Leon Dale Toedtmann, 73, of Hermann passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Frene Valley Health Center.
Mr. Toedtmann was born in Hermann on February 20, 1939, the son of the late Clarence W. and Olivia M. (Meyer) Toedtmann.
Leon attended Westminster College from 1957 to 1960 on a basketball scholarship. He then went to Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science in Dallas, Texas. He served his apprenticeship in Fulton, Mo. After he received his funeral directors and embalmers license he moved to Hermann in 1963. He then established Toedtmann Funeral Home. In 1965 Landon Grosse joined him, and together they co-owned the Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home until 2000.
He was the husband of Judith K. (Baker) Toedtmann. They were married June 28, 1959 at New Florence. Judy survives in Hermann.
Leon is also survived by his three children, daughter Susan Cameron and husband, John, of Rhineland, son Jeffrey Toedtmann and wife, Carol, of St. Charles, and son Barton Toedtmann and wife, Kris, of Hermann; a sister, Marian Swisher of Macomb, Ill., a grandson Tyler Grotewiel and wife Teresa of Rhineland, granddaughter Libby Grotewiel of St. Louis, granddaughter Whitney Toedtmann of St. Louis, grandson Wil Toedtmann of Springfield, Mo., and grandsons Clinton and Collin Toedtmann both of St. Charles, by two step grandchildren Taylor Cameron and Madison Cameron, both of Rhineland, by two great-grandchildren Taylor and Tanner Grotewiel of Rhineland; and by two sisters-in-law, Barbara Grosse of Hermann and Evelyn Baker of Union. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Ralph, who died in infancy, and three brothers-in-law, Landon “Bud” Grosse, Dr. Donald Baker and J.D. Swisher.
Leon was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Hermann, where he served on the church council three terms between 1964 and 1990. He was active in Jaycees where he served as president.
In 1972 he received the distinguished service award. He later joined the Lions Club where he received his 40-year pin. He served on the Gasconade County R-1 Board of Education from 1979 to 1985. He served on Peoples Savings Bank board from 1996 to 2006 and he was a member of the Loutre Shore Country Club where he served on the board for several years.
Leon was a very avid golfer and was a big supporter of Loutre Shore Country Club. He was always trying to get new members and local support. Hunting was his second loved hobby. He was always trying to find new places to quail hunt with local farmers. He also loved to fish which he did most of out of state in places like Canada, usually with a group of friends and family.
One of Leon’s greatest accomplishments was holding the single game scoring record of 37 points while playing basketball at Hermann High School in 1957. He held that record for several years until Duane Kraettli tied him in 1970. Together they held that for many years.
Visitation was Friday at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, Hermann.
Funeral services were held at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Hermann, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, with Rev. Rick Riedel officiating. Burial was at Oak Haven Memorial Gardens, Hermann.
Memorials may be given to St. Paul U.C.C. or American Parkinsons Disease Foundation.
Raymond A. “Rat” Theissen, 89, of Washington, formerly of Hermann, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at his home.
Mr. Theissen was born in Rhineland on December 19, 1923, the son of the late Albert R., Sr. and Caroline M. (Hagedorn) Theissen.
He was the widower of Phyllis M. (Lisle) Theissen. They were married June 6, 1953 at St. Joseph Church in Rhineland. She preceded him in death on May 15, 2003.
He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Raymond was a member of St. George Church, Hermann, the Knights of Columbus and was a founding member of the Loutre Shore Country Club. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, having social time with family and friends and story telling.
He was co-owner with George Scholten of Fritz Auto Parts Store in Hermann, New Haven, Washington, Warrenton and Owensville.
Raymond is survived by a son, Chris Theissen and wife, Jeanne, of Hermann, a daughter, Mary Jane “Janie” Schriewer and husband, David, of Washington; a son Matthew Theissen of Washington, a daughter Nancy Peters and husband, Paul, of Waverly, Mo.; a sister Jeannette Landolt of Hermann; a grandson Andy Theissen and wife Laura of Fairfax, Va.; a granddaughter Betsy Stephan and husband, Sam, of Hermann, granddaughter Caroline Bartek of Columbia, Mo., a grandson, Derek Schriewer of Washington, a granddaughter Katherine Peters of Waverly, Mo., and a grandson Sam Peters of Waverly, Mo.; and two great-grandsons, Lucas Theissen of Fairfax, Va., and Graham Bartek of Columbia, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, by two brothers Vincent and Albert R. “Buck” Theissen, Jr. and two sisters, Willmeta Doll and Sister Clara Theissen, F.S.M.
Visitation was Sunday, Jan. 13, at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home in Hermann.
Funeral services were held at St. George Church, Hermann, at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, with Father Bill Debo officiating.
Burial was at St. George Cemetery, Hermann.
Richard L. “Ric” Masur, 56, of Hermann, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Frene Valley Health Center in Hermann.
He was born in Sidney, Neb., on August 18, 1956, a son of the late Donald and Jacqueline (Cochran) Masur.
He was married to Judy C. (Jaegers) Masur on August 7, 1977 at Jefferson City. She preceded him in death on May 3, 2008.
Richard is survived by a son, Chris Masur and wife, Shannon, of St. Peters; a grandson Owen of St. Peters; a brother, Tony Masur and wife, Kathy, of Hermann; two sisters, Lisa Miller and husband, Ron, of Hermann and Linda Landolt and husband, Perry, of Hermann; his mother-in-law, Esther Jaegers of Jefferson City, two brothers-in-law, Charlie Jaegers and wife Brenda of Millersburg, Mo., and Bill Jaegers and wife, Ruth, of Jefferson City; five sisters-in-law, Joan Longwell and husband, Larry, of Columbia, Karen Lapp and husband, Ron, of Fulton, Sharon Jaegers of Jefferson City, Kathy Pabst and husband, Larry, of Jefferson City and Shirley Sherman and husband, Ed, of Jefferson City; and by many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
He was a member of St. George Church, Hermann.
He enjoyed working on cars, fishing, going to the boat and watching wrestling. He worked at Pretium for over 25 years, where he was a supervisor.
Visitation was Thursday, Jan. 10, at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home in Hermann.
Funeral services were held at St. George Church in Hermann at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, with Father Bill Debo officiating. Burial was at St. George Cemetery, Hermann.
Memorials may be given to Huntington’s Disease Society of America, c/o Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.
Betty Jo Niederer, 69, of Jefferson City, Mo. passed away Friday, January 11, 2013 at her residence.
She was born in Jefferson City on October 4, 1943 to the late Harry T. and Helen (Boss) Holzem. On November 7, 1970 in Hermann, she was united in marriage to Joel W. Niederer. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jefferson City and had been a Mary Kay Sales Director for 30 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joel; and daughter, Jolene Niederer.
Her survivors include her children, Justin Niederer and Jared Niederer and wife Kaylynne all of Owensville, Jennifer Patrick and husband Darrell of Mokane, Jodi Niederer and Jessica Niederer both of Columbia, and Monica Czeschin; brothers, Clifford Holzem and wife Patti of Wardsville and Kenny Holzem and wife Judy of Linn; sisters, Judy Rohrbach and husband Lloyd of Jefferson City and Deb Troesser and husband Alan of Wardsville; and by six grandchildren, Melissa Driskell, Matthew Driskell, Josey Patrick, Karley Patrick, Damien Niederer and Ella Niederer.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Owensville with Father James Finder as the celebrant. Burial will be in the Countryside Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be on Friday, January 18 beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville.