Obituaries

Elfrieda G. Fallbeck Allersmeyer,  age 98, of New Haven, passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014, at DeGreeff Hospice House in St. Louis.
Mrs. Allersmeyer was born April 6, 1916, in Berger, the daughter of the late William and Antonia (nee Kuntzsch) Fallbeck.
She was the wife of Elmer Allersmeyer, who passed away on April 1, 2000. They were married October 25, 1950, in Anderson, Mo.
She is survived by daughters Marilyn Schwartz Mandeville of Houma, La., JoAnne Williams (Jim) of Sunset Hills, Mo., and Ruth Randall (Dave) of Evansville, Ind.; grandsons Christopher Schwartz (Dawn) of League City, Texas, Curtis Williams of Sunset Hills, Mo., and Nicholas Randall of Evansville, Ind.; and great grandson Sebastian Schwartz.  Other survivors include sister in-law Laverne Ehlmann (Arlie) of St. Louis and brother in-law Dwight Nelson of Yuma, Ariz., as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Olivia (John) Rethemeyer, and brothers Edwin (Helen), Theodore, Walter (Alma), and Clarence Fallbeck.
Elfrieda was a member of Immanual United Methodist Church of Senate Grove, Mo. She enjoyed baking, gardening, playing the organ, sewing, traveling, and, most of all, being with her family and friends. She had resided at Friendship Village-Sunset Hills for the last 9 years.

Visitation was held Monday, June 16, at the Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home in New Haven, where services were held Tuesday, June 17, at 2:00 p.m., with the Rev. Ann Mowery officiating.
The family requests memorials to Immanuel United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society, c/o the Funeral Home.

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Loren  G.  Berkemeyer, 83, of Morrison, passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Frene Valley Heathcare South in Owensville.
Mr. Berkemeyer was born in Hope, Mo., on September 9, 1930, the son of the late Emil Richard and Thelma Mae (Manes) Berkemeyer. Loren was baptized on October 19, 1930 in the Salem-Hope Presbyterian Church of Hope, Mo. He attended high school at Linn, Mo
He was married to Martha Jane Chazelle on September 6, 1950. Loren and Martha had four children.  On October 11, 1976 the farm house of the Loren Berkemeyer family was destroyed by fire Loren’s mother, Thelma Mae, his wife Martha Jane and his youngest daughter, Pamela Sue, died in the fire.
He later married Darlene Mae Lamb on February 9, 1979. Darlene survives at the Frene Valley Healthcare South, Owensville.
Loren is also survived by his children, Beatrice LaPlante and husband Donald of Arnold, Missouri, son Kenneth Ray Berkemeyer and wife Kellie of Morrison,  and a daughter Sandra Sue Keilholz and husband David of Chamois; two step-sons, Dean Lamb of South Carolina and Bryan Lamb of Alaska, a brother Verlon Jo Berkemeyer of Las Vegas, Nevada, by 10 grandchildren, Jon and Timothy LaPlante, Sarah Reinsch, Heather Berkemeyer, Autumn Probst, Ashlynne Berkemeyer, D.J. and Daniel Keilholz, Angela Bledsoe and Amy Keilholz and by 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Martha Jane, and his daughter, Pamela Sue.
He was a welder at Binkley in Warrenton and he also farmed.
Visitation was Monday, June 16, Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, Hermann, where funeral services followed at 1 p.m., with Rev. Leon Pankuck officiating. Burial was at Salem Hope Presbyterian Cemetery, Hope.
Memorials may be given to Alzheimers Association, c/o Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home.

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Dorothy “Dickie”  L.  Nolte, 85, of Morrison passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Hermann Area District Hospital, Hermann.
Mrs. Nolte was born in Morrison on July 31, 1928, a daughter of the late Fred and Meta (Speckhals) Hanne.
She was the widow of Marvin “Horsey”  Nolte.  They were married November 14, 1946 at Assumption Church in Morrison.
Dorothy is survived by a daughter Jeanie Birk and husband, Bradley, of Morrison, a son-in-law ,Gene Steiner of Jefferson City, her twin sister, Dorris “Kliney” Starke of Morrison, a granddaughter, Michelle Schulte and husband, Tim, of Hermann, a grandson, Randy Nolte and wife, Tina, of Morrison;  three great-grandsons Ryan, C.J. and Hunter Nolte; and two great-granddaughters Paige and Sydney Schulte; and by nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a daughter, Sharon Steiner.
Dorothy was a member of Assumption Church, Morrison. She worked at Florsheim and International Shoe Company in Hermann for over 30 years.
She enjoyed cooking, she loved to watch Polka Dancing on TV, fishing, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was very close to her twin sister, Dorris. They did everything together.

