Jeanette L. Wappelhorst

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June 13, 1924 - May 3, 2022
Born in St. Charles, MO
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Jeanette L. Wappelhorst (nee Wetter) passed away and was fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at age 97. Beloved wife of 60 years of the late Herbert V. Wappelhorst; cherished mother of Dennis H. (Jane) Wappelhorst, Carol (J. Michael) Conoyer, Gerald (Mary Jane) Wappelhorst, Marvalee (David) Ewing, Donald (Ann) Wappelhorst, and the late Paul (Carla) Wappelhorst; dearest grandmother of Dennis M. (Lori) Wappelhorst and Tim Wappelhorst, Matt (Ellen) Conoyer, Ben (Rachel) Conoyer, and Ellie (Ryan) Janusick, Dawn (Frank) Gargano, Valerie (Josh) Shapiro, and Colleen (Wally Kissh) Wappelhorst, Eric (Anna Haynes) Ewing and Alex Ewing, Christopher and Sarah Wappelhorst, Carolyn (Alec) Graham and Madeline Wappelhorst; dear great-grandmother of Michael, James, Elijah, and Maria Conoyer, Samuel and William Conoyer, Maggie Janusick, Zachary, Abigail and Mason Shapiro, Jack, Beau, and Eli Nored; dear sister of Carolyn "Dolly" (Wetter) Rothermich; dear sister-in-law of Wilfred Wappelhorst; dear aunt, great-aunt and friend of many. 

In addition to her husband and son, Jeanette is preceded in death by her grandchildren Joseph, Andrew, and Jacob Wappelhorst, Chelsea Nored; her parents, John and Caroline (Kruetzer) Wetter; her brothers and their wives, John "Jack" and Maudie (Pickering) Wetter, Norbert "Buzz" and Florence (Messner) Wetter, Melvin "Mel" and Kathleen "Bee" (Schneider) Wetter, and brother Kenneth "Dutch" Wetter. 

 Jeanette was born and raised in St. Charles where she and her beloved Herbie raised their six children on a farm just north of the city. She loved everything about living on the farm, especially filling her home with parties and huge meals for friends and family. Those meals consisted of vegetables from her bountiful garden, and usually chicken or beef which were raised on the farm. Jeanette's nieces and nephews still tell stories about their wonderful memories of playing in the barn and running in the fields. 

 She was a life-time member of St. Peter Catholic Church where she was baptized, married, and educated her children. She usually served on a parish committee, and was a member of the St. Anne Sodality, Catholic Women's Union, and the Ladies Monday morning quilting group. Jeanette was one of the founding ladies of the Northside Homemakers’ Extension Club in 1949, and was never one to sit back and let others do the work. She loved being in the midst of everything that was happening, and with her quick wit and sense of humor, she was always the life of the party. She was quite upset when they stopped making Falstaff beer! 

She and Dad were devoted first and foremost to God and their family, but also loved their Pinochle clubs, Dominoes, gardening, and traveling the country alone or with many other couples. And, of course, their beloved farm - a little slice of paradise here on earth. 

 We were so blessed to have our mom at home as we grew up, benefitting from her unconditional love and her great faith in God that was instilled in all of her children. The stories she has told and re-told will live on in all of our hearts. She always had a smile on her face. Just because of the love she showed each of us, each grandchild swears that they were her favorite one! Sam, age 7, as it stormed and thundered on one of her last days said, "I think Jesus is having a party because He knows Great-Grandma is coming to heaven." So true, Sam. So true. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jeanette's honor can be sent to St. Vincent DePaul Society care of St. Peter Catholic Church, ALS St. Louis Chapter, or Duchesne High School

Baue Funeral Homes is currently following CDC recommendations regarding mask and social distancing policies. 

Guestbook Entries

  1. Mary+Jo+Fischer May 10, 2022 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    What a joy to spend time with Jeanette. Never one to complain.She helped me to become a better person. Will never forget her.

  2. Mike & Marilyn Nored May 10, 2022 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    candle 6What a wonderful women Jeanette was, and what a great story teller, our love and prayers to her lovely family. God’s speed Jeanette.

  3. Elaine Spears May 10, 2022 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    candle 4Jeanette you will always be remembered for your kind and grateful heart so full of love. Thanks for the stories and laughter. Praying for comfort and strength for the family.

