Posted 04-23-14

 Sad News

     Raymond Kastendieck has passed away


Raymond Kastendieck, father of Con Trios Yacht Club and Blessing of the Fleet member Karlan Kastendieck, passed away after a fatal motor vehicle accident on Monday April 21st. Arrangements are being handled by Nieburg-Vitt Funeral Home in Washington MO. Here is Raymond's obituary from the Nieburg-Vitt Funeral Home website:

A Memorial Service for Raymond Kastendieck of Washington, will be held on Saturday, at 5 P.M. at Nieburg-Vitt Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday, from 1-5 P.M. at Nieburg-Vitt Funeral Home. Raymond Kastendieck passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014. He was 90 years old. Survivors include 5 children- Janice Kastendieck of New York City, Ann Kastendieck of Washington, Alan Kastendieck of Washington, Keith Kastendieck of Washington, and Karlan and wife Caryl Kastendieck of St. Charles. Sister- Pauline Gipson and husband Jerry of Republic 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and many friends. Memorials to the Franklin County Honor Flight or Wounded Warrior Project.



Posted 04-05-14

 Sad News

     Harry Rollins has passed away


Want to let folks know our ol mate Harry Rollins passed away Tues. at the young age of 86. Many will know him from his years on the river at many of the marinas including Venetian, Piasa and most recently Harbor Point. When it came to river adventures he didn't just dream about it, he did it!

Visitation will be this Monday, 10 - 11am at Main Street Methodist Church, 1400 Main St., Alton, Il with services following.

Keith Wagner



Click here for Harry's Obituary


Posted 03-20-14




 Sad News

     Jean Dorshorst has passed


Although I have not been on the river over the past year, I hope to return soon. I would, however, like to let my river friends know of the passing of my beloved mother, Jean Dorshorst, who became a "river rat" on her visits here to St. Louis on the J-Crew. She was always excited to come during boating season over the many years, being a member of the crew for both the "Teresa J" and the "J-Crew". She loved being on the water!

Mom passed away peacefully at the age of 83 years young. It was a very unexpected passing and we are truly devastated by her loss. My mother has generously donated her body to science in the hope of helping her family and anyone who may battle the disease of Lupus. A Memorial Gathering and Service will be held on March 29th at Ziegenhein & Sons Funeral Home, 4830 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, 63129 from 9 a.m. until noon. Donations may be made in her honor to the Lupus Foundation, Gateway Chapter, St. Louis.

To my boating friends who have called and written, thank you for your sympathy and outpouring of support. It has been genuinely appreciated.

Teresa Dorlac-Dorshorst




Click here for Jean's Obituary


Posted 03-18-14

 Sad News

     Kathleen Ann Lundeen Flippo, 4/1/42 - 3/11/14

     Author of "Tow Takin"

Kathleen (Kathy) Ann Lundeen made her entrance into this world 4/1/42 on Beaver Island to her proud parents, Florence Carlson and Adrian Charles Lundeen. Starting her life on Beaver Island turned out to set the precedence to what she became passionate about: Life on the Mississippi River and all it encompassed. Born a River Rat, Kathy enjoyed all that the river had to offer from hunting, fishing and trapping, to canoeing through the back waters, to taking pictures of wildlife and river traffic. Her love of the River culminated with her marriage to W.P. (Pat) Flippo in 1981 that set her adventure for the River as the wife of a tow boat captain.


During high school, Kathy kept to her roots by working her summers and holidays at Sportsman Exchange in Clinton.  After graduating from Clinton HS, Class of 1960, she attended Minnesota Bible College in Minneapolis and worked at Dayton’s.  From there she came back to Clinton and worked at the Clinton Telephone Company where she later met her husband, Bob Keding, and in 1968 packed her bags to follow him to his new job in Denver CO where their first daughter, Kjersten, was born a year later


Click here to continue reading Kathleen's obituary



Kathy was a contributor to RiverBills in the early days of the website. She sent us pictures and news reports from the Clinton, Iowa area, she was an outspoken person about things on the river and was a wealth of river information.  Kathy always gave me a hard time because I would vacation in sunny Jamaica instead of going someplace nice and cold.


I never met Kathy in person, but she became a good internet friend of mine.


We will miss you Kathy !

Bill Kelley LLC


Posted 11-25-13

 Sad News

      Phyllis Cross Passed Away


Phyllis Cross, beloved wife of Fred Cross (Con Trios Past Commodore 1985) passed away at home on Saturday, November 23rd after a long illness. Our prayers and condolences go out to Fred and his family at this time. More information will be posted as it becomes available.


Many Thanks to Past Commodore Rich Shamel for the information.


Reprinted from Con Trios Yacht Club


Posted 11-06-13

 Sad News

     Boyd Heck passed away



Boyd Heck, a valued friend and technician at Lewis Boats passed away Monday evening. He also worked at Yacht Club of St.Louis for many years before joining our team. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Visitation is 4-8 pm @ Baue Funeral home on Wednesday November 6th., 620 Jefferson St., St.Charles

Brian Lewis
Lewis Boat


   Posted 10-21-13


Born 30 September 1956
Crossed the Bar 7 October 2013


Member of the Auxiliary since 4 October 2007

Accomplishments during his six years in the Auxiliary:


Doug was employed as a contractor for the U.S. Coast Guard in the IT Department.

Doug was energetic in every sense of the word, not only in his family life, but in his Auxiliary life.

Doug always stood ready to help in any way he could.

As Flotilla Commander of 085-03-13 I received the following letter from Lt. Susana Lee-Kiddey, Chief, Funds Management & Professional Development, Force Optimization & Training, USCG ISC St. Louis, March 31, 2009.

I wanted to inform you of your members’ good deeds and to extend my appreciation to Doug Edelman for volunteering his time in support of Red River Flooding Operations in North Dakota.

He assisted with tracking deployed resources in the flood area, Mr. Edelman readily volunteered.

Please convey my heartfelt thanks to him for standing ready.

Lt. Susana Lee-Kiddey

Doug was an asset in so many ways to all, that he will be greatly missed.



Posted 08-20-13

 Sad News

      Mike Dallwitz of My River Home passed away


Arrangements are as follows:
Baue Funeral Home located at 3950 West Clay, St Charles MO - 636.946.7811 on Friday, August 23rd, 3pm-7pm with the memorial immediately following.

Saturday the Dallwitz Family wants to welcome close friends and family to the Larosa located at the MRH Marina at 2pm until sunset to celebrate his life and enjoy one of his favorite places.

We thank you for the continued support and prayers.


Click here for more information


Posted 8-16-13

 Sad News

      Richard Keith Wells passed away



66-year-old, Richard Keith Wells of Wentzville, MO died Wednesday afternoon following a heart attack at his place of business in Portage Des Sioux, MO, the Mississippi Trading Post .....


Visitation  2:30 – 5:30 Sunday, Aug. 18 Pitman Funeral Home in Wentzville, MO.


Services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, August 19 at the Pitman Funeral Home in Wentzville, MO with burial in a private family cemetery.


Click here for more information


Posted 7-30-13

 Sad News

      Mike Norris passed away

      Avid Boater


Mike's Obituary from the Alton Telegraph

Mike Norris, 62, formerly of Alton, died at 4:55 p.m. Friday, July 26, 2013, at St. Clare Health Center in Fenton, Mo.

Born in Alton on June 30, 1951, he was the son of John F. and Mary A. (Boyd) Norris.

On Aug. 20, 2002 he married the former Marsha Harp in Key West, Fla. She survives.

Mike graduated from Alton High School in 1969. He then studied diesel, gasoline engine mechanics and diesel electrical system technology at Ranken Technical Institute. He worked for Fabick/Caterpillar in Fenton, Mo., as a truck engine account manager for 21 years. He was an avid boater and loved building and flying radio-controlled planes.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Angie Norris of Arnold, Mo.; two grandchildren, Tia and Lexi Norris of Arnold, Mo.; two brothers, Steve Norris (Karen) of Bethalto, and James Norris (Bettie) of Alton; three sisters, Frances Cain (James) of Alton, Linda Benson (Jack) of Spanish Lake, Mo., and Lucy Strebel (Jack) of Fulshear, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews; and his in-laws, James and Ruie Harp of Bethalto.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Gent Funeral Home, where funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 31. Reverend Erik Scottberg will officiate.

Burial will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Memorials may be made to St. Louis Children’s Hospital, One Children’s Place, St. Louis, Mo., 63110.

Online guestbook and information may be found at



Mike never met a person that he didn't like, had a wonderful attitude about life, loved boating, being on the water and had a laugh and a smile that we'll never forget.


Capt'n Billy Moyer


Alton Marina





Posted 7-30-13

 Sad News

      Bob Brettelle passed away

      Lived aboard boat at

      Woodland Marina


It is with extreme sadness that I let you know Bob Brettelle, a lifetime boater, has passed away on Tuesday July 30th.

I’m hoping as many of his boating friends will come and support his son Ricky, and also celebrate his life with us. Services will be held at Baue Funeral Home off of Cave Springs exit.

Visitation this Friday August 2nd, 4pm to 8pm.
Funeral on Saturday August 3rd, 10am.
Lunch following at the Brettelle’s.

Baue Funeral Home
Cave Springs Exit
3950 West Clay
St Charles MO 63301

10 Fox Bluff Court
St Charles MO 63301


Posted 6-19-13

 Sad News

      Steve Minor passed away

      Lighthouse Resturant at Two Rivers Marina


Steven J. Miner, age 56, of Pleasant Hill, formerly of Carrollton, IL died on Saturday, June 15, 2013 in Blessing Hospital surrounded by his family. Steve was born on July 21, 1956 in Carrollton, IL the son of Bill & Wanda (Powell) Miner. He married Patricia Walker Driskill in 1994. She survives. Steve was the owner and operator of the Lighthouse restaurant in Louisiana, MO. He had also worked as an electrical contractor.

Steve enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He loved the outdoors and the Dallas Cowboys.

In addition to his wife, Pat, he is also survived by:
TWO DAUGHTERS: Jessica Bott of Springfield and Chelsie Whitelock and her husband Andrew of Nashville, TN.
STEP-SON: Geoff Driskill and his companion Carrie of Carrollton, IL
THREE GRANDCHILDREN: Reyce Bott, Finnegan Whitelock, Blake Driskill.
ONE SISTER: Andrea Baird and her husband John of Quincy
ONE BROTHER: Roger Miner of New York, NY
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Cremation rites have been accorded. There is no visitation but memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorials in Steve's memory are suggested to American Heart Association.
The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Reprinted from Duker & Haugh Funeral Home

Posted 6-11-13

 Sad News

      Bob Lenz passed away on

Con Trios Yacht Club former member and Past Commodore (1987) Bob Lenz passed away on Thursday, June 6th. Here is Bob's obituary from
Lenz, Robert W. Asleep in Jesus, Thursday, June 6, 2013. Beloved husband of Joan Lenz (nee Lee); dear father of Jeffrey (Shawn), Michael (Annie), Mark (Suzanne) and Scott (Connie) Lenz; dear grandfather of Patrick (Ashley) and Georgeanne Culpepper, Cory, Kelly, Sean, Kohlton, Faith, Brandon, Elienne, Elisa, Brody and Cami Lenz; dear brother of Donna (Myron) Cymbala and the late Glen Lenz; our dear uncle, cousin and dear friend to many. Bob was member of Kirkwood Optimist and Contrios Y.C. He served in the Navy during the Korean War as a decorated Air Crewman. Services: Visitation at KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Tuesday, June 11, 4-8 p.m. then taken to St. Lucas UCC (11735 Denny Rd. 63126) Wednesday, June 12 for visitation 10:30 a.m. until service at 11 a.m. Interment St. Lucas UCC Cemetery.

