Frederick Verner Verslues, 75, of Taos died Sunday, April 20, 2003 at St. Marys Health Center.
He was born June 18, 1927 in Taos, a son of Frank and Catherine Taube Verslues. He attended school at Taos. He was married June 13, 1953 at Taos to Margaret ŇMegÓ Prenger, who survives at the home.
He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a self-employed building
contractor, owning Fred Verslues Construction from 1961 until his retirement in 1989.
He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. He was a past member of the Knights of Columbus; the Helias School Board; the St. Francis Xavier Parish Council; and was a former 4-H leader and Little League Coach. He played minor league baseball for the Redbirds.
He is also survived by ten children: Jean Decker of Taos; Sue Sandbothe of Taos; John Verslues of Taos; Jill Peters of Columbia; Philip Verslues of Holts Summit; Amy Luecke of Westphalia; Anne Cavender of Westphalia; Peter Verslues of Jefferson City; Jana Owens of Jefferson
City; Erin Burmeister of Taos; two sisters: Angeline Berhorst of Westphalia; Joan Hoerschgen of Springfield; seven brothers: Richard Verslues of Columbia; Albert Verslues of Taos; James Verslues of Taos; Herbert Verslues of Taos; Stanley Verslues of Taos; Leon Verslues of Loose Creek; Roger Verslues of Jefferson City; 23 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Verslues; and one grandson, Christopher Decker.
Friends will be received from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Houser-Millard Funeral Directors Taos Chapel, where a prayer service will be held at 8:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with Fr. David Maher and Fr. Robert A. Kurwicki officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church or a charity of the donorŐs choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Houser-Millard Funeral Directors Taos Chapel, Route M at Helias Road, 636-3838.
John Arthur Woemmel, 51, of Jefferson City, died Saturday, April 19, 2003, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
He was born September 18, 1951, in Washington, Missouri, a son of Roscoe and Lucy Tipton Woemmel. His father survives in Jefferson City.
He was a 1969 graduate of Bland High School. He was married April 7, 1973, in Bland, Missouri to Debra Taylor, who survives at the home.
He was employed with ABB for twenty-five years. He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, where he was active in Mens Ministry and was a Deacon Nominee.
He is also survived by three daughters: Heather Woemmel of Atlanta, Georgia; Teresa Courter and husband, Chad of Jefferson City and Mindy Woemmel of Jefferson City; one son, Timothy Woemmeel of Jefferson City; two brothers, Jim Woemmel of Bland and Jerry Woemmel of Cape Girardeau; two sisters, Janet Spicer and Jo Ann Marcus both of Jefferson City.
Friends will be received from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Cornerstone Baptist Church, 4930 Old Lohman Road.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at Cornerstone Baptist Church with Rev. Brian Credille. Private Burial will be held in the Bland Baptist Cemetery in Bland, Missouri.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Cornerstone Baptist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Houser-Millard Funeral Directors Jefferson City Chapel, 2613 West Main Street. 636-3838.
Joseph F. Fick, 79, Dixon, died April 25, 2003, at his home.
He was born in Brinktown, MO on May 3, 1923, a son of Sylvester and Bertha Kloeppel Fick. On May 5, 1951, in Brinktown, he married Luella Elizabeth Zimmer who survives at the home.
He was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Brinktown. He was an inspector for General Motors and retired in 1982 after 30 years of service. After his retirement, he farmed in the Brinktown area. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II in Germany earning the WW II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, 3 Overseas Bars, and European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with 3 Bronze Stars. He had been a member of the American Legion in Brinktown for 57 years.
Survivors include: his wife, Luella E. Fick of the home; 2 sons, David and wife Stacie Fick of Dixon and Norbert and wife Paula Fick of Freeburg. 3 daughters, Beverly and Larry Wiles of Dixon; Doris and Roger Schneider of Taos and Sharon and Herschel Mynatt of Ash Grove. 2 brothers, Ralph Fick of St. Louis and James Fick of Vienna. Also, 10 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Al Fick in 2001.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Brinktown. The Rev. John Schmitz will officiate. Burial with military honors will be in the Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the Phelps County Hospice and Home Health or Visitation Catholic School.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rekus Funeral Home, Iberia, MO.
William J. "Buck" Howe, 78, California died April 25, 2003, at his home.
He was born January 25, 1925 in Lupus, MO the son of Herbert J. and Ruth Anna Vanstratten Howe, who preceded him in death. He was married November 13, 1948 in Council Grove, KS to Donna J. Newman, who survives in California, MO.
He was a carpenter and welder with Wilkerson-Maxwell Company in Kansas City for many years. He was a member of the Carpenters Local #61 in Kansas City, MO; VFW Post 5675 in Odessa, MO and the N.R.A. He graduated from Jamestown High School in 1943. He served in the US Navy in WWII, 1944-1946 and served on the USS Gwin in the Pacific Theater.
