83 Years of Service

For 83 years, we have been a family owned and operated funeral home in St. Charles County. Founded by Arthur C. Baue and his partner Clarence Hackmann on March 31, 1935, the company was originally called Hackmann-Baue. Since that time, our funeral home has been handed down through four generations of the Baue family, and the legacy continues today as Lisa Baue and her son, John Baue Devaney serve as president/CEO and vice president, with Lisa’s brother, Paul Baue acting as funeral director and location manager.



March 31, 1935, Arthur C. Baue and his partner Clarence Hackmann open their first funeral home at 326 North Sixth St. under the name of “Hackmann-Baue.”



1949 The 620 Jefferson Street Baue Funeral Home opens in St. Charles.



1951 Baue joins the Board of Selected Independent Funeral Homes

1958 Arthur Baue brings the first chapter of the Salvation Army to St. Charles



1960 David Baue (2nd generation) and Fred Newman purchase St. Charles Memorial Gardens Cemetery

1968 David Baue becomes president



1972 O’Fallon Funeral Home purchased, formerly Keithly-Davis

1979 Lisa A. Baue joins the family business as a funeral director



1987 Lisa A. Baue becomes president and CEO of Baue



1996 Silver & Gold 60+ Club is founded

1999 Funeral & Memorial Center and Flower & Gift Shop open



2001 Baue conducts a community-wide memorial for 9/11 victims

2008 John Baue Devaney (4th generation) joins the family business



2010 Baue Pet Services opens

2013 The Center for Hope & Healing is founded and Baue Monuments and Markers is established.

2013 D. Paul Baue, brother to Lisa A. Baue (3rd generation) rejoins the family business as a manager of the Baue Funeral and Memorial Center.

2015 Baue celebrates 80 years of service

2017 The Baue Care & Cremation Center opens offering the first of its kind, state of the art care to families in our community

2017 Voted best Funeral Home of St. Charles County for over 20 years


Since 1935, Baue and their dedicated staff have has grown the company from one funeral home to four funeral home locations and St. Charles Memorial Gardens Cemetery. All Baue locations offer a wide range of unique services for families, including Baue Pet Services, Center for Hope & Healing, Silver & Gold (the County’s largest senior club), and most recently the fourth funeral home, the Baue Care & Cremation Center.

Because families need care, we plan to continue providing services, and adding more options as the conversations we have with families lead to the recognition of more needs. This is because Baue is committed to providing the highest standards of quality and care for every family we serve before, during and after the death.