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St. Charles County obituaries for Aug. 26

St. Charles County obituaries for Aug. 26

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Sandy G. Melrose

Sandy G. Melrose, 60, of Wentzville died Aug. 4, 2007, at San Ramon Regional Medical Center in San Ramon, Calif. She was born July 16, 1947, to Frederick and M. Alice (Wilson) Massman in Wentzville.

Mrs. Melrose was a bookkeeper.

She is survived by her husband, Michael Melrose of Wentzville; one son, Michael Jr. of Wentzville; one daughter, Michelle Melrose of Wentzville; and one sister, Rosemary Thornhill of Troy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Leonard Massman and Fred Massman Jr.; and two sisters, Barbara Massman and Carolyn Cook-Scroggins.

Services were Aug. 17 at Pitman Funeral Home with burial in Linn Cemetery in Wentzville.

Memorials may be to the American Heart Association c/o Pitman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385.

Mildred Bracht

Mildred Bracht, 89, of Wentzville died Aug. 22, 2007, at SSM St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis. She was born Oct. 7, 1917, to Sid and Claudia Dyer in Moscow Mills.

Mrs. Bracht was a homemaker and a member of the West Alton Community Church Ladies Aid.

She is survived by her husband, Anthony A. Bracht of Wentzville; four daughters, Bonnie J. Tuepker of Vichy, Joan Witt and Dolores Davis, both of Wentzville, and Mary K. Wiss of Chesterfield; one sister, Lucille Dyer of San Diego; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Dennis D.; her parents; and five brothers, S.J., Dallas, Parks, Elmer and Owen Dyer.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Baue Funeral and Memorial Center chapel in St. Charles with burial in St. Charles Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 26 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be to the American Diabetes Association c/o Baue Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 W. Clay St., St. Charles, MO 63301.

Rebecca L. Eufinger

Rebecca "Becky" Lynne Eufinger, 46, of St. Charles died Aug. 22, 2007, at home. She was born April 18, 1961, to Lynn W. and Judith L. (Petry) Cochran in Du Quoin, Ill.

She was a graphic artist who worked for Personix in Maryland Heights for two years.

She is survived by two sons, Nicholas Vollmer and Anthony Ingracia, both of St. Charles; her parents, of St. Charles; one sister, Teresa Moudy of Wright City; and two brothers, James Cochran of St. Charles and Jeffrey Cochran of St. Peters.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Baue Funeral and Memorial Center chapel in St. Charles. Her body was to have been cremated. Visitation was scheduled from 4 to 9 p.m. Aug. 25 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be to the American Cancer Society for pancreatic cancer research c/o Baue Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 W. Clay St., St. Charles, MO 63301.

Thomas Ohlms

FLAG Thomas "Tom" Ohlms, 71, of St. Charles died Aug. 23, 2007, at SSM St. Joseph Health Center. He was born Aug. 25, 1935, to Raymond and Ellen M. (Bryan) Ohlms in Orchard Farm.

Mr. Ohlms was an accountant with Ohlms & Ohlms Accountants in St. Charles for 48 years. He served in the Army from September 1961 to July 1962. He was a member of the Pikers Club, Lions Club, St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in St. Charles and the Independent Accountants Society of Missouri.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Ohlms of St. Charles; one son, Terry of St. Charles; one daughter, Cindy Easler of Warrenton; one brother, Gerald of St. Charles; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Baue Funeral Home chapel in St. Charles with burial in St. Charles Memorial Gardens. Visitation was scheduled from 4-9 p.m. Aug. 25 and 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 26 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be to the American Cancer Society or the Boys and Girls Club of St. Charles c/o Baue Funeral Home, 620 Jefferson St., St. Charles, MO 63301.

Elizabeth Tracy-Lewis

Elizabeth "Betty" Tracy-Lewis, 89, of Winfield died Aug. 20, 2007, at home. She was born Dec. 7, 1917, to John and Stella (Percheski) Kalapinski in Detroit.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by three sons, James J. Tracy III of Woodinville, Wash., Richard Tracy of Union and Gene Tracy of North Plains, Ore.; one daughter, Pat Brown of Graham, Wash.; one brother, Jack Kalapinski of Middletown; four sisters, Margaret Reynolds of St. Ann, Sister Mary M. Kalapinski of St. Louis, Maxine Bratton of Bland and Dolores Monahan of Morrison; 14 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwood Lewis; her parents; three brothers; and one sister.

Services were Aug. 23 at Paul Funeral Home in St. Charles. Her body was cremated.

Memorials may be to the American Cancer Society or Alzheimer's Association c/o Paul Funeral Home, 240 N. Kingshighway, St. Charles, MO 63301.

Mildred E. Teeter

Mildred Elizabeth Teeter, 74, of Montgomery City died Aug. 20, 2007, at home. She was born Nov. 22, 1932, to Edward and Rose (Miller) Wiederholt in Conception.

