Paul Gerhart Brauer, 87, of Hermann, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Victorian Place, Hermann.
Mr. Brauer was born in Minot, North Dakota on July 20, 1926, the son of the late Friederich and Wanda (Reetz) Brauer.
He was the husband of Lois (Thompson) Brauer. They were married August 12, 1951 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Cape Girardeau, Mo. His wife survives in Hermann.
Paul is also survived by four children, daughter Carol Anderson and husband, Col. Michael, of Dallas, Texas; two sons, Richard Brauer of Hermann and Robert Brauer and wife, Kathryn, of Utica, Neb., and a daughter, Susan Francis and husband, Richard, of DeSoto, Mo.; three brothers, Hank Brauer and wife, Caroline, of Kansas City, Mo., Roland Brauer and wife, Pinky, of College Station, Texas and Donald Brauer and wife, Rose Marie, of North Carolina; a sister-in-law, Ann Brauer of Minneapolis, Minn.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a twin brother, Fritz Brauer.
Paul was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Hermann. He was a member of the Hermann Community Chorus and the Hermann Lions Club, where he served as secretary for many years.
He was a school teacher and taught at several schools in Cape Girardeau, Houston, Texas, St. Louis, and Columbus, Neb. He volunteered as a reading tutor at Hermann Elementary School and he was partner in Tri B-Crafts. Paul enjoyed gardening, singing in choirs and he was an avid golfer. He was very involved in the Boy Scouts of America, and was a stamp collector; a basketball coach and referee for many years.
Visitation was held Tuesday at Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home, Hermann.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 9:30 a.m. from Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Hermann, with Rev. David Rawlings officiating. Burial will be at Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery, Gape Girardeau.
Memorials may be given to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, c/o Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home.
Clare L. Everdon (Groner) of Hermann, died on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Frene Valley Health Center, at the age of 85.
She was born November 1, 1927 in St. Elizabeth, Mo., to Paul and Clara Groner. She is survived by her brother, Paul Groner of Hermann. Preceding her in death were three brothers, George Groner, Hubert Groner and Henry Groner as well as four sisters, Caroline Biggerstaff, Ida Fennewald, Dorothy Wilding and Theresa Speckhals. Her surviving sister, Martha Fennewald of Westphalia, Mo., passed away on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 at the age of 103.
Clare spent some formative years as a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration in Mishawaka, Indiana.
In 1973 in Mishawaka, Ind., she married Joseph Conley Everdon and in 1990 they retired to live in Hermann. Joseph preceded her in death in November 2006.
Clare has one stepson, David Everdon and three stepdaughters, Karen Everdon, Gail Quesinberry and Kathryn Bickle; four step grandchildren, Stacy Cox, Hayley Bickle, Matthew Quesinberry and Mitchel Quesinberry.
Clare graduated from Hermann High School in 1945. As a young teacher she taught in a one-room schoolhouse in Berger. Subsequently, Clare received her B.A. degree in arts in 1963 from St. Francis College in Fort Wayne, Ind., with a master’s degree in art in 1968 from Notre Dame University. She spent her career as an English teacher and counselor in Indiana. She taught at Bishop Luers High School in Fort Wayne, Ind., Marian High School in Mishawaka, Ind. and retired in 1990 from Clay High School in South Bend, Ind.
Clare felt blessed to have a great number of nieces and nephews and many friends.
She made the gift of her body to the School of Medicine of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
A memorial Mass and celebration will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. Memorial gifts can be made to the cemetery fund of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Berger, Mo., c/o Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home.
Anthony “Tony” Eldringhoff of Rhineland passed away on Monday, October 7, 2013 at the age of 72.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda, of Rhineland and a daughter and son-in-law Anita and Neil Sandage of Wentzville, Mo.
At his request there will be no services.
On October 2, 2013, long-time Palo Alto, Calif., resident Jane Fajardo, 95, peacefully passed, in the Monterey County (Calif.) home of her older son, surrounded by loving family.
Born in Hermann on June 24, 1918, to John Arthur Stortz and Meta Laura (Fricke) Stortz, she is survived by her two beloved sons, David Brown (Marilou) of Marina, Calif., and Jonathan Fajardo (Rocque) of Auburn. She has five dear grandchildren, Laura and Kate Brown, and Marlena, Rachel and Jaden Fajardo.
She is also survived by her niece, Jane Briggs (Ted) and her children.
She was a very active person whose kind heart and loving influence was felt by many.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Marian Frances (Stortz) Gagne.
She graduated summa cum laude from USC in 1939, with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish. Her professional career began at Lockheed in the Los Angeles area, and continued with PG&E in Southern California before moving to the Bay Area in 1956, to work at Stanford University’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. She worked there for 33 years, through her 75th year.
She was a member of the Pan-American Round Table. As a person with a great love for education, she continued into her retirement taking classes in Chinese and genealogy.
Memorial services were held at Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary in Mountain View, Calif., located at 96 West El Camino Real, on October 5. Her interment will be in Half Moon Bay at a later date.
Amsbert “Gismo” Kemper, 89, of Morrison, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 at Frene Valley Health Center in Hermann.
Mr. Kemper was born in Morrison on June 28, 1924, a son of the late Otto and Mary (Rost) Kemper.
He was the husband of Adeline (Scheidegger) Kemper. They were married May 23, 1964 at Linn, Mo. She survives in Morrison.
Amsbert is also survived by three daughters, Sandra Angerer and husband, Tom, of Westphalia, Dianna Starke and husband, Jerry, of Hermann and Debbie Holloway and husband, Jerel, of Linn, by a brother, Terence Kemper and wife, Geneva, of Hermann; and a sister, Donata Struttman and husband, Bob, of Festus; by six grandchildren, Morgan Bounds, Kasi Bounds, Dusty Angerer, Bret Starke, Danny Holloway and wife, Stacey, and Jason Holloway; and by six great-grandchildren, Baylee and Marisa Starke, Chloe, Kael and Demi Holloway and Dylan Backer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, by two brothers, Lester and Norbert Kemper and by five sisters, Evelyn Forderhase, Elethia Berend, Delphine Uthe, Lioba Monroe and Aurea Lackman.
Amsbert was a member of Assumption Church, Morrison, and the Knights of Columbus. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy where he was seaman second class and served on the USS Baltimore. He worked for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. He loved to watch Cardinal baseball and to fish and hunt.
Visitation was held Thursday evening, Oct. 3, at Assumption Church, Morrison, where funeral services followed at 7:00 p.m.
Memorials may be given to Assumption Church or Hermann Area Crusade Against Cancer. c/o Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home.