Thanks to Past Commodore Jim Svoboda for the information

Reprinted from Con Trios Yacht Club

Posted 5-22-13

 Blessing of the Fleet Sad News

      Fred Wenzelburger passed away

Fred Wenzelburger passed away on Sunday, May 19th. Fred was President of The Blessing of the Fleet, Inc. for 25 years. Our prayers and condolences go out to Judy and their family at this time.

Fred’s obituary from
Wenzelburger, J. Fred, Jr. Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Sunday, May 19, 2013. Loving husband of Judy Wenzelburger (nee Parrott); dear father of Christine D. Ernst, Diane L. (John) Fleming and Cynthia L. (Todd - late) Blake. Grandfather of 8, great-grandfather of 9. Loving brother of Dorothy (Norman) Reiter and Judy Smiddy. Preceded in death by William (Del-Ann - survives) Wenzelburger. Dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to many. Fred owned and operated Fred's South County Auto Repair for more than 30 years, was president of Blessing of the Fleet, Inc. for 25 years, a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary for more than 38 years, served as flotilla commander of 3-15 for many years, an avid boater, a member of the Masons. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name to The American Cancer Society or The American Stroke Association , would be appreciated Services: Funeral from John L. Ziegenhein & Sons South County Chapel, 4830 Lemay Ferry Rd., Thursday, 10:30 am. Interment: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with Full Military Honors. VISITATION: Wednesday, 4-8 pm.


Posted 5-10-13

Con Trios Sad news

   Mark Miles' step-dad, Vernon Hoerath Passed Away

Memorial for Mark Miles Stepfather

Con Trios Yacht Club member Mark Miles' step-dad, Vernon Hoerath passed away peacefully in his sleep early this morning (Thursday 05-09-13) at the age of 91.
UPDATE: There will be a Memorial for Mr. Hoerath on Wednesday, May 15th at 2 PM at the Hope Lutheran Church, 1975 Old U.S. Highway 94, St. Charles, MO 63303.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Lutheran Ministries Association in care of Alternative Funeral & Cremation Services, 2115 Parkway Dr. St. Peters, MO 63376.

Mr. Hoerath's obituary can be read here:


Reprinted from Con Trios Yacht Club

Posted 3-15-13

Con Trios Sad news

   Bill Brueggeman Passed Away

Sad News to Report:

Con Trios Yacht Club Emeritus Life Member Bill Brueggeman passed away Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at home after a long illness. Bill and his longtime companion Dianne Hedenkamp boated out of Duck Club Yacht Club. Bill has not only been a member of Con Trios for over 20 years but had served several years on the Board of Directors. An avid boater he was one of the original members of the Dardenne Slough River Association that put on the amateur boat races benefiting Make-A-Wish. We will all miss him on the river. Our prayers and condolences go out to Bill and Dianne's families at this time. Bill had arranged to donate his body for science. A memorial will be planned at a later date.
Many Thanks to Sonny Robbins for the information

Reprinted from Con Trios Yacht Club

Posted 02-14-13

Sad news

   Joan Lodl's  Mother Passed Away

Sad News to Report:
Joan Lodl's  Mother passed away.  Joan is the fiancé of Rich Williams.  Joan and Rich hail out of the Two Branch area of the river.

McNab, Muriel J.
(nee Laury) baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection Friday, February 8, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Clifford H. McNab; dear mother of Barbara (James) Otte, Stephen (Patti), Thomas (Janice), Jean (J.J.) Mahalek, Joan Lodl (fiance Rich Williams), Skip (Laurie), Peter (Angie), Patricia (Ken) Woodward, James (Tanya) and John (Laura) McNab; dear sister of Roland (Jeanette), Charles, Arnette Reeg, Richard (Sharon) Laury and the late Charlotte Bruns and Raymond (survived by Betty) Laury; our dear grandmother of 27; great grandmother of 13; sister-in-law, aunt, great aunt, cousin and friend.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd Friday, February 15, 9 am to St. Matthias Church for 9:30 am Mass. Interment National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions to St. Anthony's Hospice appreciated. Visitation Thursday 4-9 pm


Thanks to Debbie Moore for the information.


Posted 02-03-13

Sad news

   Richard "Rich" Oster Passed Away

Sad News to Report:
Con Trios Yacht Club Emeritus Life Member Richard "Rich" Oster passed away this morning (Saturday, February 2nd). Rich and his beloved wife Phyllis (Jeanette) boat out of Duck Club Yacht Club in the "Miss Chris". They are long time boaters on the river and have been members of Con Trios since 1980. No arrangements as yet.
Our prayers and condolences go out to Phyllis and their family.


Thanks to Past Commodore Rich Shamel for the information.

Posted on the Con Trios website 2/2/2013


Posted 01-22-13

Sad news

   Marty Henderson Passed Away

Our beloved friend, Marty Henderson, photographer extraordinaire, pass away yesterday.


Pitman Funeral Homes
  Date: 01-23-2013
  Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Visitation Location:
  Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville

  Pkwy., Wentzville, MO
  Date: 01-24-2013
  Time: 10:30 am

Service Location: Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, MO

Jefferson Barracks

Click here to go to Pitman Funeral Home website for more information


Our condolences go out the entire Henderson family........


From Marty's Facebook page

My contribution to the world is my ability to photograph beautiful women. I will Photograph as much as I can for as many people as I can for as long as I can. Creating Art is still the same as it has been since prehistoric times. My Art lives through your Vision.... (me)



Sad News....   

     Brad Cohea's father passed away

Brad Cohea's father, Lee Cohea passed away this afternoon. Brad has the boat Libra at Port Charles Harbor, and father Lee was the "Li" of the boat name, Brad being the "Bra". Details will follow as the family makes plans. They are looking at holding the wake at Buchholz on Redman Avenue possibly. Date and time not scheduled yet. Everyone should know long time river boater Brad who is with K-Lynn at most river functions.

Dave Clark


Sad News....   

     Jo Ann E. Slavik


Slavik, Jo Ann E. (nee Butler), on Sat., Nov. 3, 2012. Beloved wife of Larry Slavik; dear mother of Kristy (Jason) Rinne, Kimberlie (Chris) Pleimann, Kelleigh (Aaron) Orlando; dear Grandma of Todd, Ashton, Reilly, Delaney and Brenden; dear sister of Russ Butler; dear sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend to many. Her loving personality will be missed by all. Services: Visitation at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., on Wed., Nov. 7, 4-9 p.m.

Our prayers and condolences go out to the Slavik family at this time


Reprinted from St. Louis Post Dispatch


Jo Ann boated out of the Two Branch area of Pool 26

Posted 09-14-12

Sad News....   


Mildred R. Raftery (nee Mayer), Dear Mother of Con Trios member Pat
DiFatta, passed away today. Pat and her husband, "Papa John" DiFatta,
boat out of Woodland Marina in the cruiser "Good Vibrations".

Here is a link to Mrs. Raftery's obituary on Hutchens Mortuary

Visitation will be at Hutchens Mortuary, 675 Graham Road, Florissant,
MO this Sunday September 16th from 4 to 8 pm.

Services will be from Hutchens Mortuary 675 Graham Rd., Florissant,
MO. Monday September 17, 9:15 am to St. Rose Philippine Duchesne
Church, 2650 Parker Rd., Florissant, MO. for 10 am Mass.
Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Our prayers and condolences go out to Pat and her family at this time


Reposted from Con Trios Yacht Club website

   Posted 09-06-12

Sad News....   

    Kenneth W. Simon  Has Passed Away








Dear RiverBill,

I'm asking for your assistance in helping to spread the Funeral Arrangements on RiverBills for my Uncle, Kenneth W. Simon who passed away on Labor Day.

Most knew him as "Kenny" or "Ken". He was a Lifetime Boater in the area, a model Boat Enthusiast, a Longtime River Friend to Many, and a walking World Book of Knowledge on Boating, Parts & Boats in General. He, along with his Father & Brother, started Venetian Harbor on the family farm ground in Portage Des Sioux, MO in the 1940's and was instrumental in making it one of the premier Full-Service Marinas in the Alton Pool during the Boating Boom of the 60's & 70's. Although Ownership left the family in 1969, Kenny continued working at Venetian. He left there for several years to manage Two Rivers Marina in Louisiana, MO all while continuing to live & boat in the local area. He returned to manage Universal Marine Corporation, which was a Wholesale Boat Part Warehouse business within Venetian Harbor, for many years during the 80's & early 90's. He then worked in the Parts Division at St. Charles Boat & Motor until his retirement. He mostly boated out of Venetian Harbor & Woodland Marina in their boats named "Nauti-K". I've attached a link for the funeral arrangements at Baue Funeral Home & St. Cletus Catholic Church. I've also attached a few pics from my last boat ride with him and my father on September 30th, 2010 in his final boat, a 55' Chris Craft Roamer named "Nauti-K", when we took a short sea trial/test ride out of Woodland. There is also 1 pic of some of his boats from over his boating filled life. He later sold this boat, just earlier this year, at the young age of 80. I very much appreciate your help in notifying his fellow Boaters & Friends of his Passing on behalf of his family and my father, Gerald "Jerry" Simon, who is another lifetime river mechanic in the boating community. Thank you RiverBills!

William "Bill" Simon
Marine Technology
Portage Des Sioux, MO


   Posted 8-25-12

Sad News....   

    Tom Henderson Has Passed Away

Fellow Boaters,

I have been informed that Tom Henderson has passed away.

There will be a memorial service at Hutchins Mortuary on Graham Rd in Florissant next Friday from 4 to 7pm.

If there are any updates I will pass them on.

mike sr


Our prayers and condolences go out to Tom's family at this time


   Posted 08-19-12

Sad News....   

    Charlie Schulte, who worked at Yacht Club, has passed away

Charles Schulte, longtime employee of Yacht Club of St. Louis and
friend to many of us boaters, passed away at home on Friday August
17th. Mr. Schulte's funeral service will be handled by Pittman Funeral
Home 1545 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, MO as follows:

Visitation: Monday, August 20th from 4 PM to 8 PM
Services: Tuesday, August 21st at 10 AM at Pittman Funeral Home
Internment will be private and at a later date.

Click HERE to view Charles' obituary on Pittman's website .

Our prayers and condolences go out to Charles' family at this time

Reposted from

Posted 07-16-12

Con Trios Yacht Club

    Sad News To Report

Carl E. Guffey, father of Con Trios member Karl Guffey (Woodland Marina - "For the Good Times"), passed away at age 88 on July 10th, 2012.
Mr. Guffey was a World War II Veteran, member of American Legion Post 299, and was a retired machinist at Anheuser-Busch.

A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Monday July 16, 2012, at Alexander-White-Mullen Funeral Home, 11101 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Ann. Interment to follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m Sunday, July 15. Condolences may be offered at

Direct link to Mr. Guffey's obituary on Alexander's website... Click here

Blessing of the Fleet Sad News


Blessing of the Fleet Sad News to report, email from Marilyn Aten:
Jeanette Eberlin who was very active for many years with the Blessing of the Fleet passed away this week. She was the media go to gal for newspapers, radio and got the event on TV many times. She may have been one of the original members.

Here is her obituary from the Post Dispatch.
Jeanette M. Eberlin
(nee Roux), Monday, May 14, 2012. Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church.
Beloved wife of the late James A. Eberlin Sr.; dear mother and mother-in-law of Rita (Greg) English, James A. (Randie) Eberlin Jr., Conrad Hoormann, Glenn Hoormann and Jean (Greg) Vedvig; dear grandmother of Elizabeth, David, Erika, Frankie, Mackenzie, Tyler, Kevin, Tina, Krista, Crissy, Tiffany, Alexis, Jessica and Jennifer. dear great grandmother, great great grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend. Special thanks to her caregivers, Cathy, Pat and Deb.

