Jerome C. Jaegers of Bloomsdale died on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at Ste. Genevieve Care Center. He was 87 years old.
He was born on March 28, 1931, in Meta, Missouri, a son of Joseph Jaegers and Mary (Hoerschgen) Jaegers.
He was married to Viola (Lock) Jaegers on August 21, 1954, and she survives in Bloomsdale.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Deborah Payne and her husband Tony of Bellview, Brenda Stuppy and her husband Donnie of Ste. Geneveieve, Gail Wehner and her husband Wayne of Bloomsdale, Myra Kuehn and her husband Don of Ste. Genevieve; one son, Gregory Jaegers and his wife Vickie of Ste. Genevieve; one sister, Imelda Riley of Vienna, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Delphine Jaegers of Ste. Genevieve; 14 grandchildren, Erica Cowsert and special friend Ben, Anthony Payne and his wife Stephanie, Andrea Wilkinson and her husband Kenny, Jacob Payne, Julie Bernard and her husband Dan, Brett Stuppy and his wife Samantha, Kim Brewster and her husband Ben, Kylie Brueggemann and her husband Patrick, Kevin Wehner and his wife Ashley, Kurt Wehner, Clayton Kuehn and his wife Amanda, Brandon Kuehn and his wife Casey, Randi Kuehn and special friend Eric, Hannah Kiehl and her husband Mason; and 14 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Leonard Jaegers, Edgar Jaegers, Norman Jaegers; two sisters, Lucille Veit, Mary Ann Loethen; and one great-grandchild, Henry Wehner.
He was a Korean War veteran in the U.S Marine Corps and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.
He was a fourth degree member and past officer of the Knights of Columbus No. 1848. He served on the St. Louis Archdiocesan Pastoral Council, the governing board and as a member of Ste. Genevieve Community Counseling. He was a Ste. Genevieve Deanery councilor. He was a Ste. Genevieve Sheltered Workshop board charter member and officer.
He was a member of the Mid-American Lumberman Association.
He co-owned and operated the County Do-It Centers in Ste. Genevieve and Bloomsdale for many years.
Funeral services were Saturday, January 5, at St. Agnes Church in Bloomsdale. Deacon Jim Basler and Rev. William Thess officiated. Burial was at St. Agnes Cemetery in Bloomsdale with full military honors performed by VFW Post 2210. Basler Funeral Home of Ste. Genevieve handled the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to St. Agnes Church or to Masses.