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Charles W. O'Neal, Jr.

Died: Sunday, July 06, 2014
Age: 73
Charles W. O’Neal, Jr., 73, died July 6 at Viera, Fla.

Mr. O’Neal was born in St. Louis and re-sided in South St. Louis for 30 years.

He was employed by the U.S. government as chief of security at the Mechanicsburg Army Depot in Pennsylvania, as chief of security worldwide for NASA at Kennedy Space Center in Titusville, Fla., and as an adjunct professor for Webster University at its Orlando Campus teaching master’s level courses in security management, cybersecurity and fraud for 43 years.

Mr. O’Neal was a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the National Association of Fraud Investigators. He also achieved lifetime membership in the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Survivors include his daughter, Kathleen Scheve; granddaughter, Madison Scheve; great-granddaughter, Sophia Scheve, all of Webster Groves; and his sister, Patricia Wiseman of south county.

Services were conducted at Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home in Viera, Fla.

He was cremated in Florida, and his ashes will be spread at his favorite places in St. Louis.

A private gathering of family and friends will take place at a date to be determined at his sister’s south county home.

Renate A. Boll

Died: Thursday, June 19, 2014
Age: 82
Renate A. Boll (nee Michel), 82, died June 19.

A longtime resident of Sunset Hills, Mrs. Boll was a real-estate agent and volunteered at Lindbergh Schools.

Survivors include her husband, Richard J. Boll Sr.; son, Richard J. (Ann) Boll II; sisters, Erika (Henry) Mundt and Lieselotte (deceased Willi) Schriewer; and sister-in-law Virginia (deceased Edward) Boll.

Funeral services were conducted at John L. Ziegenhein & Sons South City Chapel. Interment was in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Christian Community Home Care.

Gene M. Steffe

Died: Friday, May 23, 2014
Age: 74
Gene M. Steffe, 74, died May 23 at SSM St. Clare Health Center.

Mr. Steffe was a retired union truck driver for Schnucks Markets. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was an alderman for the city of Fenton.

In addition, Mr. Steffe was a Little League baseball coach and Little League football coach for many years, and was a board member at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Fenton, where he was a member for 40 years. He enjoyed being with his family having celebrations and backyard barbecues, and boating at Table Rock Lake.

Mr. Steffe was an organ donor.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon; children, Dianna Simpson, Debra (Shawn) McKelvey, Richard Prater, Steven Steffe and Cindy (Scott) Schwegmann; sisters, Ruth and June; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mr. Steffe was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

A memorial and celebration of Mr. Steffe’s life was at Our Savior Lutheran Church with the Rev. Mark Sell officiating.

William A. Bushway

Died: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Age: 87
William A. “Bill” Bushway, 87, died May 13 at the Green Park Nursing Home.

Born in Detroit, Mr. Bushway lived in Concord for more than 20 years. He was an account executive for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for more than 20 years.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Patricia “Pat” Bushway; children, Steve (Amy) and Tim (Melissa) Bushway; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements were handled by Kutis South County Funeral Home. Services were private.

Interment was in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Anita A. Weber

Died: Monday, May 12, 2014
Age: 84
Anita A. Weber (nee Thomas), 84, died May 12 at the Green Park Nursing Home.

Born in St. Louis, Mrs. Weber resided in Green Park.

Survivors include her husband, Roger A. Weber; children, Debra (Jim) Johnson, Gary (Carol) Weber and Tamara (Ed) Casanova; sister, Audrey Caufman; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Private services were at the Kutis South County Chapel.

Glenda Camba Muyco

Died: Friday, May 02, 2014
Age: 67
Glenda Camba Muyco, 67, died May 2 at St. Anthony’s Medical Center.

Born in Guinobatan, Albay, in the Philippines, Mrs. Muyco resided in Concord.

She was a chemical engineer for the Sigma-Aldrich Corp.

Survivors include her children, Trish (Dave) Muyco-Tobin, Tony II (Angie) Muyco and Tony III (Mandy) Muyco; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Muyco.

Services were at Kutis South County Chapel and Assumption Catholic Church.

Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery.

Michael J. Mitchell

Died: Thursday, May 01, 2014
Age: 54
Michael J. Mitchell, 54, died May 1 at home.

Born in St. Louis, Mr. Mitchell resided in Oakville. An asbestos worker and pipe coverer, he served in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his mother, Jacquelin (nee Boedeker) Mitchell; sister, Nancy (Joe) McCarthy; and three nephews.

Arrangements were handled by Kutis South County Funeral Home.

Visitation and a memorial Mass were conducted at St. Raphael the Archangel Church.

Contributions may be made to Harris House, 8315 S. Broadway, St. Louis, Mo. 63111.

Shizue Hutton

Died: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Shizue Hutton (nee Nishi) died Saturday, March 22.

Mrs. Hutton was a free-spirited, kind woman who had a lifelong affair with crème brulée, dark chocolate, the music of Frank Sinatra — not necessarily in that order — and regularly destroyed all comers in Scrabble. She was passionate about love, life, music, singing, dancing and performed with the Niji Choral, Nami Dancing and Gaku Instrumental groups.

Mrs. Hutton is survived by her children, Eric (Amy), Sean (Lisa), Dale (Diane Vonhof) and Dean (Kathy) Hutton; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Levi F. Hutton Jr.

Services and visitation were at Hoffmeister South County Chapel. Burial was in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the ALS Association.

Laverne K. Deters

Died: Sunday, March 09, 2014
Age: 82
Laverne K. Deters (nee Kennedy), 82, of Oakville, died March 9.

Mrs. Deters is survived by her husband, Elmer Deters; daughter, Debbie Garrison; and sons Steve, Gary and Dan Deters.

Visitation was at Kutis South County Chapel. Services were at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Burial was in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Charles Herman Burmeister

Died: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Age: 93
Charles Herman Bur-meister, 93, died Feb. 26 at Laclede Groves Convalescent Home.

He was the son of Charles Martin and Dorothea Twillmann Burmeister of North St. Louis. Mr. Burmeister was the youngest brother of Alvin and Dorothy Burmeister. As a boy, he worked at his father’s Texaco station and garage, where he nurtured his lifelong appreciation for fine automobiles. Growing up at Markus Lutheran Church and attending Central High School, Mr. Burmeister was actively involved in the Walther League as a teen, where he developed his God-given talent as a singer and met Olivia Kuehnert.

Six weeks after their wedding, the attack on Pearl Harbor thrust Mr. Burmeister into his three-year stateside tour of duty in the Navy, where he illustrated training manuals as a commercial artist.

After the war, he was employed by the John S. Swift Co. printing company in St. Louis and Chicago as a salesman. He returned to St. Louis to direct U.S. operations for the Lutheran Laymen’s League.

A career shift into finance led him to work for investment firm Yates, Heitner & Woods, providing church financing.

Mr. Burmeister then became president of his own company, Communication Consultants, where he provided mortgage and finance counseling to nonprofit institutions.

He later worked as director of planned giving and development for the Lutheran Association for Higher Education, followed by director of development and communications for Missouri Goodwill Industries.

He believed in giving back to the community. Before 2000, Mr. Burmeister served on 27 boards and 21 committees. A Sunset Hills resident since 1959, he served on the Board of Adjustment from 1985 to 2003, including seven years as chairman.

Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Harvey Hanneman, Jan Burmeister and Jill and Dave Johnson; and son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Barb Burmeister. Mr. Burmeister was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Olivia, and son, Don Burmeister.

A joint memorial service for Mr. and Mrs. Burmeister will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at the Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens, 8749 Watson Road.
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