Jeanette proudly served the City and People of Hazelwood as Ward 6 Councilwoman for 28 years. She also performed community service roles as Mayor Pro Tem, Planning and Zoning Commission and she was instrumental in bringing Mills Mall to Hazelwood. She spoke of her fellow City of Hazelwood employees and residents as the finest in the entire State of Missouri. The world loses a great community servant, devout Catholic, journalist, editor, speech writer, friend and mother, who will be greatly missed by all.

Services: Funeral from HUTCHENS Mortuary, 675 Graham Rd., Florissant 9:15 AM, Friday, May 18 to St. Ferdinand Catholic Church for 10 AM Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation 4-8 PM, Thursday, May 17 at Hutchens Mortuary.

Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on May 16, 2012

Darryll Weil
CaptainWeil Computer Services LLC, Telephone 314.303.2819


Poster 03-30-12


Robert "Bob" S. Brncic and his wife Karen



More Sad News: 
Robert "Bob" S. Brncic has passed away

Con Trios Member Robert "Bob" S. Brncic, 60, died at 9:20 a.m. on Monday, March 26, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family. Bob's Wife Karen is Manager of Alton Marina. Arrangements are pending at Paynic Home for Funerals.

There will be a celebration of his life at the pavilion at Alton Marina. April 7th at noon.  All are welcome.

Re-printed from Con Trios website

Poster 03-30-12


More Sad News: 
Betty L Vaughn has passed away

Betty L Vaughn, Mother of Con Trios Member Cyndi Frichtel, passed away yesterday, Betty fought long and hard with Alzheimers for many years. Betty's funeral arrangements are: Friday, March 30th, Kriegshauser West Funeral Home 9450 Olive Blvd, 63132. Visitation is from 3 PM til 8 PM.
Funeral service Saturday, March 31st, 10:00 a.m. at Kriegshausers, burial will be at Mount Lebanon Cemetery 11101 St. Charles Rock Road in St. Ann.

Re-printed from Con Trios website

Posted 03-29-12


Hank Kinder and granddaughter, Amanda, in 2010


Hank Kinder

Hank Kinder, of Kinder's Restaurant, passed away Thursday, (03-29-12) at home. He was 90 years old.

Visitation is on Monday from 5PM- 8PM at Hank's Funeral Home in Brussels, IL


Funeral is on Tuesday at 10:00AM at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Meppen, IL


Map from Google...  Click here

Posted 01-26-12


Sad News:
    Mel Schumer has passed away.....

Glennac Tolliver
Just got word that Mel Schumer passed away Tuesday. He has been on the river for lots of years, and sure some of you know him.

Glenna Tolliver

John's Boat Harbor


Schumer, Melvin J.
fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church,
Beloved husband of Diane, (nee Mizerany); dearest father of Edward and Gary Schumer; dear grandfather of Chris, Kyle, Alex and Marie Schumer; dear brother of Evelyn (Bob) Bruce; uncle, cousin and friend.
Mel served proudly in the United States Army. Member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, #4422.
Services: Funeral at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. (at Butler Hill), Fri., Jan. 27, 11 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.
Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m.


Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on January 26, 2012


Posted 01-16-12


Sad News:
Dennis Holt has left us......

Long time river person “Dennis Holt” out of the Yacht Club passed on 1/13/2012.

  Tuesday, January 17
  4:00 PM to 8:00 PM 1759673 1882150 20120117T160000 20120117T200000
  Baue Funeral Home,  620 Jefferson Street St. Charles, MO 63301

Funeral Service
  Wednesday, January 18
  2:00 PM 1759679 1882156 20120118T140000
  Baue Funeral Home,   620 Jefferson Street St. Charles, MO 63301


Captain Gary Bowers

Posted 12-14-11



Sad News:
Howard Piening has left us......

A lifelong river rat has left us.


Howard Piening last hailed out of YCSL. Howard is the father of Mary Piening-Lewis, Father-in-Law to Brian Lewis of Lewis Boats, Grandpa to Mabrie Lewis.


He will certainly be missed. Rest in peace Howard.

Brian Lewis

Posted 10-27-11

Sad News:
    Bruce Smith (9/22/1958 - 10/26/2011) Funeral Arrangements update:

Bruce Smith, Husband of 27 years to Cindra Smith, passed away about 4 AM Wednesday morning (October 26th) after a long battle with Cancer.

Arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Saturday the 29th from 4 PM to 8 PM at

Baue Funeral Home, 620 Jefferson St., St. Charles, MO, 63301

Services: Sunday at 12 PM (Noon) from Baue Funeral Home

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Family’s wishes.

Our Condolences and Prayers go out Cindra and Dustin.


Reprinted from Con Trios website

Posted 10-21-11

Sad News

     Richard "Dick" Proetz Passed Away


Richard "Dick" Proetz, longtime Con Trios Yacht Club member, passed away this morning about 9 AM due to complications from pneumonia and other ongoing medical problems. Dick and his late wife Lynn boated out of Woodland Marina in the "Trader Dick". Dick was always a supporter of Con Trios and the DSRA's "Shootout on the Mississippi". He and Lynn were regulars at many of CTYC events.
Arrangements are as follows:
Visitation: Sunday the 23rd from 3 PM to 8 PM at John L. Ziegenhein & Sons, 4830 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63129, Telephone: 314-894-8444
Funeral from Ziegenhein on Monday the 24th at 10 AM to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Luncheon immediately following at Royal Orleans Banquet Hall, 2801 Telegraph Road, St. Louis, MO 63125

Our condolences and prayers go out to his family at this time.
Thanks to his daughter, Carla Obrien, for keeping us posted.

Reprinted from Con Trios website

Posted 07-19-11

Sad News

     Roy Wurdack has Passed Away


Roy Wurdack passed away Sunday July 17 '11.
Roy was a long time boater on the Mississippi River
He was the father of Kirk Wurdack , father in law of Jeannie Wurdack.
Kirk and Jeannie hail out of Yacht Club St Louis and are a CTYC members.
Kirk and his father lived in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Roy was a good friend of mine, I will miss him.
Arrangements to follow.

I googled Roy Wurdack.
Sorry that I do not have more info.

Gary L Meinershagen


Posted 07-02-11

Sad News

    Passing of Jeff VanKirk


Jeff lost his battle with cancer with his family by his side on 02 July 2011. Jeff will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

The service times for Jeff are:
  Paul Funeral Home
  240 N. Kingshighway
  St Charles Mo 63301

Visitation 4pm-8pm Thursday July 7, 2011
Service 11:00am at Paul Funeral Home July 8, 2011


Traci DeLashmett

Posted 6-24-11

Sad News

    Marjorie Tremmel, Mother of Past Con Trios Yacht Club's Commodore (1999) Mike Tremmel, passed away after a long fight with cancer.



Sad News to Report:

Marjorie Tremmel, Mother of Past Commodore (1999) Mike Tremmel, passed away after a long fight with cancer.

Visitation at Calvin Fuetz Funeral Home, 9480 Lewis And Clark Boulevard, Jennings, MO 63136, Phone Number: (314) 869-5800, Sunday, June 26th from 3 PM to 8 PM.

Funeral will be at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 10235 Ashbrook Drive, Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO 63137, Phone Number (314) 868-2310, on Monday, June 27th at 10 AM.


Go to for more info

Posted 6-15-11

Sad News

    Past Commodore (2009) Denny Galkowski passed away


From the Con Trios Yacht Club website,
Very Sad News to report:

Past Commodore (2009) Denny Galkowski passed away following complications from surgery after he had suffered a stroke.

Denny was my mentor and Commodore my year as Fleet Captain and I could not have done it without his help and input. He was a very strong supporter of both the Con Trios Yacht Club and the Blessing of the Fleet, having served as a Board Member on both organizations.

Denny was a Paramedic with the St. Charles County Ambulance District. He was an accomplished boater along with his lovely wife Pat in the cruiser "2XS" out of Polestar Marina. Denny will be sorely missed by all of us.

Our Condolences, Prayers and Love go out to Pat and their family at this sad time.

Arrangements for Past Commodore Denny Galkowski:
There will be a Memorial Mass at Immmaculate Conception Church, 110
Maryknoll Drive, Old Monroe, MO. on Monday 20th June, at 10:00 AM. No other
arrangements are planned.


Go to for more info

Posted 06-14-11

Sad News......

    Passing of Jeana Boarman


Dear Bill:

If you can please pass on the sad news to our boating friends of the passing of Jeana Boarman.

This morning, June 13, 2011, Jeana Boarman lost her valiant battle with cancer. Jeana was a blessing to all she met but most especially to her family and the many foster children that she cared for and loved.

Jeana boated out of Woodland Marina on the Harley Hotel and her husband, Joe, is the Harbor Master there.

Jeana will be lying in state at Kutis Funeral Home on Lemay Ferry Road in South County on Wednesday, June 15th from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Please keep Jeana and her family in your prayers.

Thanks, Bill,

Teresa Dorlac
Lake Center Marina

Posted 06-06-11

Sad News......

    Rich Roberts of The Monika D has passed away



Some Sad News to Report from the Yacht Club of Saint Louis.

Rich Roberts of The Monika D, A Good Friend and Member of the Yacht Club as well as the Anchor Yankers here on the River passed away Saturday morning June 4, 2011. His family was with him as he took his Last Flight West.

Rich was a Retired Ozark Air Lines Captain and a Very Active and Prominent Member of the Ozark Silver Swallows Alumni which is an organization of Former Ozark Employees whose mission is to Perpetuate and Commemorate the Employees and History of the Saint Louis based Ozark Air Lines; a Great Air Line Family and Company.

He was also very actively involved on the River here with the Anchor Yankers Boating Organization.

As mentioned, Rich boated out of the Yacht Club of Saint Louis in the Monika D with his Wife Monika and their Family.  Rich will be sadly missed.

Please keep Monika and his family in your prayers.

  Bob Slough
   Yacht Club of Saint Louis

Funeral Arrangements and Services are Attached Below:

Visitation Services for Rich will be on Tuesday the 7th from 4 PM to 8 PM
Schrader Funeral Home, 14960 Manchester Road, Ballwin, MO 63011, 636-227-5511

His funeral service will be on Wednesday the 8th at 10 AM from:
Living Word United Methodist Church
17315 Manchester Road, Wildwood, MO 63038, 636-821-2800

Directions from Highway 40
Take Exit Number 198 Clarkson Rd./Olive Blvd. Travel south on Clarkson Rd for 4.7 miles. Turn right on Manchester Road (Highway 100). And travel for 3.9 miles. Pass Taylor Road and Eatherton Road (Highway 109). Turn left at the very next intersection onto Pond Road. The church will be on your right.

Rich will be buried following church service at:
New Saint Markus Cemetery, 7901 Gravois Road, Saint Louis County, MO 6

Posted 04-27-11

We have lost a good friend...   


   Mary Christine Linneman
   (August 13, 1955 - April 27, 2011)



The Stygar Family of Funeral Service is caring for Mary’s family. Visitation at the STYGAR MID RIVERS Funeral Home, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Charles, MO. on Fri., April 29 from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M.

Funeral at CHAPEL OF THE CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH, 907 Jungermann Road, St. Charles, MO. on Sat., April 30 commencing at 9:30 A.M. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH



Rick and Mary boated out of Two Branch Marina


Posted 04-26-11

Sad Loss...   John "Jack" Kitchin, Sr


Sad News to Report
John "Jack" Kitchin, Sr., Father of Past Commodore John Kitchin, Jr., passed away after a long battle with dementia just shy of his 86th Birthday. Mr. Kitchin will be laid out at Hutchens Mortuary, 675 Graham Road, Florissant, MO 63031, telephone (314) 831-3100 on Wedesday, April 27th. Services at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 601 North Fourth Street St. Charles, MO., 63301 on Thursday the 28th.


The above re-printed from the Con Trios Yacht Club  website


Posted 04-09-11

Sad Loss...   Ernie Patti

Sad News to report:

Con Trios Member Ernie Patti lost his long fight with Cancer about 11:30 this morning. Ernie and his wife Grace boated out of Duck Club Yacht Club in the "Gracie M." More information and arrangements will be posted as soon as they are available. Our Condolences and Prayers go out to Grace and their families.


Ernie Patti Funeral Arrangements:
  Visitation: Sunday, April 10th, 2011 from 4 PM to 8 PM at
    Kutis Funeral Home 10151 Gravois, 63123 314-842-4458
   Services: Monday the 11th at 9:30 AM, then Mass at 10 am at St. Dominic

                  Savio Church, 6210 Pebble Hill Drive, Affton, MO 63123
   Interment: Resurrection Cemetery


The above re-printed from the Con Trios Yacht Club  website


Posted 03-30--11

Sad Loss

    John Patrick

On March 17th...We lost John Patrick Brazill,81.

John and his wife had been River Rats for 55 years. Thier boats named DIP SHIP and Principle Interest.

They raised five wonderful children and have many grand children. A wonderful family.


John, you will be missed

Joyce Cowley


 John hailed out of Woodland Marina

Posted 02-21-11

Sad News

    Shirley Tettaton

Shirley Tettaton (75), Mother of Con Trios First Lady Lisa Hickey and Mother-in-Law of Commodore Scott Hickey, passed away on Saturday, February 19th, 2011 at St. Anthony's Hospital in South St. Louis County.
Visitation: 4 PM to 8 PM Tuesday, February 22nd at Vinyard Funeral Home, 616 West Main Street, Festus, MO 63028,
then at Ketha Heights Baptist Church, 3479 Frontier Rd. Mapaville after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday.

Services at 10 AM Wednesday at Ketha Heights Baptist Church with Interment Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Pacific, Missouri.
Memorial preferred to Ketha Heights Baptist Church.

Click HERE to view Shirley's Obituary

Our Condolences and Prayers go out to Lisa, Scott and their family.



The above re-printed from the Con Trios Yacht Club  website



Scott and Lisa hail out of The Yacht Club of St. Louis in the boat Ching

Posted 02-20-11

Sad News

    Bob Story   

Bob Story (former Member and Board Member of Con Trios) passed away at home in Mazatlan, Mexico on Friday, February 18th of gastronomic failure at the age of 76.
The Story's lived aboard their boat, Revelry, at Lake Center Marina from 1988 till 1998.
Bob was on the Board of Con Trios Yacht Club.
In addition; the Revelr...y was the Judges boat for the Blessing of the Fleet for most of those years.
Lee Story was Secretary of the Blessing of the Fleet organization also.
Those years were a very special time for us.



The above re-printed from the Con Trios Yacht Club  website

Posted 01-19-10

Sad News


Bob Favazza, Emeritus Life Member of Con Trios, passed away last night around 8 PM after a long battle with cancer. Bob and his wife Sandy boated out of Duck Club Yacht Club in the boat "Flower Petaler". They own Favazza Florist where they always supplied the flowers for Con Trios events.

Visitation: Friday, January 21st from 4 to 9 PM at Shepard Funeral Chapel, 9255 Natural Bridge, St. Louis, MO 63134, Telephone: (314) 426-6000
Funeral Mass: Saturday 1t 11 AM at the St. Ann Catholic Church of Normandy, 7350 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO 63121

Luncheon immediately following services in the lower level of the Church.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to either the Backstoppers Organization or the Karen Weidinger Foundation.

Our condolences and prayers go out to Sandy and their family.



The above re-printed from the Con Trios Yacht Club  website

Posted 01-11-10

Sad News



Sad News to Report:

Madelyn "Toby" Kay Henderson, mother of fellow boater and photographer Martin "Marty" Henderson passed away on January 8th, 2011. For those of you that may not know Marty, he was the photographer at last year's icebreaker that took the pictures before the party of each couple.

Visitation: Thursday, January 13th from 4 to 7 PM at Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy, Wentzville, MO

Service: Thursday, January 13th at 7 PM at Pitman Funeral Home

Interment is Private

Mrs. Henderson's obituary:

Our Condolences and Prayers go out to Marty and his family.


The above re-printed from the Con Trios Yacht Club  website

Posted 12-25-10

Sad News



Our River Family,

Our hearts and are love go out to Randy Reno and Debbie from B-Dock. Randy's daughter passed away suddenly on Wednesday.
Please know that you are in our prayers and that we love you.

Joe and Jan DeSherlia and the Crew of Grafton Harbor

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Sunday, December 26, 2010
Targhetta & Wooldridge Funeral Home-Brighton
501 W. Center St Brighton, IL 62012

Funeral Service
10:00 am, Monday, December 27, 2010
St. John's Catholic Church
N Main St Medora, IL 62063


Posted 12-03-10

Very Sad News

    Captain Larry Walker 1951 - 2010........



Good Morning Bill,

We just received some tragic news from the high seas in the British Virgin Islands. Jan and Joe are vacationing with Captain Larry Walker and other friends in the British Virgin Islands.


Yesterday morning, Captain Larry Walker suffered a massive heart attack while diving. Despite all efforts, they were unable to revive him. In Joe and Jan's absence, I am trying to make sure everyone knows and you were the first person I thought of. I know he was a beloved friend of many boaters on the river.


Jan and Joe are working with the British Embassy to return Larry home to Oriental, North Carolina. In the meantime, I thought it would be helpful for you to have the attached a link to the Town Dock - the local paper in Oriental, North Carolina, Larry's home town.

When I receive more news from Joe and Jan, I will let you know.

Sally Warnhoff
Grafton Harbor



Larry’s last post on facebook

Your time does not accumulate; it is consumed. Foregoing an opportunity to participate in something is a permanent loss for which there is no ‘do over.‘”

Larry Walker


Posted 11-25-10

Sad News to Report

    Mary A. "Dutch" Deutschmann, Mother of Alan Deutschmann, passed away

Mary A. "Dutch" Deutschmann, Mother of Con Trios Vice Commodore Alan Deutschmann, passed away Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010. Services: Memorial Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 567 St. Joseph Lane, Manchester, Friday, November 26, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Manchester. Memorial visitation at the church, Friday, November 26, 2010 from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Mass.
Click HERE to read Mrs. Deutschmann's obituary on

Our Condolences and Prayers go out to the Deutschmann Family


Re-printed from the Con Trios Yacht Club website,

Posted 11-22-10

More Sad News

    Tim Tighe's father has passed away


Bill and Tim Tighe

William "Bill" Tighe, 92, Father of Con Trios Past Commodore (2007) Tim Tighe passed away peacefully in his sleep this morning (November 21st).


Arrangements are pending and will be posted soon.

Our Condolences and Prayers go out to the Tighe Family.



Re-printed from the Con Trios Yacht Club website,

Posted 11-20-10

Sad News to Report

    Arlie Burge has passed away

Arlie Burge, former Con Trios Yacht Club member (joined in 1989), passed away yesterday, November 19th, 2010 apparently of a heart attack. Arlie had been battling Esophageal cancer in recent months. He boated out of Woodland Marina for many years in the houseboat "Nothin Fanci". He also owned Burge Heating and Cooling.


Arlie Burge Services:

Services: Visitation at KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Tuesday, November 23, 4-9 p.m. Interment private.

Click here for a link to Arlie’s Obituary in

Our Condolences and Prayers go out to the Burge family.

Information provided by fellow boater Ron Hering ("Say Steel" out of Woodland Marina)


Re-printed from the Con Trios Yacht Club website,

Posted 11-12-10

Sad News......

    Pat Tevebaugh has passed away


Sad News...

Pat Tevebaugh has passed away. Pat boated out of Grafton Harbor with his wife Bev in the boat SeaHag.


Bev and Pat Tevebaugh



Hello Everyone,

Funeral Arrangents have been made for Pat. We are working on a gathering space after the wake so that we can make a toast to Pat. We will let you know this information as soon as it becomes available.

Visitation will be 4pm to 8pm Sunday November 14th at:
Irwin Chapel
591 Glen Crossing Road
Glen Carbon, IL 62040

The Funeral Mass will be 10 am Monday November 15th at:
Mother of Perpetual Help Parish
200 N Lange
Maryville, IL 62062
Phone: (618) 344-6464 Fax: (618) 344-6493
A Parish of The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield IL

Pat, according to his wishes , will be Cremated.
More information will be posted on the Irwin Chapel Website Tomorrow.





My friend Pat and a note of gratitude for Thanksgiving


We all go through life and hopefully have the opportunity to carve out some friendships that we hold dear and near to our hearts. The inter-circle of friends, the top of the list, the ones you look forward to being with and go on vacations with. The type of friend you call when you have great news and sad news to share. The reason why I bring this up to you is because I recently lost such a friend. His name was Pat.

I first met Pat nearly 30 years ago when I first started in the coin-op industry full-time after finishing college. He was one of those game room operators that popped up in the early 80's. He later got out of the business, but from the moment I met Pat he and I became best of friends. Pat went on to do a handful of careers since then that included insurance, teaching, truck driving, and industrial sales. Whatever he was doing he made the best of it and always had a great attitude.

Pat was one of those guys that once he walked in to the room the whole room lit up and everyone couldn't but have a great attitude. He had an infectious smile, a bolstering laugh, and always had a story to share. Pat had the ability to put anyone at ease and often made himself the brunt of his jokes. He loved to give everyone a nickname and it was a clear sign that should you be awarded of such a name that he really liked you.

Pat was out delivering a drum of product off to one of his customers a little over a week ago and fell over from a fatal heart attack. He left behind a great lady (his wife Bev) and two grown kids that looked up to their dad with great respect and love. Yes, it was sudden. No signs. It was just his time.

He worked hard, but was a man of leisure. He loved camping and in his later years really took to boating. Living in Illinois near St. Louis, he had a nice boat that kept on the Mississippi. Both Bev and Pat loved to spend all of their free time on the boat together. It was a way of life for them and I'm not sure they spent a single weekend at home this entire past boating season.

I share this at our time of Thanksgiving, because I am ever so grateful to have had Pat in my life. He was one of the most important people to me and this was the first time I had lost someone from my inner-circle (other than a family member). I often find myself in moments of deep sadness and know that this will pass. I need to enjoy this moment and forever keep it in my heart. What is amazing is that it had not been for this crazy industry, I would have never met Pat...



The above Obituary re-printed from November 2010 EDC Newsletter

Click here to go to EDC Newsletter


Posted 11-05-10

Sad News......

    Denny Heisler's Mother 


Sad News to Report:

Con Trios Member Denny Heisler's Mother passed away.

More information will follow as it becomes available


Thanks to Past Commodore Gary Meinershagen for the information.

Posted November 4th, 2010


Posted 10-29-10

Sad News......

    Con Trios Yacht Club Past Commodore (1971)

    Robert C. "Bob" Kienzle passed away.


Kienzle, Robert C. Bob 82, of St. Charles, Missouri, and previously St. Louis, passed away October 26, 2010, after a brief illness. Bob was commodore of the Con Trios Yacht Club and has a lifelong love of boating on the Mississippi River and at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Visitation will be held at BAUE FUNERAL & MEMORIAL CENTER at Cave Springs and I-70 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 28, 2010.


Funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2010, with interment following at Valhalla Cemetery.


Click here to go to  Bob's Obituary in

Posted 10-15-10

Sad News......

