothy George; dear bother-in-law of Craig (Kevin Brown) George; dear uncle of Nikolas and Alexander Brown; our dear nephew, cousin and friend.

Chief Schmidt proudly served in United States Marine Corps, served 30 years with the Mehlville Fire Protection District where he was Deputy Chief, was the Chief of the West Overland Fire Protection District, a member of Missouri Task Force 1 and assisted during 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, St. Louis Area Strike Team 3, Missouri Region C Incident Management Team and a member of the Missouri Mules.

Services: Funeral Wednesday 9:15 am from JOHN L. ZIEGENHEIN & SONS (South County) 4830 Lemay Ferry Rd (63129) to Queen of All Saints Catholic Church 6603 Christopher Rd. (63129) for 10:00 am Mass. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. If desired memorials may be made to the St. Louis Fire Academy. VISITATION TUESDAY 3-9 PM.

Visitation September 16, 2014 03:00 pm - 9:00 pm - John L. Ziegenhein & Sons South County 4830 Lemay Ferry Rd. St. Louis, MO 63129.

Service September 17, 2014 10:00 am - Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, 6603 Christopher Dr. St. Louis, MO 63129.





RETIRED FIRE CHIEF
MAURO R. GONZALEZ
MAPLEWOOD FIRE DEPARTMENT


At age 76, went to be with our Lord on August 23, 2014. Mauro was born in St. Louis, MO on December 26, 1937, living with his parents, Mauro C. and Margaret S. Gonzalez in Clayton, MO. He graduated from the Chaminade College Preparatory School in West St. Louis County and then the University of Central Missouri.

Mauro was a firefighter for Maplewood Fire Dept. He served there for 32 years, retiring as Fire Chief in 2001.

Our beloved Mauro is survived by his wife Kathy of 42 years; Kelly and her fiancé David McDaniel; Becky; Inlaws Sam and Jean Young, Nancy Coonce and niece Jodi Roberts.

Services: A Memorial service for Mauro will be held at 1:00 p.m. on August 27, 2014 at Greenlawn Funeral Home East, Springfield, MO., after which a short service will be held at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, MO.

Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Aug. 27, 2014





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
PATRICK D. BRADSHAW
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the age of 80. Preceded in death by his wife Helen, son David, and five siblings. Dear father of Kenneth (Jody), Donna Carroz, Mark (Terri), Kevin, Kirk (Susan), Patrick, and Michelle (Patrick) Rask. Survived by his brothers Dale (Mary) and Mickey (Carol). Wonderful Paw-Paw to 21 grandkids and 23 great-grandkids.

Pat was proud to have been a St. Louis City Firefighter at Eng. Co. 8 for 28 yrs., and always had a story to tell about it.

Services: Memorial visitation at KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Saturday, Aug. 23, 3 pm with service at 5 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Backstoppers.





RETIRED DEPUTY CHIEF
HARRY DAVID 'PETE' GAREY JR.
COMMUNITY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Monday, August 11, 2014. Beloved husband of Dorothy Garey (nee Kruse); beloved father of the late Julie Ann (survived by Michael) Davis; dear grandfather of Adam David Garey Wilkersen and Brent Michael Davis; dear brother of Jeane Buckley and the late Robert Garey, Ruth Lywiski, Willard Garey and Betty Cupp; our dear uncle, great-uncle, brother-inlaw and friend of many.

Mr. Garey was a member of the Lion's Club, VFW Post #3944, American Legion Post #26 in Elsberry, a member of Missouri Mule and retired Deputy Chief of Community Fire District for 35 years.

Services: Visitation Wednesday, August 13, 3-8 p.m. at COLLIER'S FUNERAL HOME, 3400 N. Lindbergh Blvd. (St. Ann). Funeral Friday, August 15, 11 a.m. Mass at St. Paul Church, 1223 Church Rd. (St. Paul, MO). Interment St. Paul Cemetery.





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
JAMES W. KUEHL
JENNINGS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Friday, July 25, 2014 at age 68, of Sainte Genevieve, MO. James was born Tuesday, February 5, 1946 in St. Louis, MO and was married to Joyce L. (Thiemann) Kuehl on Sept. 27, 1973 and she precede him in death on March 4, 2000. Married to Diana (Young) Kuehl on Saturday, July 23, 2011. Survived by wife - Diana (Young) Kuehl, Sainte Genevieve, MO; Son - Stephen (Kimberly) Kuehl, Sanford, NC.; Son - Willam James (Heather) Kuehl, Bonne Terre, MO.; Son - Tim (Loretta) Kuehl, Sanford, NC.; Son - Mark (Melody) Kuehl, St. Louis, MO.; Daughter - Leane (Dan) Hladnick, St. Louis, MO.; Step-Son - John (Jenny) Bollinger, Pasadena, WV.; Step-Daughter - Dana (Al) Engelman, Sainte Genevieve, MO.; Step-Son - Shane (Emily) Bollinger, Heston, KS.; Brother - George (Eileen) Kuehl, Memphis, TN.; Sister - Lillian Ryan, St. Louis, MO.; 12 Grandchildren & 8 Step-grandchildren, 1 Great Grandchild.

Visitation will be at St. Joseph Church, Zell, MO on Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 10:00 AM till 11:00 AM. Service will be at St. Joseph Church on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:00 AM. Burial will be at Valle Spring Cemetery.

Founding member of Professional Firefighters of Eastern Missouri Local 2665. Memorials can be made to Backstoppers or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl. Memphis, TN 38105.

He was a member of Knights of Columbus #1037 Sainte Genevieve, MO Ste. Gen. Elks #2674 Professional Firefighters of Eastern Missouri Local 2665 (founding member) Had owned and operated OB Tavern in Ste. Genevieve.

Basler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
THOMAS R. TURIN
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Baptized into the Hope of Christ's Resurrection, Sun. July 20, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Shirley Turin (nee Goodman); dear father of Deborah (Stephan) Jones, Ricardo (Tammy) Turin; dear grandfather of Christina (Zack) Lezzrie and Nicole (Eric) Bertels; dear great-grandfather of Samantha, Stephanie, Sophia and Madison; dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle, cousin and friend.

Thomas was a retiree of St. Louis Fire Dept. and a member of VFW Mehlville Post #2184.

Services: Visitation at Fey Funeral Home (4100 Lemay Ferry Rd.) on Wed., July 23, from 3-8 p.m. Service on Thurs., July 24, at 10 a.m. then to JB National Cemetery for interment. Memorials may be given to Wounded Warriors.





FIREFIGHTER / PARAMEDIC
KEVIN A. BACON
WEST COUNTY EMS & FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Beloved son of Thomas R. Bacon Sr. and Susan M. Bacon and Arthur Combs; dear brother of Thomas (Kim) Bacon Jr. and Beth (Jim) Goode; our dear grandson, nephew, great-nephew, uncle, cousin and friend.

Services: A Memorial visitation will be held at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. on Thursday, June 26, 2-8 p.m. Contributions to the Backstoppers, PO Box 795168, St. Louis, MO 63179, greatly appreciated by the family.





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
CLEMENT E. MUELLER
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Surrounded by his family, entered into Heaven on Saturday, June 14, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Doris (nee Unnerstall); amazing father of Ed (Debbie), Sheri Makasini, Michelle Humphreys (Jeffrey), and Matt (Amy); loving grandfather of Karisa (Darius), Michael, Corey, Michelle, Matt (Kala), and Melissa; great grandfather of Lilly and EJ; brother of John (Dick) Mueller (Marlene), the late Terry Edgar (Vita), Donna Sailor (Jim), Becky Trankle, and Christina Mueller; loyal brother in law, nephew, uncle, cousin, and friend.

Clem was proud of his 27 years as a member of the St. Louis City Fire Department. In a final act of selflessness, Clem's wishes to donate his body to science were fulfilled through St. Louis University.

Services: Visitation with Doris and family will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, June 28 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (Dardenne) with a Memorial Mass immediately following. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society or the St. Louis BackStoppers are appreciated.





RETIRED BATTALION CHIEF
BEN VISCUSO
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


On June 15, 2014. He was preceded in death by his son, Tommy and his wife Reba of 66 years. He is survived by his children, Phillip, Stephen, Su-Ellen, Rebecca and Peggy and their spouses Kathy, Sandy, Jeffery, Robert and Joe; Grandchildren; Joshua, Jeremy, Jonathan, Katelyn and Randi; three great-grandchildren Devon, Nathan and Matthew; and by his brother Joseph.

Ben served in the U.S. Marine Corp during WWII. Ben was a retired Battalion Fire Chief from the St. Louis Fire Department. After his retirement he enjoyed building a home in the U.S. Virgin Islands of which many winters were spent. The summers were enjoyed at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Services: The family will receive friends 30 minutes before the Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 am on Wed., June 18, 2014 at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, 6303 Nottingham Ave. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. A service of HOFFMEISTER COLONIAL MORTUARY. Condolences may be offered at www.hoffmeistercolonial.com





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
DAVID M. BENDEL
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


On Monday, June 9, 2014. Dear father of Robert M., Stephen D. (Michelle) Bendel and Theresa (the late Mick) Bendel-Gutierrez; loving grandfather of Kylie, Brandon and Rachel.

Services: Funeral at KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Friday, June 13, 9 a.m. Burial with full military honors at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Mr. Bendel was a 30year member of the St. Louis Fire Department and served his country in the U.S. Army in World War II. Visitation Thursday 3-8 p.m.





FIREFIGHTER
WARREN T. HOOKER
ST. CHARLES FIRE DEPARTMENT


Of St. Charles, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 in St. Peters, Missouri.

Mr. Hooker is survived by his Loving Wife - Peggy L. Hooker nee Holligan, Son - Warren P. Hooker, Daughter - Vanessa (Dave) Prinster and Jeanie Lea Bender, Grandchildren - Greg Schueler, Tim Schueler, Tyler Paule, Danielle Hooker and Gracie Hooker and Six Great-Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his Parents, Father - Leo Clem Hooker, Mother - Virginia Cary Hooker nee Tucker and his sister - Barbara Smithmier.

Mr. Hooker was a Fire Fighter Engineer for the City of St. Charles, Missouri for 23 years.

Memorials can be made in honor of Mr. Hooker to Backstoppers c/o Paul Funeral Home.

Visitation: Saturday, June 7th, 2014, 12:00-1:00PM at Paul Funeral Home

Funeral Service: Saturday, June 7th, 2014, 1:00PM at Paul Funeral Home

Interment: Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Charles, MO.





RETIRED CAPTAIN
OTTO KOOB
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


At age 87, passed peacefully May 18, 2014. Beloved husband of Carol (Baruth) and the late Janet J. (Meyer); father of Karen (Mike) Evan, Gary (Lois), Don (Cindy), Janice (Alex) Dendrinelis, Denise and Dennis Koob; step-father of Michael (Shirley) Newton, Kim Carldron; son, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother-in-law, cousin, uncle and friend to many.

Otto served as a St. Louis City Firefighter for 30 years, and proud veteran of World War II.

Services: Memorial service was held in Hudson, Florida.





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
GARY LYNN GRANTHAM
AFFTON FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


Loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend was born on September 17, 1945 in Tulsa, Oklahoma - and departed this life on May 20, 2014. Son of Marvin Edward and Eula M. (White) Grantham (both deceased), Gary attended Riverview Elementary (Tulsa), Nottingham Elementary (St. Louis Hills), Heege Elementary (Affton), and Affton High School. He often spoke of the 28 years with wife and devoted companion, Gale (Walker) Grantham, as his happiest. Together they enjoyed life on their farm in Bourbon, Missouri.

A member of the U.S. Navy, Gary served off the USS Kitty Hawk (nicknamed Battle Cat) and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He began his career as a St. Louis County policeman, but quickly changed course and became a fireman. He retired from the Affton Fire Department after long and valiant service to his community.

Gary leaves behind his daughter, Sara McDermott; son, Erin Grantham; brother, Marvin E. Grantham, Jr.; sisters, Marjorie E. McBride and Donna Leonard; dear Mother-in-Law, Janeen Walker; six beloved grandchildren; and brothers and sisters-ln-law, Harry and Pat Walker and Art and Jean Duffy, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Services: A memorial service honoring Gary's life will be held at the time of interment at Jefferson Barracks. Condolences may be sent c/o Post Office Box 175, Bourbon, Missouri.





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
DONALD LINCK
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


At age 75, May 28, 2014. Formerly assigned to Lambert International Airport District 8, years of service 1961-1981.Visitation Sun., 3-8. Funeral Mon., June 2, 9:15 a.m. from Stygar Mid Rivers, to St. Joseph Catholic Church for 10 a.m. Mass. www.stygar.com





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
DOUGLAS C. MOODY
CREVE COEUR FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


At age 75, of Maryland Heights, received sacraments of Holy Mother Church on May 23, 2014.He was the beloved husband of Norma J. Moody, who preceded him in death on July 24, 2013. He is survived by children Joe, Danny and Steven Moody; grandfather of six, and great grandfather of three.

A funeral service will be held at 7 pm, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Alexander-White-Mullen Funeral Home, 11101 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Ann, Mo. 63074. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wendsday at the funeral home. Arrangements under the direction of Alexander-White-Mullen Funeral Home, Saint Ann, MO.





RETIRED FIRE CHIEF
WILLIAM ROBERT 'MICK' MOORE
PATTONVILLE BRIDGETON TERRACE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


On Thur., May 1, 2014. Beloved husband of Neeta L. Moore (nee Hathcock). Dear father of Robin Decker and Brian Moore. Proud grandfather of Ryan, Matthew, Brianna, Emily, Brendan and Samantha. Dear friend to many.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society appreciated.

Mick was a retired former Fire Chief of the Pattonville Bridgeton Terrace Fire Protection Dist.

Services: Memorial Gathering at STYGAR MID RIVERS Funeral Home and Crematory, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Charles, MO. on Thur., May 8 from 5:00 P.M. until Memorial Service commencing at 7:00 P.M. A funeral procession will depart from Stygar Mid Rivers on Fri., May 9 at 10 A.M. for an 11:00 A.M. Inurnment service at National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, MO. www.stygar.com





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
CLIFFORD H. MOERSCHELL
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Sunday, April 27, 2014. Beloved father, grandfather, greatgrandfather, uncle and friend. Clifford was in the US Navy and Navy reserve from 1945-1962. He was a St. Louis City Firefighter from 1949 to 1979. He was also involved in real estates sales for serveral years, a member of American Legion Post #444 and a long time volunteer for the USO and St. Louis Zoo.

Services: Visitation 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday, May 5 at HUTCHENS Mortuary, 675 Graham Rd., FLorissant followed by 12 p.m. funeral service. Interment National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, MO.





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
LEO P. KRULL, JR.
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Entered into Peace on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Beloved husband of 30 years of Rebecca M. Krull. Devoted father of Brian P. Blust and Kyle M. Krull. Loving PaPa of Emily S. Clark and Kyle M. Krull. Dear sonin-law of Yvonne Twomey. Dear brother of Karen Asher-Relf, Patricia Hines, Jane Maddock, Charlie Krull and Diana Catalano. Our dear brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle, cousin and friend.

In lieu of flowers, please make expressions of sympathy in Leo's memory to the Backstoppers, Inc. Leo was a firefighter for the City of St. Louis Fire Department for 31 years.

