Vincent Conrad Baechle

Vincent Conrad Baechle of Ballwin, Missouri, died on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Mari de Villa in Town and Country, Missouri. He was 85 years old.

He was born on January 22, 1934, in Ste. Genevieve.

He was married to Mary (Meyer) Baechle on July 28, 1956, and she survives in Ballwin.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Lynn Richardson and her husband Kirk of St. Charles, Missouri, Lisa Smiley and her husband Stuart of Western Springs, Illinois; two sons, Michael Baechle and his wife Susan of Eureka, Missouri, Mark Baechle and his wife Shauna of La Grange, Illinois; 12 grandchildren, Kara Gatto and her husband Michael, Garret Richardson and his wife Kristen, Job Richardson, Anna Lohmeier and her husband Randy, Pamela Baechle, Christa Buffa, Matthew Baechle, Katherine Baechle, Scott Baechle, Benjamin Smiley, Emmy Baechle, Marra Baechle; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Emerita Bergtholdt.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Baechle and Julitta (Grass) Baechle; two brothers, Elmer Baechle, Joseph Baechle; and four sisters, Loretta Thomas, Lorraine Jenrette, Rosella Kellner, Wilma Nations.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955.

He was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Manchester, Missouri, for more than 53 years, serving as Eucharistic Minister, vice chairman of ADA Campaign, finance committee, school board, as well as various leadership roles for the Annual Sausage Supper.

His hobby was woodworking, designing and building furniture over the years. He loved to travel with his wife, and they visited 49 of the 50 states. He also enjoyed being at their Lake House in Camdenton, Missouri, and spending time with his family.

Funeral services were Monday, April 29, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Manchester. Private burial was at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetary. Schrader Funeral Home of Ballwin handled the arrangements.

Memorials may be made in his name to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Joseph’s Parish, or Masses in his name.

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