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In Memoriam: Affton and Shrewsbury Obituaries

Patch provides a list of recent and upcoming services at funeral homes in Affton.

Kutis Affton Chapel provided the following recent passing announcements for the week of September 11-18:

Karl G. Alber died on Tuesday, September 18, 2012. Beloved husband of Norine J. Alber (nee Gianino); dear father of Lore (Chris) Passiglia and Karl W. (Brandi) Alber; loving grandfather of Marisa, Christian, Cameron, Kade, Morgan and Sydni; our dear uncle, great uncle, cousin and friend. Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 am. Interment at St. Paul's Churchyard. In lieu of flowers, contributions to charity of your choice appreciated. Visitation Friday, 4-9pm.

Billy W. Atkins died Monday, September, 17, 2012. Visitation Wed., 9/19, 4-9 pm. Service Thurs., 9/20, 10 am, Kutis So. County, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd.

Philip D. Bamberger, Jr., baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection, died suddenly, Sunday, September 16, 2012. Beloved son of Philip Sr. and Marlo Bamberger (nee Wood); dear brother of Bevin (Dave) Packman, Bridgid (Rob) LaMear, Brianne (Tyler) Breed, Blaise (Bryan) Spiteri and the late  Matthew Bamberger; dear grandson of L.K. Wood, Shirley Deatherage and the late Philip and Mary Bamberger; our dear Uncle, Godfather, nephew, cousin and friend.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS  AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois Thursday, September 20, 10am to St. Paul Catholic Church (Fenton, MO) for 10:30am Mass. Interment Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions appreciated to Autism Speaks. Visitation Wednesday 4-8pm.

Harold W. Blackwell died Wednesday, September 19, 2012. Beloved husband of Wieslawa Blackwell (nee Rembecka) and the late Charline Blackwell (nee Ling); loving father of Sandi (Bob) Wilkins, David (Sharon) Blackwell, Debbie (the late Norma) Rickermann, Jola Cichowska, Billy Cichowski and the late Susan Hamilton and Richard Blackwell; dear grandfather of 10; dear great-grandfather of 7; dear brother of Shirley (Cecil) Ayers and the late Helen Borick; dear uncle and friend.
Services: Funeral from  KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois,  Saturday , September 22, 11 a.m. Interment St. Paul's Churchyard. Visitation Friday  4-9p.m.

Adrienne C. Byers (nee Coleman), died Tues., Sept. 11, 2012. Beloved wife of Paul A. Byers; dear daughter of the late James and Muriel Coleman; dear daughter-in-law of Wanda Bean and Leon Byers; dear sister-in-law of Vickie and Charles Swarringin and Kennith and Sheila Jones. Services: Memorial visitation at KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Sat., Sept. 22, 2-8pm. Contributions to Missouri Alliance For Animal Legislation appreciated.

Dorothy E. Collins (nee Grogan) fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, died Wednesday, September 19, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Robert E. Lee Collins; loving mother of Sharon (Edward) Vancil, Thomas Collins and Susan (Dale) Cira; dear grandmother of Bryan, Brett (Keith), Brad (Cheryl) and Brent (Carrie); great grandmother of Miranda, Zoey, Lucy and Elizabeth; our dear aunt and friend. Services: Visitation at KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Sunday, Sept. 23, 4-8 pm. Funeral Mass Monday, 11 am at St. Anselm Catholic Church. Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions appreciated to the St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired, or Backstoppers.

Lorenz J. "Larry" Cox fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, died Sunday, September 16, 2012. Dear husband of the late  Genevieve Cox (nee Haas); loving brother of the late Dorris Scanlan,  Charles Kenneth (surviving Gladys), Robert (surviving Jean) Cox and Esther Hasmer; dear uncle, great-uncle and friend to many. Mr. Cox was a supervisor at Union Electric.
Services: Visitation at KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois,  Saturday, September 22, 10 a.m. until time of service at 12 noon. Private interment at National Cemetery. Memorials to  Alzheimer's Association  appreciated.

Edwin F. Crane died Thurs., Sept. 13, 2012. Loving husband of the late Betty Crane (nee Ellstrom); beloved father of Michael (Valerie) and Scott (Christine) Crane; dear grandfather of Stephanie (Doug) Holst, Kevin Crane and Elisa Crane; dear-great-grandfather of Lucas and Isabell Holst; our dearest uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend. Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Friday, Sept. 21, 11:00 a.m. Interment Lake Charles Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Webster Groves Baptist Church or to the First Tee Program Appreciated. Visitation Thursday 4-8 p.m.  

Martha J. Ebenrick (nee Blazer), died on Wed., Sept. 19, 2012. Visit Thurs., 4-9pm, Service Fri., 10am Kutis Affton, 10151 Gravois. Burial Memorial Park Cem.

Kevin R. Grab died suddenly on Monday, September 17, 2012.  Beloved husband of Catalina Grab (nee Bello); loving son of Richard and Sue (nee  Sievers) Grab; dear brother of Jennifer Grab; our dearest  brother-in-law, nephew, cousin and friend to many. Services: Funeral from  KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois,   Thurs., Sept. 20 at 10:30 a.m.  Interment at Park Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Louis Children's Hospital  appreciated.  Visitation Wed. 3- 9 p.m.