Services: Memorial gathering of family and friends will be held at Hoffmeister South County Chapel 1515 Lemay Ferry Road on Sunday from 3-6 p.m. with memorial service at 3:30 p.m. Please share memories and offer condolences at hoffmeistersouthcounty.com





FORMER VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER
LINUS H. EULENTROP
COMMUNITY FIRE DEPARTMENT


Born Ground Hog Day 1924, died peacefully at the age of 90 on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. He was a dedicated civil servant, successful business owner and accomplished river rat. He was preceded in death by his wife Doris Eulentrop, brothers Norbert, Gus and Joseph and sisters Gert and Helen. He is survived by children Jerry (Wendy), Rick (JoAnn), Bill (Beth) and Julie, 18 grandchildren and 6 greatgrandchildren.

Linus served faithfully with Community Fire Department, was a life long member of the Lion's Club and 2 terms as Alderman for the City of Woodson Terrace. He was a successful entrepreneur and retired deputy sheriff for St. Louis County. Linus loved the river, beating everyone at cards and listening to his grandchildren play music.

Services: Visitation Friday, April 18, 4-8 p.m. COLLIER'S Funeral Home, 3400 N. Lindbergh Blvd., (St. Ann). Service Saturday, 10 a.m. at Collier's Funeral Home. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
HARRY C. SHOULTS
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Retired firefighter of 30 years. Born on September 21, 1936, passed on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Loving husband of Barbara Shoults (nee Reed); beloved father of Michelle (Mike) McLaughlin, Tracy (Ken) Ryan, Harry Michael (Maureen) Shoults, Sandra Fleek, Sheri (Kim) Istre, Cathy (Mel) Hendrix, Susan Hunott and Paul Pogue; dear grandfather of 25, and greatgrandfather of 12 1/2 .

Services: Visitation at KUTIS AFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Tuesday, from 4-9 p.m. with Funeral service at 7:00 p.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Backstoppers appreciated.





FORMER DIRECTOR
KATHLEEN BURKETT
COMMUNITY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


Baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection, Sun., April 6, 2014. Beloved mother of Mark Burkett and Lesley Tiepelman; our dear aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend to many.

Services: at ORTMANN'S 9222 Lackland, Overland, Thurs., April 10, 10 a.m. Interment Lake Charles Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to American Cancer Society appreciated. Visitation from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday.





RETIRED ASSISTANT CHIEF
KENNY SCHALLENBERG
RIVERS POINT FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


It is with deep sorrow that the Rivers Pointe Fire District announces the sudden passing of Retired Assistant Chief Kenny Schallenberg.

Kenny was a member of the West Alton Fire District for numerous years serving his community. He worked his way through the ranks from firefighter to the Position of Assistant Chief.

He retired as Assistant Chief in 2007 when the West Alton Fire District and Portage Des Sioux Volunteer Fire Department merged and became Rivers Pointe. Although he had officially retired, you would still see Kenny around in times of need and he would provide assistance to the community just as in the past.

Kenny will be remembered by all of us and will not be forgotten.

RIP Brother, we have it from here.

The wake will be held on March 25th from 400 until 800 at Staten-Fine Funeral Home at 220 Court St. in Alton, Illinois 62002

A Eulogy service will be held on Wednesday, March 26th at 1000 at the Funeral Home with burial following at Ebenezer Cemetery in West Alton.

We ask all present and past volunteers of the Fire District to share this information with our fellow Brothers and Sisters that have served with Kenny to ensure that they know of his passing.

All fire service members are asked to wear Class A or Class B uniforms.





FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC
GREGORY LIGHT
AFFTON FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


It is with deep sorrow the Eureka Fire Protection District announces the passing of Firefighter/Paramedic Greg Light. Greg was killed in a vehicle accident near Pacific, Missouri on Friday, March 7, 2014.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 3:00 pm to 8 pm at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 500 Meramec Blvd. Eureka, MO.

Service to be held Thursday, March 13, 2014, 1000 am with interment following at Bethel Cemetery, 17500 Manchester Road, Wildwood, Missouri

- Office - 636-938-5505 Mon - Fri 8am - 4:30pm
- Media Contact PIO Scott Barthelmass - 314-565-2480
- Apparatus Procession Contact - Captain Richard Pallarito - 314-807-9494
- Fire Department Fill In Contact - Captain Brian Callahan - 314-960-2450
- Honor Guard Contact - Chief Kevin Halloran - 314-941-3400
- Casket Vigil Contact - Dale Hart - 314-420-0825
- Funeral Services Contact - Harriett Vaucher - 314-541-8701

Donations for the family can be made in care of Responder Rescue - Greg Light Family Fund - 3711 Mexico Rd. St. Charles, MO 63303 or to St. Louis Bank 14323 South Outer Forty, Town and Country, MO 63017 or Eureka Fire Protection District Station 1 4849 Highway 109, PO Box 97, Eureka, MO 63025 Responder Rescue Phone - 314-627-0700





FIREFIGHTER-PARAMEDIC
DANIEL J. GRUENER
AFFTON FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


It is with great sadness that the Affton Fire Protection District announces the death of Firefighter-Paramedic Daniel Gruener.

Firefighter-Paramedic Gruener, 29, died Monday February 24th, 2014 following a long illness. Dan began his service with the Affton Fire Protection District as a reserve member of our organization. Dan was hired into a full time position on May 3rd, 2012.

Beloved son of the late Joseph and Lori Gruener; cherished brother of Keri (Sam) Haug; our dear nephew, cousin, friend and brother fire fighter.

Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Friday, February 28, 10 a.m. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Contributions to the Backstoppers, PO Box 795168, St. Louis, MO 63179-0700, or the Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Rd., Ste. 146, Des Plaines, IL 60018-4110 appreciated.

Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m.





RETIRED FIRE CHIEF
CHARLES E. MILLER
CLAYTON FIRE DEPARTMENT


Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Sunday, February 2, 2014. Born June 21, 1940 to the late Francis and Helen Miller (nee Luebbers). Beloved husband for 50 years of Joan Miller (nee Cowgill). Loving father of Christine (Scott) Pellerin, Edward (Jennifer) Miller, Daniel (Pamela) Miller; cherished Papa of Taylor, Nicole, Michael Pellerin; Alex Miller, Taylor Nicole, Maddie Powell; Logan, Kaitlyn, Tyler Miller. Dear brother of Roger Miller, Judith Kreider, Evelyn Gaddis, and the late Margaret Mary Diecker, Joan Book, and William Miller, dear brother-inlaw, uncle, cousin and lifelong friend of Fred Pecka.

Boy Scout 1948-1958, Enlisted Navy 1958-1961, Shrewsbury Fireman 1961-1963, Clayton Fireman 1963-1999. Retired as Fire Chief of Clayton. Code Enforcement Research Coordinator St. Louis County, 1999-2005. Wash U. graduate; Fire Technology degree from St. Louis Community College. Past President of MABOI. Past Board Member of Building Officials and Code Administrators. Founding Member and Instructor of the Greater St. Louis County Fire Academy. Founding Member Missouri Fire Marshal's Association. Greatest accomplishments - dedicated husband, father, and loving Papa to 9 grandchildren.

Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Wednesday, February 12, 9:30 a.m. for 10:00 a.m. Mass at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Backstoppers or Responder Rescue. Visitation Tuesday, 4-8 p.m.





RETIRED FIRE CAPTAIN
R. MICHAEL WEHRHEIM JR.
FERGUSON FIRE DEPARTMENT


Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. Best friend and spouse of Karen J. Wehrheim (nee Hall); dear father of Kirsten (Eric) Carlton; dear brother of Jackie (Ron) Hunt, Robert (Pat) Wehrheim, Gregg Hall, Raymond (Cindy) Hall, Brian (Christy) Hall and the late Alan Hall; dear uncle, great uncle, cousin, nephew and friend to many.

Funeral from HUTCHENS Mortuary, 675 Graham Rd., Florissant 8:15 AM, Sat., Feb. 1 to Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church, Ferguson, MO. for 9:00 AM Mass. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation 4-8 PM, Friday, Jan. 31 at Hutchens Mortuary. Flowers or Contributions to Backstoppers preferred.





FORMER FIRE DISPATCHER
BRIAN PATRICK CLANCY
CENTRAL COUNTY EMERGENCY 911


At age 51, resident of Frontenac, passed suddenly in his sleep at home on December 17, 2013. Middle son of the late Cyril J. Clancy, former St. Louis Attorney, and Mary Elizabeth Liz Clancy; brother of Mike Clancy of Frontenac, and Cathy Bounds of O'Fallon, Missouri.

Brian graduated from Ladue (Horton Watkins) High School. He was a sensitive, compassionate man who enjoyed helping others. After completing his EMT training he became a valuable member of the Glendale Police and Fire Department. He later spent years at Central County Emergency 911 as a dispatcher. Brian was also recognized for his outstanding community service, dedication and devotion to Central County Emergency 911.

Services: Visition Friday Jan 31st, 3pm until time of Memorial Service beginning at 4 p.m. at Bopp Chapel. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Diabetes Association 425 South Woods Mill Rd. Suite 110 Town and Country, MO 63017 or Responder Rescue 3711 Mexico Road, St. Charles MO 63303. www.boppchapel.com.





RETIRED DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF
JOSEPH FIORDIMONDO
MEHLVILLE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Thursday, January 23, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Fiordimondo (nee Hudgens); beloved father to Joe, Marie Toni Scatizzi, Mary (Mike) Suda and Michael; blessed with 10 grandchildren and 12 greatgrandchildren. He was a dear friend to Mary Bueschel.

Joe served in the Civilian Conservation Core and United States Navy during WWII and was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He founded the Jefferson Barracks Boys and Girls Club. Joe was a member of the Missouri Mules, a charter member of the St. Louis County Training Coordinates and served on the Fire Protection and Technology Advisory Committee of St. Louis Community College at Forest Park. Joe served 36 years in the fire service and retired as Deputy Chief of the Mehlville Fire Protection District.

Services: Visitation at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Tuesday, January 28, 9 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. then to St. Francis of Assisi Church for 1 p.m. Mass. Interment National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Backstoppers would be appreciated.





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
DONALD E. MORGAN
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


On Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Camilla J. Morgan (nee DiMarchi); dear father of Donald (Norma), Dan (Christine), Michael (Stacie), John (Monica) Morgan; our dear grandfather, great-grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend.

Mr. Morgan was a retired St. Louis city Firefighter.

Services: Funeral at KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois on Monday, January 6, 10 a.m. Interment J.B. National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Backstoppers appreciated. Visitation Sunday 4-7 p.m.





RETIRED CAPTAIN
ELMER F. SHORES
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


At age 90, fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. Beloved husband of 65 years of Audrey (nee Hanley) Shores; loving father of Jan (Pat Doyle) Shores, Babs (John) Mutchek, Steve (Mary Ellen) Shores, and Debbie (Duane) Oehmen; dear grandfather of John (Joanne) Mutchek and Stacy (Nate) Baumgartner; Lauren (Jack) Pelikan and David Shores; and Tyler Oehmen; great grandfather of Sarah and Erin Mutchek and Katelyn and Dylan Baumgartner; dear cousin, uncle, brother-in-law, and friend to many.

Following his service in the Army as a Staff Sergeant in WW II, Elmer retired as Captain with the St. Louis City Fire Department after 30 years of service.

Services: Visitation 3-8 p.m., Monday, December 2, 2013 at HOFFMEISTER COLONIAL Mortuary, 6464 Chippewa at Watson. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m., Tuesday at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church. Interment with Military Honors at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, con tributions are suggested to Backstoppers. Friends may express condolences at www.hoffmeistercolonial.com





RETIRED CHIEF OFFICER
ALVOYD GLOVER
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


November 7, 2013, resting in peace. Retired public servant for the City of St. Louis Fire Department, Beloved father of Jan (Gabriel) Hess, Vicki (James) Washington, preceded in death by precious daughter Angela Glover, Toni (Gerald) McDowell, Karen (Jason) Thompson; dear lifelong friends of Bob Anderson, Richard Scott, Gloria Glover Foster and the firefighter community. Services: San Antonio, Texas, November 13, 2013. Condolences may be sent to vglover56@gmail.com.





RETIRED FIRE CHIEF
DONALD GORDON PARROTTE
FERGUSON FIRE DEPARTMENT


At age 86, of Fredericksburg died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at Mary Washington Hospital.

He was born April 3, 1927, and raised in Omaha, Neb. Don was a World War II veteran, having served in the Seabees.

Aside from Don's family, his true love was the Ferguson Fire Department in Ferguson, Mo., where he began his career in 1947 as a private. He worked his way up through the ranks, serving his last 17 years as fire chief before retiring in 1995. He served 48 years at the Ferguson Fire Department.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Irene; twin sons Jene (Michele) of Fredericksburg and Jeffrey (Judi) of Ballwin, Mo.; grandchildren Matthew (Erin), David and Catherine of Fredericksburg, Richard of Salt Lake City and Clay of St. Louis, Mo.; and one great-granddaughter, Piper of Fredericksburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mable and Gordon Parrotte, and sister LaVerne Land.

A service to celebrate Don's life will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Antioch United Methodist Church, 138 Kellogg Mill Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22406.





RETIRED BATTALION CHIEF
RONALD F. FIALA
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Of Imperial, Missouri passed on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at the age of 74. Loving husband of Julie Boerner; beloved son of the late Frank Fiala and Betty Fiala; devoted father of Carla (Marty Cumbera) Lynch, Ron (Celina) Fiala, Kevin (Glenda) Lynch, Tony (Becky Werner) Fiala and Tim (Jenn) Fiala; stepfather of Lance (Lindsey) Boerner and Yvonne Boerner; cherished grandfather to Lori, Michael, Stacy, Kelly, David, Michael, Lindsey, Kaitlyn, and Leo; great grandfather to three.

Ronald proudly served his country through 20 years of service with the United States Army and Army Reserves, achieving the rank of Major. He dedicated his life to public service as a firefighter with the St. Louis City Fire Department, where he earned the rank of Battalion Chief, and was employed as Fire Chief for Rock Community Fire Protection District for almost 5 years.

Services: Visitation on Friday, November 1, 2013 from 10am to 1pm at Kutis South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. Funeral service at 1pm in the chapel, followed by burial at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Backstoppers, PO Box 795168, St. Louis, MO 63179-0700.





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
PAUL DANIEL DEATHRAGE
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


At age 82, St. James, MO, formerly of Eureka, MO died Missouri Veteran's Home, Oct. 2, 2013. He was a St. Louis City Fire Fighter for 32 years. Veteran of United States Navy. Dear father of Patrick Deatherage (Lisa) of Eureka. Dear grandfather of Matthew and Nicholas. Services: Graveside Service at JB National Cemetery Tue. Oct. 15 at 10 am. Jones Funeral Home St. James.





RETIRED CAPTAIN
MARTIN P. LAMMERT
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection on Thursday, October 3, 2013. Beloved husband and best friend of Marie Lammert, for 55 years; proud dad of Chris (Don) Sheedy, Scott (Michele), Ken (Jennifer) and Craig (Carie) Lammert; extremely proud PaPa of Riley, Sam, Connor, Mitch and Jack; brother of Jerry (Mary Lou) and the late Rose Marie Cooke; son of the late Vince and Rose Lammert; dear uncle, great-uncle, brotherin-law, cousin and a friend to many.

Mr. Lammert was a St. Louis Firefighter for 30 years and retired as a Captain. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to cancer research or Backstoppers.

