Obituary

Lawrence Emil Pelster August 25, 1936 - August 2, 2015

Lawrence Emil Pelster , 78, of New Haven, passed away on Sunday August 2, 2015 at St. John's Mercy in Creve Couer

Mr. Pelster was born in New Haven on the family farm on August 25, 1936, the son of the late Milton and  Adella (Deppermann) Pelster.

Lawrence was born, grew up , and lived on the family farm all his life. The farm meant the world to Lawrence as did his church. He was a member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church Port Husdson and could be seen there every sunday as an usher. Most of all Lawrence was just a very likeable guy .

William D. Kreftmeyer September 8, 1947 - July 23, 2015

William  D.  Kreftmeyer, 67, of New Haven, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at New Haven Care Center.

Mr. Kreftmeyer was born in New Haven, Missouri on September 8, 1947, the son of the late Eugene and Louise (Scheible) Kreftmeyer.

He was the widower of Betty (Voss) Kreftmeyer.  They were married August 25, 1979 at St. Peter's U.C.C. at New Haven.

William proudly served in the U.S. Army.  He was a member of the New Haven American Legion, and a former member of the New Haven V.F.W. 

William worked for Kellwood most of his working career as a computer programmer.  He enjoyed gardening, listening to music, playing horseshoes and pinochle, bowling and going to the legion hall.

Charlie Vedder February 9, 1939 - July 21, 2015

Charlie Vedder, 76, of New Haven, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at his home.

Mr. Vedder was born in New Haven, Missouri on February 9, 1939, the son of the late Adolph and Marie (Borcherding) Vedder.

He was the widower of Janice E. (Scheer) Vedder.  They were married June 27, 1959 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, New Haven.  Janice passed away on December 19, 1995.

He is survived by two daughters, Debi Scott & husband Philip of Austin, Texas and Kim Boland & husband Todd of Villa Ridge, Missouri, a son Kent Vedder of  New Haven, a special friend Ann Borcherding of New Haven, three brothers Eugene Vedder & wife Doris, Donald Vedder & wife Vera and Rodger Vedder & wife Carol all of New Haven, a brother-in-law Ralph Scheer & wife Barb of New Haven, two sisters-in-law LaVerne Kirkpatrick of Florida and Anne Scheer of Covington, Louisiana, by his grandchildren Ryan Vedder, Sam & Ted Boland, Mackenzy & Zachary Vedder and Michael & Robert Scott, by his great grandchildren Mila & Ewan Vedder and Jazmine, Xavier & Teceyah Scott.  He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife and a brother-in-law Rev. Raymond Scheer.

Thomas A. Kuhlmann November 18, 1936 - July 16, 2015

Thomas  A.  Kuhlmann, 78, of New Haven, passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Mercy Hospital,  Washington, Missouri.

Mr. Kuhlmann was born in Washington, Missouri on November 18, 1936, the son of the late Conway and Winnie (Talant) Kuhlmann.

He graduated high school in 1954 and later enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served from 1957 to 1958.

He was the husband of Carol  (Mann) Kuhlmann.  They were married October 24, 1970 at New Haven, Missouri.  Carol survives at the home.

Norman J. Diederich October 26, 1933 - June 22, 2015

NEW HAVEN, Mo - Norman  J.  Diederich, 81, of New Haven, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2015 at Frene Valley Heath Care South, Owensville, Missouri.

Mr. Diederich was born in Berger, Missouri on October 26, 1933, the son of the late Irvin and Evelyn (Willimann) Diederich.  He was baptized at St. John's Evangelical Church, Berger on December 24, 1933, and confirmed at St. Peters Evangelical Church, New Haven on March 30, 1947.

Norman was a graduate of New Haven High School.  He served his country for four years in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged on May 9, 1956. He was retired from the Kellwood Company.

Joyce L. Smith (LaMarque) December 7, 1940 - June 21, 2015

NEW HAVEN, Mo. -Joyce  L.  Smith, 74, of New Haven, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at her home.

Mrs. Smith was born in Potosi, Missouri on December 7, 1940, the daughter of the late James and Theresa (Stanley) LaMarque.

She was the wife of David L. Smith.  They were married August 8, 1959 at Pacific, Missouri.  David survives at the home.

Thomas Albert Carey October 29, 1925 - May 30, 2015

Thomas  Albert  Carey, 89, of Leslie, passed away Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at his residence, surrounded by his family.

Mr. Carey was born in Richwoods, Missouri on October 29, 1925, the son of the late Albert A. and Nellie (Daugherty) Carey.

He served his country during WWII  in the United States Army. He worked as a chemist in the lab at Hawthorn Finishing Co. in New Haven for many years. He also worked at Ardco in Wellsville, MO and Permaneer Manufacturing in Union. He  owned and operated Lyon Feed Store, and he  farmed.

He was the husband of Irma Lydia (Blaue) Carey. They were married May 2nd, 1953 at the Evangelical Church Parsonage in Marthasville, Missouri.

Tom enjoyed farming and woodworking, spending time with his grandchildren and he was a great storyteller.

Catherine J. Pate (Spicer) June 11, 1963 - May 3, 2015

Catherine J. Pate, 51, of New Haven, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis City, Missouri.

Mrs. Pate was born in Hammond, Indiana on June 11, 1963, the daughter of John and Patricia (Creek) Spicer.

She was the wife of Jerry Pate.  They were married April 10, 1982 at New Haven.  Jerry survives at the home.

Catherine is also survived by her father John Spicer of Sedona, Arizona, two daughters Jecqueline Pate of New Haven and Debbie Pate of Jefferson City, a sister Shannon Leposky of Pennsylvania,  a brother Terry Spicer of Sherryville, Indiana, a sister Michelle Johnson of Valparaiso, Indiana and two granndchildren Lucien and Roman Hiatte of Jefferson City.  She is preceded in death by her mother.

Wilbert Chester Helling February 24, 1927 - April 28, 2015

Wilbert  Chester  Helling, 88, of Sun City West, Arizona, formerly of New Haven, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Rock Creek Alzheimer's Special Care Center, Surprise, Arizona.

Mr. Helling was born in New Haven, Missouri on February 24, 1927, the son of the late Chester and Anna (Danz) Helling.

He was the husband of Sharon (Perdue) Helling.  Sharon survives at the home in Sun City West.

Wilbert is also survived by a daughter Barbara Bolm of Union, a son Danie Helling of Washington, a daughter Deborah Chapman of Sullivan, three step-daughters Debbie Stolte of Chesterfield, Yolanda Heinz & husband Chris of Phoenix, Arizona and Lesa Stensrud & husband Steve of Cave Creek, Arizona and by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Evelyn "Evie" Mueller (Grass) August 5, 1919 - April 27, 2015

Evelyn "Evie" Mueller, 95, of Hermann, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2015 at Frene Valley Health Center.

Evie was born in Hermann, Missouri on August 5, 1919, the daughter of the late Charles and Elsie (Doll) Grass.

She attended the Hermann School (The German School) through eighth grade.  Her occupation was a shoe factory worker for 40 years.  She worked for Florsheim Shoe Company where she retired in 1984.

On January 29, 1944 she was married to Herbert Carl Mueller, who died in 2001. 

Evie is survived by two children, her son Steve Mueller & wife Ernestine of Hermann and her daughter Betty Nichols & her husband Eric of Farragut, Tennessee, by three grandchildren, Karl, Julie and Amy and four great grandchildren Kaitlin, Devin, Holden and Carlin.  She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and by a sister Marilyn Weigand.

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