Gary Schirmer’s mom passes

Dan McGuire sends word that Gary Schirmer’s mother passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2008.   Here is the obituary:

Florence “Mimi” Schirmer     
Schirmer, Florence ‘Mimi’ Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Tues., Sept. 16, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Elmer W. Schirmer; loving mother of Wayne E. (Jeanette), Gary (Stacy) Schirmer and Sue (Craig) Sullivan; proud grandmother of Kelley, Scott, Angela, Erin, Ryan and Kevin; dearest great-grandmother of Grace, Drew, Lucas, Ella, Jakob and Owen; dear sister of the late Col. Edward (Mary) Kaminski; dear aunt, great-aunt and friend. Memorials to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or Community Loving Care Hospice encouraged.Services: The Stygar Family of Funeral Service is caring for Florence’s Family. Family will receive friends at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 7717 Hwy N. (Dardenne Prairie) on Sat., Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. concluding with a Celebration of Mass at 11a.m. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Interment Bethlehem Cemetery. A STYGAR MID RIVERS Funeral Home Service.
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Gary & Stacy Schirmer
2037 Waters Edge Ct.
Lake St. Louis, MO 63367

Home: 636-561-8315
Cell: 636-578-2226
MrsBudBay@aol.com

Tom Tazarek’s mom died

Dan McGuire passed on the info that non-resident Glutton Tom Tazarek’s mother passed away last Thursday.  Tom lives in Prosper Texas and visits the club from time to time.   Our sympathies to Taz and his family.

Alice M. (Garrigan) Taszarek     
Taszarek, Alice M. (nee Garrigan) Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Thursday, September 4, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Joseph F. Taszarek; dear mother and mother-in-law of James F. (Sharon) Taszarek, Thomas A. (Susan) Taszarek, and Jane (Michael) Welby; dear grandmother of Mary Carol (Jon) Lienemann, James (Lorie) Taszarek, Alice (Scott) Rodrian, Marc (Amy) Welby, Annie (Warren) Young, and Mary Alice Taszarek; dear great-grandmother of Ben, Claire, and Julia Rodrian, Michael and Elizabeth Taszarek, Katie, Joseph and Fritz Lienemann and Garrett Michael Welby to be born on 9/8/2008; dear sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and special friend of Hazel Knickel, Kae and Ron Roach.Services: Funeral procession Saturday, September 6, 8:15 a.m. at HUTCHENS Mortuary, 675 Graham Rd., Florissant to St. Sabina Catholic Church for 9 a.m. Mass. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation Friday, September 5, 4-8 p.m. In of flowers, memorials to National Multiple Sclerosis Society appreciated.

Michaelia Green’s Dad Died

We’re sad to report the passing of Michaelia’s dad, Jack Riley.  Mr. Jack, as he was well known as, died last Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at the age of 81.  He lived in Long Beach Mississippi with his wife Violet (Mick’s mom).  Mr Jack received a Bronze Star for his service during World War II.   He also fought in the Korean War and the battles in Okinawa and Iwo Jima.  He led a full and varied life.  He owned several restaurants and pawn shops as well as doing some traveling with the circus during his life.  He has a very nice and lengthy obituary here.  Mr. Riley was buried in Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi Mississippi on Monday.

Our condolences to Michaelia and her family during this time.

Banged up Charlie won’t miss a party

BangedUp CharlieCharlie Morris, fresh out of intensive care, makes an appearance at dad, Glen’s, early 50th birthday bash.

He’s moving a little slow… OK, a LOT slow, but he IS moving.  The only parts of Charlie not banged up are his head and his butt.  He has the support of his great family and his wonderful friends.  He’s been through a lot in the last ten days – the accident, a half dozen or so surgeries, and now rehab…  but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.  Charlie is expected to make a full recovery, but it’s going to take some time.  I overheard him say that it “really sucks to have to get up to go pee.”  We can only imagine the effort that takes…because we take things like that for granted.

Please keep him in your thoughts and paryers.   The Morris family is very appreciative of your support.

Glen Morris’ “Surprise” 50th birthday bash Saturday

The surprise 50th birthday party for Glen is no longer a surprise, thanks to Charlie’s “surprise”.  Many people are just going to go to the Club right after the walk for the cure,  but the official start of the party is 2 pm.   Come on by and wish the old fart a happy birthday.

Even Charlie is expected to make an appearance now that he’s out of the hospital (see post and latest update below).

Charlie Morris injured in motorcycle acident

All updates are at the bottom of this post.

Charlie Morris, son of Glen and Julie Morris was injured last night in a motorcycle accident in East Alton.

 CharlieMorrisFom the STLToday (Post Dispatch) website:

18-year-old Charles E. Morris of Florissant was riding his 2002 Kawasaki motorcycle at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday, the patrol said. He was northbound on Red School House Road in St. Charles County about 400 feet west of Wise Road at “an excessive rate of speed” when he lost control on a curve, the patrol said.

The motorcycle left the road and hit a utility pole guy wire. The impact threw Morris off the motorcycle, which landed in a field.

Morris was airlifted by helicopter to St. Louis University Hospital where he was listed in serious condition today, the patrol said.

From the KTRS.com website:

A Florissant teenager is in serious condition after a late night motorcycle accident in West Alton. The Highway Patrol says 18-year-old Chrles Morris’ motorcycle sped off Red School House Road and hit a utility pole guy wire.