Services: Funeral Monday 10:30 am from JOHN L. ZIEGENHEIN & SONS (South County) 4830 Lemay Ferry Rd. (63129) to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church, 4900 Ringer Rd. (63129) for 11:00 am Mass. Interment Private. VISITATION SUNDAY 3-8





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
WILBERT F. JANSING
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Friday, September 27, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Dolores Jansing (nee Rathke). Loving father of Terry (Sherlynn) Jansing, Cheryl Mills-Covington, Richard (Patty) Jansing and Jill (Steve) Wheeler. Dear grandfather of Jim Mills, Jennifer (Gary) Scanlon, Melissa (Denny) Frey, Ian and Aaron Jansing, Cody and Jesse Wheeler and the late Eric (Kari) Jansing. Great-grandfather of Hailey and Logan Jansing, Dylan and Caleb Frey, Emery Wheeler and Max Scanlon. Brother of JoAnn Thomas and the late Clarence Jans Jansing. Dear uncle and friend to many.

Wilbert was as member of the Mizpah Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge #40, the St. Louis Retired Fire Fighters Assn. and the Disabled American Veterans - WWII.

Services: Funeral service at the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. Interment St. John U.C.C. Cemetery, Manchester, MO.

The family requests that contributions be made to The Wounded Warriors Project in lieu of flowers. Visitation Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. Friends may sign the family's on-line guest-book at Schrader.com.





RETIRED BATTALION CHIEF
JAMES McMAHON
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Sept. 18, 2013. Beloved husband of Esther Friedlein McMahon (nee Uhls) and the late Shirley Marie McMahon (nee Wegmann); Loving father of Maribeth McMahon, Aimee (Rich) Mankus, Tom (Dorothy), Joe (Tara) and Ed (Jane) McMahon, Mark (Aileen) and Michael (Mary) Friedlein, Jane (Gary) Baumstark, Sally (Jim) Pfeiffer and Kaye (Roger) Lashley; Cherished grandfather of 18 and great-grandfather of 1; Devoted brother of the late Sister Agnes Marie, L.S.P.; Dear brother-in-law of Norbert (Shirley) Wegmann Jr.; Our dear uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Memorials preferred to Little Sisters of the Poor, BackStoppers or Sacred Heart Valley Park St. Vincent dePaul.

Jim was a retired Battalion Chief with 30 years of service with the St. Louis Fire Dept.

Services: Visitation Fri. Sept. 20, 4 to 8pm at the JAY B. SMITH FENTON CHAPEL 777 Oakwood (at Hwy 141). Funeral Sat. Sept. 21, 10:00am Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Valley Park). Interment Calvary Cem. Tributes at jaybsmith.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?n=james-mcmahon&pid=167033775&fhid=6372#fbLoggedOut





RETIRED BATTALION CHIEF
FRANCIS J. STOCKMANN
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Wednesday, September 11, 2013. Beloved husband of Mary C. Stockmann (nee Murphy); loving father of Mary Kay (Bob) Pursley, Nancy (the late Guy) Sexton, John (Dora), Tom (Bonnie), Carol (Dave) Sykora, Judi (the late Mike) Stroud and Rich (Lisa); proud grandfather of 19 and great-grandfather of 20; our dear uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Battalion Chief of St. Louis City Fire Department, formerly of 804.

Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Saturday, September 14, 9:30 a.m. to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions appreciated to Backstoppers or Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Visitation Friday 4-8 p.m.





FORMER DIRECTOR/FIRE CHIEF
PHIL V. PAUL
COMMUNITY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


Baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection, Sun., Aug. 18, 2013. Beloved husband of Jerry Paul (nee Kamp); dear father and father-in-law of Denise (David) Harper, Gary (Connie) Paul and the late Jim and Judith Ott; dear grandfather of Alexis Paul, Sasha (Ryan) Walchli, Andrew (Melissa) Paul, Marty , Mandi and Micah Little, Jeffrey (Amber) and Greg Ott and Julianne (Mike) Hayes; dear great-grandfather of Remi and Cooper Walchli; special friend of Frank Ikemeier and Mike Strunk; our dear brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend.

Phil was a WWII Navy Veteran, a longtime member of All Souls Church and the Owner/Operator of Paul Bros. Service Station for 62 years, a lifelong resident of Overland, former Overland Councilman, Chief of the Community Volunteer Fire Department and later a Director of the Community Fire Protection District and a member of Thoman-Boothe A.L. Post # 338.

Services: Funeral from ORTMANN'S 9222 Lackland, Overland, Thurs., Aug., 22, 10:30 a.m. to All Souls Church for 11 a.m. Mass. Interment St. Ferdinand Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to City of Overland Beautification Committee or City of Overland Historical Society. 10th District Guard of Honor Service 7 p.m. Wednesday. Visitation from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday.





FIREFIGHTER
KEVIN GERARD OHLMS
ORCHARD FARM FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


Of St. Charles, Missouri, died on Monday, August 12, 2013 at the age of 53. Loving husband of 33 years to Teresa Ohlms (nee: Spencer); dear son of Orville and Martha Ann Ohlms; devoted father of Stacy (Adam) Humphrey and Shaun (Katie) Ohlms; cherished grandfather of Logan Humphrey, Carly Humphrey, Macie Humphrey, and Lilly Ohlms; dear brother of Lisa (Kerry) Crayon and Jeff (Kelly) Ohlms; dearest uncle of 17 nieces and nephews; and loved by many other relatives and friends.

Kevin was a farmer, a volunteer fireman with Orchard Farm Fire Protection District, and a carpenter at Beilsmith Truss Company for over 25 years. He was also on the board of the St. Charles County Co-Op for 17 years and was currently serving as Vice President, and a longtime member of St. Peter Catholic Church where he served as an usher for many years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kares 4 Kevin facebook.com/kares4kevin or St. Peter Catholic Church.





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
GEORGE F. HOHMANN, SR.
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Saturday, August 10, 2013. Husband of the late Nancy J. (nee Davis); father of Marie (Donald) Ferguson, George Jr. (Lisa), Matthew (Annette) Hohmann and Maura (Matthew) Haack; cherished grandfather of Andrew A.J, Tyler, Justine, Courtney, Elizabeth, Abigail, Ian, Barrett, Conner, Sean and Margaret Maggie; our dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Wednesday, August 14, 9:15 a.m. to Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

Donations to Parkinson Disease Assoc. appreciated. Visitation Tuesday, 3-8 p.m.





FORMER DIRECTOR
CLARENCE A. SCHIPPER
LAKE SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


At age 81, July 8, 2013. Fortified with the sacraments of the Holy Mother Church. Beloved husband to Lois Schipper and father to Kim (Paul) Hardin. Loving grandfather to Paul and Claire Hardin. Dear brother to Lorraine Dickherber. Clarence was preceded in death by his parents Anton and Cecelia Schipper (nee Orf) his two brothers, Leroy and Wilbert (Bert) Schipper.

Clarence was a member of Cement Mason's Local 527 for over 50 years, co-owner of a concrete construction company for over 20 years, served in the US Navy, Third Degree KofC. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church, served St. Patrick's as usher and Eucharistic Minister. Loved golf and the St. Louis Cardinals. He also was a Charter Board Member of Lake St. Louis Fire Dept

Services: Visitation 9:00-10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 13 at St. Patrick's Church, 405 S. Church Street, Wentzville, MO 63385. Funeral Service will follow at 10:00 a.m. Interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Patrick's Ado ration Chapel in care of the funeral home. Condolences and memories can be expressed at www.pitmanfuneralhome.com





RETIRED FIRE CAPTAIN
WILLIAM BILL McCABE RUDDEN
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


At age 66, of St. Louis, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on June 30, 2013. Loving father of Billy Rudden; beloved brother of James (Bonnie) Rudden, Mary Masterson, Christine Mattingly, Jane Rudden, Joseph (Loretta) Rudden, Sheila (Lawrence) Schneider, Patricia Rudden, Monica (Peter Alhorn) Rudden, Donna (Jim) Troy and Edward Rudden; dear uncle, great-uncle, great-great uncle and friend to many.

Bill was a retired Captain with the St. Louis Fire Department. He was an avid bird watcher and runner. He will be missed greatly by his many friends and family.

Services: Visitation 9-11:30 am, Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Hoffmeister South County Chapel, 1515 Lemay Ferry Rd. Memorial service immediately following the visitation at 11:30 am in the funeral home chapel. If desired contributions may be made to Backstoppers, 10411 Clayton Rd., St Louis, MO 63131. Please go to www.hoffmeistersouthcounty.com an extended obituary and where memories and condolences may be left.





FIREFIGHTER / PARAMEDIC
MARK E. KEELEY
RICHMOND HEIGHTS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Mark worked Fire and EMS for several agencies in the St. Louis region during his lifetime.

Visitation will be 4P - 8P Monday July 8th, 2014 at Schrader Funeral Home 14960 Manchester Road, Ballwin Mo.

Funeral Services will be 10AM at Schrader Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in Carrollton, IL.





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
WALTER JOHN SCHUBERT SR.
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Thursday May 30, 2013 in Warner Robins, Georgia. Loving husband of the late Dorothy Glanzman Schubert for sixty-three years. Dear father of JoAnn Jones (Gary), Jeannette Knight, Walter Schubert Jr. (MaryAnne), Ted Schubert (Shannon); much-loved grandfather of seven and The Great Grandpa in Georgia of four.

Services: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 2 P.M. at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, followed by a memorial gathering at the St. Louis Fire Fighters Hall, 4271 Delor Street St. Louis MO 63116.





RETIRED FIRE CHIEF/INSTRUCTOR
JOHN SACHEN
MALLINCKRODT CHEMICAL CO.


John Sachen, 77, passed away on June 21, 2013. Born in Kansas City, MO, April 21, 1936 to the late John and Vivian Sachen. John is a Saint Louis University High Alumni and attended Saint Louis University. John served in the United States Air Force.

John's lifelong mission was to educate firefighters, using state of the art techniques and equipment. He was devoted to firefighter safety. When asked if he would ever retire, his replied "I will continue to teach as long as asked."

John is survived by his ex-wife, Barbara Schwepker; his 4 daughters Caprice (Jim) Lawrence, Johnna Sachen, Bethany Sachen, and Valentine (Tony) Buttice; his 6 grandchildren Mariah, Violet, Jack Henry, Gabrielle, Tony Jr. and Emme. Remember- SAFETY NEVER TAKES A VACATION!

Services: Visitation Wed, June 26th, 5-8pm at Kutis South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. St. Louis, MO 63129. Memorial Mass Thurs, June 27th 10am at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque 4900 Ringer Rd. St. Louis MO 63129. Internment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Backstoppers.org





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
FREDERICK M. 'FRED' KLEIN
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Thursday, May 30, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Thelma V. (nee Deerr); dear father of Ronald F. (Myrt) Klein and Darlene C. (Jim) Cooper; dear grandfather of Michael (Anita) Klein, Chris (Janet) Cooper, Ed (Mollie) Klein and Loren (Ronnie) Reid; dear great grandfather of Adam, Rachel, Beth, Maddie, Kenny, Gabbi, Natalia and Nick; dear brother of Elmer and Matt and the late Al (surviving Shirley) Klein; our dear uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Mr. Klein was a member of First Baptist Church of Fenton and founding member of the Firefighter's Retiree's Association.

Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Tuesday, June 4, 11 am. Interment Sunset Cemetery. Contributions to Backstoppers or the Alzheimer's Association appreciated. Visitation Monday, 3-8 pm.





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
VERNON T. HOUCHIN
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Passed away peacefully, May 31, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Marie Houchin; loving father of Rodney T. (Barbara) Houchin; cherished grandfather of Robert T. (Lindsay) and William J. Houchin; dear brother of Carole Ann (Fred) Baras; dear uncle and friend to many.

Former President of the Retired Firefighters Association, Vice President of Local 73 International Firefighters Union, and Legislative Chairman of the Firefighters Benefits Committee.

Services: Visitation Monday, June 3, 4-8 pm at Hoffmeister South County Chapel, 1515 Lemay Ferry Rd. Funeral service Tuesday, June 4, at 12:30 pm in the funeral home chapel. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Donations may be made to Backstoppers, P.O. Box 66927, St. Louis, MO 63166. Memories and condolences may be offered at: www.hoffmeistersouthcounty.com





RETIRED BATTALION CHIEF
JOSEPH F. HOEDEL
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Thursday, May 16, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Isabel M. Hoedel (nee Mack); dear father of Jill (Dave) Hunter, Judy Hoedel Workman, Janice (Mike) Gessel and Joy Elder; dear grandfather of Ryan Gessel, Nick Hunter, Brad Gessel and Blake Elder.

Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Monday, May 20, 9:30 am to Immaculate Heart of Mary for 10 am Mass. Interment J.B. National Cemetery.

Mr. Hoedel served on the St. Louis City Fire Department for 30 years and was Battalion Chief. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Men's Club and award winner of the Senior Olympics. Visitation Sunday 2-8 pm.





RETIRED CAPTAIN
THURLO J. 'JOHN' CARTER
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Loving husband of the late June Carter (Fick); dear father of Daniel Carter, Mary Lynn (Dennis) Fouts and Nancee (John) Nocchiero; treasured grandfather of Matthew (Ali) Carter, Kristina (Keith Frost) Carter, Nicholas Nocchiero, Kylie and Addison Fouts; proud great grandpa of Kaelyn Frost; dear friend of Robert Fick; dear brother, brother in law, uncle, cousin, godfather, and friend to many.

He proudly served his country in the Army in WWII. He is a retired Fire Captain of the St. Louis City Fire Department. He is a 4th degree Knights of Columbus and longtime member of St. James the Greater Parish. Member of American Legion Post 89. If desired, please make expressions of sympathy in John's name to St. James the Greater Church.

Services: Visitation Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 3-8pm, Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary, 6464 Chippewa, St. Louis, MO 63109. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, May 16, 2013 10:00am, St. James the Greater Church, 1360 Tamm Ave, St Louis, MO 63139





FORMER FIRE CHIEF
LOUIS ALLEN MILLER SR.
KINLOCH FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


Visitation: Sunday, May 5, 2013 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at William C. Harris Chapel 9825 Halls Ferry Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63136.

Funeral: Monday, May 6, 2013 11:00 a.m. at Blessed Theresa of Calcutta Catholic Church 150 North Elizabeth, St. Louis, Missouri 63135.

Burial: Calvary Cemetery





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
PAT GUITTAR
LADUE FIRE DEPARTMENT


Of Wright City, Missouri, died on Monday, April 29, 2013 at the age of 63. Loving husband of Linda L. Guittar (nee: Kelly); beloved son of the late Harvey E. and Hedwig Hedy Ablen Guittar; devoted father of Kelly (Guittar) James; dear father-in-law of Dr. Quinn James; adoring grandfather of Kyle James; brother of Gary A. (Becky) Guittar; dear brother-inlaw of Daniel C. (Leslie) Kelly; honored uncle of Danny Kelly, Jr., Catherine Kelly, Sean Kelly, Kris Guittar, Ben Guittar, and Melanie Wolff; special nephew of Leona Auntie Johnson.

Pat was a 35 year employee of the Ladue Fire Department where he retired on December 28, 2012 as a Captain. He previously worked for the Maplewood Fire Department for four years. He was a member of IAFF Local 2665: Professional Firefighters of Eastern Missouri. Pat was also a member of the Missouri 8 Ball Pool League - Pro Detail. He enjoyed spending time with his fishing, pool, and poker buddies. The family would like to give special thanks to Heartland Hospice, Right at Home, Annie's Hope, Ladue Fire Service, and the City of Ladue. Heartfelt thanks and appreciation also go to Art and Anna Marie Oestereich, the James Family, and the Warren County Medics.

