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Died: Saturday, November 09, 2013
Ila Marie Knost (nee Blazer) died Nov. 9.
Mrs. Knost was a longtime member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Kirkwood.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, David Knost Sr.; daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Mark Perou; sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Nancy Knost and Eric and Julie Knost; and six grandchildren.
Mrs. Knost was preceded in death by a son, David Knost Jr.
Funeral services will be at noon Wednes-day, Nov. 13, at the Kutis Affton Chapel, 10151 Gravois Road. Internment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association are appreciated.
Died: Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Lawrence W. “Larry” Kuban, 68, died Nov. 6.
Mr. Kuban served as the first mayor of the city of Green Park. Though Bill Gerdemann was appointed mayor of the new city in 1995, he resigned from the post before the official incorporation ceremony, and the County Council appointed Mr. Kuban to replace him. Mr. Kuban was elected to the mayoral post in 1996.
He was a talented photographer, an experienced pilot, a 50-year member of the Civil Air Patrol as a lieutenant colonel and an Eagle Scout with lifelong involvement.
Survivors include his wife, Mary (nee Schuermann); daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Todd Mitchell; sons and daughter-in-law, Chris Kuban and Bryan and Angie Kuban; siblings, Bob Kuban and Donna Kuban; and three grandchildren.
A memorial Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at St. Simon the Apostle Catholic Church, 11019 Mueller Road.
In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to the St. Louis University Center for Anatomical Science and Education in dedication to Larry Kuban to further advance medical education — SLU CASE, 1402 S. Grand, Room M306, St. Louis, Mo. 63104.
Died: Sunday, November 03, 2013
Robert John Markiewicz Sr. died Nov. 3.
Mr. Markiewicz was born in 1929 in St. Louis.
He was a retired project engineer of 47 years for Alvey Systems Inc. Mr. Markiewicz was a U.S. Air Force veteran, a life member of American Legion Post 777 for the past 61 years, a member of the Air Force 157th Group Headquarters and 131st Air Control and Warning Squadron Reunion Group.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Dorothy Anne Markiewicz (nee Mueller); daughter and son-in-law, Aimee I. and Timothy Rowbottom; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert J. Jr. and Katherine Markiewicz, David A. and Mechelle Markiewicz and Anthony L. and Melissa Markiewicz; and nine grandchildren.
Services were at St. Matthias the Apostle Catholic Church. Visitation was at John L. Ziegenhein and Sons, south county. Burial was in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Died: Friday, August 09, 2013
Roger C. Anderson died Aug. 9.
Mr. Anderson was a longtime Crestwood resident. He was born in 1928 and raised in Norfolk, Neb.
From 1946 to 1948, he proudly served as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. After his military service, he worked for the McKesson Corp. in sales and eventually became general manager in 1969 of its Peter Hauptmann wholesale liquor division in St. Louis.
After retiring, he continued to stay active in the wholesale liquor business until his death.
In 1994, Mr. Anderson started Boeuf Creek Angus Co. along with his son, Mark Anderson and grandsons, Matt Anderson and Ben Anderson. He was actively involved in the business of raising and selling registered Angus cattle until his passing.
Survivors include his wife, Norma J. Anderson (nee Hoefs); sons and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Beverly Anderson and Mark Anderson; four grandchildren; two nieces; and dear friend, Ray Hilkie.
Services and visitation were at Kutis Affton Chapel. Burial was in Sunset Cemetery.
Died: Saturday, July 20, 2013
Earl Burns Weber, 80, died July 20.
Born in St. Louis, Mr. Weber resided in Oakville. He was a 45-year retired electrician and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
He served in the U.S. Army and earned a Korean service medal, National Defense service medal, United Nations service medal and Good Combat medal.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley J. Weber; daughter, Connie and her two grandchildren; stepchildren, Donald Anderson Jr. and Tammy Anderson, Michael and Tina Anderson, Vicky and Pastor Pat Rankin and Michele Anderson; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Mr. Weber was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Jason Anderson and Raquel Rankin.
Pastor Pat Rankin officiated a memorial service at Have Bible Will Travel.
Died: Thursday, July 18, 2013
Ronald D. Blumenfeld, 80, died July 18.
Mr. Blumenfeld was born March 12, 1933, in St. Louis, to the late David and Anna (nee Federhofer) Blumenfeld.
Mr. Blumenfeld was a member of the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Sullivan. He was an ace mechanic and worked tirelessly to get the job done right. He loved to help others and was a prolific giver, supporting many veterans groups, as well as St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, St. Vincent De Paul and the Sunshine Mission.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Blum-enfeld; daughters and sons-in-law, Amber Blumenfeld, Ronda and Mike Breitenstein, and Debbie and Roger Gay; sons, Doug Blumenfeld and Ronald Blumenfeld; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation was at the chapel of the Eaton Funeral Chapel in Sullivan. A Memorial Mass was at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Sullivan. Burial was in Jefferson Bar-racks National Cemetery.
Died: Sunday, July 07, 2013
Gloria Mae Slavik (nee Stephens), died July 7.
Survivors include her husband, Marvin A. Slavik; sons and daughter-in-law, Brad and Shahnaz Slavik and Dan Slavik; daughter and son-in-law, Mindy and Ken Walsh; and seven grandchildren.
Services and visitation were at John L. Ziegenhein and Sons, south county. Burial was in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Died: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Faydell Fay Wagganer (nee Isbell) died June 22.
Mrs. Wagganer, who resided in Lemay, was a proud U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.
Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Robert W. Wagganer; daughter, Betty Robbins; and sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Redonna Wagganer and Stan and Margie Wagganer.
Services were at Kutis South County Chapel. Burial was in Jefferson Barracks Cemetery.
Died: Friday, June 07, 2013
Eugene William Anacker died June 7.
Mr. Anacker, who resided in Oakville, was retired from the Air Force as a chief master sergeant. He served with the 266th Ground Electronics Engineering & Installation Agency Squadron 241st ATCF and the 218th Engineering Installation Squadron and as senior enlisted adviser, state of Missouri.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Rae Anacker (nee Elliott); daughters and sons-in-law, Rae and Tim Holderle and Brenda and Mike Klos; son and daughter-in-law, Eugene and Debbie Anacker; sister-in-law, Audrey L. Oyer; cousin, Sandra Magnuson; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services and visitation were at John L. Ziegenhein and Sons, south county. Burial with full military honors was in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Died: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Marcella Jarvis (nee DeArriba), 92, died May 16 at de Greeff Hospice House.
Born in St. Louis, Mrs. Jarvis resided in St. Louis. She was a founding member of St. Matthias Parish and a Golden Achiever member. Mrs. Jarvis also was an avid golfer who belonged to the Waterloo Country Club and a lifelong fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Barbara and James Jamieson and Laura Knigge (Albert Hercules); sons and daughter-in-law, Everett “Rusty” Jarvis and Dennis and Kathy Jarvis; sister, Connie Messmer; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Jarvis was preceded in death by her husband, Everett J. Jarvis.
Services were at St. Matthias Catholic Church. Visitation was at Kutis South County Chapel. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery.