Monday, November 12, 2012
Local Missouri Civil Air Patrols representatives this weekend kicked off their annual, remembrance Wreaths Across America campaign. Orders received by Nov. 26 will be honored at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Missouri Wing Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members throughout the greater St. Louis area invite people to sponsor remembrance wreaths for placement on the graves of veterans on Dec. 15 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Wreath sponsorship starts at $15; orders need to be submitted by Nov. 26. Sponsors can designate where the wreaths will be laid in the local community. For the seventh year in a row, Wildwood resident David Miller will officiate the ceremony at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Dec. 15. Lt. Col. Miller is director of public affairs, Missouri Wing, Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary. The St. Louis CAP squadron’s efforts coincide with Wreath Across America tributes occurring simultaneously across the …
Sunday, January 15, 2012
A committal service for this U.S. Navy officer from Wildwood will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery on Thursday.
James Michael Wellman died Jan. 11. He was a Wildwood resident. He was the husband of Betty Jean Wellman (nee Schwartz), and father of J.R. and Jeff (Sara). He was the grandfather of the recently born Colby James. He also was the step-father of Amy and Andrea, and brother of Betsy Dinkel and Lisa Landis, both of Topeka, KS. He graduated from Topeka West in 1968, followed by graduation from Washburn University. He then enlisted and served honorably as a U.S. Naval Officer, which began his lifelong career in computers and communications. He finished his career in 2010 at Mastercard Worldwide. A committal service will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery on Thursday;it is located at 2900 Sheridan Rd. in St. Louis. In lieu of flowers, …
Monday, November 28, 2011
Visitation for this Wildwood resident will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory in Ballwin.
Melvin "Dick" Brockmeier died Nov. 26, at the age of 83. He was a Wildwood resident. He was the husband of the late Marilyn Brockmeier (nee Spalding). He also was father of Richard Brockmeier and Jenifer (Eugene) Blain; grandfather of Melissa (Peter) Dooley, Douglas Blain and Robert Blain; and brother of Pat Ravens, John Brockmeier, Barb Krenning and Debbie McKewan. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Rd. at Holloway in Ballwin. Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Visitation for this Wildwood resident will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Schrader Funeral Home in Ballwin, until the time of the funeral service at 11:30 a.m., also on Wednesday.
Capt. Michael Smit, U.S. Air Force, died Sept. 23 at the age of 76. He was a Wildwood resident. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Marilyn; son Michael, mother Diana and six grandchildren: Audrey and Katherine Smit of Dallas, TX, and Brittany, Brad, Blake Ollar and Carter McKay of St. Louis. He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. H.M. Smit; sister Caren Thillens and step-daughter, Kelle Lewis. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Rd. at Holloway in Ballwin, until the time of the funeral service at 11:30 a.m., also on Wednesday. Interment will be in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Friends may sign the family’s on-line guestbook.
Monday, May 30, 2011
For the last 62 years, the Gravoius Trails District of the Boy Scouts of America have organized the decoration of graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery for Memorial Day.
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Monday, May 30, 2011
If one good turn deserves another, what do 5,000 good turns deserve? In what has become a 62-year tradition on Memorial Day weekend for the Boy Scouts of America, more than 5,000 Scouts decorated more than 138,000 graves Sunday at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in South County. The Gravois Trails District of the Boy Scouts of America organizes the annual ceremony, which unites 200 Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venture Crews and Girl Scout Troops from South County and the surrounding area. Gravois Trails encompasses the Mehlville, Lindbergh, Affton, Hancock Place and parts of the Rockwood School District in South County and the public and private schools that sponsor Scouting groups. The Memorial Day Good Turn is meant to honor …