    Mary Ann Schonlau Passed Away


We have some sad news to report.....

The owner of North Shore Marina, Bert [& Patti] Schonlau, lost his mother, Mary Ann Schonlau on Wednesday, October 13th.

Visitation will be Friday, October 15th at Kutis Funeral Home in Affton [10151 Gravois, 63123] from 3 pm till 9 pm.

Funeral services will begin Saturday, October 16th at 9:30 am at Kutis Funeral Home with a 10 am mass at Saint Raphael the Archangel Church [6047 Bishops Place, 63109].

Please check the St. Louis Post Dispatch for more information

Posted 10-05-10

Sad News......

    Michael Jerome Wolff Passed Away



Michael Jerome Wolff, 46, of Brighton, passed away Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at Alton Memorial Hospital.

A 1981 graduate of Marquette High School who enjoyed boating, he owned and operated MAW Salvage in Brighton and was a machinist.

Visitation will be 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Targhetta and Wooldridge Funeral Home in Brighton, with a prayer service at 4 p.m.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Brighton, with Father Raphael Paul officiating.

Burial will be at St. Denis Catholic Cemetery in Shipman.

Memorials may be made to Masses or Marquette High School.

Online information and guestbook may be found at


               Click here to go to the Alton Telegraph for more information

Posted 10-04-10

Funeral Arrangements Angelica Jarvis

Hi Bill

As planned, and in the papers.
Angelicas visitation will be from 4:00 til 8:00 Monday night
Funeral will be at 10:00 Tues. morning

As it turns out, Tys family will be here from Michigan for the visitation and funeral
After the funeral, arrangement will be handled to take Ty back home

For any one that has had the experience of meeting these two people, and saying OH BOY
And then getting to know them , learning their simple sincerity, and saying WHOW
Anyone that knew them understands what I am saying.

Please, to comfort both families, my personal goal is to flood the place with the new family that
they have built here.

Hopefully this will put closure to our situation and great loss to our team

Visitation is at Hutchens Mortuary on Graham Rd. 4:00 till 8:00 Mon
Funeral is 10:00 Tues Morn.

Posted 09-13-10

Sad News......

    Richard Edwards Phillips Passed Away



“Richard Edward Phillips, Father of Con Trios Member Christa Leone's Significant Other Rick Phillips passed away yesterday, September 11th, 2010. Rick and Christa boat out of Eagle's Landing Marina in the boat "Little River Girl". Arrangements are as follows:
Visitation: Monday, Sept. 13, 2010 4-8PM BUCHOLZ Mortuary 619 Rue St. Francois Florissant, MO Service Tuesday at 11:00AM

Click HERE for Mr. Phillips full obituary.


                Reprinted from Con Trios  website

Posted 08-21-10

Sad News......

     Shirley M. Kunz, nee White Passed Away



Shirley M. Kunz, 88, of Belleville, IL, born May 15, 1922, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, August 16, 2010, at her residence. Mrs. Kunz was employed by the U.S. Air Force at Scott Air Force Base, IL. She and her husband, Paul L. Kunz, retired early to travel. They were active in the Sports Car Club of America and Con Trios Yacht Club.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 20, 2010, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL

Click HERE to read Shrley's full obituary in the Belleville News Democrat.

Our Condolences and Prayers go out to the Kunz family.

Thanks to Susan Carroll for the information.
Posted August 20th, 2010


                Reprinted from Con Trios  website

Posted 08-0810

Sad News......

Floyd Hauhe, father of Sharky's Co-Owner and Con Trios Member Dutch Hauhe (Scoundrel) passed away.

Floyd started the original Floyd Hauhe Auto Auction which later became St. Louis Auto Auction. His son Dutch followed in his footsteps both in business and in personality.

More details to follow as they become available....



                Reprinted from Sharky's website

Sad News......

     Floyd Haughe  Funeral Arrangements 

Floyd Hauhe, Father of Con Trios Member and Sharky's Co-owner Dutch Hauhe, passed away on August 8th.

Floyd was one of the original members of the national auto auction protection group, later to become the NAAA.

Visitation: Schrader Funeral Home,14960 Manchester Road in Ballwin on Thursday the 12th at 4:00 P.M.

The funeral will be Friday morning at 1:30PM



                                                                     Reprinted from Con Trios website

Posted 8-01-10

Sad News......

    Sandi Hampel passed away Friday


Sandi Hampel passed away Friday. She was a dear friend of mine and her and her husband has been on the river forever. I don’t know about the arrangements and I know the family is very private about such matter however, I must let everyone know what she meant to me. All the painting on the wall at Cedar Hill was done by Sandi Hampel.

Dear Sandi,

You will never know how if feel about you. You always made us feel great, the first time I was at Lake Center at the big Labor Day party you came up when we knew no one and made us feel welcome. You for the first women that spoke to me when we all anchor out in mason shut. You are the first to show my son boobs. He is 28 today and still talks about how good they are and you gave him peso in Mexico. We anchored out and laughed and laughed. We have road tripped and laughed and laughed. You taught me how to dit’s on a boat. You just move stuff around. You gave me a great dance partner at the lake that everyone talked about the next day, then we won Sloppy Joe’s. Image that. You taught me how to dress the way I feel. Always good and gaudy. But you always pulled it off so much better than me. I can never tell you how much I loved you, how much I respected you. How much I wanted to be like you. How good a friend you were. God broke the mold when he made you. There will never be a more kind and loving person on this earth. May you Rest in peace. You will be missed every day.

Carrie Ash

Posted 7-31-10

Sad News......

    Little John's Mother has passed away


Just wanted to let you know that John's Mom Eleanor Bicknese passed away at 3am this morning. He is in Kentucky racing this weekend so that is all I know for now.


She resided in Oxford Junction, Iowa. She lived a long full life and will be missed.


Posted 7-31-10

Sad News......


Sad News to Report
Thomas Eudaley, father of Con Trios Member Terrie Bert passed away.

Services: Memorial visitation on Saturday, July 31, 5-9 p.m. at KUTIS CITY CHAPEL, 2906 Gravois, Interment was private.
Brian and Terrie Bert boat out of Lake Center Marina in the cruiser "Gulliewash"

Our Condolences and Prayers go out to Terrie and her family

Re-printed from Con Trios Yacht Club website

 Posted 07-03-10

Kristina Bachman Passed Away.......



Con Trios member Terry W. Bachman's daughter has passed away
unexpectedly July 2, 2010 at age 44.

Kristina A. Bachman
August 21, 1965 - July 2, 2010

Visitation is Tuesday, July 6, 2010 from 4 pm to 8 pm at:

     Baue Funeral Home
     3950 West Clay
     St. Charles, MO 63301

Funeral service will be held at Baue Weds. July 7, 10 am


Re-printed from Con Trios Yacht Club

 Posted 06-11-10

Sad news

    Jim Charbonneau




Jim Charbonneau, long time friend to many boaters passed away on Wednesday. Jim lived aboard his boat the Bradana, both at Woodland and Lake Center Marinas.

Click here for a link to Jim's obituary.

Thanks to Steve Taksel for the info

Posted 05-20-10

Bill at the Past Commodores Party May 1st, 2010




Sad Sad News

    Bill Brasses Passed Away



Con Trios member Bill Brasses passed away today, May 19th, 2010. Bill had arranged to donate his body. Arrangements are pending and will be updated here as soon as possible. Our condolences go out to Bill's Family and his many friends, he will be sorely missed by all of us. Con Trios member Lynn Sansone was at Bill's side as she has been for a long time.

Thanks to Alan Deutschmann for the information.
From Darryll Weil Con Trios Yacht Club

 Posted 05-05-10

Sad news

    Robert "Whitey / Cotton" Humdelt



Long time river boaters Sandy Hundelt, her twin sister Sue Naes, and their brother Paul Hundelt lost their father Robert on Monday. Sandy and Sue often cruise the river on the boat “Scrubby.” Paul Hundelt has had a house in Lakeshore Subdivision across from Two Branch Island since the late 1970’s.

The wake is Thursday at Stygar Mid Rivers Drive with the funeral on Friday.

Click here for more information.



Thanks to Ernie moretti for the info

Posted 4-15-10

Sad News......


Laura Kelley's grandmother, Emily Kindler, has passed away.  Emily lived in Cleveland Ohio, St. Louis and spent her golden years in Atlanta, Georgia.  She was 97.


Emily managed Dobbs House, the airline caterer, while she lived in St. Louis.


Burial this weekend in Cleveland, Ohio.


Click Here  to view Emily's obituary on the AccessNorthGa website



Emily was a Good friend and a Grand lady !


Posted 04-02-10

Sad News To Report

   Mary Frichtel Has Passed Away.......


Jim' Frihtel's mother, Mary Frichtel, passed away  (04-02-10).

She was 84.
   The arrangements are;
      Wednesday April 7 Visitation 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
      Schrader Funeral Home 14960 Manchester Road in Ballwin

      Funeral Mass Thursday April 8 11:00 a.m.
      Ascension Catholic Church, 230 Santa Maria Dr. Chesterfield


Jim and Cindy Frichtel hail out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis

in the boat "Big Easy."

Posted 04-01-10

Sad News To Report

   Randy Griffin Has Passed Away.......



Randy Griffin passed away Tuesday 3/30/10.
His wake is Friday 4/2/10 at Buchholtz
Midriver Mall Drive 4pm-9pm
Funeral is Saturday at Noon at the funeral home.

Thank you
Susan Sales


Randy hailed out of Eagles Landing


Posted 03-23-10

Sad News....    Ray Abert Has Passed Away


Thursday, March 25, 2010 4 pm - 8 pm
Visitation Location Weber & Rodney Funeral Home Edwardsville, IL
Service Date Friday, March 26, 2010 Time 11 am
Service Location Weber & Rodney Funeral Home Edwardsville, IL

For more info & to view Ray’s Obituary on the funeral home website

 Click here

Darryll Weil,

Commodore and Webmaster, Con Trios Yacht Club

Ray hailed out of the Duck Club in the Boat "Stacy Jo"

Photo from Darryll Weil of Con Trios yacht Club

Posted 02-23-10

Sad News......

     Death of Earl E Meinershagen


Earl E Meinershagen....

Visitation at  Hutchens Mortuary  675 Graham Rd Florissant....

Friday 4 pm to 8pm


Earl is Gary Meinershagen's father.  Gary and Judy hail out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis in the houseboat... Beads.



Our condolences go out to Gary, Judy and their family.....


Posted 02-07-10

James Farr....1/27/1954 to 2/6/2010

A good Friend

Jim Farr is survived by his mother Madeline.
His family consisted of several cats and his friends. Jimmie loved being an active member of Con Trios Yacht Club and The Royal Order of The Knife. The boating community in St Charles was his family.  His building skills as a contractor / developer were without compare from Single family starter homes to high end luxury homes. Jimmie always gave his all to anything he did. He will be missed

Eulogy Services will be held

Thursday February 11th, 2010 from 4:00pm to 9pm
John Calvin Presbyterian Church of Bridgeton
12567 Natural Bridge Rd, Bridgeton, Mo. 63044...314 298 1100
Gathering immediately & refreshments

Donations may be sent to

Joan Gieson Ministries of Love, 12567 Natural Bridge Rd, Bridgeton, Mo. 63044 314 488 4750...

Funeral...Bismark, Mo...February 12th, 2010

Jim hailed out of Woodland Marina in the boat ......"It Don't Come Easy."

Posted 01-25-10

Sad News......

     Death of Debbie Tunison


Grafton Harbor has lost a dear river friend Debbie Tunison. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Debbie and her husband Dennis.

Debbie will be at John Stygar Funeral parlor Tuesday from 2:00 till 8:00. Burial will be Wednesday at 11:00 am
Stygars is on Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Charles.

