Obituaries

Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 3:14 pm

KnoepfleinMemorial services for Alan K. Knoepflein, 5, of Mineola, were held on Monday, Dec. 30, at the Mineola Baptist Church in Mineola. The Rev. Jim Cline officiated.
Alan was born on September 6, 2008, in Columbia. He died on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. He was the son of Kristopher Glenn and Debbie Lynn Gleeson Knoepflein.
He was the big brother of Lynn Marie Knoepflein.
Other survivors include grandparents: Glenn and Gerry Knoepflein of Mineola; Patsy Cox of rural Montgomery City; and Mark Gleeson and wife, Karen, of Big Spring.  Alan is also survived by two great-grandmothers:  Katherine Gleeson of Big Spring, and Shirley Scarlet of Americus. He is survived by an uncle, Jamie Knoepflein of Williamsburg, Mo; and two aunts: Marcia Robinson and husband, Chris, of Columbia and Melissa Marks and husband, Andrew, of Warrenton. He is also survived by a number of great-aunts and uncles, and cousins.
Alan was preceded in death by his grandmother, Donna Marie Knoepflein; by a great-grandfather, John M. Gleeson; and by a cousin, Shannon Knoepflein.
Alan attended preschool at Montgomery City Elementary School. He attended Mineola Baptist Church and enjoyed vacation bible school at Mineola Baptist.  Alan enjoyed fishing and most all outdoor activities. He was always “ready to go” when there were family activities. He loved to dance and he was fascinated with trains and tractors. He enjoyed making cookies and pizza with his mom and was a good “big brother.”
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mineola Baptist Church or to the Knoepflein Family, c/o Schlanker Funeral Home, 207 Danville Road, Montgomery City, MO   63361.
Condolences may be made at:  www.schlankerfuneralhome.com.

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Overkamp.photoElroy  Overkamp, 64, of Gasconadepassed away on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at his home.
Mr. Overkamp was born in Americus on March 22, 1949, a son of the late Norbert and Marinda (Maddox) Overkamp.
He was the husband of Barbara (Freeman) Overkamp. They were married March 20, 1998 at Rhineland. She survives in Gasconade.
Elroy is also survived by three children, son Brian Overkamp and wife, Sheila, of Hermann, and two daughters, Sara Lotshaw and husband, Tracey, of Gasconade and Mila Overkamp and friend, Billy, of Hermann; four step-children, Ellen Schaumberg and husband, Rick, of Hermann, Jim Pottebaum and wife, Jackie, of Rhineland, Lawrence Pottebaum Jr. and fiance, Nicole, of Gasconade and Mary Minor and husband, Tony, of Morrison; a sister. Nancy McNeil and husband, Steve, of Peru, Ind., and a brother, Verus Overkamp and wife, Sally, of Moscow Mills, 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Susan (Walkenbach) Overkamp, who passed away May of 1996; by a brother, Norbert Overkamp, Jr.; and by his future granddaughter-in-law, Whitney Gabathuler.
Elroy was a member of Assumption Church, Morrison, and of the Hermann Eagles.
He worked for Florsheim Shoe Company for 25 years, then for Pretium Packaging in Hermann for 12 years.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, January 5, at 11 a.m. from Assumption Church in Morrison.
Memorials may be given to Community Loving Care Hospice, c/o Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home.

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Alice  Josephine Rohlfing, 87, of Hermann, passed away on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at Mercy Hospital, Washington.
Mrs. Rohlfing was born in Detmold, Mo., on Jan. 31, 1926, a daughter of the late Edward and Josephine (Lagemann) Brandt.
She was the widow of Ralph W. Rohlfing. They were married on November 23, 1950 at Ebenezer Stone Church, Gerald, Mo. He preceded her in death on September 12, 1990.
Alice is survived by two children: daughter Diane Lause and husband, John, of Hermann and a son, David Rohlfing and wife, Debra, of Hermann; by three grandchildren, Kevin Rohlfing, Kimberly Schaeffer and husband, Ben, and Karen Rohlfing, all of Hermann; and by nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, by three brothers, Ralph, Victor and Harold Brandt; and a sister, Elda Bredemeyer.
Alice worked for many years at the International Shoe Factory and for Frene Valley G & R Center. She and her husband also farmed.  She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Hermann.
She loved to embroider and gardening.

Visitation was held Sunday, Dec. 29, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home, Hermann, where funeral services was held Monday, Dec. 30, at 11 a.m.
Burial was at Oak Haven Memorial Gardens, Hermann. Memorials may be given to St. Paul UCC,  c/o Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home.

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