Leslie R. Inabnit fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, died on Sunday, September 16, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Marian Inabnit (nee Kaltenbach); loving father of Lawrence (Kathryn) Inabnit, Carol (Paul) Conley, Cathy Sabourin, Kenneth and the late Edward Inabnit; dear grandfather of 11; dear brother of Irene Seymour; our dear brother-in-law, uncle and friend.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Thursday, Sept. 20, 9:30 am to Our Lady of Providence Catholic Church (8866 Pardee
Rd.) for 10 am Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to St. Louis Society for the Blind appreciated. Visitation Wednesday, 3-8 pm.

Jacqueline R. Meier (nee Schmaltz), fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, died Monday, September 17, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Oliver Meier; dear mother of Scott (Susan) Meier and Christine (Michael) Cross; dear grand-mother of Katie, Jackie and Jeffrey; dear aunt of Carolyn Salmonowicz and Anne (Lyndon) Brush; our dear great aunt, friend and best friend of Angel. Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Monday, Sept. 24, 9:30 am to St. Mark Church, for 10 am Mass. Interment Sunset Cemetery. Contributions to de Greeff Hospice House or Humane Society of Missouri appreciated. Visitation Sunday, 2-6 pm.

Marie E. Rangel (nee Mayer) born March 29, 1924, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Marie and John Mayer. She is survived by her son, Ernest (Linda) Rangel, Jr. of Fort Worth Texas, a daughter, Lydia "Bunny" Liebroth of Hot Springs, AR, 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, a brother, Joseph Mayer of Leesburg, FL, nieces and other family members and friends. Mrs. Rangel worked at Famous Barr as a Hostess and Clerical with the restaurant division and then as Assistant Buyer with the Bakery, Candy and Gourmet  department. She retired in 1987 after 28 ½ years of service. Mrs. Rangel has resided in the St. Louis area for over 35 years where she passed away. Services: Memorial Service will be held at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd.  Saturday, September 
22 at 2 pm.

Daniel Kristopher Schmittgens, baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection, died Sunday, September 16, 2012. Beloved son of Kris and Kim (nee Reinhold) Schmittgens; dear brother of Annabelle Schmittgens; loving grandson of Greg and Judy (nee Wilke) Schmittgens and Fred and Mary (nee Jockish) Reinhold; great grandson of Leo and Mary Carol Schmittgens, Mike and Arline Wilke, John "Peanuts" and the late Jackie Reinhold, Dorothy and the late Carl Jockish, Sr.; our dear nephew of Jason, Jenna and Sasha Schmittgens, Carrie (P.J.) Perucca and Casie Reinhold (Tim Sutter); dear cousin of Addison and Francesca; our dear great nephew and cousin. Services: Visitation at St. Paul Catholic Church, Fenton, Thursday, Sept. 20, 12 pm until time of Funeral Mass at 1:30 pm. Interment St. Trinity Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital or the Children's Heart Foundation appreciated. KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY SERVICE

Joseph G. Sobkow died on Tue. Aug. 28, 2012. Beloved husband and best friend of Carol Ann Sobkow (nee Fuchs) for 29 years; dearest brother of nick (Shirli) Sobkow; loving uncle, brother-in-law and friend. Services:  Memorial visitation at KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois on Fri., Aug. 31, 8:30am until time of memorial service at 10am.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to Backstoppers or Stray Rescue appreciated. Per Joe’s request, Casual Dress.

Robert H. Sorgmann died Tuesday, September 18, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Lula Mae Sorgmann; dear father of Beverly Sorgmann, Barbara Montano, Robert (Kristina) Sorgmann II; loving grandfather of Tanya
(Steven) Warren, Brendon, Riley and Brentley Sorgmann; dear great grandfather of Mackenzie Warren; special father to Jeff Pennington; dear companion of Bernice Norton. Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois,
Friday, Sept. 21, 1 pm. Interment Valhalla Cemetery, Belleville, IL. Visitation Thursday, 4-9 pm.

Zora Antonia Stippec (nee Mazar), loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, passed away at the age of 89, on Monday, September 17, 2012. Dear wife of the late Gregory Stippec Sr., loving mother of Marguerite (William) Berner, Constance (Edward) Knoll, Paula (Dean) Burgess, Pamela Casey (the late John), Gregory Stippec Jr., Daniel (Patty) Stippec, Antoinette (Jeff) Moellenhoff; dearest grandmother of sixteen and great-grandmother of seven. Longtime member of Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 50. Special thanks to the staff of Bethesda Southgate for caring for Mom these past fourteen months.
Services: Services were private. Contributions appreciated in Zora's memory to the St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 8770 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63144; or the Croatian Junior Tamburitzans, c/o E. Eaves, 9928 Chileswood, St. Louis, MO  63126. A Service of KUTIS Affton Chapel. You will always be with us in our hearts, Mom, and we know that you are now at peace with your Grga.

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