Helen L. Schmelder

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November 26, 1932 - March 12, 2019
Born in Houston, TX
Resided in St. Peters, MO

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Helen L. Schmelder (nee Behnken), of Saint Peters, MO, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the age of 86. Loving wife of the late Rev. William J. Schmelder; beloved daughter of the late John and Hilda Behnken; devoted mother of William "Bill" (Kathy) Schmelder of Omaha, NE, Keith (Lisa) Schmelder of St. Charles, MO, Craig (Jennifer) Schmelder of Batavia, IL, Kathi (Joshua) Kean of St. Charles, MO and son-in-law, James Voelkel of St. Charles, MO; cherished grandmother Jessica (John) Marcanik, Casey (Kevin) McGuire, Taylor, Kevin, Brooke, Nolan, & Amanda Schmelder, Alyssa, Courtney, & Sarah Voelkel, Hannah & Julia Kean. Helen is preceded in death by her daughter, Lynn Voelkel; and seven brothers and sisters.

Helen was a faithful member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Olivette. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Helen was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Memorials may be made in Helen's name to Immanuel Lutheran Church - Olivette.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Tina Cna March 13, 2019 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    candle 7I loved taking care of you Ms Helen. RIP sweet lady.

  2. Michele March 13, 2019 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    candle 7I will miss u Dell u was my Mom since my mom left me rest in peace Love you

  3. Skip Vogel March 13, 2019 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Rest in peace, dear lady, in the sure and certain hope of the Resurrection to eternal life. May we who look for His appearance be sustained and upheld by His promise not to leave us as orphans.

  4. Kathy Braswell March 14, 2019 at 8:29 am - Reply

    candle 7Continued prayers

  5. Shirley March 14, 2019 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    candle 8Be at peace in the arms of Jesus

  6. Shirley Busart March 14, 2019 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    candle 8Rest In Peace in the arms of Jesus.

  7. Antya March 14, 2019 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    Condolences to the family. Helen will be missed.

  8. Megan K March 17, 2019 at 6:12 am - Reply

    candle 1It was an absolute pleasure and honor to care for you, Ms. Helen!! Rest in the beautiful arms of Jesus while eating unlimited ice cream!! XOXO

  9. Nancy Richards March 17, 2019 at 10:33 am - Reply

    Bill and Dell were my neighbors at Brookdale St. Peters. We had breakfast together many times and continued with Dell after Bill died. I never knew what happened to Dell after her fall, that is until this morning, March 17, when Loeta Aufdenbrink told me at breakfast. As Loeta said, I never asked the right person. She was sweet and patient, never an unkind word and always the assurance she was getting along OK. My condolences to her family.

  10. Ken and Mil Behnken April 2, 2019 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    We express our sympathy, and yet, knowing that she is in heaven with your dad, we share in your joy and celebration.

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