Owen Reifsteck

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July 13, 1987 - March 24, 2020
Born in St. Charles, MO
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Owen Patrick Reifsteck, of Saint Charles, MO, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at the age of 32. Beloved husband of Michelle Reifsteck (nee LaBarge); cherished son of Gary (Judy) Reifsteck, and Margaret (Alan) Hardwick; devoted father of Maebrie Reifsteck, and Owen Reifsteck, II; loving grandson of Geraldine and the late Edward Reifsteck, and the late Mike and Kathy Blattel; dear brother of Gary (Heather) Reifsteck, Jr., and Ashley Reifsteck; Uncle of Makena Wiedower, Marli Burkhardt, Madilyn, Lane and Cooper Reifsteck, and many loving in-laws.

Owen had the most care-free loving personality. He had the ability to make everyone around him smile and laugh, he had the most amazing mind and was so incredibly smart. He enjoyed projects that challenged him mentally and had the ability to fix anything. he couldn't wait to work side-by-side with Maebrie and Opie on all things he loved, sharing his knowledge. They were his world and his proudest accomplishment in life. Owen was a proud member of the "Bayfield boys", who will undoubtedly cherish all of their memories together. Owen had the most beautiful heart and will be missed by all who knew him.

Memorials may be made in Owen's name to Meningitis Research Foundation in honor of his nephew Lane.

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 all visitations and services will be limited to immediate family. Thank you for your understanding.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Chris Boehning March 25, 2020 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    Love you and miss you so much man! See you on the other side

    • Craig snarzyk March 26, 2020 at 7:40 pm - Reply

      Chris give me a call please 6362938020 Craig snarzyk

  2. Jennifer Ireland/Barron March 25, 2020 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    You were the most beautiful little towhead baby, I’ve ever seen. You amazed everyone with your independence, charm and wit.
    I didnt get to see you become a man but I’m sure you did a wonderful job.
    Ive missed you terribly all these years but Im sure Ill see you again.

  3. Danny Gittemeier March 26, 2020 at 12:38 am - Reply

    candle 8So many good memories we had, I’l always cherish.. my thoughts are with you, your mom and dad, and your babies and wife.. fly high, brother.. See you on the other side..

  4. Kimberly & Philip March 26, 2020 at 1:11 am - Reply

    candle 7Michelle & family,
    You are & will continue to be in our thoughts & prayers. Love to you all! 🙏♥️

  5. Robert Griffith March 26, 2020 at 6:09 am - Reply

    So Sorry to hear of Owen’s Passing. Prayers for the Entire Family. I have so many Fond and Wonderful memories with the Reifsteck Family.

    • Kristen Korte March 27, 2020 at 1:20 am - Reply

      candle 6Sending Love to the Entire Reifsteck Family.

      Every memory I have of Owen involves some type of fun adventure with a lot of laughter! An amazing soul who will live forever through those of us who loved him.

  6. Brittany (Loraine) Moon March 26, 2020 at 7:09 am - Reply

    candle 8This was sad news, RIP Owen.

  7. Jack March 26, 2020 at 9:04 am - Reply

    candle 5I’m so grateful for the times we had as kids in the old neighborhood. Feels like just yesterday you came by to go ride my shitty trails in the mud. You will be dearly missed by many. My deepest condolences to your Mother, Father, Wife and kids! Love ya man fly high! See you again on the other side

  8. Dan Teal March 26, 2020 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Miss you brother. Had a lot of great times with you over the years. RIP Owen.

  9. Terry Kirn March 26, 2020 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time from your friends in golden eagle! Wish we could be there with you. You have such a great family!

    Terry,Donna,Jeremy, Ann, Brent, Ethan&Carl

  10. Dustin Berkemeier March 26, 2020 at 10:20 am - Reply

    You were an inspiring individual. We will all have incredible memories of you to relive throughout the rest of our lives. Condolences to the family. Wish we could all be there to support you all and say goodbye.

  11. Janelle Wines March 26, 2020 at 11:25 am - Reply

    candle 4Deepest sympathy and prayers for all the family

  12. Mike and Miley Westfall March 26, 2020 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    candle 8Rest in piece buddy. Although we have not been in contact since we grew up and became adults, I’ll never forget the many memories from our teenage years. Prayers to your wife and family through this difficult time.

  13. Kelli Bayliss March 26, 2020 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    candle 1Owen you will be truly missed , such a great guy

  14. Darrell and Cheryl Benne March 26, 2020 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    Our deepest sympathy.