Joe & Jan DeSherlia

Grafton Harbor


Posted 12-24-09

Kathy Flippo's Husband, Pat, Has Passed Away



Kathy Flippo, of Tow Talkin, lost her husband Pat on December 9, 2009.


Our deepest symphony goes out to Kathy and her family




W. Patrick Flippo

December 11, 2009 02:23 pm

— ALBANY, Ill. — W. Patrick Flippo died Dec. 9, 2009.
He was born Dec. 15, 1927, in Cottonwood Point, Mo. He retired after 50 years of service as a towboat captain.
He married Kathy Lundeen on Oct. 10, 1981, in Linn, Mo. He lived in Albany, Ill., along the river since 2006.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John; and daughter, Patsy, and son, Roy, both in 1992. He is survived by Kathy.
He requested to be cremated with no visitation or service.
Death date: Dec. 9, 2009


The above re-printed from the Clinton Herald



RiverBill says... Thanks Dale for the information

Posted 11-14-09

With Deepest Sympathy



It is with deep sympathy that I inform you that Rod Griffin's mom passed away Friday November 13, 2009.

Betty Griffin

Visitation Tuesday November 17, 2009 4-8pm
Service Wednesday November 18, 2009 at 2pm

Baue Funeral & Memorial Center
3950 West Clay St
St Charles, MO

Steve Huebner 

Posted 10-15-09


Bill Farbiak (Ball N' Chain)


Bill Farbiak (Ball N' Chain) passed Thursday morning at 11:20 am.

On behalf of the entire Farbiak family, we thank everyone for all of your thoughts and prayers.

Donna (Farbiak) Poll

William "Bill" Lukas Farbiak

Collier's Funeral Home
3400 North Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Ann, MO 63074

Visitation: Sunday, October 18, 2009 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM 
Service:    Monday, October 19, 2009, 10:00 AM at Collier's

In lieu of flowers we are asking that donations be made to:
The American Cancer Society or
SSM (Sister of St. Mary's) Hospice


Posted 11 Oct 2009

John and Kay at the Alton Getaway in August of 2009

Sad news To Report


Kay Dowell, wife of longtime Con Trios Yacht Club Member John Dowell passed away Sunday afternoon (October 11th, 2009) after suffering a stroke on the day she was to go home from the hospital after surgery. John has been a fixture of Con Trios for many years, most of you know him as one of the Champagne Servers at the Champagne Brunch, the rest of us know him as a dear friend and our Judge Advocate on the Con Trios Board. Our condolences and thoughts are with John at this time. More information on a Memorial will be posted as soon as possible. Please keep John and his family in your thoughts and prayers. John and Kay boat out of Duck Club Yacht Club in the cruiser "Last Dance".

Posted October 11th, 2009

Darryll Weil,

Con Trios Yacht Club Fleet Captain and Webmaster



The above re-printed from the Con Trios Yacht Club's website

Posted 09-08-09

Sad News To Report

Lisa Cardonna....    April 26, 1968 - October 3, 2009

Sad News To Report......

We lost one of our boating friends, along with her fiancée on motorcycles. They got engaged Friday, and went riding Saturday. Her name is Lisa Cardonna. His name is Billy Guffey. She is pictured on Rick's boat in May, 2009 and featured on your archive page the same month. Her information is:D.O.B. April 26, 1968 D.O.D. October 3, 2009
Visitation at Baumann Colonial Chapel 2504 Woodson Rd. Overland, MO 63114 Thursday October 8, 3-9 Service Friday 1:00pm at Baumann Chapel.

Jeannie Normand

Posted 09-19-09

Sad News

   Ed Katzenmeyer passed away on Thursday, September 17th, 2009

   Member of Con Trios Yacht Club

Con Trios Yacht Club member Ed Katzenmeyer passed away Thursday, September 17th, 2009 at the age of 68. Visitation Sunday 5 - 8 pm at JOHN L. ZIEGENHEIN and SONS (South County) 4830 Lemay Ferry Rd. Funeral Monday 11:00 am. (Services conclude at the funeral home.)

Ed’s Obituary on -

Our condolences go out to Lilli and her family.


Click here to go to Con Trios Yacht Club website for more information

Posted 07-19-09

Sad News

   Jim Thompson Passed Away
   Long Time Boat Broker at Port Arrowhead

Thompson, James L

At rest July 15, 2009. Beloved husband of Sharon (Yancy) Thompson; daughter Jennifer (Steve) Schmidt, Jean Thompson (Shelley Henderson); step-son Jeffrey (Chris) Lindhorst; grandchildren Nicole, Amanda and Tyler Schmidt, Katie and Willem Lindhorst. Jim is preceded in death by his step-son Jay Lindhorst who died 10/31/87. He leaves his beloved brothers John and Fred Thompson. Services: Memorial services at 11 a.m. on Monday 7/20/09 at Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel at I-70 and Lucas and Hunt, with a reception to follow at Jim's home. In lieu of flowers or gifts in memory of Jim Thompson please make donations payable to American Home Solutions, 1898 Fountainbleu Dr, Worden, IL 62097.

Click here

Above re-printed from




RiverBill says... Thanks Jim Svoboda For the info about Jim Thompson

Posted 06-18-09

Sad News to Report :
    John Eisele's Father passed away



Vince Eisele passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Visitation is Thursday, June 18, 2009 from 4pm to 8pm at:
Valhalla-Holten Funeral Home
3412 Frank Scott Parkway W
Belleville, IL 62223

Funeral is Friday, June 19, 2009 at 11:00am at:
Blessed Sacrament Church
8707 W. Main St
Belleville, IL 62223



John and Kelli Eisele hail out of Port Charles Marina in the boat E-Factor

Posted 05-22-09


Click pic to enlarge

Larry and Debbie Mahr






Lost his the battle with prostate cancer this morning.
Larry loved the river and everyone on it. As his sister I called him the river rat
He started with a little bass boat he named the fishermarina cramming his
now past parents, wife , and 5 kids and me. To cruise and fish the old Mississippi.
We looked like refugee's all cramed in there crossing the might banks.
As the kids grew older he graduated into bigger boats my favorite the Z-Boat a black and white Crownliner.
He found his nitch of land at then Surfside Marina/ now Eagles Landing and put down his trailer, built a dock and it became his second home and the people at the river became his second family.
He lived his life for the summers to start to hit the sun and fun of the river, hit the sandbars,pull out the coolers and settle in to entertain his friends.
Ironic that he should pass on the start of Memorial Day weekend. The start of summer.
He would spend most of his days and nights up there all summer. Him and his wife Debbie where alwaysready to party, to see old friends, and make new friends.
I as his sister was up there often and just in the past 2 years thankfully had the pleasure of sharing more of his life and getting to know and love the river like he did. For I finally had a boat.
I got to know his friends I am known as Larry's little sister to most.
I cannot imagine the sandbar are the river without Larry causing trouble by trying to make people laugh. To all his fellow river rats I want you to thank you for the prayers and thoughts through his battle. Him and Deb loved you all and all the good times. On Larry's Party Barge.
He is at peace and pain free now and he would want to say.
Happy Memorial Day Dawgs Party On.


Norma Jean Marr



Larry A. Mahr
January 3, 1949 - May 22, 2009

A gathering to celebrate Larry's life will be:

Tuesday May 26th, 2009 from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Buchholz Mortuary
2211 Clarkson Rd (at Wilson Road)
Chesterfield, MO 63017
(636) 532-2400


Funeral Services:
Wednesday May 27th, 2009 at 10:30 AM

Holy Cross Cemetery
16200 Manchester Road
Wildwood, MO 63038
(314) 352-5300



Posted 5-06-09

Sad News to Report :

    Bill Flaherty Has Passed Away


Bill passed away this morning at home.(05-05-09).


Bill and Pat Flaherty keep their boat “Irisheyes” at Yacht Club. T hey also have their camper at the camp area in front of the Yacht Club. They have been river boaters / campers for many years and have made many good friends on the river.

Bill will be missed tremendously by a lot of people and Pat will need our prayers and support to get her through this. She loves him dearly.

The arrangements for Bill are:

Kutis Funeral Home
10151 Gravois Ave
St Louis Mo 63123
Thursday 3-9
Friday Service at Kutis 12:30pm
(3 1/2 miles east of 270)



RiverBill says........ Thanks Glenda DeClue for the info on Bill

Posted 4-13-09

Sad News to Report :

    Mike and Nicole Baisch

Con Trios Yacht Club Fleet Surgeon Mike Baisch's wife Nicole's Grandfather, Charles Lenzing, passed away on Friday, April 10th. Arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 14th from 4 PM to 9 PM at Kutis Funeral Home 10151 Gravois, 63123 Telephone: 314-842-4458. Funeral will be Wednesday the 15th from Kutis at 1:30 PM.

Our condolences go out to Nicole and her family.

The above information from the Con Trios Yacht Club website.



Michael and Nicole boat out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis in the boat "Wardens Approval"

Posted 4-12-09

With Deepest Sympathy........

Sean Ruffin, the chef at the Oasis Bar & Grill, was killed in a roll-over automobile crash near Lake St. Louis on Saturday night.

The Missouri Highway Patrol reported that Sean Ruffin (43 years old ) lost control of his SUV, hitting the median, and then flipping his Chevy Blazer over.  The SUV landed on its top.   Sean was wearing a seatbelt. 

Click here to read news story on Fox2now

Posted 3-24-09

With Deepest Sympathy........


 Rich and Carol O'Leary Lost Their Son, Jeff  to a heart attack.



Visitation: Wednesday March 25, 2009
Location: Stygar Mid Rivers
Family and Friends: from 1:00 to 3:00pm
Funeral time: 3:00 pm
Final Disposition: Cremation
Memorials to: St. Charles Humane Society

Stygar Mid Rivers
5987Mid Rivers Mid Rivers Dr.
St.Charles, MO 63304-7196
(636) 9361300

Our condolences go out to Rich and Carol


Rich and Carol hail out of Grafton harbor


Posted 03-22-09

With Deepest Sympathy........


 The Passing of Darryll Weil's Mother



Mary K. Weil, mother of Darryll Weil, passed away on Friday,

March 21st at the age of 85.


Arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be at Kutis Funeral Home South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63129 Telephone: 314-894-4500 on Sunday, March 22nd from 4 PM to 9 PM.

Funeral services will be at 9:15 AM Monday, March 23rd from Kutis South County to St. Paul Church, 465 New Smizer Mill Road, Fenton, MO 63026 at 10 AM with burial at Resurrection Cemetery.


A reception for all family and friends immediately following the burial in the lower level of St. Paul Church.


Our condolences go out to Darryll

 and his entire family.


Darryll is  Fleet Captain of Con Trios Yacht Club


Darryll Weil and Maureen Absolon hail out of The Yacht Club of St. Louis

 in the cruiser... "After You"


Posted 03-20-09

With Deepest Sympathy........


 The Passing of Linda Mixon's Mother



Betty Guion - Linda Mixon's mother passed away Wednesday March 18th, 2009.

Visitation will be Sunday March 22nd, 2009 4 to 8

Hutchens Mortuary
675 Graham Rd
Florissant, Mo. 63031
314 831 3100
Funeral Services - Monday March 23rd.

Donations can be made to the American Breast Cancer Foundation


Our condolences go out to Linda and Bill Mixon

 and their  family.


Bill and Linda Mixon own and operate Mixon Insurance Agency


Posted 03-05-09

Memorial Service for Cindy Orlando .......

A memorial Service will be held on Saturday March 7, 2009 For Cindy Orlando, Wife of Andy Orlando who hails out of The St Louis Yacht club. It will be held At Oasis Bar & Grill Starting at 12pm and lasting all day a few St Louis Musicians will end the day playing music from 8pm-12am.