Mrs. Teeter worked as a shipping clerk for Pioneer Cap for 30 years and for Swingster for seven years before retiring in 1992. She later worked for Brad's Garden Center for nine years and also cleaned houses and businesses.

She was a former volunteer for the Ohio Valley Nursing Home in Ohio, a member of and quilter at Immaculate Conception Church in Montgomery City, a member of Eastern Star, a volunteer at Bellflower Elementary School, a project leader for Bellflower 4-H Boosters the last four years and an Earth Team volunteer for the USDA-NRCS/SWCD offices in Montgomery and Warren counties. Last spring, she received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation District.

She is survived by one daughter, Patricia Swanson of Sardinia, Ohio; two sons, David of Montgomery City and Merle of Lumberton, Texas; one sister, Deloris Umphry of Stanberry; two brothers, Leroy Wiederholt of Stanberry and Marvin Wiederholt of Ravenwood; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwood Teeter; her parents; four sisters, Loretta Lehmer, Margaret Smith, Beatrice Lager and Kathleen Campbell; and three brothers, Gerald, Edwin and Norbert Wiederholt.

A funeral Mass and burial were Aug. 25 in Georgetown, Ohio. A wake service was Aug. 22 at Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City.

Memorials may be to Immaculate Conception Church, Immaculate Conception Church Relay for Life Team or St. Mary's Cemetery Fund c/o Schlanker Funeral Home, 207 Danville Road, Montgomery City, MO 63361.

Marion Cochran

Marion Cochran, 92, of Gamma died Aug. 20, 2007, at University Hospital in Columbia. He was born Nov. 5, 1914, to William D. and Charlotte (Alexander) Cochran in Gamma.

Mr. Cochran was a farmer.

He is survived by one sister, Rosy Cluster of Warrensburg; and one brother, Orville of Warrensburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Harvey and George; and six sisters, Winnie Mansfield, Flora Cochran and four who died in childhood.

Services were Aug. 23 at Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City with burial in Mabry Cemetery near Gamma.

Memorials may be to a charity of the donor's choice c/o Schlanker Funeral Home, 207 Danville Road, Montgomery City, MO 63361.

Dennis E. Paul

Dennis E. Paul, 53, of St. Louis died Aug. 21, 2007, at home. He was born Sept. 19, 1953, to Harold and Lillian (Manus) Paul in St. Louis.

Mr. Paul was a switchman who worked for Union Pacific Railroad in St. Louis for more than 25 years. He was of the Lutheran faith and was a member of United Transportation Local 1929.

He is survived by one brother, Gordon of St. Peters.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

No services were scheduled. His body was cremated.

Memorials may be to a charity of the donor's choice c/o Alternative Funeral & Cremation Services, 2115 Parkway Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376.

Ernest L. Cutright Sr.

FLAG Ernest Lee Cutright Sr., 65, of Montgomery City died Aug. 21, 2007, at Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital in Columbia. He was born June 24, 1942, to Delzie and Hazel (Jones) Cutright in Cape Girardeau.

Mr. Cutright worked for Cargill Inc. for nearly 34 years before retiring on July 31. He served in the Army from September 1960 to September 1962 and was a member of Mid-Mo Shriners, St. Louis Moolah Shrine Temple and Montgomery City Masonic Lodge 246.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth (Horwitz) Cutright; two sons, Lee of Montgomery City and Darren of Kingsville; two sisters, Betty Edwards of Montgomery City and Jacalyn Mueller of Jackson; one brother, Roy of Kentucky; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his stepfathers, Bob Kauffman and Cleo Jones.

Services were Aug. 25 at Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City with burial in Montgomery City Cemetery.

Memorials may be to the Charles Horwitz Library Fund c/o B'nai El Congregation or to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children c/o Schlanker Funeral Home, 207 Danville Road, Montgomery City, MO 63361.

David Howard

David Howard, 48, of Winfield and St. Charles died Aug. 22, 2007, in Clanton, Ala., as a result of a vehicular accident. He was born April 6, 1959, to Sgt. Maj. Edward N. and Barbara A. (Harshbarger) Howard in Quincy, Ill.

Mr. Howard was a package car driver who worked for United Parcel Service in St. Louis for 31 years. He was a member and shop steward of Teamsters Local 688 and a charter member of the Winfield Lions Club.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Vogt-Howard of St. Charles; one daughter, Emma Howard of St. Charles; his mother, of St. Charles; one sister, Lee Ann O'Brien of Shaker Heights, Ohio; and one brother, Don of St. Charles.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Neal.

Services were Aug. 25 at the Baue Funeral Home chapel in St. Charles with burial in St. Charles Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be to the Winfield Lions Club Library Fund c/o Baue Funeral Home, 620 Jefferson St., St. Charles, MO 63301.

Roland J. Hausmann

Roland "Rollo" J. Hausmann, 52, of St. Charles died Aug. 22, 2007, in Clanton, Ala., as a result of a vehicular accident. He was born June 16, 1955, to Terry and Delores Phinney in St. Louis.

