Madeline Margaret Wappelhorst

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January 2, 1925 - February 10, 2019
Born in St. Charles, MO
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Madeline Margaret Wappelhorst, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at the age of 94. Beloved sister of Wilfred F. Wappelhorst, the late Norbert F. Wapelhorst, and Herbert V. Wappelhorst. Madeline is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Jeanette L. (Wetter) Wappelhorst. Besides her brothers, she is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Margaret (Sommer) Wappelhorst, and her sisters-in-law Virginia (Sullentrop) Wapelhorst and Patricia (Fritz) Wappelhorst.

Aunt Madeline was a true blessing to her family and so very loved by her nieces and nephews: Gloria (Les) Schierding, Thomas (Cheryl) Wapelhorst, Ann (Sean) Sunderlage, Dennis (Jane) Wappelhorst, Carol (J. Michael) Conoyer, Gerald (Mary Jane) Wappelhorst, Marvalee (David) Ewing, Donald (Ann) Wappelhorst and the late Paul (Carla) Wappelhorst, Mary Kay Wapelhorst and Mark Wappelhorst. She is also preceded in death by her great-nephews Joseph P., Andrew J., and Jacob J. Wappelhorst. She loved her visits from her 26 great-nieces and nephews and a glorious 17 great-great-nieces and nephews.

Madeline spent her entire career in banking at Commerce Bank of St. Charles. She was a life member of St. Peter Catholic Church, the St. Anne Sodality and a devoted volunteer for decades at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles. She loved attending card parties, quilt socials and above all, any gatherings celebrating a family event. She was always there for each and every one of us!

Madeline was deeply loved and a true gift for everyone who knew her.

Contributions honoring Madeline can be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Peter Catholic Church or masses.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Irvin Rufkahr February 12, 2019 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Madeline, rest in peace now.

  2. Alan Sullentrop February 12, 2019 at 9:38 am - Reply

    My condolences to the entire Wappelhorst family on your loss. Madeline was a wonderful woman who was able to live a long and fulfilling life.

  3. Martha Fitz February 12, 2019 at 11:22 am - Reply

    I had my first job interview with Miss Wappelhorst at Commerce Bank on First Capitol, which is now part of the Lindenwood University campus. I suspect she interviewed me as a favor to my dad but somehow saw fit to hire me as a part-time teller who worked summers and Christmas breaks while attending college. I remember very well the professionalism with which she conducted herself and the kindness she showed a nervous 17 year old girl desperate for work. It was always a treat to see her throughout the years. It is good to know that she lived a long, full life surrounded by a loving family. You have my deepest sympathy.

  4. Mary Jo Fischer February 12, 2019 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    I felt very fortunate to had the chance to care for Madeline for the last several months . What a joy ,she was. What a loving family the Wapplehorst ‘s are.She made me realize you don’t have to have children to be loved.

    • Teresa Wapelhorst February 12, 2019 at 8:28 pm - Reply

      candle 4Aunt Madeline was truly the best!!! She was one of the most beautiful people I have ever known! I will miss our talks so much!!! đź’•

  5. Mary Jo Fischer February 12, 2019 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    What a joy it wa s to be Madeline’s caregiver. She made me realize you don’t have to have children to be loved.

  6. Sue Rupp (Wilke) February 12, 2019 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    Oh my dear Madeline! My dad was so lucky to have you working for him at the bank! It was you & Melba Lee who kept that place going, you know! I thank you for your patience with me in teaching me how to be a teller. Working with the boss’s daughter must have been a bit tricky for you. But then nothing ever got you flustered because you were loyal, faithful & true. The world needs a hundred thousand of you now to show what integrity is all about! With all my respect and fond memories…

  7. Susan Gusinde February 13, 2019 at 10:58 am - Reply

    Praying the beautiful memories you shared with Madeline give you comfort and peace. Love and prayers to Will and all of her family and friends. From one old banker to another, rest in peace.

  8. Fr Bauer February 15, 2019 at 9:38 am - Reply

    candle 7A very sweet soul, and such a good servant of our blessed Lord. She will remain in my prayer.

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