Helen Therese Pagel

Helen Therese Pagel COVID-19 victim St. Louis

Helen Therese Pagel of Ellisville, MO died from complications of COVID-19 and congestive heart disease on December 15, 2020 at the age of 93 at Missouri Baptist Hospital.

Helen was raised in Milwaukee and met her late husband while working as a night clerk at the rail road. They started and ran Brown Mill Tavern and Cafe on the upper Michigan peninsula for 21 years while they raised their six children. Helen was incredibly proud that all her kids worked at the family business and went on to graduate college. Her and Roy enjoyed 52 years of marriage until his death in 2006. She was known for her wide range of artistic talents, from sketching graphics for her kids’ science projects to sewing costumes and tailoring clothing. For the past two years, Helen lived in an assisted care facility being visited as often as possible by her large family and watching reruns of her favorite TV shows (The Lawrence Welk Show and Gunsmoke). A devout Catholic, she attended Mass every Sunday as long as she was physically able to.

Helen Therese Pagel is missed deeply by her six surviving children, grand children, large extended family and all her friends.

Sources:

Helen Therese Pagel obituary at Schrader Funeral Homes 

Brenda Susan Schaeg

Brenda Susan Schaeg (nee St. Onge) died of COVID-19 on April 28 at the age of 69. She worked as a receptionist at Bethesda Meadow Skilled Nursing Facility in Ellisville, MO. She was known for making extra time to visit with the residents, considered them her friends, and often socialized with them when she was not on the clock. Her coworkers looked forward to coming to work on the shifts that Brenda was scheduled.

Brenda is missed by her children, grandchildren, her work family at Betheseda Meadow, and everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Sources:

Brenda Schaeg – Obituary on Schrader