Survivors also include two sisters, Jessie Garrett, California, MO and Mary Loyce Fullrich of Wichita, KS, several nieces and nephews. One sister, Ila Fern Reichel, preceded him in death in 1993.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California. The Rev. Norman Potter will officiate. Burial with military honors will be in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Lupus Baptist Church, Bobby Cox, 4620 Woodhaven Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65110.
Fern L. Kleindienst, 92, of Jefferson City, died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at Capital Region Medical Center.
Mrs. Kleindienst was born Dec. 10, 1910, at St. Louis, the daughter of William and Amanda (Fischer) Hatz. Brother Glen Hatz preceded her in death. She was married on April 28, 1930, to the Rev. Henry J. Kleindienst, who died Jan. 17, 1991.
She was active in her husband's ministry in Blytheville, Ark., Lexington and Columbia, as well as in various civic and church organizations. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson City.
Survivors include one daughter, Fern L. Phipps of Boynton Beach, Fla.; one son, John D. Kleindienst, Jefferson City; seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Natalie R. Marquardt, Detroit, Mich.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, with the Rev. Ken Gerike of Columbia and the Rev. Dr. Jerome Brownlee and the Rev. John Hobratschk, both of Jefferson City, officiating. Burial will be held at New Bethlehem Cemetery in St. Louis.
Memorials are suggested to the Mid-Missouri Lutheran Hospital Ministry.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Parker Funeral Home in Columbia.
Gladys E. Lett, 84, Centertown, died April 24, 2003, at St. Marys Health Center.
She was born August 16, 1918 in Centertown, MO the daughter of Otto and Edith "Sedona" Wolf Schramm who preceded her in death. She was married December 22, 1946 to Thomas "Tom" Lett who passed away September 23, 1989.
She was a secretary at the Cole County Courthouse; Farm Bureau and the Cole County ASCS for 25 years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, California, MO and a member of the Ladies Aid Society; Braille Workers; Lutheran Women's Missionary League and the Quilter's Group. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 531 and the quilting group of the Legion. She graduated from Centertown High School and was the recording secretary & treasurer for Centertown Alumni.
Survivors include 1 daughter, Linda Branch of Vandalia, MO and 1 granddaughter, Tammy Hartley with her husband, Roger of Centertown, MO. She was preceded in death by 1 son, Jackie Lett on May 30, 1950; 2 brothers, Warren Schramm on November 18, 2002 and Tom Schramm in 1930 and 1 grandson, Clinton Branch.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, California. The Rev. Dr. Peter Kurowski will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Centertown Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the Lindsey and Clinton Hartley Educational Fund, c/o Exchange Bank, Jefferson City, Mo., 65101, or St. Paul's Lutheran Centertown Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California.
Lois Jean Garwood, 57, of Lake Mykee, died Monday, April 28, 2003, at her home.
She was born June 4, 1945, in Red Oak, Iowa, a daughter of Richard Leslie and Blanche C. Jackson Burnison. She was a graduate of Essex High School in Essex, Iowa. She was married May 27, 1968, in Clarinda, Iowa to John E. Garwood, Sr., who survives at the home.
She was Owner and Manager of Canine Clippers Professional Dog Grooming Shop from 1984 until the present. She previously worked for Union Carbide Company in Red Oak, Iowa.
She is also survived by two sons and daughters-in-law: Kevin Wayne Garwood and wife Julie of Holts Summit; Richard Leslie Garwood and wife Tammy of Jefferson City; two stepsons: John Edward Garwood II of Des Moines, Iowa and Jeff Kent Garwood and wife Laura of New Bloomfield; three brothers: Dick Burnison of Stanton, Nebraska; Lowell Burnison of Red Oak, Iowa and Larry Burnison of Lawton, Oklahoma; six sisters: Karen Pridemore of St. Louis; Joy Carlson of Red Oak, Iowa; Linda Malerbi of Omaha, Nebraska; Phyllis Roseland of Springfield, Nebraska; Janet Mallone of Palm Harbor, Florida and Sandy Currie of Essex, Iowa; five grandchildren: K.J. Garwood, Noah Garwood, Caleb Garwood, Joe Garwood and Lydia Garwood.
She was preceded in death by two granddaughters: Caitlin Elizabeth Garwood on September 27, 1995 and Emily Anne Garwood on October 12, 1998.
Friends will be received from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Houser-Millard Funeral Directors - Jefferson City Chapel.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2003, at the Houser-Millard Funeral Directors - Jefferson City Chapel, with Rev. Michael Hare officiating. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Lois Garwood Memorial Fund.
Arrangements are under the direction of Houser-Millard Funeral Directors - Jefferson City Chapel, 2613 West Main St.; 636-3838.