  4. Alexis Leitgeb May 10, 2022 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    candle 1Thank you for all the love and kindness you always showed to me bd the girls. You are a shining star and will always be a special angel.

  5. Dan Kipp May 10, 2022 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Don, Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. It seems it is never the right time to let someone go, but heaven is our home. May God grant you and your family strength, comfort, and peace in this difficult time.

  6. Paul and Donna Ragsdale May 10, 2022 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    candle 4She was a delight. I did not know her well personally but l know the important things from others. I did enjoy being with her at various events. My favorite was at Act 2 the community theatre in St. Peters. She came to most all the plays and l was a volunteer there. She had a lovely smile and charm radiated from her words. Prayers to her family with their loss. I agree with Sam, l know she was welcomed to heaven with open arms 🙏🏻❤️

  7. Deborah Cissell Kleinschmidt May 11, 2022 at 6:21 am - Reply

    Marvalee, very sorry to the passing of your Mom. What a wonderful family she had! Praying for you and your family.

  8. Maryellen Becker Scheel May 11, 2022 at 9:46 am - Reply

    candle 2Marvalee, so sorry prayers and special thoughts for you and your family

  9. Terri Tarvid May 11, 2022 at 10:13 am - Reply

    I will always remember the funny stories she loved to tell of when she and Sister Betty we’re young and always causing mischief together, along with the stories of when she and Herb first met, and the love they had for each other! I will certainly miss her sense of humor, and am so thankful for the many lunch dates we shared together. She was truly an inspiration to me, on loving the Lord and enjoying life fully!!

    • Judy Grothe Cullen May 11, 2022 at 4:07 pm - Reply

      Our condolences to my classmate Don and all of Mrs. Wappelhorst’s family. She was a bright light. May her memory be a blessing.

  10. Neal Steinhoff May 11, 2022 at 10:32 am - Reply

    A wonderful lady and family

  11. Jane Thro Lawson May 11, 2022 at 11:07 am - Reply

    So sorry for your loss.

  12. Noretta Steinhoff May 11, 2022 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. The family will be in my prayers🙏🙏🙏

  13. Gina Hernandez May 12, 2022 at 12:49 am - Reply

    My mother, Deborah Perkins, was Jeanette’s neighbor and cherished their friendship and introduced us to her by having my children and I come to her home for a birthday surprise by singing happy birthday to her, as well as sing some beautiful Christian children’s songs that my mom wrote and thought it would lift her spirits up and it did! But in turn, it lifted ours as well❤She asked us to come back again to sing to her and we did and we were blessed to hear stories of her life and we will never forget her sweet voice and the connection she had with my youngest son Tony was so sweet. He misses her and says he can still hear her voice. Initially we visited her to brighten her day but never expected she would leave such a lasting impression on us but we are so thankful that she did. Our prayers are with her family🙏❤ Love, Gina Hernandez and family

  14. Gina Hernandez May 12, 2022 at 1:12 am - Reply

    My mother, Deborah Perkins has a gift from God when it comes to writing poems and songs,and she was Jeannette’s neighbor and friend and has asked me to post a poem that she created in memory of this wonderful woman of God followed by a biblical quote….her poem is called…
    We’ll Never Say Goodbye
    Oh, how we miss our loved ones,
    Who have left and gone away,
    To the other side with God,
    While on earth we had to stay,
    Left behind to mourn them,
    And endure the trials life brings,
    But how our hearts rejoice,
    To know they hear the angels sing,
    As they bask in our Lord’s glory,
    We’ll remember as we cry,
    In Heaven you only say Hello,
    Never again will we say Goodbye🙏😇

    John 17:24 says…
    To all those who believe. Jesus said,
    Father, I want those you have given me,
    To be with me where I am
    And to see my glory, the glory you have given me,
    Because you loved me before the creation of the world…

  15. Terry Rau May 13, 2022 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    Sorry for your loss. You all have my sympathy and prayers. Take care… Terry Brockgreitens Rau

  16. Annette Elmore May 16, 2022 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    My mother, Ruth Jones, and I send our sympathies to all of you. We regret we couldn’t make it to the visitation or to mass. Mom once told me that she thought of your mother as a sister than a cousin.
    Keeping all of you in our prayers.
    Ruth Jones
    Tom and Annette (Hanneken) Elmore

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