Melvin H. Speckhals, 71, of Hermann, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia.
Mr. Speckhals was born in Hermann on September 5, 1941, a son of the late Walter and Dorothy (Moss) Speckhals.
He was a member of St. George Church and Hermann Volunteer Fire Department.
Melvin worked for Kellwood in New Haven most of his working career, and later he was employed with Custom Printing Company in Owensville.
He was the husband of Ruth Ann (Elsenraat) Speckhals, who survives at home. Melvin is also survived by three children, Karen Loehnig and husband, Dwayne, Kim LeRoy and husband, Paul, and Kevin Speckhals and wife, Chris, all of Hermann.
Other survivors include five grandchildren, Derek and Gwen LeRoy, Zachary and Dane Speckhals and Drew Loehnig.
Melvin was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jerry Speckhals.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, at St. George Catholic Church, Hermann, with Father Bill Debo officiating.
Visitation was Sunday from 4-8 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home in Hermann.
Interment was at St. George Cemetery in Hermann.
Memorials are requested to St. George School or Hermann Fire Dept.
Louis Aaron Scott, 83, of Berger, passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at his home.
Mr. Scott was born in Dardanelle, Ark., on March 7, 1929, the son of the late Leonard and Bamie (Kirk) Scott.
He was the widower of Clara (Moore) Scott. They were married May 21, 1947 at New Madrid, Mo.
Louis is survived by his children, daughter Louise Abrams of Salem, Wis., four sons, Aaron Scott of Owensville, Larry Scott and wife Kathy of New Haven, Mark Scott of Union, and Randy Scott of Gerald, daughter Elizabeth Garlock of Berger; two brothers, Gerald Scott of Caruthersville and Jerry Scott of Paris, Texas; and two sisters, Kitty Shaw of Carlisle, Ark., and Bobbie Jean Laskey of Hermann; 19 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife and two brothers, Jimmy and Danny Scott.
He was the owner and operator of Kohl City Furniture Store in New Haven. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII and he was a member of the American Legion Post 1000 of Jefferson City.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 4-8 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven.
Funeral Services will be held at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, with Rev. Bill Masters officiating.
Burial will be at New Haven Cemetery, New Haven.
Memorials may be given to families choice, c/o Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.
Elizabeth Jamieson Wenzel, 92, of Chesterfield, formerly of Hermann, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at St. Luke’s Surrey Place in Chesterfield.
She was born in Staten Island, N.Y. on January 6, 1920, the daughter of the late Hugh and Hazel (VanName) Jamieson.
She married William H. Wenzel on December 6, 1944. She lived in Staten Island until she and her husband moved to St. Louis after World War II. They moved to their farm near Hermann after Mr. Wenzel retired.
She graduated from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N. Y. and served in the Red Cross during World War II aboard troop trains carrying wounded veterans.
Mrs. Wenzel and her husband were among the founders of Independence Center. She served on the board of the old Bernard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital and the Girls Home of St. Louis. She had been an active volunteer in many organizations including Barnes Hospital and St. Luke’s Hospital.
She is survived by three daughters, Janet Wenzel of St. Louis, Barbara Norby and husband, Douglas, of Grants Pass, Ore., and Elizabeth Syrovy and husband, George, of Cape Cod, Mass.; five grandchildren, Clair Park, Portland, Ore.; Meaghan, Akeasia Grace, Joy Nicole and William Wenzel II, all of St. Louis; and a great-grandchild, Emily Park of Portland.
Private family graveside services were held at Loutre Island Cemetery, McKittrick.
Memorials may be given to Independence Center, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, St. Louis or Alzheimer’s Association, c/o Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.
JoAnn Groner, 80, of New Haven, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2012 at her residence.
Mrs. Groner was born in St. Louis on January 25, 1932, the daughter of the late Carl Watts and Ann (Grieshaber) Truman.
She is survived by one son, Lynden Groner and wife, Patty, of New Haven, two daughters, LeaAnn Fesperman and husband, Bart, of Chesterton, Ind., and Linette Meyer and husband, John, of Frankfort, Ill.; one sister, Jeane McGowan of Phoenix, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
JoAnn graduated from Washington University with a bachelors degree in Fine Arts and received a masters degree in Fine Arts from the University of Illinois.
JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Orval. The couple previously owned multiple businesses in the area including Fertig-Groner Funeral Home and Fertig-Groner Furniture Store in New Haven.
JoAnn was also a member of Assumption Church in New Haven, where funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 30, with Father John Deken officiating.
Burial was in the New Haven Cemetery, New Haven.
Memorials are requested to American Cancer Society, Mercy Hospice, and Masses.