Obituary

Adele M. Walkenhorst (Benton) January 21, 1929 - April 24, 2015

Adele M. Walkenhorst, 85, of Hermann, Missouri, passed  away on Friday, April 24th, 2015 at Mercy Hospital, Washington, Missouri.

Mrs. Walkenhorst was born in Owensville, Missouri on January  21, 1929, the daughter of the late Elmer and Ada (Aytes) Benton.

She was the widow of Alvin H. Walkenhorst. They were married June 16, 1951 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, New Haven, Missouri.

Adele worked some but most enjoyed being a home maker. She also was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church of New Haven.

Roland Glen Von Holten December 6, 1936 - April 18, 2015

Roland Glen Von Holten, 78, of Hermann, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015 at University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia.

Mr. Von Holten was born in Deer Grove, Illinois on December 6, 1936, the son of the late Carl and Beulah (nee Williford) Von Holten.

He was the husband of Beverly (O'Brien) Von Holten.  They were married June 20, 1959 in Morrison, Illinois. 

Roland proudly served his county in the U.S. Army.  He was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Hermann, Missouri. He was a farmer and after retiring Roland and Beverly moved to Hermann.

Charles August Strubberg January 11, 1931 - April 6, 2015

Charles  August  Strubberg, 84, of New Haven, passed away on Monday, April 6, 2015 at Cedarcrest Manor, Washington, Missouri.

Mr. Strubberg was born in Washington, Missouri on January 11, 1931, the son of the late August Strubberg and Beulah (Sanders) Becker.

He was the widower of Rita (Hartke) Strubberg.  They were married July 7, 1981 at Union, Missouri.

Charles proudly served in the U.S. Army.   He was a member of Assumption Church, New Haven, Missouri and of the Hummingbird Club.  He was an avid fisherman and he loved his dogs, Princess who passed away and his new dog Copper.

Theresa A. McKernan-West August 8, 1939 - March 28, 2015

Theresa A. McKernan, 75, of New Haven, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Grandview Healthcare Center, Washington.

Mrs. McKernan was born in Hallsville, Missouri on August 8, 1939, the daughter of the late Elbert and Opal (Maher) West.

She was the wife of Charles William McKernan.  They were married November 19, 1991 at Berger, Missouri.  Charles survives at their home.

Kelsey Lynn Barber June 1, 1994 - April 2, 2015

Miss Kelsey Lynn Barber, 20, of Hermann, passed away Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 due to an automobile accident.

Miss Barber was born in Washington, Missouri, on June 1, 1994 the daughter of  Anthony R. Barber and Tina M. (Brandt) Branson.

She enjoyed being outdoors which included hunting, fishing, mudding, target shooting, swimming and being on the river and treasured spending time with her family especially her son Colten.

Gordon Gerber February 14, 1921 - April 2, 2015

Gordon  Gerber, 94, of Hermann, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Mercy Hospital, Washington, Missouri.

Mr. Gerber was born in Cherryvale, Kansas on February 14, 1921, the son of the late Gustave and Mercy (Blake) Gerber.

Gordon was married to Virginia (Jackisch) Gerber on November 1, 1945 at Brentwood, Missouri.  Virginia passed away on April 30, 2001.  Gordon then later married Betty (Hagedorn) Gosen-Gerber.  He and Betty were married on July 27, 2002.  Betty survives at the home.

Gordon proudly served in the U.S. Marines from 1941 to 1945 during WWII.  He was awarded a Purple Heart Medal for wounds received in Saipan, Marianas Islands and held rank as a Sergeant when discharged.

Helen Lucille Luecke (Scherer) July 1, 1924 - March 10, 2015

Helen  Lucille  Luecke, 90, of New Haven, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at New Haven Care Center.Mrs. Luecke was born in Robertsville, Missouri on July 1, 1924, the daughter of the late George and Mary (Roetzer) Scherer.

She was the widow of Ivo "Jack" Luecke.  They were married June 21, 1947 at Holy Family Church, Port Hudson.  He preceded her in death on January 28, 1978.

Rosa Saunders (Schannuth) January 1, 1919 - March 4, 2015

Rosa  Saunders, 96, of Hermann, passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Hermann Area District Hospital.

Mrs. Saunders was born in Case, Missouri on January 1, 1919, the daughter of the late Frank and Dena (Leffolz) Schannuth.

She was the widow of William Joseph Saunders.  They were married June 6, 1942 at Case, Missouri.

Rosa was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Hermann. She was a homemaker and worked at Rock House Cafe.  She also was a caregiver for many people in this area, which she enjoyed doing. She also enjoyed farming, being around animals, riding horses, going on the river and trout line fishing.

Mark Dennis Dierking July 21, 1955 - March 3, 2015

Mark Dennis Dierking, 59, of New Haven,  passed away on Tuesday,  March 3, 2015 at his home.

Mr. Dierking was born in Gerald, Missouri on July 21, 1955, the son of the late Chester and Mildred (Walkenhorst) Dierking.

Mark was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in New Haven. He worked for Sigma in the maintenance department.

Mark was an avid cyclist and would be seen all around New Haven area riding his bike. One of his greatest interest was being outdoors and he loved watching Nascar. He was like a grandfather to the neighbors children Grace & Liam.

Elizabeth M. Klophaus (Westhoelter) September 29, 1935 - March 1, 2015

Elizabeth  M.  Klophaus, 79, of Berger, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Frene Valley Health Center, Hermann, Missouri.

Mrs. Klophaus was born in New Haven, Missouri on September 29, 1935, the daughter of the late Anthony and Katherine (Wotipka) Westhoelter.

She was the widow of Merlin Otto Klophaus.

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