Surprise Valentine Wedding

One hundred sixteen days after the first ever marriage at the Gluttons club there was a second wedding.  On Valentine’ Day Dan Sucich and Christa Rizzi were married at the club.  Hardly any one knew this was in the works until they showed up for the Valentine’s Day/Mardi Gras party at the club.  The ceremony was officiated by Jen Rieker.

Dan and Christa Wed

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Larry ‘New Knee’ Green

Larry knee

Larry Green underwent a knee replacement last Monday.  By Saturday, just 5 days later,  he was partying at the club. He had the walker with him but wasn’t using it as he maneuvered amongst the partygoers.

Unlike Brother Paulsen who was nearly incapacitated after his knee replacement a year and a half ago, Larry has not crapped on the floor yet.

Some say Mr. Green had built up a layer of liquid anesthetic over the years to help in pain relief management.

Click image to enlarge.

Bill Pee Wee Yates Has Heart Bypass Surgery

Pee Wee2

Life member Bill Yates was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Charles Thursday morning with shortness of breath.  It was determined that he has significant blockage in his heart arteries.  He is scheduled to undergo triple bypass surgery Friday morning.

Update:  Bill came through the surgery alright. He had 2 grafts and everything looks good so far.  Sue sends her thanks. 

 Update (Feb 15):  Pee Wee is now home recuperating  and doing well.  

Also on the DL…

Former member John Tashler suffered a heart attack last weekend and has been in ICU at St. Lukes most of the week. Last we heard was he was getting better and was being moved to a regular room on Thursday.

Update (Feb 15):  John went home from the hospital but was readmitted a few days later.  

Our thoughts and prayers are with these guys and their families.

Marcie Yates Mathes’ Husband Killed in Accident

Marcie and WadeWe just learned that Bill and Sue Yates’ daughter Marcie’s husband Wade Mathes was killed early Thanksgiving morning in a one vehicle accident in St. Charles County. Here’s a link to the story on the STL Today website: Man, 39, killed in one-car crash west of Augusta

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Visitation on Tuesday, December 2 from 1 to 4:30 pm.  Service following at 4:30 pm.

More info here.

Barb Bolesta – 1950 – 2014

Barb Bolesta3Barb Bolesta, wife of Dr. John, passed away this morning, (Wednesday, August 13, 2014) after a short illness. 

Visitation will be on Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 2 to 6 pm at Baue Funeral Home , 311 Wood St, O’Fallon MO, 63366.

Here’s a link to the Baue online obituary:

Our thoughts and prayers for Barb and for John, Laura and the Bolesta family.


Jules – Under the Weather

Send beer or pills

Julie Morris got sick while on vacation at Table rock last week.  She went right to the hospital on returning to town.  Seems she has some unknown infection along with double pneumonia.  Julie is supposed to be released today and will continue her recuperation at home.  Get well Julie!



Jon Gray Undergoes Tripple Bypass

John grayFather’s Day this year will be one that John Gray doesn’t forget.  John had an “episode” last week, but didn’t think much of it.  Annie convinced him to go to the ER on Wednesday.  Tests showed that he indeed has blockages in his arteries so he was scheduled for the triple bypass on Father’s Day.

The surgery was successful and John will be in the ICU for 48 hours.  If things continue to go as expected he will probably be going home near the end of the week.

Having an “episode” after the big Memorial Day Pignic is not unusual for most Gluttons, but it’s usually the next day when we feel the effects.  Hats off to the cooks who perhaps contributed to this long lasting epic episode.

Seriously, our thoughts and prayers go out to Jon and we wish him a speedy recovery as he recuperates at home in Florida.


Joe Pagano’s Dad Died

Leo paganoLeo Pagano, father of Joe and his six siblings died on Friday. 

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Novenber 12, 2013 from 4 –  8 pm at Baue Funeral and Memorial Center at 3950 West Clay St. in St. Chartles MO. Map & Info.  Funeral Wednesday, November 13, 21013 at 11 am at Joachim & Ann Catholic Church in St. Charles MO.

The complete obituary can be found here.

Mr. Pagano was 86.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to Joe and his entire family.


Bud Men in the Land of Leprechans

Mike Big Byrd Mathews is winding down his golf trip in Ireland and will be coming home on Wednesday to nearly 100°F temperature after two weeks of highs in the 60’s and near 70°F.  Byrd and his left-hand man, Larry Petersen being the wusses they are, opted for good old Budweiser instead of the local brews in the Irish homeland.  Apparently Larry has coined the phrase, “When in Ireland, it’s only money”.

Bud men

Mike sends along this photo that almost looks more like a painting than a photo of his golfing group taken shortly after one in their group got a hole-in-one at the Royal County Down course.  Of course it wasn’t Mike or Larry that got the hole-in-one.  They played ten rounds of golf on ten different courses.

Irish golf

When they get off the plane and step out into the hot and humid St. Louis weather it’d be nice if someone was there holding a sign saying, “Welcome to Hell”.


Paulsen’s Knee Plea

Paulsen hospital

Mark Paulsen had a knee replacement replacement on Monday at DePaul Hospital.   Apparently the replacement he already had didn’t take so they replaced the replacement.  After he heals from this surgery (in about a month) he’s going to have the other knee replaced.  Bad knees and no beer. Sucks to be him. Photo courtesy of Mary Halverson