Services: The family is being served by The BAUE Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO where visitation will be held Thursday, May 2, 2013 4:00-8:00 PM. Funeral Service 10:00 AM, Friday, May 3, 2013 at Baue Funeral and Memorial Center Chapel, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO. Interment St. Charles Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Backstoppers. Visit Baue.com.





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
DANIEL LEO FITZGERALD
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, passed into his heavenly reward April 28, 2013. Preceded in death by first wife Shirley (nee Smith), son Daniel Leo Jr. and daughter Terry Lynn, as well as numerous members of his birth family. Daniel is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Betty (nee Helm), daughter Donna Gowens (John), son David (Jessica Vaccaro) as well as grandchildren Tania Stinson, Jason Hook, Stephanie Gowens, Bryan, Mark, Christopher and Daniel Fitzgerald and 4 great-grandchildren. He leaves many surviving siblings, nieces, nephews and cousins as well as dear friends.

Dan was a man who devoted his life to service to others. He was retired from the St. Louis City Fire Department, a Boy Scout leader, member of the Elks, the Knights of Columbus, and the Lions Club. During Operation Desert Storm, Dan served as Family Support Chairperson for the 21st General Hospital Reserve Unit, and has been an active member of the Catholic Church throughout his life, serving as usher, Eucharistic Minister, and active in many parish committees. He will be missed by many

Services: Funeral at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. on Thursday, May 2, 11 a.m. for 11:30 Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church (Imperial). Interment JB National Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 3-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Imperial, MO 63052 Building Fund or Food Pantry.





RETIRED CAPTAIN
MICHAEL SAMMY CROCKER
AFFTON FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


Crocker, Michael Sammy 60, of St. Clair Sat., Apr. 20, 2013. He is survived by his wife Flo Crocker of St. Clair; his son, Chris Crocker of St. Clair; brothers, Tim (Gena) Fish of O'Fallon, MO & Tony Fish of St. Louis; sisters, Linda Wheelis of St. Louis and Pat (Larry) Janssen of Cedar Hill; special friends, Bobby & Joanne Evans of St. Clair & Andy & Tiffany Stecko of Washington; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends. Mr. Crocker was preceded in death by his parents, Sam Crocker and Lavelle Fish & brother, Michael Fish. Mr. Crocker, son of Sam Crocker and Lavelle nee Reeves was born June 25, 1952 in St. Louis.

Mr. Crocker served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a Fire Fighter for 36 years and a Captain at the Affton Fire Protection District until his retirement in 2011. A wonderful husband of 36 years, loving father and good friend to many.

Private services were held. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to The BackStoppers PO Box 795168, St. Louis, MO 63179-0700 or @ www.backstoppers.org. Arrangements by Midlawn Funeral Home, Union.





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
WILLIAM D. SIEGMUND
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. suddenly on Thursday, April 18, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Rita M. Siegmund (nee Sauer); dear father of Keith (Diana) Siegmund and Kelly Smith; dear grandfather of Rebecca Smith and Heather and Mandi Siegmund; dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and dear friend to many.

Bill was a retired firefighter with the City of St. Louis.

Services: Funeral Tuesday, 9:30am from JOHN L. ZIEGENHEIN & SONS 7027 Gravois, to St. John the Baptist Church for 10am Mass. Interment: National Cemetery. VISITATION: MONDAY 4-9PM





FORMER DIRECTOR
JOSEPH THOMAS DOBRINIC
PATTONVILLE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


Passed away peacefully on April 11th at the age of 69. He is survived by: his wife Barbara (Feissner) Dobrinic, his children Lisa (Todd) Wilson, Laura (Bill) Bass and Joe (Susan) Dobrinic, his two step sons Ed and Jeff Hill and his brother Craig. Joe was the proud grandfather of nine, Trevor, Marissa, Eryn, Lindsay, Sara, Justin, Abigail, Katie, and Lexi.

Joe graduated from CBC and was a retired meat cutter of the National Food Stores-Local 88. He also served as a business agent, vice president and shop steward for the union. Joe and his former wife (Jane) moved to the City of Bridgeton in 1963 where they started their family. Joe was a passionate supporter of the City of Bridgeton, serving three terms as a Councilman and serving on the parks and recreation board. Joe was also a director for the Pattonville Fire District.

Joe has donated his body to SLU School of Medicine, no funeral service will be held. A memorial celebration is being planned. Memorials may be given to the Komen Foundation \www.komenstlouis.org or mail to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, PO Box 790129, St. Louis, MO 63179-0129.

Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved one's gone. Those we love can never be more than a thought apart. For as long as there is a memory, they'll live on in our hearts. - Author Unknown





OFFICE SECRETARY
NORMA A. LIGHT
BLACK JACK FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, April 5, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Gerald Light; dear mother of Gregory (Lynne), Kevin (Carol), Lisa (Rick) Klug, Douglas, Amy Light, Jennifer (Jeremy) Holway; loving grandmother of Kristen, Angela, Katie, Rachel, Kevin, Matt, Mitchell, Matthew, Jordin, Abbie, Molly and great-grandmother of Joshua, Kash, Mason and Jack; dear sister-in-law, aunt and friend.

Noma was a long time secretary for the Black Jack Fire District.

Services: Procession from HUTCHENS Mortuary, 10:30 a.m., Tues., April 9 to St. Norbert for 11 a.m. Mass. Interment J.B. National Cemetery. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Mon., April 8. Memorials to Downs Syndrome Assn. of St. Louis. 1.





RETIRED BATTALION CHIEF
THOMAS RAYMOND DUNCAN
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


At 74, passed away peacefully at home in St. Louis, MO on Friday March 29, 2013. Born July 8, 1938 in St. Louis to Raymond Duncan and Margaret (O'Keeffe). He married his childhood sweetheart and best friend Kathleen A. (George) on September 3, 1960.

He was a career firefighter in St. Louis from February 18, 1962 to September 4, 1991 and retired as Battalion Chief. Member of American Legion Post 15 and Local 73. He enjoyed travel with the Crazy Eights, carpentry, time with his family and friends and exercising with his special friends at the Carondelet YMCA. He was well-known and appreciated for his excellence in repetitive storytelling and his talent for extraordinary wood work.

Beloved husband of Kathleen; dear father of Patrick Duncan, Lynn (David) Duncan-Brown and Mark (Joell) Duncan; loving grandfather of Riley, Casey, Erin and Allison, Zoe Duncan, Sidney, Jeffrey and Meeghan Crook; dear brother of Peggy Duncan-Bigelow, Neil Duncan and the late Sally & Mary Duncan. Special regards to loving family members Jackie, Paul Jr., Katie and Kelci Wibbenmeyer.

Services: Funeral from JOHN L. ZIEGENHEIN & SONS SOUTH COUNTY, 4830 Lemay Ferry Road at 9:30am Wednesday to Assumption Catholic Church for 10:00am Mass. Interment Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery. VISTATION TUESDAY 3-9 PM. If desired, contributions may be made to PanCan or Backstoppers. Special thanks to all family and friends for your continued support. I've had a good life. You are tops, kid!





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
KENNETH REBURN HINSON
OLIVETTE FIRE DEPARTMENT


Mr. Hinson of St. Clair, Mo., died Thursday, at the age of 81.

He served in the Olivette Fire Department for 27 years before retiring in 1992.

Hinson is survived by his wife, Stella Hinson; his seven children, Beverly Snyder, Jackie Kitson, Lisa Fisher, Doug Hinson, Christina Alfermann, Bill Hinson and Jennifer Erbes; four brothers, Donald Hinson, Neil Hinson, Robert Hinson and Bernard Hinson; one sister, Betty Mae Davis; two foster borthes, Howard Sanders and John Briscoe; and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Ethel Hinson; by one daughter, Susan Jane Hinson; and by three brothers, Fred Hinson, Connie Hinson and Floyd �Junior� Hinson.

Hinson was a devoted Christian and active member and Deacon of First Baptist Church in St. Clair. He lived a Christian life and has shared his faith with many, who in turn came to know the Lord. The youth of the church knew him as the �Tootsie Roll Grandpa� as he gave all the kids tootsie rolls when they arrived at church.

Hinson was a fireman by trade and retired from Olivette Fire Protection District as a Captain, after twenty-seven years of service. He also worked in the service department of Frank Reed RV Center in St. Clair, MO.

A devoted and loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, foster brother, uncle, great and great-great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation was held Sunday at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair with Masonic services at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church in St. Clair with the Reverends Cliff Day and Dickie Hinson officiating. Interment, with full military honors, will be in Prospect Cemetery, Lonedell, Mo.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children.





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
PETER A. GENTILE
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


At 93, died Tuesday, February 12, 2013. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Mae of over 60 years; dear father and father-in-law of Joe (Donna), Carl (Marlene), Sandy Barger (Marty), Paul (Donna), and the late Maria; proud grandfather of Gina (Brian), Angie (Jim), Carlo (Orlene), Chris (Brad), Vince, Joe (Heather), Michael (Lisa), Nick, Elizabeth, Tom (Rachel), Peter, Angelo, and the late Paul, Greg, and Mary; great grandfather of Drew, Shannon, Brayden, Leah, Lauren, Jake, Tanner, Gianluca, Lazuli, Kelsey, Giulia, Quintin, Eliot, Cerulean, and Gioia; dear brother of Bess Troia; dear uncle, great uncle, cousin, and friend.

Pete was a St. Louis City Firefighter for over 30 years.

Services: Visitation 4-8pm Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Calcaterra Funeral Home, 5142 Daggett Ave. Mass of Christian Burial 10am Monday, February 18, 2013 St. James the Greater Catholic Church, 6401 Wade Ave., St. Louis, MO 63139. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions suggested to the Sick and Elderly Program of the Hill or BJC Hospice. Condolences may be offered at www.calcaterrafuneral.com.





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
HOWARD ROLAND HOVEN
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Sunday, February 3, 2013. Born on April 8, 1927 to the late Joseph and Florence (nee Partenheimer) Hoven. Devoted husband of Mary Ann (nee Lueckerath) Hoven with whom he celebrated over 63 years of marriage. Loving father of Steven Hoven, Susan Hoven (Wagener), Dennis (Donna Hartmann) Hoven and the late Ronald Hoven. Beloved grandfather of Heidi Fields, Josh (Erica Lumetta) Wagener, Daniel, Debra and Dylan Hoven. Dear great grandfather of Michael, Katelyn and Joshua Fields. Dearest brother of Lorraine Bauers, Joseph Hoven and Dorothy Callas and the late Richard and John Hoven. Our loving uncle, great uncle, cousin and friend.

Howard was a disabled Firefighter for the City of St. Louis.

Services: Funeral services from STYGAR FLORISSANT CHAPEL & CREMATION CENTER, 13980 New Halls Ferry Rd., on Friday, February 8th at 9:15 am then proceed to St. Angela Merici Catholic Church for 10 am Mass. Interment Private. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 9374 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63132. VISITATION THURSDAY 4-8 PM. www.stygar.com





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
WILLIAM G. ECKER, JR.
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Ecker, William G. Jr. Jan 31, 2013; Beloved husband of Lorraine Ecker (nee Maier); Loving father of Barb (Al) White, Guy Ecker, Kurt (Dale) Ecker, John Gestrich and Pat Follmer; Dear brother of Delores Milligan and Alan (Ethran) Ecker; Cherished grandfather of 12 and great grandfather of 6; Our dear uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Bill loved to sing in the choir and was a retired St. Louis City Fire Fighter, member of the former Maplewood Moose Lodge and Barbershop Singers Assoc. Memorials to Backstoppers.

Services: Funeral Wed. Feb. 6, (TIME LATER) at JAY B. SMITH MAPLEWOOD CHAPEL 7456 Manchester. Interment JB National Cem. Visitation Tues. 4 to 8pm.Tributes at jaybsmith.com.





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
JOHN O. FOGELBACH
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Fogelbach, John O. on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at age 98. Beloved husband for 60 years of the late Ethel E. Fogelbach (nee Ahner). Beloved father of Janet (the late Kenneth) Roberts, Richard J. (Ellen) Fogelbach. Dear grandfather of Angela, Kim, Dawn, Kelly, Edward and Scott. Dear special friend of Rosemary Rogg. Dear great grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend.

John retired as a proud firefighter for the City of St. Louis and was the oldest living retiree and member of the St. Louis Association of Professional Firefighters. He was a member of Gardenville-Cache Masonic Lodge #455, A. F. & A. M.

Services: Visitation Tuesday 4 - 8:30 pm at JOHN L. ZIEGENHEIN & SONS, 7027 Gravois Ave. (63116). Funeral at the funeral home on Wednesday at 10:00 am. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials to the Heartland Hospice are appreciated.





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
PATRICK J. WHITE
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


January 4, 2013; fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. Dear husband of the late Joyce (nee Muth) White. Dear father of Catherine (Russ) Stamper, Mary (Bob) Stubbs, Sharon (John) McKenna, Margaret (Gerry) Riley, Patrick Jr. PJ (Maggie) White and Gail White; grandfather of Adam Stamper (fiancé Tiffany Morris), Kyle (Shannon) Stamper, Sarah Stamper; Benjamin, Bridget, Britney, and Brendan Stubbs; Jack (fiancé Sara Mogelnicki), Kevin, and the late Maureen McKenna; Meg and Erin Riley; Patrick, III and Danny White; great-grandfather of Nolan Stamper; brother of Thomas White and the late Jack, Jim, Mick, Danny White and Sis Swartz; brother-in-law of Dave Swartz, Charlotte Reinecke and Barb Martin. Our dear uncle, greatuncle, cousin and friend.

Pat retired from St. Louis City Firefighters Local 73 and Insulators Local # 1.

Services: Mass will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 11725 Bellefontaine Rd., St. Louis, MO 63138. Visitation Monday 3 to 8 p.m. at O'SULLIVAN MUCKLE MORTUARY, 13996 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, MO 63017; and again Tuesday morning AT CHURCH from 10:00 until time of Mass. Donations to The BackStoppers Inc. PO Box 79518 St. Louis MO 63179-0700 or www.backstoppers.org preferred.





RETIRED FIRE CHIEF
ROBERT EUGENE 'BOB' HUPFELD, SR. MEHLVILLE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


Fri., Jan. 4, 2013. Bob went to be with the Lord. Son of the late Myrtle and Eugene Hupfeld; surviving wife of 54 years, Patricia Williamson Hupfeld, children and spouses, Maria (Paul) Fendler Sr., Robert (Sally) Hupfeld Jr. and Eugene (Yvette) Hupfeld, grandchildren Paul Fendler Jr., Michelle Hupfeld, Amanda Harriman, Elizabeth Fendler, Ashley Hupfeld, Allison Hupfeld, David Hupfeld and 7 great-grandchildren.

Bob was a career firefighter, starting with the Mehlville Fire Protection District in 1957 when a paid department was initiated. Bob went from the back step of the pumper to Fire Chief. Early in his career he worked on establishing Fire Local #1889. Bob was a graduate of Bishop DuBourg High School and received an Associates Degree in Fire Protection Technology from Forest Park Community College. Bob continued his education with studies in all aspects of the Fire Service and was well versed in construction, operation and repair of fire apparatus and equipment. After returning from MFPD, Bob started Gateway Rescue Equipment and sold, repaired and taught the use of hydraulic rescue equipment and air bags until it's sale one year ago. Bob was a member of the Missouri Mules, having served all positions up to Master Mule. He was a member of the St. Louis County Fire Academy Board of Directors, member of IAFC, Backstoppers, Make-a-Wish and active with MDA. Health issues the last 10 years prohibited him with these activities, but serving others was always in his heart. 56 years ago, he told his then fiancee that he had to take the job (with MFPD), so that if he saved one life, then his would be worthwhile. We all say "Job well done."

Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Wed., Jan. 9, 9:15am to Immaculate Conception Church (Arnold) for 10am Mass. Interment Immaculate Conception Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Backstoppers appreciated. Visitation Tues., 3-9pm.





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
JOSEPH SCHUESSEL, SR.
LEMAY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


Passed away on Fri., Dec. 28, 2012 at the age of 62. Dearest son of Virginia and the late Bertrand Schuessel. Beloved husband for 21 years of Jo Ann Schuessel (nee Hayes). Loving father of Connie (Rickey) Pesek, Mariann Schuessel and Joseph Schuessel, Jr. Dearest grandfather of Xaiver Pesek. Dear brother of Diana Zaccaria. Dear brother-in-law of Michael (Claire) Hayes, John (Robin) Hayes and the late Gary Hayes and Kathleen Hart. Our dear uncle, nephew, cousin and close friend to many.

Joe was with the Lemay Fire Protection District for 36 years and an honorary member of V.F.W. Post 4223 and American Legion Post 162.

Services: Funeral service to be held at Hoffmeister South County Chapel, 1515 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO on Mon., Dec. 31, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. Interment private. Visitation Sun. from 2 to 8 p.m. Should friends desire, con tributions to Responder Rescue, 3711 Mexico Rd, St. Charles, MO 63303, appreciated. Condolences may be offered at www.hoffmeistersouthcounty.com





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
JOHN R. MYLES, JR.
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


At age 81, passed away Dec. 19, 2012 at Piedmont, MO. He was born April 9, 1931 at St. Louis, son of the late John and Dorothy (Haill) Myles. He was a Korean Veteran, serving in the US Navy from 1951 to 1954. He was a Firefighter and First Responder with the St. Louis Fire Department for 30 years and retired in 1991. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and Wayne Eagles Club.

He was married to Shirley Ganss on October 12, 1957 at St. Louis and she survives, residing near Piedmont. Also surviving are 3 children, Karen (State Senator Joe) Keaveny, Timothy Myles, Kelly (Logan) Brown, all of St. Louis, 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.

Services: Visitation will be held on Wed. Dec. 26 from 4-8 PM at the MORRISON-WORLEY Funeral Chapel in Piedmont, MO. A second visitation will be held on Thu. Dec. 27 from 4-8 PM at John Ziegehein and Sons Funeral Home on Gravois Ave in St. Louis. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 28 at 10 AM and the funeral home. Interment with Honors will be in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In leu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society.





FIREFIGHTER
JEFFREY HUDSON, SR.
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


The City of St. Louis Fire Department announces the Line of Duty Death of Firefighter Jeffery Hudson, Sr. Firefighter Hudson died December 12, 2012 while on duty, after responding to numerous emergency calls.

Funeral arrangements:

Visitation 4P - 8P Monday December 17, 2012 at Granberry Mortuary, 8806 Jennings Station Road, St. Louis Mo.

Funeral services will be held 10AM Tuesday December 18, 2012 at Kennerly Temple, 4307 Kennerly Ave St. Louis Mo.

Burial will follow at Bellefontaine Cemetery, 4947 West Florissant Ave, St. Louis Mo.

Full firefighter honors will be provided.

Honor Guards wishing to participate should contact Aaron Buchanon at 636-262-1941

Agencies bringing apparatus for the procession should contact Capt. Sutter at sutterd@stlouis-mo.gov or 314-387-1591.

Hotel: Residence Inn, 525 S. Jefferson Ave. St. Louis 63103 314-450-3406 $82 per night.

Any updates or changes will be posted to the Firefighter Funeral Team website at www.mofirefuneral.org Please check this website for any updates.





RETIRED DEPUTY CHIEF
MICHAEL H. QUINT
ROCK HILL FIRE DEPARTMENT


At age 62, of Litchfield, formerly of St. Louis, was promoted to Heaven on Tues., Dec. 11, 2012. Michael was born in St. Louis.

He began his fire service career with the former Gardenville Fire District. He spent 15 years with the Prairie Du Pont Fire Protection District serving East Carondelet -Dupo, IL. He taught many years at the St. Louis Fire Academy. After working at Rock Hill Fire Department for 15 years as Deputy Chief/Training Officer, he moved to Watertown, WI to become an Assistant Fire Chief. He obtained the Executive Fire Officer title from the National Fire Academy. In February 2012 he became the Fire Chief in Litchfield, Il.

His wife, Vicki, survives him as well as 2 step-daughters, a sonin-law, grandson, step-mother, a brother & numerous extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth & William Quint; 1 brother, Thomas Quint.

Services: Funeral: Sat., Dec. 15, 2012 at 10 a.m. in Kutis Funeral Home, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road, Mehlville, MO. Burial: HuffmanMcKelvey Cemetery in Buckhorn, MO. Visitations: Thurs., Dec. 13th, 5 - 8 p.m. in Plummer Funeral Home, Litchfield, IL, & Fri., Dec. 14th, 5 - 8 p.m., Kutis Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Backstoppers, P.O. Box 795168, St. Louis, 63179-0700.www. plummerfuneralservices.com.





FORMER DIRECTOR
LARRY H. YOUNGBLOOD
MEHLVILLE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Saturday, November 24, 2012. Beloved husband of Sandy Youngblood (nee Stadler); dear father of Jill (Greg) King, Rich (Nikki) Minda, Mike (Stephanie) Youngblood, Lori (Tim) Schellhase; dear grandfather of 12; our dear brother, brother-inlaw, uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Mr. Youngblood proudly served with the St. Louis City Police Department and St. Louis County Police Department, was an investigator with the St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office, was an Anheuser-Busch Security retiree, served on the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors for 12 years, and was an active member of the Crestwood Elks.

Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd on Thursday, November 29, 9:15 am to Queen of All Saints Catholic Church for 10 am Mass. Memorials may be made to the BackStoppers. Visitation Wednesday 3-9 pm.





RETIRED CAPTAIN
RICHARD SCOTT WILKS
FRONTENAC FIRE DEPARTMENT


Passed away November 5, 2012 after an accidental fall. Scotty was loved much and will be dearly missed. See you later, pal. He is survived by Gillian (Mark) and Matthew (Rebecca) and 5 grandchildren that were the light of his life Zane, Zach, and Zoe Wilks and Mick and Mathew Olsen.

A Vietnam vet and Marine, Scott was a retired Captain for the Frontenac fire department. Also survived by his mother (Jean), brothers Steve (Kathy) and Jay (Lynette) and sisters Carol Harris (Gary) and Jill.

Services: Wake on Thurs. Nov. 8 from 3-9 at Kutis on Gravois and Services at 1 on Friday at Kutis with burial at JB National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Wounded Warrior Project.





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
RAYMOND C. ARNS
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Entered into Rest on Wed Oct 17, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Loraine Anna Arns (nee Hoefle), Dear father of Keith (Sue) and Kenneth Arns, proud grandfather of Jeffrey (Kimberly), Jimmy and Randy Arns. Loving great-grandfather of Shianne, Gage and Lukas. Dear brother of Robert (Carol) Hunt of Magnolia, Arkansas.

Services: The Stygar of Family Funeral Service is caring for Ray's family. Funeral at STYGAR MID RIVERS Funeral Home & Crematory, 5987 Mid Rivers Dr., St. Charles, MO on Tues Oct 23rd at 11:00 A.M. Interment at National Cemetery-Jefferson Barracks, MO. Visitation on Mon Oct 22nd from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. Memorials to SSM Hospice preferred www.stygar.com





RETIRED DIRECTOR
WILLIAM PAUL CONANT JR.
GREATER ST. LOUIS COUNTY FIRE ACADEMY


At age 89, asleep in Jesus, on Saturday, September 22, 2012. Born January 1, 1923 in Blue Island, Illinois, to the late William Paul Conant, Sr. and Mildred Snell Conant, the first of four boys.

A graduate of Purdue University with a degree in chemical engineering, Bill went to work for Monsanto in various capacities. After 37 years, Bill retired, started a 2nd career and became the first director of the St. Louis Co. Fire Academy. He served as a consultant to the state of MO concerning hazardous materials. Bill was an accomplished bassoonist. His favorite past times were fishing, reading, talking, and asking endless questions. Bill was a man of faith and always ready to have a theological discussion. He was a long time member of Webster Gardens Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Hartwig Conant; his children, David, Susan, Paul, and Allison; and grandchildren, Valerie, Colin, Kathleen, Christopher, Bridget, Leah, and Josephine. Bill's commitment to his family extended to include his three sister-in-laws and multiple nieces, nephews, and their children all of whom in stayed in touch through a daily email Weather Report. Bill will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Services: Memorial Service October 27 10 AM, Webster Gardens Lutheran Church in Webster Groves, MO, There will be time to visit with the family following the service. Contributions may be made to Webster Gardens Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice .





RETIRED BATTALION CHIEF
PAUL RUSSELL 'RUSS' FUNK
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


At age 67, of Branson West, MO, formerly of St. Louis, passed away September 10, 2012 at his home. Beloved husband of Shirley Funk; dear father of Christopher (Amanda) Funk; loving son of Rosella Ruth Funk; brother of Robert Funk; dear paw-paw of Macie Marie Funk, and a host of other relatives and friends. Russ was preceded in death by one brother, William Funk and one sister, Rebecca Diamond. He was a loving husband, father and paw-paw who loved the Lord.

Russ was a minister for the First Baptist Church. He served in the US Army and retired from the St. Louis Fire Department as the Fire Chief at Lambert Airport in 1990.

Services: Funeral Service will be held at 10 am, Saturday, Sept. 15, in the First Baptist Church, Kimberling City, MO. Burial 10 am Monday, Sept. 17, in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, MO, with full military honors. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, in the First Baptist Church, Kimberling City, MO. In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church, Russ Funk Fund, 161 Heavens Way, Kimberling City, MO 65686. A service of Stumpff Funeral Home, Kimberly City, MO.





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
MICHAEL R. MASTERS
PATTONVILLE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


Died suddenly at the age of 58 on 9-11-12. Beloved husband of Mary (Garwacki) for 37 years. Dearest son of Mary Lou and the late Ray Masters. Dearest brother and brother in-law of John (Angie) Masters, Mrs. Steve (Jill) York, John (Terri) Garwacki & the late Donna (Richard) Pfeiffer. Dearest uncle to John, Beth, Stephanie, Sam and Andrew. Daddy to his beloved cats Bunny, Max, Tigger, Emmie, Charlie and Champagne and bunny Scooter. Dearest nephew, cousin and friend to many.

Retired firefighter of 35 years that worked with Pattonville, City of Berkley and Maryland Heights Fire Departments. Retired member of firefighters local 2665.

Services: Visitation Friday, 48PM at Collier's Funeral Home 3400 N. Lindbergh, St. Ann MO. 63074. Funeral Saturday 10A.M at the funeral home. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to any organization which deals with helping our animal friends. ALTERNATIVE Funeral & Cremation Service. 636 498-5300. alternativefuneralcremation.com





FORMER FIREFIGHTER
RICHARD H. GERDING
RICHMOND HEIGHTS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Born April 10, 1934, St. Louis, MO, asleep in Jesus Sunday, September 9, 2012. Mr. Gerding married the late Yasuko Doi in Tokyo, Japan. They were married for 52 years. Loving father of Edward (Linda) Gerding and Deborah (Michael) Sykuta; proud grandfather of Ashton and Callie Gerding, Alyssa, Grant and Jacob Sykuta.

Mr. Gerding was a graduate of St. Louis University. He then served in the US Navy for 4 years. Mr. Gerding retired from McDonnell Douglas as a manager of accounting in 1992 after 32 years of service, and then worked for the Richmond Heights Fire Department for 19 years, earning a second retirement in 2011. Mr. Gerding was a lifelong international traveler to all 7 continents and visited all 50 states. He also took each of his grandchildren on an international trip.

Services: Memorial Visitation at KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Saturday, Sept. 15, 4-9 pm. with Memorial service at Christ Memorial Lutheran Church, 5252 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Sunday, Sept. 16, 12:30 pm. Joint burial at sea in the Pacific, on future date with spouse and canines, Yama, Hana and Yuri. If desired, contri butions appreciated to the Humane Society of Missouri, 1201 Macklind, St. Louis, MO 63110.





FORMER FIREFIGHTER
THOMAS FRANCIS LESYNA
MEHLVILLE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


Lesyna, Thomas Francis 76 of Decatur, IL., formerly of St. Louis, MO. Died Tuesday, September 14, 2012. Former firefighter for Mehlville Fire Protection District. Survivors: wife, Barbara; son, Thomas Jr.; 3 grandchildren, of Decatur; sister, Mary Ann Lesyna-Braun and husband Robert of St. Louis. Services: Funeral Mass 10 am. Monday Sept. 10, Holy Family Parish in Decatur, IL. Visitation 5-7 pm. Sunday at the church. Inurnment 1 pm Wednesday St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, St. Louis. Memorials: Class of 54 Scholarship Fund Christian Brothers College H.S. or College fund for Stephanie Lesyna. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service Decatur, IL.





RETIRED ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF
JOHN K. BRUST
VALLEY PARK FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


At age71, passed away, Wednesday, August 29, 2012. Loving husband of Joyce Brust; loving father of Terry K. Brust, James L. (Heather) Brust, Jeff (Janice) Brust and Kevin (Tammy) Wilson; loving grandfather of Crystal, Katrina, Elizabeth, James, Tiffany, Ashley, Julianna and Ireland. Loving great-grandfather of Timmy, Carter, Kelsie and Mason; Brother of Ruthie Hayes and brother-inlaw of Lily Brust.

John was a retired assistant fire chief of Valley Park. He also served as Ward 1 alderman of Valley Park. He was president of the Valley Park Lions Club.

Services: Funeral service at the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to John Brust Benefit Fund c/o Meramec Valley Bank or Valley Park Lions Club. Visitation Monday 3-8 p.m. Friends may sign the family's on-line guestbook at Schrader.com.





RETIRED CAPTAIN
JAMES G. 'JIM' BLATTEL
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


St. Charles, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at the age of 89. He was the widower of Melba Mel Blattel (nee: Stange); loving father of Bob (Chris) Blattel, Jim (Rhonda) Blattel, Jeff (Debbie) Blattel, John (Susan) Blattel; grandfather to Katie, Scott, Whitney, Carrie, Alyssa, Tom, Amanda, Raychel, Andrew and Nicholas; great-grandfather to Maddie, Rhiannon, Jaden, Devin and Olivia; brother to Portia, Virginia and Shirley; brother-inlaw to Ruth and Peggy. Mr. Blattel was also the father of the late Mike Blattel.

Mr. Blattel was a World War II U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in the South Pacific. He dedicated his life to helping others as a firefighter in the St. Louis Fire Department and ended his career as captain of Engine House 20. A lifelong Cardinals fan, he also enjoyed fishing and gardening. He was first and foremost a proud father of five boys to whom he passed on his strong work ethic and strength of character.

Services: The family is being served by The BAUE Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO where visitation will be held Wednesday, August 8, 2012 4:00-8:00 PM. Funeral Service 10:00 AM, Thursday, August 9, 2012 at Baue Funeral and Memorial Center Chapel. Interment: Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to The Backstoppers which provides needed support and financial assistance to the spouses and children of allÃ�¢$Ã�ºfire fightersÃ�¢$Ã�ºand volunteer fire protection units, who have lost their lives performing their duty. Share your condolences and memories at baue.com.





