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Joan Krekeler

May 2, 1934 — March 4, 2023

St. Charles, Missouri

Joan Marie Krekeler of Cottleville MO, passed away on Saturday, March 4, at the age of 88.  She was a loving wife of the late Donald J. Krekeler and beloved daughter of the late Henry Joseph and Catherine Marie Kruse of St. Paul,MO.

Joan was a devoted and loving mother to Joseph (Carol) Krekeler, Steve Krekeler, Angela Krekeler, and Mike (Julie) Krekeler.  She was a proud grandmother of Loren Krekeler, Kelsey, Gwen, Shannon, Alex, Maggie and Ava Krekeler.  She enjoyed spending time with her remaining siblings, sisters Jackie Mueller and Lois (Dallas) Hamilton and her brother Henry (Kathy) Kruse.

In addition to her husband and parents, Joan was preceded in death by her siblings, Kathleen Cook, Ethel Cochran, Pat Schone, Dorothy Garey, Esther Swagman and Elmer Kruse.

Joan was a long-standing member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in St. Charles, and spent many years devoting her time to church bazaars, quilting, directing dinner theaters, bingo and other activities to support the church.

She loved watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball, was an avid softball player in her youth, and also bowled for many years.  Joan was inducted into the St. Charles County Amateur Sports Hall of Fame in 1994 for her time on the St. Paul and St. Dominic High School softball teams.

Joan enjoyed spending time with her family and at the casino, trying her luck at the slots.

Joan was much loved by all of her family and friends and will be missed greatly by all who knew her.

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Friday, March 10, 2023

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Baue Funeral Home - Cave Springs

3950 W Clay, St Charles, MO 63301

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Saturday, March 11, 2023

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St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, MO

1424 S 1st Capitol Dr, St Charles, MO 63303

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