Chief Keith Weffelmeyer, Fenton Fire Protection District

Keith David Weffelmeyer passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2023, at his residence in Fenton, Missouri at the age of 70 years, 6 months, and 18 days.

Keith was born on December 18, 1952, in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Charles Weffelmeyer and Gladys Marie Weffelmeyer (nee Weil).

Keith is survived by his wife, Lynne Weffelmeyer; children: John (Jennifer) Weffelmeyer, Jeff (Stacie) Weffelmeyer and Julie (Adam Lange) Rangel; grandchildren, Dylan Weffelmeyer, Logan Weffelmeyer, Jaylie Rangel, Layla Weffelmeyer, Jansen Rangel, Payton Weffelmeyer, and Gavin Weffelmeyer; siblings: Sue, Mary Jo, and Kurt.

Keith was also a loving uncle, cousin, and friend to many.

Keith devoted 35 years to the Fenton Fire District and retired in 2008 as Deputy Chief of Operations. He enjoyed fishing, spending time at the lake, and most of all hanging out with his 7 grandchildren.

Keith wanted to continue helping others after death and donated his body to educate future medical providers.

In lieu of flowers, Keith wanted donations made to Backstoppers, to assist families of first responders who are killed in the line of duty.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 30, 2023, at St. Paul Catholic Church, 15 Forest Knoll Drive, Fenton, Missouri 63026. Visitation will be held 09:30 until the time of service. Professional Honors will be afforded.

Apparatus that will be attending should approach from New Smizer Mill Road onto Murray Hill Drive, and park in the designated lot across the street from the church parking lot.

Chief Leonard Kay

Leonard Kay “LT” Musser, Jr.,75, of Gower, MO passed away September 24, 2023.

He was born on November 12, 1947, to Leonard Kay, Sr. and Bessie Bernice (Reynolds) Musser in St. Joseph, MO. He grew up in Gower and in 1966 he graduated from Gower High School. 

On February 25, 1971, he was united in marriage to Debra Lynn Lawson. After their marriage they lived in Gower where they made their home with their daughter Rachael. Debi passed away on January 18, 1980.

He delivered farm fuel and propane in the area for Frazier Oil until his retirement in 2018 after 42 years. Leonard was a member of the Gower JC’s, was the coach for the Gower Merchants slow pitch softball team and he was a member of the Gower Oldtimer’s Hall of Fame. He was a past member of the Gower Fire Protection Team where he had many positions including being the Chief. Leonard’s favorite pastime was scouting and hunting deer. He loved watching old westerns and most of all Leonard loved spending time with friends, family and his girls. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Debi Musser; his parents Kay and Bernice Musser; and his brother-in-law Ivan Herpel.

Leonard is survived by his daughter Rachael Smith and husband Paul; granddaughters Erin and Allyson Liday; great-granddaughter Ivy; sisters Wanda Herpel and Peggy Jensen and husband Jeff; brother-in-law Dan Lawson and wife Debbie; nieces and nephews Lori and Shannon Milbourn, Rusty and Beth Herpel, Rob and Rachael Herpel, Carmen Inman and Rhonda Lawson; several great-nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. 

Visitation 12:30-2:00 p.m. with Funeral Services at 2:00 p.m. all on Saturday September 30th at Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower. Burial: Allen Cemetery, Gower

Donations may be made to the Gower Fire Protection District.