Mr. Hausmann was an iron worker who had been employed by Iron Workers Local 396 in St. Louis for 28 years. He most recently worked for Perfection Steel Erection in St. Louis. He also was a member of Iron Workers Local 396.

He is survived by his wife, Ginny A. Hausmann of St. Charles; one daughter, Missy Conner of Pevely; one son, Roland S. of St. Charles; his mother, of Bourbon; two sisters, Patricia Cooper of St. Peters and Jacki Davis of Bourbon; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and three brothers, Richie, Ronnie and Mike.

Services were Aug. 25 at the Baue Funeral Home chapel in St. Charles with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Charles.

Memorials may be to Mapaville State School, 3657 Baptist Park Road, Mapaville, MO 63065.

Donald F. Tritz

FLAG Donald F. "Coach" Tritz, 74, of St. Charles died Aug. 22, 2007, at Jefferson Barracks Rehabilitation Center in St. Louis. He was born Oct. 24, 1932, to Frank A. and Mary C. Tritz in St. Louis.

Mr. Tritz owned Don's Auto Body in St. Charles for 27 years before retirement. He served in the Army from January 1953 to December 1954. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cottleville, Knights of Columbus, Elks Lodge, St. Charles Lions Club, VFW Post 2866 in St. Charles, C&H Athletic Association and the St. Charles County Amateur Sports Hall of Fame.

He is survived by two daughters, Linda Branch of St. Charles and Brenda Wall of Cape Coral, Fla.; one son, Dave of St. Charles; a special friend, Eileen Caplan of St. Charles; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen A. Tritz; and his parents.

A funeral Mass was Aug. 25 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cottleville with burial in St. Charles Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be to the Dream Factory or Missouri Department of Conservation c/o Baue Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 W. Clay St., St. Charles, MO 63301.

Clarence A. Dallavis

Clarence A. "Bud" Dallavis, 82, of O'Fallon died Aug. 22, 2007, in St. Charles. He was born July 23, 1925, to Louis and Olivia Dallavis in Nokomis, Fla.

Mr. Dallavis was a real estate developer, builder and broker in north St. Louis County.

He is survived by his wife, Colleen (Fox) Dallavis in O'Fallon; three sons, Michael and Patrick, both of O'Fallon, and John of Lake Saint Louis; three daughters, Mary Neary and Joan Murray, both of St. Charles, and Kathy Roden of Lake Saint Louis; one brother, Albert of Springfield, Ill.; one sister, Sister Olive L. Dallavis, SJC, of Kansas City; 23 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral Mass was Aug. 25 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Wentzville with burial in Our Lady Catholic Cemetery in Lake Saint Louis.

Arrangements were by Buchholz Mid Rivers Mortuary in St. Peters.

Mary Lentine

Mary Lentine, 96, of St. Charles died Aug. 22, 2007, in St. Charles. She was born Feb. 1, 1911, to Joseph and Josephine (Alvernia) Licavoli in Sicily, Italy.

Mrs. Lentine was a homemaker.

She is survived by one daughter, Carol Mendenhall; two brothers, Peter and Mickey Licavoli; four sisters, Rose Frandeka, Dora Lovasco, Lena Krosnicki and Pearl Delaney; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Lentine; her parents; and three brothers, Mike, Matthew and James Licavoli.

Services were Aug. 25 at Shepard Funeral Chapel in St. Louis. Burial was private.

Memorials may be to the Alzheimer's Association or BJC Hospice c/o Shepard Funeral Chapel, 9255 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO 63134.

Diane M. Miller

Diane M. Miller, 57, of St. Charles died Aug. 22, 2007, at Parkwood Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 11, 1950, to Lonnie and Norma Barron in St. Louis.

Mrs. Miller was a homemaker and a member of the Disabled Veterans Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband, Floyd E. Miller of St. Charles; her parents, of St. Charles; two brothers, Lonnie Barron of St. Charles and Bobby Barron of Crown Point, Ind.; and two sisters, Connie McElhaney and Jennifer England, both of St. Charles.

Services were Aug. 25 at Paul Funeral Home in St. Charles with burial in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis County.

Memorials may be to the family c/o Paul Funeral Home, 240 N. Kingshighway, St. Charles, MO 63301.

Patricia Ritter

Patricia Edna-Lee Ritter, 74, of St. Charles died Aug. 23, 2007, in St. Peters. She was born June 24, 1933, to Melbourne and Marie (Sartorius) Thompson in St. Louis.

Mrs. Ritter was a homemaker.

She is survived by one daughter, Marie L. Bormann of St. Charles County; two sons, Karl C. and Mark F.; one brother, William F. Thompson; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, L. Fred Ritter; her parents; and one brother, Jack C. Thompson.

Services were Aug. 25 at Stygar Mid Rivers Funeral Home in Cottleville with burial in Sunset Memorial Park in Affton.

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