She was a Wife, a Mother and a Good Friend to many. If you should have any questions or concerns please contact Raye Anne @ 636-250-3100

Our Hearts and Souls are with you Andy.

Thank you
Raye Anne, Rob , & Ricky


Posted 01-30-09

With Deepest Sympathy........


 Billy Joe Yates, Father of Bert Yates, Has Passed Away



Bert Yates' father, Billy Joe Yates, passed away on Wednesday, January 28th, 2009.


Mr. Yates will be laid out at the Chapel Hill Mortuary, 6300 Highway 30, Cedar Hill, MO 63016 on Monday, February 2nd from 2 PM to 9 PM.


Funeral will be on Tuesday, February 3rd at 10 AM from Chapel Hill.



Bert and Renee Yates

Members of Con Trios Yacht Club

Bert and Renee boat out of Eagles Landing Marina.

Photo courtesy of Con Trios Yacht Club


Our condolences go out to Bert and his family.


Posted 12-31-08

Sad News To Report

   Jerry Louvier Passed Away Before Holidays.............


Rick Sievers sent us the following information about Jerry;


"A lot of people knew Jerry. He was the guy who raised houses in the area. He kinda became famous for moving the Cape Hatteras lighthouse in South Carolina a few years ago."


Jerry's funeral service was on Dec 23, 2008

Click on link below for his obituary,


Our condolences go out to the Louvier family.


Posted 12-17-08

Ron Freeman's Father Has Passed Away......


Posted the funeral arrangements for former Con Trios member Ron Freeman's father, Harold Freeman, as follows:


Viewing - Sunday, December 21st from 5 to 7 PM at the Greenlawn North Funeral Home  (address - 3506 North National, Springfield, Missouri 65803)

Funeral - Monday, December 22nd at 10 AM from the funeral home.

You can read and sign the guestbook online at:


Posted December 18th, 2008

Darryll Weil, webmaster, Con Trios Yacht Club


Posted 12-14-08



Terry Borton 

Past Commodore of Anchor Yankers

  December 12, 2008



With Deepest Sympathy........   


Terry Borton of St. Charles passed away on Friday, December 12, 2008 at the age of 65.


Visitation ....Wednesday, December 17, 2008, 2-9 p.m

The BAUE Funeral and Memorial Center

3950 West Clay Street

St. Charles, MO



Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Thursday, December 18, 2008

Holy Spirit Catholic Church

3130 Parkwood Lane

Maryland Heights, MO


Interment St. Charles Memorial Gardens


 Click here for more information

Posted 12-11-08


Mark Bertsch   1959 - 2008



With Deepest Sympathy........     


Thursday afternoon long time River boater Mark Bertsch lost his battle. Mark first began boating on the River in 1980 with a small group of fraternity brothers. In those early years it was difficult for the financially strapped college students to keep their old boats operating, but with continued effort and river-rat ingenuity the group of friends was always able to get at least one of the boats in working condition to enjoy each summer weekend.

Throughout the years Mark had an affinity for “West Coast Boats”, owning boats from such recognizable manufacturers as Advantage, Eliminator, Marlin, and Sleek Craft, all with enormous horsepower. Given his love for horsepower, Mark often volunteered as a patrol boat during drag boat races on Creve Coeur Lake , and in Litchfield Illinois . Although the River was always home, Mark was often seen on the waters of Kentucky Lake , Lake Norfolk , Bull Shoals, and Table Rock. Occasionally taking his boat on its own bottom from the Alton Pool down to Kentucky Lake , and then on to Nashville .

Mark was a very giving person, always willing to help out a friend with a boating p rob lem, or as an attorney entertain a request for free legal advice. While boating was his first love, Mark also enjoyed softball, trap shooting, and Cardinal Baseball. Mark was preceded in death by his mother, and is survived by his father Philip and stepmother Ana.

Mark, you will be missed but not forgotten, may the good Lord be a shining beacon on your cruise to heaven.


Lloyd Bollinger

Yacht Club of St. Louis



Visitation – Sunday December 14th, 5pm till 7pm, Schrader Funeral Home 14960 Manchester Rd.

Funeral – Monday December 15th, 10am, Schrader Funeral Home. Burial following at Bethel Cemetery , 17500 Manchester Rd in Wildwood

Posted 12-06-08

With Deepest Sympathy........     


Ralph Winn , Stepfather of Laura Kelley, has passed away


Laura's stepfather, Ralph Winn, passed away on Saturday afternoon (Dec 6, 2008)

at St. Joseph's Hospital of pneumonia.  Ralph was 85.

Service will be at 1:30PM, Friday Dec 12

National Cemetery at Jefferson Barracks

2900 Sheridan, St. Louis, Mo


Wake ...6:00PM, Friday Dec 12 at the Winn residence

342 Buckington Dr, St. Peters, Mo 63376

Obituary in


Bill and Laura Kelley hail out of Two Branch Marina in the boat "The Laura Lee"

Member of Con Trios Yacht Club


RiverBill says....Ralph was a father-in-law and a very dear friend. 

In years past he was sail boater on Pool 26 and on Carlyle Lake.....

We will miss you Ralph !

Posted 11-21-08

With Deepest Sympathy........     


 Barbara Jean McCulloch


McCulloch, Barbara Jean Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on November 14, 2008. Beloved daughter of Mary Jo Hamilton and the late Eugene Hamilton M.D.; sister of Eugene (Christine) Hamilton Jr. and John (Lisa) Hamilton M.D.; aunt to Eugene III, Katherine, Paul, Julie and the late Eric Hamilton. Special friend of Don Acord. Owner of her beloved golden retriever, Annie and cat, Sammie. Barb was a retired employee of Delta Airlines.Services: Memorial Mass to be celebrated at St. Richard's Catholic Church on Wednesday, November 26th at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Humane Society. In accordance to Barb's wishes, her body was gifted to St. Louis University School of Medicine.


Our condolences go out to the McCulloch family.


Barb and Don

boated out of Woodland Marina

in the " Nautilass"




Thank you Katie Smith for the information

Posted 11-07-08

With Deepest Sympathy........     


Kensey Bachman's Sister has passed away

Jessica Ellen Inchiostro


Hey there Bill its Mark from the Duck Club.. Kensey's sister has passed. She was diagnosed with leukemia on June 1st 2006.


The following was posted on Her Caringbridge website by her husband Joe.





 Jessica Ellen Inchiostro passed away Thursday November 6th at 4:49 pm.  I want everyone to know that it happened in our living room and was peaceful, painless, and she was surrounded by family, which was exactly the way she wanted it to be. Just like everything Jessica did it was exactly the way it should be. We have no regrets. We met this fate on our own terms and took control of the uncontrollable. Even though my heart is broken I have solace in the fact that she is now in at peace. No one earned it more than she did. Thank you with all that I am for supporting us and being a part of the struggle. It made a horrible situation that much less horrible and has given me a new born sense of how good people really are and how much we can accomplish when we come together. Jessica's spirit lives on in the bonds of friendship we have forged. It is now up to us to continue her work.


Services will be held at Baue funeral home I-70 and Cave Springs Road.

Wake on Saturday Nov. 8th from 3:00 - 8:00.

Services Nov. 9th at 9:30 am


Our condolences go out to Kennsey and her family.



Posted 09-16-08

With Deepest Sympathy........     


Blake Hamilton Has Passed Away


Pittman Funeral Home,

909 Pittman Ave.

Wentzville (636-327-6600).

Visitation is Wed. 4 to 8.

The funeral will be at 11:00 Thursday.


Blake was a Pool 25 Boater

Our condolences go out to the Hamilton family.

Posted 08-15-08

With Deepest Sympathy........     


Ted Hood's Father has passed away



Ernest Hood passed away on Tuesday, Aug 12, 2008

Visitation will be Friday, August 15th at Baumann Funeral Home; 2504 Woodson Road in Overland from 2:00-8:00pm. Funeral at 1:00pm on Saturday.

Click here for more info

Mr. Hood was the owner of Hoodco, Inc.

which operates discount stores located in five states.

Our condolences go out to Ted and his family.


Ted Hood boats with Ruthie Durmeier, who hails out of Eagles Landing Marina

Posted 08-01-08

With Deepest Sympathy........     


Phil Chambers' mother has passed away


  Mildred Chambers passed away on Saturday morning after suffering a stroke last week. She was 85 years old and a resident of Muncie, Indiana.

She is survived by 2 sons, Phil and Rusty and a daughter, Rosie

A private family service is planned for Tuesday in Muncie

Our condolences go out to Phil and his family.




Phil hails out of Two Branch Marina area in the the boat "Ship Of Fools"

Posted 07-16-08

In Memory of Valerie Barnes .......     


 In Memory of Valerie Barnes

Aka. "Water Woman"



Just a few weeks ago on May 30 one of our boating friends Valerie Barnes suddenly passed away. Valerie had been battling the fight of breast cancer for 10 weeks before she passed. Valerie was a well know person on the river. Luckly Valerie passed peacefully in her sleep. Val had many loved friends and family out on the river but unfortunately it was her time. Val had a huge personality and liked just about anyone she met. Val is in our hopes and prayers and she will be missed.


Thank you so much for reading this!




The above is from RiverBill's Message Board

Posted 04-27-08

Ron Skeen Dies in Cancun, Mexico........


      RiverBill's received a phone call from Ron Skeen Jr.  He told us that his father lost his balance and fell to his death from a second floor hotel balcony while on vacation in Cancun Mexico.


Ron & Darlene Skeen 

Former Two Branch Marina boaters

 Our condolences go out to the entire family.



A Funeral Service is being planned for Ron on Friday 5-2-08 at:

 Pitman Funeral Home

909 Pitman Ave

 Wentzville, Mo

Click here to go to Pitman Funeral Home website

Click here for directions

Visitation is Friday the 2nd   3-8pm


Service is Saturday the 3rd at 10am

Lunch afterwards at the American Legion Hall, Wentzville, Mo

Click here for Map

Posted 04-26-08

With Deepest Sympathy........     


Shirley Winn , mother of Laura Kelley, has passed away


   Laura's mother, Shirley Winn, passed away on Saturday afternoon, at home, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Her husband, Ralph, and son, David, were at her side. 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday (5-03-08) at 5:30 PM at:

John Calvin Presbyterian Church

12567 Natural Bridge Road

Bridgeton, Mo

Bill and Laura Kelley hail out of Two Branch Marina in the boat "The Laura Lee"

Member of Con Trios Yacht Club

Posted 04-26-08

With Deepest Sympathy........     


Lucille Carroll , mother of Dennis Carroll, has passed away


Visitations:    3:00PM to 9:00PM on Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 at 

                      Hutchens Mortuary & Cremation Center 

Services:       10:30AM at Hutchens Mortuary on Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 


For more information, click here to go to Hutchens Funeral Home website


Our condolences go out to Dennis and Susan Carroll and their family.


Picture of Dennis and Susie Carroll

From Con Trios Yacht Club website

Dennis and his wife Susan hail out of the The Yacht club of St. Louis in the boat "PROP POSITIONED"

Dennis is the Aqua Scooter dealer in the St. Louis area

Owner of Don's Body Shop

Member of Con Trios Yacht Club

Posted 04-03-08  

With Deepest Sympathy........ 

   Bertha Wright, mother of Marsha Seidler, passed away.  

   Bertha L. Wright, 85, went to be with the Lord with her children by her side at 1:54 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at her home

  Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton.  

  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Alton.

  Burial will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Godfrey

  Click here for more information

Our condolences go out to Marsha and Carl Seidler and their family.

Marsha and her husband, Carl, hail out of Grafton Harbor

Posted 02-03-08  

With Deepest Sympathy........ 

