Lawrence R. Merian, 66, of St.
Louis, formerly of Breese, died Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at his
Mr. Merian was born April 23, 1940
in Breese, to Marie (Pollmann) Gebke and the late Raymond Merian;
his mother survives in Breese.
He is also survived by two sons,
Bruce (Laurie) Caputo of Grayslake, IL and Brian Caputo of Vernon
4 Grandchildren, Gabrielle Caputo,
Matthew Caputo, Christopher Caputo, and Zachary Caputo
A brother, Raymond “Butch” (Dorothy)
Merian and a sister, Sue (Burnell “Rookie”) Laux all of Breese
6 Nieces and Nephews
He was preceded in death by a
daughter, Debbie Phillips
Lawrence retired from Great Northern
Trust in Los Angeles,
CA where he worked as a Trust
officer and later became the Vice President. In his earlier years
he attended St. Augustine Grade School in Breese, St. Henry’s Prep
Seminary in Belleville where he graduated in 1958. He then attended
St. Mary of the Lake Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, IL.
He was a member of the Cathedral
Basilica of St. Louis, St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri Historical
Society, and Missouri Botanical Gardens.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial
will be Saturday, March 10, 2007 at 10:00 AM
at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese with Fr. Patrick Peter
officiating. Interment will follow in St. Dominic/St. Augustine
Visitation will be Friday, March 9,
2007 from 4:00-8:00 PM and again on Saturday, March 10, 2007 from
8:00-9:45 AM at the Moss
Funeral Home in Breese.
Memorials can be made to All Saints
Academy and will be received at the funeral home