Lee Kreter

Christine Yearwood

Lee Henry Kreter, 64, Bem, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2017,  at St. John’s Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur.

He was born Aug. 14, 1953, to Arno and Lois (Ficke) Kreter, in Washington.

Lee was a member of Local Carpenter’s Union 1839 and St. John’s United Church of Christ in Bem where he served as a cemetery sexton.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Ron Bartram.

He is survived by sons, Layne Kreter and wife Jackie of Olathe and Clint Keeran and wife Angie of Jefferson City; brother, John Kreter and wife Vera of Owensville; sisters, Mary Chapman and husband Bruce of Rosebud and Elizabeth Bartram of Webster Groves; and four grandchildren, Presley Kreter, Cadence Gerke, Braxton Keeran and Farrah Keeran.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 12, from 9-11 a.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Bem.

Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the church with burial in the church cemetery.

Memorials requested to St. John’s Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville.