Clemens Petschel died Wednesday, at age 81.
He was the husband of Mary Rose Petschel (nee: Hughes) for 53 years. He was the father of Brian (Cathy) Petschel, Michele (Dave) McCartney, Mark (Deborah) Petschel, Sharon (Gregg) Grigaitis, Teresa (Jeff) Roediger and Mary (Matt) Weiss. He also was the grandfather of 17: Collin, Megan, Christopher, Mary Catherine, Dillon (Maegan), Trese, Carly, Scott, Katie, Andrew, Blake, Libby, Garrett, Grace, Ava, Connor and Jack. Brother of Patricia (Gene) Mohan, Joan (the late Albert) Marshall and the late Mary Catherine Petschel.
He was a veteran of the 5th Armored Division of the Korean War; a member of Glaziers Local 513 for 42 years, and an active member of St. Joseph Church, Manchester and later, Most Sacred Heart Church of Eureka.
Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Sunday at the Schrader Family Center, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway in Ballwin.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at Most Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Eureka. Interment will be in the National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to BJH Foundation for CMT Research (1001 Highlands Plaza Dr.West, Suite 140, St. Louis, MO 63110) in memory of Clemens Petschel.
Friends may sign the family’s online guestbook.