Lawrence B. “Pep” Venhaus, 90, of
Trenton died Friday June 22, 2007 at Greenville Regional Hospital.
He was born May 18, 1917 in Aviston
to Ben and Catherine (Dall) Venhaus and they preceded him in death.
Also preceding him in death was a
brother Ludwig Venhaus, 3 sisters Marcella Venhaus, Alma Rohling and
Florence Holtgrave; 5 brothers-in-law Edmund Rohling, Joseph
Kohlbrecher, Orville Kues and Bernard, Leonard and Jack Luber; 3
sisters-in-law Marie Venhaus, Joan Reim and Lucille Kapp.
He married Angela Blanche Luber,
August 27, 1949 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland and she
survives in Trenton. Also surviving are one son Tom “Rusty”
(Christy) Venhaus of Trenton, 3 daughters Carolyn (Douglas) Franey
of Trenton, Jeanne (Jim) Stein of Frisco Colorado, and Sandy (Bob)
Sullivan of Evanston, IL: 3 brothers Edwin Venhaus of Aviston, Elmer
Venhaus of Trenton and Ben (Rosemary) Venhaus of Aviston, 3 sisters
Frieda Kohlbrecher of Trenton, Esther Kues of Florissant, Missouri
and Elvera (Larry) Tonnies of Trenton.; 2 brothers-in-law Cletus
Holtgrave of St. Rose and Walt Luber of Aviston and 1 sister-in-law
Marge (Bill) Holshouser of Highland. Also surviving are 4
grandchildren: James (fiancée’ Sarah Murray) Franey, Jeff Franey,
Jimmy Stein and Alicia Sullivan.
Pep retired from Monsanto Chemical
Company of Sauget, IL as an iron worker after 35 years. He was a
member of St. Mary Catholic church and Holy name Society, Trenton
Knights of Columbus council 2932 and 4th Degree Bishop
Althoff Assembly. And the Trenton American Legion post 778. He was
a veteran of WWII serving as a medic in the Army Air force. He
thoroughly enjoyed hunting, baseball, playing cards and helping
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial
will be held Tuesday June 26 2007 at 10 Am at St. Mary Church
Trenton with Fr. James Dougherty officiating. Interment will be in
St. Mary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Moss funeral home in
Trenton Monday from 4 to 9 Pm and Tuesday from 8 to 9:45 Am.
The Trenton Knights of Columbus
services will be held at 8 Pm Monday followed immediately by 4th
degree services at the funeral home
Memorials can be made to the Trenton
Senior Center, St. Mary Church or Mater Dei High School and will be
received by the funeral home.