His injuries include a broken ankle, cuts and abrasions of his knee, a broken wrist and several fingers broken and also a broken clavicle (shoulder blade). Charlie underwent surgery this morning. 

Charlie is expected to make a full recovery, but it’s going to take some time.

Update:  Wednesday, June 11th – 1:45 pm.  Deb reports:

Just heard from Julie.  Charlie is out of surgery (on his hand) and he broke his left ankle and his knee has quite a few layers of stitches.  His left front collar bone (clavicle) is fractured, but his right hand is the worst thing and the main concern right now. 
 
His right hand was pretty much shattered, and had bad lacerations across his fingers.   right now, the hand will be a slow recovery, and then they will go from there, as in really knowing the extent of the injury to his hand.  He will be at SLU Hospital until Saturday at this point and will let us know.  
 
Julie said thank you for all the calls and concerns but right now they really are not able to return any because Nextel does not get a signal inside the hospital walls.  Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
 
Deb 
Update:  Friday, June 13th – 9:00 am.   Deb reports:
Julie said Charlie is going back up for surgery today on his hand again, they are going to go back in and see what his fingers are doing, check on infection etc….  he will have many surgeries to come in the future on his right hand. He is able to move his middle finger and thumb so that is a good sign right now.   All in all he looks pretty good, but Glen said each day its a new story,…when the swelling goes down they find that “well ,the left ankle is not broke its the foot” so it’s just a day by day thing.  He will be in there now until Monday they think, but all in all he is fine, probably will not want to leave the hospital since there will be no morphine drip at home 🙂.  JUST LUCKY TO BE ALIVE LIKE JOE SAID “TO CRASH ON A CYCLE AND WALK AWAY IS A GOOD DAY.”

 
Glen and Julie said thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.  I told them everyone is thinking of them and if they need anything to just call.  Charlie has a lot of “young visitors” up there so he is on morphine and cute girls by his side he wakes up and smiles!
Deb
 Update:  Tuesday, June 17th – 3 pm
My understanding is that Charlie was to undergo surgery on his foot either today or tomorrow (Wednesday) and would be in the hospital a couple days after that.  HE might (hopefully) be home by the weekend.
 
Update:  Wednesday, June 18th – 3 pm  Deb reports:

Charlie had surgery on his left foot (no longer the ankle) yesterday at around 5:30ish.  He has a few pins/screws in his foot now.  While they were in there, they also looked at his collar bone because something did not seem right.  So….. they had to go in and “reposition” his collar bone, so he ended up with two surgery’s yesterday.  After talking with Julie and Glen last night, this should be it for right now and hopefully he will be home by Friday.  He will have a lot more surgeries on his right hand later on down the road, but for right now, they have done all that they can for all the “broken bones” that he had; now its just time to heal.  
 
Julie said “Again, please tell everyone thanks for all their thoughts and prayers …and there have been so many friends asking if they can do anything, and it really means a lot to them –  Thank you, again, from The Morris Family.

Deb

 Update:  Friday, June 20th – Julie reports:

 
WE ARE HOME!!!  We got the great news yesterday. Charlie is going to be just fine. He has a lot of work of ahead of him but he is stubborn, determine and strong willed. We were all so ready to get out of there!

I wanted to update you guys on Charlie’s boo boos, but the most important thing that we have to thank the great guy upstairs for IS HE IS HERE AND WILL RECOVER!

 

The poor guy got banged up pretty good on both sides of his body but everything is fixable and with the screws, wires and plates they have put in and a lot of hard work he will be up and moving in time. The injuries were to his left foot, they have screwed that back together. The right knee has so many stitches they quit counting, but nothing damaged to the knee or leg. His left collar bone was separated too far apart so they fixed that with a plate. Then there is the right hand. That is our biggest challenge. He broke a lot of bones in his fingers, hand and wrist. So with the miracle of medicine they have put that back together. That will be his longest recovery. Right now he is learning how to sit up, transfer to a wheel chair and also managing to move on an elbow walker. All this sounds pretty horrible and it is, but if anyone knows our son, Charlie is too worried about missing any of the action to keep him down for too long. We will have a Home Rehab to start and then outpatient later. The saddest part is he has to adjust to the fact his playing soccer for LC is not going to happen this year. He will have to move back home and live here through the recovery period. School is being adjusted also. BUT again we are only thinking positive and we all know that Charlie will be up and about in time. Glen and I just want to express so much appreciation to all our family and friends that have and will support him. Charlie knows just how important it is to feel such support. So again Thank you all so very much.

 

Glen’s 50th +Birthday ‘Surprise’ / Welcome Home Charlie Party – I had to tell Glen cuz I needed to know how he felt with everything going on. Charlie is the one who calls the shots for now, and he didn’t want me to cancel. He will be there for a little while and we would love to see all of you.    

Julie

 

Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated.

 

Sue Yates’ father died

Carl Schilligo, father of Sue Yates, died on Wednesday, April 30th, 2008.  Visitation is May, 1st from 3–9 pm at Bucholz Math Herman Mortuary at 837 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Peters.   Funeral Fri. May 2, 10 a.m. from BUCHHOLZ MATH HERMAN Mortuary, 837 Mid Rivers Mall Drive to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church #2 Seton Court, St. Charles, MO. for a 10:30 a.m. Mass.  He will be buries at Jefferson Barracks cemetery following the service.

The Glutton family extends it’s condolences to Sue, Bill and their entire family.

The Post Dispatch obituary can be found here.