FORMER BOARD MEMBER
HOWARD KAROL MAHLER
CHESTERFIELD FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


Age 78 August 1, 2012. Beloved father and father-inlaw of Steve (Sue) Mahler, Lori (Ken) Heise, Mindy Mahler and Jamie (Rick) Esses; dear grandfather of Rachel, Lindsey, Galia, Adam, Sam, Alec and Carlie; beloved stepfather of Bill Pieper, Lori (Mario) Salinas, Chris (Francis) Gaebler, Kirk (Pam) Pieper, Mark (Lisa) Pieper, Julie Pieper, Jim (Terie) Pieper and Steve (Ana) Pieper; dear stepgrandfather of 20. Mr.

Mahler enjoyed a successful career in the furniture business in St. Louis since 1968. He was a volunteer in the Chesterfield Fire Department for over 20 years and the Director for 12 years. Following his Directorship, he remained as Chairman of the Board for many years.

Services: Graveside service Friday, August 3, 2:30 p.m., at Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol Cemetery, 9125 Ladue Rd. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions preferred to the American Heart Association . Please visit bergermemorialchapel.com for more information. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE.





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
KENNETH J. JANSEN
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Sunday, July 22, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy A. Jansen (nee Schultz); loving father of Darlene (Alan) Macke and Kathleen (John) Epstein; dear grandfather of Brian (Angela) Macke, Terri (Kevin) McCormick, Amy (Joe) Fandel and Katie (Jason) LaMantia; dear great-grandfather of Meghan, Olivia, Madison, Kyle, Jack and Sam; dear brother of Richard (Miriam) and the late Russ (the late Evelyn) Jansen; dear uncle, cousin and friend.

Mr. Jansen was a retired St. Louis City Firefighter and member of the American Legion.

Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Wednesday, July 25, 12 noon to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church for 12:30 p.m. Mass. Interment National Cemetery. Memorials to Backstoppers appreciated. Visitation Tuesday, 4-9 p.m.





RETIRED FIRE CHIEF
ED UNDERWOOD
CITY OF SAINT CHARLES


St. Peters, MO, died on Monday, July 9, 2012 at the age of 68. Loving husband of Gloria Underwood (nee Podleski); beloved son of the late Edward George and Beryl Underwood; devoted father of Daniel (Kathryn) Underwood and Victoria Underwood and stepfather of Terri (Tim) McDevitt, Paul (Melissa) Frost, Carolyn (Kevin) Shanahan, David (Laura) Frost and Lisa Doty; treasured grandfather of Emily, Josh (Kristin), Meghin, Mary, Kaitlynn, Nichlaus, David, Chelsea, Rebecca, Brandon, Kevin, Connor and Sophia; dear brother-in-law of Barbara (Charles) Pohl and Jim Podleski; beloved unkie of Michele (Donald) Moore. He is preceded in death by his sister, LaVon Marshall.

Ed was the Fire Chief for the City of St. Charles from 1971 - 1999. He is a past President and retired member of the Greater St. Louis Area Fire Chief Association, a member of the St. Charles Parks and Recreation Board, and a lifetime member of St. Charles Jaycees and Optimist International.

Services: The family is being served by The BAUE Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO. Memorial mass will be celebrated 10 AM, Saturday, July 14, 2012 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 324 South Third Street, St. Charles, MO. A visitation will be held one hour prior to Mass at St. Peter Catholic Church.

Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association or Masses. Share your condolences and memories at baue.com

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RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
EDWARD J. 'ED' HERTLING, SR.
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Saturday, July 7, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Zella Pat Hertling; dear father of Joe (Pam) Hertling, Kim Hertling, Mike Hertling, Barbara Lott and the late Richard Hertling; dear grandfather of Toni Lott, Jimmy Lott, Courtney Hertling and Caitlin Hertling; dear great-grandfather of 3, uncle, cousin and friend.

Ed was a St. Louis Fire Fighter for 32 years and was a professional soccer player and inducted into the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame.

Services: Funeral at HUTCHENS Mortuary 675 Graham Rd. Florissant, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12. Interment St. Charles Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorials to the Back Stoppers of St. Louis. VISITATION 5-8 P. M. WEDNESDAY, JULY 11.





FORMER BOARD MEMBER
FORMER VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER
ROBERT M. HENRY
WEST OVERLAND FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


81, of Tucson, AZ, formerly of West Overland area of St. Louis Co., Baptized into the Hope of Christ's Resurrection, Tues., June 5, 2012. He was a retired machinist for Universal Parts and Service after over 40 years; 21 year volunteer fireman with Ballwin and West Overland Fire Districts; and 24 year West Overland Fire District Board Member; active, faithful member and 17 year usher at St. Jude Church.

Services: Visitation at BAUMANN COLONIAL CHAPEL, 2504 Woodson Rd., Overland, Thurs., June 14, 5-9pm. Funeral from BAUMANN COLONIAL CHAPEL, Friday, June 15, 9:30 am to ST. JUDE CHURCH for 10am Mass. Burial at Memorial Park Cemetery. Masses at St. Jude Church preferred. Com plete obituary and on-line guestbook at www.baumannchapel.com.





VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER
HERBERT 'HERB' MOLLERING
WENTZVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT


Thursday, May 17, 2012 at the age of 54 after his courageous battle with cancer. Dearest husband of Kathy Moellering (nee: Johnson); dear son of the late Herbert F. Moellering and Frieda L. Knittel; devoted father of Brad (Shannon Holt) Moellering, Dessani (Jon Stillman) Moellering, Joseph Fisch, Julia Fisch and Paul Kroupa; beloved grandfather of Michael, Sierra, Christian, Sean, Piper, Caitlyn, Jonathan, Julia, Paul, Amanda and Justin; great-grandfather of Kylee. Herb is also survived by numerous brothers, sisters, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his step-father John Knittel.

Herb was a Volunteer firefighter for the Wentzville Fire Department, enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals and Rams, the outdoors, gardening and cars.

Services: The family is being served by The BAUE Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO where a memorial gathering will be held Monday, May 21, 2012 3:00-7:00 PM. A memorial mass will be celebrated 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at St. Cletus Catholic Church, 2705 Zumbehl Rd., St. Charles, MO.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. Share your condolences and memories at baue.com.





VOLUNTEER FIRE CAPTAIN
RICHARD PARKS
KINLOCH FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


It is with extreme sadness that the Kinloch Fire Protection District, St. Louis County Missouri, announces the death of Captain/Engineer Richard Parks at the age of 47. Captain/Engineer Parks suffered a medical emergency shortly after returning to the fire station following a structure fire in which responding crews successfully rescued a 16 year old victim.

Captain/Engineer Parks began serving the Kinloch Fire Protection District as a Junior member of the district and became a Firefighter at the age of 18, and has provided a total of 31 years of service to the community.

Funeral Arrangements will be announced on completion.





RETIRED CAPTAIN
FRANK D. BARNES
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


On Sunday, May 6, 2012. Beloved husband of Linda L. Barnes (nee D'Amico); Our dear father, fatherin-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend of many.

A retired Captain of the St. Louis Fire Department, past master of NAPHTALI Lodge #25 A.F. & A.M.. Memorials to Backstoppers are preferred.

Services: Funeral Thursday 10am at JOHN L. ZIEGENHEIN & SONS (South County), 4830 Lemay Ferry Rd (63129). Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. VISITATION WEDNESDAY 3 �? 8 PM.





RETIRED CHIEF
LAWRENCE E. SANTEN
RICHMOND HEIGHTS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, died April 28, 2012. Loving husband of the late Sylvia M. Santen; dearest father of Sr. Ann Marie, O.P., Gregory L. (Patsy), William B. (Paula Sue) and Laurie (Beth Buchanan); proud grandfather of Gregory L. Santen, Jr., Maggie Adams (Eddie), Julie Santen and Sylvia Key Santen; beloved brother of the late Mildred Carpenter, the late Raymond H. Santen and William C. Santen (Rita); dear uncle, cousin and friend.

Larry was a retired Chief of the Richmond Heights Fire Department, a Navy veteran of World War II, and a fourth degree Knight of Columbus. He has donated his body to St. Louis University School of Medicine.

Services: A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, May 3 at 11:30 am, preceded by visitation with the family at 10:00 am in the All Souls Chapel at the Church of the Little Flower, 1264 Arch Terrace, Richmond Heights. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Dominican Sisters of Our Lady of the Rosary, 175 Route 340, Sparkill, NY 10976.





FORMER DIRECTOR
THOMAS P. O'DRISCOLL, ESQ.
MEHLVILLE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Beloved husband of Ruby O'Driscoll (nee Wilhelm) for 41 years; beloved father of Erin O'Driscoll, Maureen (Michael) Finder and the late Thomas P. O'Driscoll Jr; beloved grandpa of Madalyn and Mikey Finder; beloved brother of the late Frank Buddy O'Driscoll; brother-in-law of Dick (and the late Delores) Vierling; dear uncle, great uncle, cousin and caring friend to many.

Tom was recognized by Lexis Nexis for the highest possible rating in legal ability and ethical standards in 2010, South County Citizen of the Year in 2010, St. Louis County Citizen Service Award 1994 and Special Olympics Winner Circle. Board member of South County Police Business Association and board member of South County Economic Improvement Inc. Former St. Louis City Police Officer, Director of Security for REJIS, Director of Security for Bi-State Transit and former Board of Director for Mehlville Fire Protection District.

Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd (at Butler Hill) on Wednesday, May 2 at 9:15am to St. Gabriel Catholic Church for a 10am Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the BackStoppers appreciated. Visitation Tuesday 3-9pm.





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
LAWRENCE J. 'LARRY' WAHLE
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Wed., April 18, 2012. Beloved husband of Frances Wahle (nee Jezich); dear father of Gary (Cyndi), Mark (Mary) and John (Renee) Wahle; loving grandfather of 7 and great-grandfather of 3; our dear brother-inlaw, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend.

Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Mon., April 23, 9 a.m., to St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church for 9:30 a.m. Mass. Interment National Cemetery. Visitation Sun., 3-9 pm.





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
THOMAS J. VORST
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Saturday, March 17, 2012. Loving husband of Marian J. Vorst (nee Stege) for 57 years; dear father of Gary (Robin) and Scott (Dorothy) Vorst; dearest grandpa to Krissy, Kyle (Chelsea), Korie, Kacy and John; dear brother of Mary Jean Sielfleisch and Joan Schuh; dear uncle of Kevin and Laura Sielfleisch; our dear brother-in-law, uncle and friend.

Mr. Vorst was a retired St. Louis City firefighter and a member of Gateway Corkball Club.

Services: Private services were held with KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL. Masses or contributions to St.Jude's Children's Hospital appreciated.





FORMER VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER
JOSEPH M. CRONIN
O'FALLON FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


O'Fallon, Missouri, died on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at the age of 87. Joseph was born in St. Louis, Missouri on February 17, 1925, the son of the late Michael and Minnie Cronin. He was a graduate of Beaumont High School who served honorably as a member of the United States Navy Seabees in World War II and the Korean War. He married Joyce Beard Cronin on November 23, 1946. Joseph is survived by his 3 children, Susan Cronin Sullivan of Dallas, TX, Joseph Michael Cronin of St. Paul, MO, and Janice Cronin-Brookhart of Manchester, CT; and 4 grandchildren, Daniel Joseph Sullivan, Joseph Michael Cronin, Molly Sue Cronin, and Neal Patrick Cronin.

He is the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #5077 of O'Fallon; owner of the Western Auto Store in O'Fallon from 1957 through his retirement in 1988; volunteer Firefighter in O'Fallon; and active member of the O'Fallon community and successful businessman. Joseph was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed family time, Annual Seabee Reunions, Dixieland music, yard work, tending bar, the Dallas Cowboys, and daily Cutty Sark's and Sunday Bloody Mary's, for medicinal purposes. He was a constant source of love, support, guidance, and friendship to his children and grandchildren, and was also smart, funny, and the life of the party.

Services: The family is being served by The BAUE Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO where visitation will be held Monday, March 12, 2012 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Assumption of the B.V.M. Catholic Church, 403 N. Main Street, O'Fallon, MO. Interment 1:00 PM, Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Missouri Veterans Home. Share your condolences and memories at baue.com.





FORMER FIREFIGHTER
THOMAS LAVELLE DEAN
BALLWIN FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
CREVE COEUR FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


You will be forever missed and loved, now and forever.

Thomas Dean had a bigger than life personality. He was one of those people who always had a smile on his face and an incredible sense of humor in any circumstance. Thomas was a kind, loving, and devoted family man and friend. He was genuine and could make strangers feel as if they had known him all of their lives.

Thomas served as a Firefighter in both Ballwin and Creve Coeur, and a Police Officer in Vinita Park. He was the Vice President and General Manager of Wholesale at Dean Team Automotive for 27 years. After his retirement he continued his service to the community by remaining active in his Church and holding many appointed positions within the City of O'Fallon, MO. Thomas Dean was taken from us far too soon on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the age of 67.

Thomas Dean will be greatly missed by his beloved wife of 44 years, Ella Mae Dean (nee Talbert); his loving children, Kerry Retta (Scott) Perrier, Thomas Edward (Patti) Dean and Sean C. (Elizabeth) Dean; his adoring grandchildren, Kaitlyn Colleen Perrier, Thomas Ross Perrier, Lily Ritter Dean, Emily Elizabeth Dean, Kyle Mulligan Dean, Lauren Connolly Dean and Sean Quinlain Dean; and his brother Richard "Dick" Connolly (Sally) Dean and sister Margaret "Peggie" Colleen Dean; not to mention countless relatives and friends far too numerous to list.

Thomas Dean has joined several friends and family members in heaven including his parents, Edward Joseph Jr. and Retta Connolly Dean; his brother, Richard "Ted" J. Dean III and sister, Maureen "Mo" Camielle Dean.

Services: The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 567 St. Joseph Lane, Manchester, MO on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. Visitation will also be on Saturday at 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass at the Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Dean Team MS Walk, or Heartland Hospice, Wentzville West.






ROBERT W. BROCKMEIER, JR.
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


57, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Friday, March 2, 2012. Beloved husband of Patty (nee Simpson); loving father of Jacob (Stephanie), Matthew, and Jimmy; dear PaPa to Alyssa and Lucas; dear son of Betty and the late Robert W., Sr.; dear brother of Mary (Rick) Sanders, Linda (Kevin) Simpson, Jackie (Ed) Everding, and the late Barb Smith; dear brother-in-law of Mike Smith dear son-in-law of Margaret and Dennis Simpson; dear cousin, uncle, and friend to many. Services: Funeral Tuesday 10am HOFFMEISTER COLONIAL MORTUARY 6464 Chippewa at Watson. Visitation Monday 3-8pm. Contributions suggested to Backstoppers or to Pathways Community Hospice. Friends may express condolences at www.hoffmeistercolonial.com





RETIRED FIRE CHIEF
ELVIA FRANK FAVA
LADUE FIRE DEPARTMENT


beloved husband of Margie, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2012, after battling cancer. Elvi was born on July 21, 1924, son of Frank and Luigia Fava and brother to Clyde Fava. A graduate of McKinley High School, class of '42, Elvi set many records as a Track & Field competitor and was an active participant in the annual McKinley High School reunions. He was also known as a Golden Glove contender. He met Margie while working as a newspaper carrier in St. Louis and they married on December 21, 1952.