Visitation was Sunday, June 15, at Assumption Church in Morrison, where funeral services were held Monday, June 16, at 10 a.m., with Father Bill Debo officiating. Burial was at Assumption Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to  St. George School, Hermann or Assumption Catholic Church, c/o Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home.

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Shirley M. Potts, 77 of Warrensburg, Mo., passed away Friday, June 13, 2014 at Harmony Gardens in Warrensburg.
Shirley was born August 3, 1936 in Jefferson City, Mo., the daughter of George L. and Legora (Smith) Kohlbusch. She was united in marriage to Robert W. Potts on May 1, 1954 in Hermann. In 1966, Warrensburg became their permanent home.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Shirley enjoyed traveling with her husband, playing cards and bingo. Her greatest love was bowling and she enjoyed competing in state and national tournaments. She also enjoyed cooking and avidly collecting recipes and cookbooks.
She is survived by her husband, Bob, of 60 years; two daughters, Theresa and Jim Talley of Clinton, Mo., and Karen Gonzalez and Andy Gelbach of Warrenburg; a daughter-in-law, Sonia Potts of Columbia, Mo.; four grandchildren: Lindsey Talley, Ashley Glover and husband, Jason; Ethan Potts and Sam Gonzalez.
She was preceded in death by both parents, three sons, Robert, Byron and Duane; and a son-in-law, Mario Gonzalez, Jr.

A Funeral Mass was held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 16, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warrensburg with Father Joe Miller, C.P.P.S. officiating. Interment was in Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to The Sheltered Workshop or Bishop Sullivan Center.
Arrangements entrusted to Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg.

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James  O. Rouse, Jr., 86, of Berger, passed away on Monday, June 9, 2014 at his home.
He was born in New Franklin, Mo. on June 30, 1927, the son of the late James O. and Rachel Chloe (Calvert) Rouse.
He was the husband of Anna  (Meyer) Rouse.  They were married June 1, 1950 at St. Paul Church, Berger. Mrs. Rouse survives in Berger.
Mr. Rouse is also survived by a daughter, Patty Stoddard and husband, Richard, of Reno, Nev., a daughter Cathy Finne and husband, Bruce, of Costa Mesa, Calif., a daughter Susie Horn and husband, Mark, of Altadena, Calif., a son Michael Rouse and wife, Greta, of Hermann, a son John Rouse and wife, Kay, Duarte, Calif., a daughter Frances Rouse of Berger, a daughter Christine Roehl and husband, Allen, of Sequim, Wash., a daughter Rebecca Aldrich and husband, Steven, of Hermann, a daughter Sara Lefebvre and Bill Bitters of Ballwin, a son Peter Rouse and Paula Montez of Los Angeles, Calif., a son Phillip Earle-Rouse and wife, Jolly, of Arcata, Calif., and a daughter Rose Larsen and husband, Gary, of Fontana, Calif.; two sisters, Jamie Lee Perkins of Columbia, Mo., and Shirley Palmer of Fayette, Mo.; by 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Elizabeth Finley, and a granddaughter, Anna Rodriguez.
Mr. Rouse proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Church in Berger, the Hermann V.F.W. Post 4182 and of Brotherhood of Railroad Signal Man.  He worked on the Katy Railroad for 10 years and then 28 years for the Santa Fe Railroad.
Visitation was Friday, June 13, at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home in Hermann.
A funeral services was held at St. Paul’s Church, Berger, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 14, with Father John Deken officiating. Burial will be at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Berger.
Memorials may be given to St. Paul Cemetery.  c/o Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home.

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Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 1:30 pm