Glenn R. Manetzke

Glenn Manetzke of Labadie MO died from complications of COVID-19 at the age of 56 on January 1, 2021.

Glenn worked at Robometrics in Eureka for 25 years and raised two kids. At times in his life he worked as a volunteer firefighter, newspaper delivery driver, and landscaping business owner. He was a self proclaimed grill master who loved listening to St. Louis Cardinals and Blues games on the radio, bargain hunting, drinking beer with friends, telling corny jokes, and spending time with his 9 grandkids. Glenn was always there to help any friend in need or lend a few bucks to help through hard times.

Glenn Manetzke is missed deeply by his mother, two kids, sister and brothers, extended family and friends who were fortunate enough to know him.

Sources:

Glenn Manetzke obituary at Schrader Funeral Homes 

Robert “Bob” Olsheske

Robert “Bob” Olsheske died from complications of COVID-19 on November 30, 2020 two days after his 86th birthday. In recent years, due to dementia, he was living at St. Andrews at Francis Place Nursing Home in Eureka where he really loved the staff and other residents.

Bob’s career was in sales, with most of it in the bread business. He distributed Pepperidge Farms, Taystee, and Brownberry at different times. He married his first wife and raised his two kids in Wentzville. After her untimely death, he moved to Florida and remarried. Bob was heavily involved in his church and in giving back to the community, helping to secure funding and mentoring special needs children for Carpenter’s House for Children in Florida. After his second wife passed, he moved back to Wentzville to be close to his adult kids and grandkids. Bob was the last surviving member of his immediate family and truly cherished his children and grandkids.

Bob Olsheske is missed deeply by his two adult children, grand kids, two great-grandchildren, his church family, and all the kids (now grown) who he helped out.

Sources:

Robert “Bob” Olsheske obituary at St. Louis Cremation 

Alice “Irene” Cordes

Alice “Irene” Cordes of Eureka MO died from complications of COVID-19 on November 8, 2020 at the age of 94. Two of her daughters were with her in the hospital at the time she passed, and she got to see her only living son and talk with her close family in the days before she died.

Irene worked as a nurse for almost 60 years, starting off in 1948 preparing to serve in the Nurse Cadet Corps, but WWII ended before she graduated. When she retired, Irene volunteered for Hospice and continued helping others, even after she quit driving at age 90. Her heart and love was most reserved for her five children, who she raised alone after divorcing from a 15 year marriage (in 1964).

Irene is remembered as being a “sunshine lady”; cheerful, resilient, and resourceful. She tried to live Christian morals, and going to church and reading the Bible were very important to her. She also enjoyed needlepoint, solving crossword puzzles, playing organ (which she taught herself), loved doing jigsaw puzzles, and was hard to beat at Scrabble.

Irene Cordes is deeply missed by her surviving children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family, and the many friends she made and countless lives she helped make a little better during her long career as a nurse and very long lifetime of helping others.

Sources:

Alice “Irene” Cordes obituary at Schrader Funeral Homes