  15. Craig snarzyk March 26, 2020 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    candle 7Owen was one of my best friends. He was the type of person that would take his shirt off his back if you needed it. I can’t think of any person they had a bad thing to say about him. He was liked by anybody he came in contact with. He was a great father and he worked hard to take care of this family. He was a very loyal and honest person. and boy did he know how to have a good time. This is such a great loss he will surely be missed by many! My deepest condolences to his family! Billy Joel once said only the Good die Young. Rest in peace Big oats. I love you buddy!

  16. Chad Riebel March 26, 2020 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    candle 8Owen was always true to himself and those around him. He was a genuine person. Owen had helped me in times of need without hesitation. That’s the type of person he was. Always a smile on his face and happy to be around friends. He was someone to look up to. He will be missed. All of his family and friends will continue to be in our prayers.

    • Brian Young March 28, 2020 at 5:18 am - Reply

      candle 8God definately broke the mold when he made you O. Thanks for all the words of wisdom and all of the good memories that I know we will all cherish. RIP O.

  17. David and Jean Klaus March 27, 2020 at 8:31 am - Reply

    We are so deeply sorry for your loss.

  18. Brad Ackmann March 27, 2020 at 9:26 am - Reply

    So sorry for the loss of this good man !

    • Brian Young March 28, 2020 at 5:22 am - Reply

      God broke the mold when he made you O. Thanks for all the great memories.

  19. Annie Dunavan March 27, 2020 at 11:17 am - Reply

    candle 1I’m so sorry for your loss. All of you are in my prayers!

  20. Tara Loftus March 27, 2020 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    candle 8Maggie,

    My heart breaks for all of you. I will keep everyone in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord keep you wrapped in His arms during this time.


  21. Len and Kate Gittemeier March 27, 2020 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    Our prayers are with the Riefsteck family on this tragic loss . Gary and Judy so sorry for the loss of your son, Owen

  22. Dawn Gerard March 27, 2020 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    candle 3Reifsteck family you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Owen was an incredible young man and I know he will be terribly missed. Love you guys! Dawn, Rob, Reagan, and Reiley Gerard

  23. Darrin Norris March 28, 2020 at 7:08 am - Reply

    I got the privilege to work with this young man and he always had a smile, he made work fun. He will be missed, and I will pray for his wife and children…..

  24. Jamie Ellison (Lawrence) March 28, 2020 at 7:08 am - Reply

    Gary and family, My family sends their deepest condolences during this difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  25. Patti and Kevin Dietzman March 28, 2020 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    candle 7My heart is with the Reifsteck and LaBarge family. Such a loss cannot be described. Love to Michelle and the babies.

  26. wendy Wilkerson March 29, 2020 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    Larry and I am so sorry for your loss of Owen. It breaks our hearts that you would have to lose your son, may God stay by your side to comfort you.
    Sincerely Larry and Wendy Wilkerson

    • George Manuel March 30, 2020 at 4:40 pm - Reply

      candle 7Deepest condolences to Owen’s wife and kids and the Reifsteck family as a whole. It’s been a long while since a last seen Owen but he was a good kid and a fun lil brother to a best friend. Lots of good memories from when I’d hang out with them at their mom’s house. I was so saddened by the news of his passing. Much love to you all.

  27. Sheri March 30, 2020 at 9:35 am - Reply

    candle 8Gary and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of this tremendous loss of your son. Our hearts go out to all of you.
    May you find comfort in the Lord and within each other in these very difficult times.
    Deepest Sympathy,
    Mike & Sheri Laramie & Family

  28. Ellen Hackmann March 31, 2020 at 8:59 am - Reply

    candle 3Very sorry for your loss. So young and full of good in all he did. My heart breaks for your family.
    Ellen M. Hackmann ne; Haupt

  29. Jayne March 31, 2020 at 11:08 am - Reply

    Margaret, We are so, so sorry.

    We love you! Greg and Jayne

  30. Jill Wolf April 2, 2020 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    candle 3RIP Owen. You will be missed! ♥

  31. Pat Blevins April 9, 2020 at 4:21 pm - Reply


    Keeping you and your family in our prayers. May all of you experience some of the peace of the Easter season.


  32. AL AND CATHY KLIPFEL April 12, 2020 at 2:27 am - Reply




  33. Jeff locke April 12, 2020 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    My condolences to the Reifsteck family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  34. Adam Stikeleather May 5, 2020 at 6:18 am - Reply

    candle 3Bro I dont even know what to say…..its been a long time…..I love ya buddy…fly high

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