On October 13, 1952 he began his long 37 year career as a firefighter with the Ladue Fire Department. On May 1, 1968 he was promoted to Lieutenant, Captain on July 1, 1972, Assistant Chief on September 10, 1973 followed by Chief on April 29, 1983. People often remarked that Elvi slid down the pole and climbed the ladder to the top! Elvi also served as president on The Greater St. Louis Area Fire Chiefs' Association and Metropolitan Fire Marshalls' Association and he served as Chairman of The Fire Academy Board of Directors. He was instrumental in establishing the St. Louis County Fire Academy what he coined as a Dream Come True and was honored to present the first graduating class prior to his retirement on April 30, 1989.

Those who knew Elvi would say that he was a man of integrity, he worked hard to provide for his family and thoroughly enjoyed a nice red wine and Italian meal!

He is survived by his nine children: Barbara Sauget, Richard (Mary) Fava, Christine (Greg) Kirsch, Beverly Fava, Judy Langston, Sandy (Wally) Theiss, Jean (Armando) Madden-Cazares, Frank (Harika) Fava; sixteen grandchildren, Bill Schlueter, Rick (Susan) Schlueter, Lisa Stephens, Kelli (Charlie) Fava, Angie (John David) Frazier, Scott (Katy) Silvester, Brian (Tecia) Silvester, Mark Langston, Valerie Langston, Matthew Theiss, Joshua Theiss, Paul (Dawn) Theiss, Andrew Theiss, Ashley Madden, Casey Madden, and Alysia Cazares; thirteen great-grandchildren, Corey Stephens, Melyssa Schlueter, Hailee Silvester, Alex Silvester, Cayden Silvester, Jacob Frazier, Joshua Frazier, Ella Frazier, Sofia Sylvester, Joseph Frazier, Sophia Jackson, Helena Theiss and Gabriella Jackson. Sincere appreciation is offered to Judy who was by his side every day over the past five months attending to his every need and ensuring he had everything needed for his comfort.

Services: A visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 6 from 4:009:00 p.m. at Kriegshauser West Mortuary, 9450 0live Blvd. Services will be at Our Lady of the Pillar, 401 South Lindbergh Blvd. at 9:30 Wednesday followed by the burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, 2900 Sheridan Road. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting memorials be made to BackStoppers or the Missouri Humane Society at hsmo.org on Elvi's behalf. www.kriegshausermortuary.com





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
JOSEPH A. GARGER
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Entered into rest on Wed., Feb. 15, 2012 at age 88. Beloved husband of the late Ruth C. Garger; beloved father of Joseph J. (Donna) Garger, Ruth Bunting and the late Robert A. (Mary surviving) Bunting; dear grandfather, greatgrandfather, brother, brother-inlaw, uncle, cousin and friend.

Joseph retired after 34 years as a firefighter with the City of St. Louis.

Services: Family and friends will gather at JOHN L. ZIEGENHEIN & SONS, 7027 Gravois, on Wed., Feb. 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., then proceed to J. B. National Cemetery for 11:30 a.m. funeral service.





RETIRED CAPTAIN
LOREN 'DOC' HEWITT
UNIVERSITY CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT


Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at age 90. Adoring husband of Dorothy Hewitt (nee Jarvis). Loving father of Patricia (James) Hoisington, and Gwendolyn Sage. Loving grandfather of Eric Brooks, Stephanie Brooks, Adam Sage, James Hoisington and the late Gerald L. Sage Jr., dear great grandfather of three grandsons. Dear brother of Kathryn Davis.

Loren was proud to be a Marine in WWII, a captain in University City Fire Department, and a bailiff in Clayton Court House. He was a friend to many.

Services: Memorial visitation at the SCHRADER Family Center, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 2-6 p.m. Interment private.

If desired, contributions may be made to Circle of Concern P.O. Box 4444 Valley Park, MO 63088. Friends may sign the family's on-line guestbook at Schrader.com.





CAPTAIN/PARAMEDIC
DANIEL J. NICEWARNER
CITY OF CLAYTON FIRE DEPARTMENT
CITY OF ST. CHARLES FIRE DEPARTMENT


Suddenly on Saturday February 4th, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Beloved son of Edna (John Walz and the late Donald R. Nicewarner; loving father of Dan (Jessica) Nicewarner and Tyler Nicewarner; dearest brother of Scott Nicewarner and the late Laura Nicewarner; our dear uncle, cousin and Friend.

Dan served his country honorably in the U.S. Marine Corp stationed in Okinawa Japan, was a fireman and paramedic for the St. Charles Fire Dept., a Captain for the Clayton Fire Dept. and a Chief for the Newton Fire Dept. in Newton Ohio, and then a emergency room nurse.

VISITATION for Dan will be held Wednesday Feb. 8th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the STYGAR MID RIVERS Funeral Home & Crematory 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. in St. Charles. Funeral Services Private.

Burial with Military Honors will be held at National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, MO.

In lieu of flowers Memorials to charity preferred.





FIREFIGHTER/ENGINEER/PARAMEDIC
DOUGLAS HAASE, SR.
CITY OF ST. CHARLES FIRE DEPARTMENT


It is with deep regret that the City of St. Charles Fire Department announces the death of Firefighter/Engineer/Paramedic Douglas Haase, Sr.

Firefighter/Engineer/Paramedic Doug Haase, 60, died February 1, 2012 while on duty.

Firefighter/Engineer/Paramedic Haase served his 27 year career with the City of St. Charles Fire Department. He also served as the Fire Chief of Lincoln County Fire Protection District from 1982 to 1984. Additionally Paramedic Haase served the Lincoln County Ambulance District from 1980 to 1995. He proudly served these communities with courage, compassion and integrity.

Visitation is Sunday February 5, 2012 from 2pm to 8pm. Firefighter walk through at 730pm.
McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home
1304 Boone Street Troy, MO 63379

Casket vigil is requested. Please contact Joe Gragnani at 314-985-4485

Funeral services are Monday February 6, 2012 at 11am also located at McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home
1304 Boone Street Troy, MO 63379

Honor Guard and apparatus requested. Honor Guard members contact Jamie Young 636-373-4728. Departments with apparatus contact Battalion Chief Grzyb 314-486-6112.

Family requests in lieu of flowers please donate to The BackStoppers P.O. Box 66927 St. Louis, MO 63166






JAMES A. CHENAULT JR.
WEBSTER GROVES FIRE DEPARTMENT


81, of Webster Groves on Monday, January 30, 2012. Beloved husband of Gloria (nee Meyer); loving father of Jim (Joan) Chenault, III, Richard (Angela) Chenault, Marielle Chenault; beloved grandfather of Jessica, Amy, Courtney, James IV Jay, John Jack, and Thomas Chenault; dear brother-in-law of Kathleen Kidwell and the late Ruth Ann Grob; friend to many.

Jim served in the Navel Reserve. In his professional life he worked as a CPA. However, he was an avid volunteer for the Museum of Transport, the Webster Groves Fire Department, the Box 8 Club, the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and the Kirkwood Train Station. He was a member of the Gateway Fire Historical Society.

Services: Memorial Visitation 4-8 p.m. Friday, February 3, 2012, Gerber Chapel, 23 W. Lockwood Ave. Webster Groves. Interment Private. If desired contributions in memory may be made to BackStoppers, 10411 Clayton Rd # 5, St. Louis, MO 63131-2910. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest register at: www.gerberchapel.com





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
MARTIN ASLAN
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Entered into rest on Sat., Jan. 28, 2012. Dear brother of Ollie (Valasia) Aslan, Judy (Bob) Wiseman, Sophie (Dennis) Cline, Helen Carlton and the late Ruth (Paul) Carmen; dear uncle of Andrew (Nicki) Aslan, Dimitrios (Jackie) Aslan, Stephanie (Jeff) Fisher, Donna (John) Mattingly, Leslie Cline and Craig Cline and our great uncle. Services: Funeral Wed., Feb. 1, 9 a.m. from CHULICK Funeral Home, 5611 S. Grand Blvd., at Bates to Assumption Greek Orthodox Church from 10 a.m. funeral service. Interment National Cemetery. Visitation Tues., 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Trisagion service at 7 p.m. Proud City of St. Louis Firefighter for 30 years and served in U.S. Marine Corps.





RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
GUSTAVE L. DOERNER JR.
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT


Gus entered into rest on Friday, January 27, 2012 at age 90. Beloved husband of Rita M. Doerner (nee Schmidt); beloved father of Gail (Oscar) Harper, Terry (Mike) Schimmer, Bob (Annette) Royer, Jr. and the late Dennis Doerner and Renee Sperandio; dear grandfather of Mike and Mark Harper, Lisa (Ben) Heisel, Chris Schimmer, Robert (Angela) Royer III, Jeffrey and Brian Royer; dear great-grandfather of 5. Dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend.

Gus retired after 30 years as a firefighter with the City of St. Louis. He was a member of VFW Post #2593 and the Meramec Arnold Elks Lodge #2372. Gus proudly served in the U. S. Marine Corps during WWII in the South Pacific.

Services: Visitation Sunday 3 �? 9 at JOHN L. ZIEGENHEIN & SONS (South County), 4830 Lemay Ferry Rd. (63129). Funeral service Monday 11:30 am with interment at Lakewood Park Cemetery. Memorials to the Missouri Veterans Home are appreciated.





SAINT LOUIS BACKSTOPPERS
JERRY CLINTON
GUNS 'N HOSES FOUNDER


(St. Louis Post Dispatch - January 19, 2012) He grew up in a housing project near Anheuser-Busch brewery and went on to become the wealthy owner of one of A-B's largest wholesalers, Grey Eagle Distributors.

As a youngster, he used his fists to become a Golden Gloves champion. Later in life, he raised millions of dollars through boxing matches that helped pay the mortgages, car payments and tuitions for the families of fallen police officers and firefighters. Jerry G. Clinton died Wednesday (Jan. 18, 2012) at his home in Huntleigh. He was 74 and had battled neuro-endocrine cancer for five years, a family spokeswoman said.

Those who knew him say he never got the full credit he deserved.

"Generally, people don't remember the person that started it ?? they remember the person who finished," said David Stokes, a former brewery executive who bought Grey Eagle from Mr. Clinton in 2005. The sale occurred three years after the son he had planned to turn the company over to, Jeff Clinton, was killed at age 38 in an auto racing accident in 2002. Mr. Clinton was born in 1937 in a house with no electricity or indoor plumbing. His father was a pipe fitter. He became a champion boxer through the Golden Gloves and AAU competition at the South Broadway Athletic Club. He graduated from Hadley Tech High School and went to work for the brewery delivering supplies. He took sales and marketing classes at Washington University and left the brewery in 1963 to work as a $125-per-week dispatcher at Grey Eagle, the brewery's new wholesaler. Mr. Clinton worked his way up to salesman, sales manager and company officer and began buying shares in the company. He became president in 1976 at age 39 and sole owner in 1980. Selling beer wholesale is all about knowing bar and store owners. Mr. Clinton worked hard and 'spoiled his retailers," a former colleague said. As St. Louis County grew, so did Grey Eagle, becoming one of the Midwest's largest independent beer distributors.

Mr. Clinton and friends started the Guns 'N Hoses tournaments to raise money for fallen first responders. In 25 years, he helped raise $3.6 million for Backstoppers. "We're supporting 59 families," said Ron Battelle, Backstoppers executive director. "Most firefighters thought of him as one of us," said St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson. "He won't be replaced."

Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Road, Kirkwood. The Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Cathedral Basilica on Lindell Boulevard. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery in south St. Louis County. Survivors, besides his wife, include a son, Brian Clinton of Clayton; a sister, Betty Freeman of St. Louis; five grandsons; and his ex-wife, the former Jo Novinska of Sanibel, Fla.





FORMER DIRECTOR
WILLIAM WALTER HENTCHEL
MEHLVILLE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT


Thurs., Jan 12, 2012. Husband of Elizabeth Hentchel; father of Bill (Linda) Hentchel Jr., Tedi (Bob) Dobbs, David (Melody) Hentchel, Rick (Debbie) Hentchel, Kate (Bob Zacher) Hentchel, Tim (Stephanie) Hentchel and Mark Hentchel; step-father of Alice Havard, Marian Schumaker, Nancy Marcus and Fred Younger; grandfather of 22; great-grandfather of 16; brother of Ted Hentchel, Skip Hentchel and Elsa Salomon; preceded in death by his first wife Velva Sanders and a grandchild Christopher Hentchel.

Bill was a retired teacher and administrator of Hancock Place Schools, a member of Lemay J.B. Lions Club, past member of The Mehlville Fire Board, a lifetime member of The NEA and a lifetime member of Carondelet United Church of Christ.

Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 10:30 a.m. Inter ment St. Paul Churchyard. Visitation Monday, January 16, 3-8 p.m.





2011


RETIRED FIREFIGHTER

MICHAEL EDWIN BOEHLE

COTTLEVILLE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT




RETIRED SENIOR FIREFIGHTER

EDGAR 'RICH' GRIFFEY

WEBSTER GROVES FIRE DEPARTMENT




RETIRED FIRE CHIEF

LEONARD 'AUBI' AUBUCHON

RIVERVIEW FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT




RETIRED CAPTAIN

DAVID STAFFORD

MID-COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT




FORMER BATTALION CHIEF

FREDERIC 'FRED' GOODSON

MONARCH FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT




CAPTAIN

JAMES 'JIM' D. McNAMARA

COTTLEVILLE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT




RETIRED FIREFIGHTER

CARL E. BUTLER

SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT




CAPTAIN

KENNY GROENNERT

MONARCH FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
MASCOUTAH FIRE DEPARTMENT




FORMER DIRECTOR

JOHN E. 'JACK' FINCH

PATTONVILLE-BRIDGETON TERRACE FIRE DISTRICT




RETIRED CAPTAIN

EDWARD KARCH

SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT




RETIRED FIREFIGHTER

JOSEPH A. LAWS

SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT




FORMER DIRECTOR

FREDRICK A. KRAFT

FLORISSANT VALLEY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT




FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC

CHRIS L. ZIEGELMEYER

CREVE COEUR FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT




FORMER CHAPLIN

THOMAS O. MURPHY

SHREWSBURY FIRE DEPARTMENT




RETIRED FIREFIGHTER

HARRY L. GEBHARDT

CLAYTON FIRE DEPARTMENT




RETIRED FIREFIGHTER
FORMER STATE FIRE MARSHAL

GAIL L. CHATFIELD

STATE OF MISSOURI
SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT




FORMER MEDICAL OFFICER

JONATHAN A. GOLD M.D.

SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT




RETIRED FIREFIGHTER

ROBERT W. BROCKMEIER, SR.

SAINT LOUIS FIRE DEPARTMENT




Retired Firefighter
JOHN 'JACK' IRWIN

Northeast Ambulance & Fire Protection District



Captain
RAYMOND F. BLADDICK

Kirkwood Fire Department



Retired Firefighter
ANTHONY E. ROLFES

IAFF Member



Retired Captain
LEROY SENTERS

Saint Louis Fire Department



Retired Captain
JOSEPH D. O'HARE

Saint Louis Fire Department






Retired Battalion Chief
GEORGE C. HATCHARD

Saint Louis Fire Department



Captain
STEVEN G. GRIMES

Fenton Fire Protection District



Retired Firefighter
JAMES J. 'JIM' HARTNETT

Clayton Fire Department



Firefighter
TIMOTHY L. MILLER

Saint Louis Fire Department



Retired Firefighter/Paramedic
CHRISTINA SCARPINATO

Crestwood Fire Department



Retired Captain
ORVILLE J. ALTHOFF

Fenton Fire Protection District



Retired Firefighter
WILBER J. SCHAEFER

Saint Louis Fire Department



Retired Firefighter
JAMES MICHAEL QUAIN

Saint Louis Fire Department



Retired Firefighter
ROBERT DALE BROWN

Ferguson Fire Department



Medic
SCHERESE M. BISHOP

Northeast Ambulance & Fire Protection District



Retired Captain
FOREST 'ED' DYER

Riverview Fire Protection District



Former Volunteer Firefighter
JAMES W. LYNCH, SR.