   Albert Guion Has Passed Away  

  Albert Guion, Linda Mixon's father, passed away this Saturday morning. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society.

Visitation Monday 4 - 8 

Hutchins Mortuary 

675 Graham Rd 

Florissant, Mo

Tel: (314) 831-3100

Map/Driving Directions

Bill Mixon
Mixon Insurance Agency
618 874-1300

Posted 01-24-08  

With Deepest Sympathy........ 

   Bob Nuelle Has Passed Away.  

  Arrangements for the funeral of Robert "Bob" Nuelle are as follows:

Visitation will from 3 PM to 8 PM Sunday, January 27th at John L. Ziegenhein & Sons Funeral Home, 4830 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63129, Telephone: 314-894-8444

Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM Monday at the Assumption Catholic Church located at 4725 Mattis Road, St. Louis, MO 63128.Internment to follow at 11:15 AM at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Bob's sister, Ann, invites everyone back to Assumption Church at Noon for lunch following the funeral.

If there are any changes I will update the Con Trios Yacht Club as soon as possible.

Darryll Weil

Darryll Weil
Computer repair, upgrades, tech support and
Webmaster for the following websites:

Posted 01-23-08  

With Deepest Sympathy........ 

   Bob Nuelle Has Passed Away.  

   One of our boating friends, Bob Nuelle, who most recently boated out of Yacht Club of St. Louis in the boat "Manhattan" passed away after a relatively short battle with cancer.

Funeral arrangements are pending but will probably be up here at Kutis and then Jefferson Barracks.

For those of you that maybe don't know, Bob had a rapidly spreading cancer that was discovered after a traffic accident. He also contracted a staph infection while in the hospital there in Del Ray Beach Florida where he was living. He coped with both surprisingly well, to the point of coming back to St. Louis to buy a car and then driving back to Del Ray Beach by himself. Unfortunately the staph infection kicked back in, he went back in to the hospital in Florida, went into Hospice care and died all within a few days. Faye and John Marnatti had just visited with him this morning.

Please excuse me if some of my facts are not 100% correct, just wanted those of you that didn't know already a little background. I will email you all as soon as I get the funeral arrangements.

Sorry to convey such sad news, our condolences to Bob's family and friends.

Darryll Weil
Computer repair, upgrades, tech support and
Webmaster for the following websites:

Posted 01-21-08  

With Deepest Sympathy........ 

   Margaret Ann Lynn, mother of Kay Lynn, passed away.  

   Kay Lynn boats out of Port Charles in the boat "Libra" with Brad Cohea.  Kay Lynn is a good friend of many of the Con Trios members and has often attended their events.

  Visitation for Margaret will be at Baue St. Charles, 620 Jefferson Street, St. Charles, MO 63301  (Telephone: 636-940-1000) on Wednesday, January 23rd from 4 PM to 8 PM.

Our condolences go out to Kay Lynn and her family.


Reported by Darryll Weil, Web Master for Con Trios Yacht Club

More information will be posted on the Con Trios Yacht Club website,, as it becomes available

Posted 12-25-07  

With Deepest Sympathy........ 

We report the loss of Lindell Gray's Father

Lindell L. Gray, Sr. 
Apr. 29, 1928 - Dec. 24, 2007


Visitation: Friday, Dec. 28, 2007...... 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service: Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007........10:00 am 
Cemetery: New Bethlehem 


Baue Funeral & Memorial Center (Cave Springs)
3950 W. Clay Street
St. Charles, MO 63301      636-946-7811

Click here to go to the Baue website for more information


Our thoughts and prayers are with Lindell and his family.

Lindell & Connie Gray hail out of the Duck Club Marina in the boat "Lady Gray"

Posted 12-21-07  

With Deepest Sympathy........ 


We report the loss of Judy Meinerhagen's Mother


Mary Louise Lingle 
Aug. 25, 1916 - Dec. 19, 2007 


Visitation : This evening  21 Dec 07, from 3:00 to 7:00

Service: at Baue's Chapel at 7:00. 


Baue Funeral & Memorial Center (Cave Springs)
3950 W. Clay Street
St. Charles, MO 63301

Judy and Gary Meinershagen hail out of the Yacht Club of St. Louis in the houseboat ...."Beads".

Click here to go to the Baue website for more information

Posted 11-15-07  from Con Trios Website

With Deepest Sympathy........ We report the loss of one of our River Family


Valanna Sievers


   Con Trios member Rick Sievers mother, Valanna Sievers passed away on November 13th. Visitation will be at Baue Funeral Home, 620 Jefferson St., St. Charles, MO 63301, on Saturday November 17th from 10 AM to 12 PM. The funeral will be at 12 PM in the funeral home chapel at 12 PM. There will be a grave side service at 2:30 PM at the St. Paul UCC Cemetery, in Gerald, MO.

For more information go to the Con Trios Yacht Club website

Posted 10-28-07  from Con Trios Website

Lynn A. Tighe


Lynn Tighe, beloved wife of Commodore Tim Tighe has died at her home after a brave and private battle with pancreatic cancer. Lynn was an avid and accomplished boater that loved being on the rivers with friends and family aboard her yacht " Patience ". She was an active and strong supporter of CTYC and played a major role with Tim as Fleet Captain and this year as Commodore.


Lynn was also a very active officer of the Blessing Of The Fleet, Inc. and help guide that organization to it's 50th anniversary celebration this year.


Lynn was a friend to many, always warm, welcoming and funloving.


Lynn A. Tighe, the First Lady of Con Trios Yacht Club will be missed.Our thoughts and prayers are with Tim and  the Tighe family. Arrangements are pending.



Memorial Service For Lynn Tighe:


A memorial service will be held Thursday, November 1, 2007 at Sunset Hill Funeral Home located at 50 Fountain Drive at Route 157, Glenn Carbon Il. 62034 ( 618-656-3220 ). The family will begin receiving friends at 4:00 PM. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM. A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 2, 2007 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 325 East Vandalia, Edwardsville, Il. 62025.( 618-656-6420 ). The family request that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Lynn A. Tighe Gardens at SIU-E, c/o The SIU-E Foundation, Campus Box 1082, Edwardsville, Il. 62026.


Posted on 23 October, 2007



With Deepest Sympathy........ We report the loss of one of our River Family


David A. Simon  


Simon, David A. suddenly while boating on the river on Sunday, October 21, 2007. Dave was loved and cherished by family, friends and pets. He also loved boating and was active in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary .Services: Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2007 at SHEPARD Funeral Chapel, 9255 Natural Bridge at I-170 from 9:30 until time of service at 11:30 a.m. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Family request Memorial Contributions to Humane Society, 1201 Macklind Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110 or Blessing of the Fleet, 853 Brentford Drive, St. Louis, MO 63125


Dave Simon......  was also a "Blessing of the Fleet" member. 


   Darryll Weil has posted information on the services on the Blessing of the Fleet website also.......

Posted on 4 October, 2007

James  Wigger  ----


Con Trio member James "Jim" Wigger passed away on Monday October 1st, 2007 at the age of 78.  Jim boated out of South Shore Marina and has been a member since 2006.  Services will be at BAUE Funeral and Memorial Center,3950 West Clay, St. Charles, MO where visitation will be held Thursday, October 4, 2007 4:00-8:00 pm. A Masonic Service will be held on Thursday 6:30 pm. Graveside Service 1:00 pm Friday at St. Francois Memorial Park Cemetery, Bonne Terre, MO.  Our condolences go out to Jim's family and to his companion of the last twenty years, Joyce Jackson.  Click here to read Jim's obituary on

Information also posted on the Con Trios Yacht Club website

Darryll Weil,

Webmaster Con Trios Yacht Club

Posted on 4 October, 2007

Kim's Son

   Randolph Michael Jones



So more sad news to pass along, there has been way too much of it recently.
Kim's son, Randolph Michael Jones ,passed away last week. She has many friends on the river and I wanted to pass along the information of the services this weekend if anyone wants to attend.
Its a tragedy to lose a child I can't even imagine the loss she must be feeling. Thankfully, Kim has her family an friends to help her through this very difficult time.

Services will be held at Baue Funeral Home at Cave Springs and I-70 in St Charles. There will be a gathering of family an friends from Noon until 2:00 pm in the Chapel Room, Sunday October 7th, 2007. At 2:00 there will be a service followed by a procession to the Garden Of Love in the cemetery for a prayer.

My heart goes out to Kim and her family in this very difficult time.



Posted on 4 October, 2007

From RiverBill's Message Board.....

   David “The Ledge” Miller



Name:       Stephanie Huebner (
Date:         Wed 03 Oct 2007 01:56:33 PM EDT
Subject:     Uncle Dave's Memorial Party

I'm just letting everyone know that Steve Huebner's Uncle Dave past away on September 27th. There will not be a funeral but here is the obituary and at the bottom are the details for the Memorial Party: David “The Ledge” Miller, 76, of Waterloo, died Sept. 27. He was the former owner of The Ornamental Iron Shop in Waterloo, member of the Southside Imperial Dance Club and St. Louis Ski Club and an avid bicyclist. Survivors include children Julie Sinn, Daniel (Anita) Miller and John (Susan) Miller; grandchildren Crystal, Danielle, Joe, Eric and Ryan, and Kelsey Sinn; sisters Claudia White and Betty Curran; and brother, Tom (Candy) Miller. He was preceded in death by wife, Betty Ann Miller nee Huebner. There was no visitation. According to Dave’s wishes, his body was donated to the St. Louis University School of Medicine. Relatives and friends are invited to a reception Oct. 13, 3 p.m., at 209 North Library in Waterloo, Illinois.

Posted on 3 October, 2007

Joshua Freeman  ----


Received the following email from Darryll Weil / Ron and Jane Freeman regarding a change in their son Josh's memorial service.

"To All: 

Because of the length of travel and the time it will take for our daughter Michele to return from Iraq, the memorial service for our son has been changed. It will now be held on Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 noon. It will still be held at Collier's on Lindbergh and we will then go to Lehman's Landing. 

Once again, thank you for your thoughts, prayers and support.

Ron and Jane Freeman"

Updated the Con Trios Yacht Club ( accordingly and added an "Obituaries" page.

Darryll Weil,

Webmaster Con Trios Yacht Club

Joshua Freeman  ----


Former Con Trios Yacht Club members Ron and Jane Freeman's son, Joshua, passed away on Monday, October 1st. He was working with a company installing a security system at Fort Knox, Tennessee and was found deceased in his bed in his hotel room. Ron and Jane currently live in Springfield, MO but the memorial service for Joshua will be this coming Friday, October 5th, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 noon at Collier's Funeral Home, 3400 N. Lindbergh Blvd. In Bridgeton (St. Louis), Missouri. After the memorial service - around 1:00 or so, family and friends will gather at one of Josh's favorite spots, Lehmann's Landing, 12314 Natural Bridge Rd, St. Louis, 314.739.2344, to celebrate Josh's life.
Our condolences go out to Ron, Jane and their family.

Information also posted on the Con Trios Yacht Club website

Darryll Weil,

Webmaster Con Trios Yacht Club

Posted on 2 October, 2007

Scott Hickey's son, Dan Hickey


Con Trios Yacht Club member Scott Hickey's son, Dan Hickey, passed away recently. Services will be held on Tuesday, October 2nd only, at the Jay B. Smith Funeral Home ( ), 777 Oakwood Drive (at Hwy. 141), Fenton, MO 63026. Telephone # 636-343-0400
Visitation will from 4 to 7 PM with services at 6 PM, Tuesday.

Our condolences go out to Scott and his family.

Updated the Con Trios Yacht Club website with this notice.

Thanks to Judy Meinershagen for the information.

Darryll Weil,

Webmaster Con Trios Yacht Club



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