Gardenville Fire District



Retired Firefighter
ALLEN J. BRANDMEYER SR.

Saint Louis Fire Department



Retired Firefighter
ROBERT V. PAPPAGEORGE

Saint Louis Fire Department



Retired Captain
PETER P. CARAPELLA

Saint Louis Fire Department



Retired Firefighter
JOSEPH P. CARUSO

Saint Louis Fire Department









2010

CHRISTOPHER J. KOENIG
De Peres Public Safety Department



ALTON A. LOWRY

Saint Louis Fire Department



ORAN 'JOE' ANDERSON

Saint Louis Fire Department



DOMINIC P. MONTILEONE SR.

Mehlville Fire Protection District


KENNETH L. DAVID
City of Clayton Fire Department



LESLIE H. JENKINS

Saint Louis Fire Department



ALBERT D. POLLARD

Saint Louis Fire Department



ROBERT L. SCHMITTLING

Saint Louis Fire Department



ROBERT A. LUDVIK

Saint Louis Fire Department



ROBERT ALLEN PETH

Hazelwood Fire Department



EDWARD J. BOECKMANN

Saint Louis Fire Department



JASPER JOHN MANZELLA

Saint Louis Fire Department



CHARLES R. 'CHARLIE' COMBEST

Saint Louis Fire Department



NORVAL C. HOOD JR.

Spanish Lake Fire Protection District



ROBERT A. MOORE SR.

Lake St. Louis Fire Protection District



ROBERT HARDY III

Saint Louis Fire Department



GARY J. HERWIG

Fenton Fire Protection District



PATRICK ANTHONY LUCAS

Mehlville Fire Protection District



JAMES 'JIMMY' P. DROEGE

Kirkwood Fire Department



CHARLES W. PROCTOR

Saint Louis Fire Department



JOHN HENRY COBURN SR.

Saint Louis Fire Department
Missouri Department of Public Safety



JOHN WILLIAM RAINES

Saint Louis County Police
Bomb & Arson



ANGELO JOSEPH MAGLIONE

Saint Louis Fire Department



RICK A. KEELER

Creve Coeur Fire Protection District



ROBERT F. HUGHEY

Webster Groves Fire Department



WILLIAM H. 'BILL' LEWIS

Saint Louis Fire Department



ADAM H. DONGES

Saint Louis Fire Department


ROBERT E. PALMER
Mehlville Fire Protection District



JAMES P. DONNELLY

Cottleville Fire Protection District


ROBERT E. FEEHERTY
Normandy Fire Protection District



MICHAEL J. HART

Black Jack Fire Protection District



ALDO P. FARINA

Saint Louis Fire Department



ROBERT E. WATTS III

Brentwood Fire Department



DAVID L. FOSSELL

Saint Louis Fire Department



PAUL J. STEIMEL

Spanish Lake Fire Protection District


EUGENE 'GENE' WEBER
Orchard Farm Fire Protection District



BOB REBOULET

Metro-West Fire Protection District



CLARENCE J. BECK

Saint Louis Fire Department



CHARLES W. SZARWINSKI

Hazelwood Fire Department



JOHN FOLEY

Pattonville Fire Protection District



DAVID GERARD GAVWINER SR.

University City Fire Department



JERRY L. MOORE

Saint Louis Fire Department



KENNETH R. GEILER

Saint Louis Fire Department


WILBERT 'BILL' ALTEMEYER
Carsonville Volunteer Fire Department






2009

TEDDY RAY CASEY
Jennings Fire Department


THOMAS P. MOORE
Saint Louis Fire Department


THOMAS H. DELANEY
Saint Louis Fire Department


THOMAS L. VETTER
Saint Louis Fire Department


GARY W. BELL
Saint Louis Fire Department


EDWARD L. SLACK, SR.
Saint Louis Fire Department


MICHAEL J. THOMAS, SR.
Ladue Fire Department


WILLIAM J. CONLEY, SR.
Saint Louis Fire Department


ALAN CHARLES LUEBBERT
Saint Louis Fire Department


ELMER GEORGE 'SONNY' RADEL
Spanish Lake Fire Protection District


THEODORE A. KAMINSKI
Webster Groves Fire Department


JOHN L. HAWKINS
Saint Louis Fire Department
Spanish Lake Fire Protection District


KENNETH L. THIERET
Florissant Valley Fire Protection District


THOMAS E. THIEL
Saint Louis Fire Department


WILLIAM A. ALBRIGHT
Affton Fire Protection District


WILLIAM F. SCHMIDT
Saint Louis Fire Department


DONALD M. CAMPBELL
Riverview Fire Protection District


GEORGE OLIVER FISCHER.
Saint Louis Fire Department


MURLIAN E. 'MUR' HAGAN, SR.
Maryland Heights Fire Protection District


FRANCIS 'DENNY' ROWLAND
Spanish Lake Fire Protection District


EARL 'BILL' ARNOLD
Cottleville Fire Department


DENNIS G. FOSHE
Fellowship of Christian Firefighters


THERON W. 'TOM' ENRIGHT
Saint Louis Fire Department


GEORGE MILLIGAN
Saint Louis Fire Department


ELMER ELMO BRAM
Saint Louis Fire Department


RONALD E. TISIUS, SR.
Richmond Heights Fire Department


JAMES W. WHITE
Mehlville Fire Protection District


LONNIE A. SACHS
Rivers Pointe Fire Protection District


THOMAS LAUBER
University City Fire Department


ANDREW J. BETTMAN
Frontenac Fire Department


WILLIAM C.O. MEYER JR.
Saint Louis Fire Department


ALEX SCHEUER
Mehlville Fire Protection District


ROBERT H. MEREDITH
Saint Louis Fire Department


WILLIAM "BILL" RATCHFORD
Community Fire Protection District


WALTER SCHNEIDER, JR.
Saint Louis Fire Department


RICHARD A. YANDELL
Carsonville Fire Department
Robertson Fire Department


OTTO C. BREITE
Spanish Lake Fire Protection District


JOSEPH W. GREEN
Saint Louis Fire Department






2008

HERMAN L. SMOOT
Saint Louis Fire Department


WILLIAM J. FUESS
Florissant Valley Fire Protection District


KENNETH CHARLES NIEMEYER
Saint Louis Fire Department


CARL J. PETERS
Florissant Valley Fire Protection District


LEONARD RIGGINS
Saint Louis Fire Department


JOHN C. BAUER
Saint Louis Fire Department


AUGUST 'GUS' TRANTANELLA
Saint Louis Fire Department


DAVID W. HOUSE
O'Fallon Fire Protection District


FRANCIS R. HATHAWAY
Saint Louis Fire Department


ROBERT J. MAURER
Saint Louis Fire Department


RYAN A. HUMMERT
Maplewood Fire Department


DAVID E. LUCAS
Creve Coeur Fire Protection District


MARK 'DON' MERCIER
Jennings Fire Department


GEORGE A. KOESTER
Florissant Valley Fire Protection District


VINCENT V. MUNDWILLER
Saint Louis Fire Department


HOWARD R. MEYER
Saint Louis Fire Department


CLIFFORD ZELCH
Mehlville Fire Protection District


EDWARD J. ERSCHEN
Saint Louis Fire Department


CHARLES OLIVER
Saint Louis Fire Department


LOUIS P. BERRA
West County EMS & Fire Protection District






2007

JAMES T. ZEBAS
Rock Community Fire Protection District


FRANCIS GENE HALL
McDonnell Douglas Fire Department


ROBERT L. PENA
Rock Community Fire Protection District


CHARLES F. KIBBLER
Saint Louis Fire Department


MARK E. ZUNDEL
Fenton Fire Protection District


RALPH G. SCHROEDER
Saint Louis Fire Department


WALTER I. WADSWORTH
Hazelwood Fire Department


FLOYD A. ROARK
Berkeley Fire Department


CHARLES LUKE WIENTGE
Saint Louis Fire Department


DAVID J. MANESS
Saint Louis Fire Department


VINCENT B. BAUMGARTNER
Saint Louis Fire Department


THOMAS L. VETTER
Saint Louis Fire Department


FRANCIS 'JOE' STOLTZ
Mehlville Fire Protection District


RAYMOND F. TROG, SR.
Frontenac Fire Department






2006

JOHN W. FUESS III
Florissant Valley Fire Protection District


LUKE FRANCIS DOLAN
Saint Louis Fire Department


EUGENE E. BRYAN
Saint Louis Fire Department


LAWRENCE J. PICKER
Community Fire Protection District


BOB G. RICE
Saint Louis Fire Department


JACOB BUSBY
Saint Louis Fire Department


ROBERT E. HEIDENFELDER
University City Fire Department


ROBERT A. 'BOB' CHIODINI
Saint Louis Fire Department


ARNOLD W. SCHMIDT
Rock Community Fire Protection District


ERNEST B. BARBIERI
Lemay Fire Protection District






2005

HENRY J. 'BUD' KRULL JR.
Saint Louis Fire Department


RAYMOND J. HOGAN SR.
Berkeley Fire Department


MARVIN G. 'BUD' MILLER
Saint Louis Fire Department


GEORGE F. HAWKSLEY
Saint Louis Fire Department


HERBERT H. WEDEMEIER
Saint Louis Fire Department


JOHN C. 'HAMMER' BRAUN
University City Fire Department


JOSEPH A. MINARDI
Saint Louis Fire Department


CARL BOST
Jennings Fire Department


ARTHUR A. PEETZ
Community Fire Protection District


WALTER JOSEPH REEVES
Saint Louis Fire Department


THOMAS H. HOREJES
Saint Louis Fire Department


JOSEPH J. 'JOE' McMAHON
Saint Louis Fire Department


JOSEPH F. MUELLER
Jennings Fire Department


THOMAS WANSONG
Saint Louis Fire Department


CLAUDE R. BREECE
Saint Louis Fire Department


JERRY BUEHNE
Affton Fire Protection District


VICTOR K. EISENBEIS SR.
Jennings Fire Department


WALTER J. 'BUTCH' KARDELL
Lemay Fire Protection District


CHARLES M. CONNER SR.
Manchester Fire Protection District






2004

HAROLD P. SCHAEFER
Brentwood Fire Department


GEORGE J. POWELL JR.
Saint Louis Fire Department
South County Fire Alarm


ROBERT L. EVANS
Rock Community Fire Protection District


ROBERT E. WALSH
Saint Louis Fire Department


MARK A. PARRISH
Normandy Fire Protection District


THOMAS WILLIAM McDERMOTT
Saint Louis Fire Department


FRANK C. SCHILLINGER
Saint Louis Fire Department


MARJOB P. HARRELL
Saint Louis Fire Department


ROGER D. POLLIHAN
Saint Louis Fire Department


JOSEPH CLARO SR.
Saint Louis Fire Department


HERMAN W. STEINKOETTER
Saint Louis Fire Department


GILBER T. HELLER
Saint Louis Fire Department


MARVIN C. FARLESS
Saint Louis Fire Department


ROBERT C. 'PORKY' RYAN
Pine Lawn Fire Department


ANTHONY C. 'COBBY' GARAVAGLIA
Saint Louis Fire Department


HENRY W. COVERT SR.
Saint Louis Fire Department


LEE R. SUCHANEK JR.
Saint Louis Fire Department


VINCENT WRIGHT
Saint Louis Fire Department






2003

DENNIS G. MIGERONE
Webster Groves Fire Department


CARL J. HOFER
Saint Louis Fire Department


THOMAS M. BURKE
Saint Louis Fire Department


THOMAS J. BROWN
Jennings Fire Department


JOHN R. SIMON
Lemay Fire Protection District


DONALD R. KEMPEN SR.
Saint Louis Fire Department


WILLIAM R. 'BILL' MUEHLEISEN
Saint Louis Fire Department


KLAGERT RUSSELL DICKERSON
Saint Louis Fire Department


ROBERT R. STIEG
Crestwood Fire Department


THEODORE SANDERS
Saint Louis Fire Department






2002

MELVIN R. BAILEY
Saint Louis Fire Department


CHARLES CLINTON FISCHER
Saint Louis Fire Department


MARVIN C. HELFRICH
Brentwood Fire Department


WALTER DANDRIDGE
Saint Louis Fire Department


FRED A. GUY, JR.
Saint Louis Fire Department


JOHN D. TURIN, SR.
Saint Louis Fire Department


DEREK DUVAL MARTIN
Saint Louis Fire Department


ROBERT B. MORRISON
Saint Louis Fire Department


OLLIE E. NOONAN
Brentwood Fire Department


ARLAND WILLIAM COOSEMAN
Saint Louis Fire Department


OTTO C. FREIBURGHAUS
Affton Fire Protection District


ELMER H. MAHNE
Saint Louis Fire Department


ROBERT J. EHLL
Maplewood Fire Department


CHARLES PETE REICHMUTH, SR.
Saint Louis Fire Department


CHARLES M. MAGUIRE
Saint Louis Fire Department


CHARLES E. REICHELT
Saint Louis Fire Department


LEONARD 'CAP' KEMP
Ladue Fire Department


ALVIN A. DIETRICH
Saint Louis Fire Department


JACK GANNON
Hazelwood Fire Department






2001

JOHN BROCKMEIER
Saint Louis Fire Department


CHARLES BENNING
Saint Louis Fire Department


ANDREW P. SPARKY' WEBER
Saint Louis Fire Department


THOMAS F. O'DONNELL
Saint Louis Fire Department


JAMES JOHN SHANAHAN JR.
University City Fire Department


HENRY G. DYE
Normandy Fire Protection District


MICHAEL A. GERRAN
Saint Louis Fire Department


STANLEY W. HEMMEN
Saint Louis Fire Department


EARL A. BIERMANN
Saint Louis Fire Department


RICHARD G. 'RICK' OLDHAM
Saint Louis Fire Department


ROBERT J. KUNZI
Saint Louis Fire Department


FREDRICK T. 'FRED' RAY
Normandy Fire Protection District


LAWRENCE H. WOLDMAN
Saint Louis Fire Department






2000

FRANK C. TALLIS JR.
Webster Groves Fire Department


JOHN J. FRIEL
Saint Louis Fire Department


TERRY C. MAY
Saint Louis Fire Department


DAVID A. 'BULLDOG' WILLIAMS
Saint Louis Fire Department


DAVID T. JENNER
Spanish Lake Fire Protection District


JAMES W. MULLINS
West Overland Fire Protection District


EDWIN F. FLORI JR.
Saint Louis Fire Department


JARRIETT L. 'JERRY' SUTTON
Florissant Valley Fire Protection District


ALBERT L. AMMON
Saint Louis Fire Department


WILLIAM J. 'LITTLE JOE' LIEBMAN
Saint Louis Fire Department


JOHN W. RHODUS
Saint Louis Fire Department


PARTICK J. MAHON SR.
Saint Louis Fire Department


ELMER F. MUELLER
Black Jack Fire Protection District


JOHN J. 'BUD' ZAIZ
Community Fire Protection District






1999

JARVIS D. MITCHELL
Saint Louis Fire Department


CHARLES T. MOSER
Saint Louis Fire Department


DONALD G. BLACKWELL
Saint Louis Fire Department


JOSEPH EULENTROP
Hazelwood Fire Department