Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary

6464 Chippewa Street, St. Louis, MO


Otto Paul Blumfelder

February 15, 1920May 21, 2020

Otto Paul Blumfelder, fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church on May 21, 2020.

“Cheese and crackers!”

Born 15 February 1920, Otto lived a life full of love and happiness for over a hundred years during very dynamic times, providing strength and stability to those in his life.

Beloved husband of Helen M Blumfelder (nee Lyons) for 54 years; loving father of Dr. Theresa Blumfelder of Las Vegas, Nevada, Christina (Joseph) Nassif of St. Louis, Lia (Mike) Noreen of Lopez Island, Washington, and Timothy (Ann) Blumfelder of Huntsville, Alabama; proud grandfather of Meredith Nassif Doupe, Jeffrey (Elizabeth) Nassif, Paul (Ellen) Blumfelder and Elizabeth (Adam) Fiock; dear son of the late Otto J. and Anna (nee Bauer) Blumfelder; dear brother of the late Norman, Elmer, Milton, Dorothy and John; great grandfather, uncle, great-uncle, cousin, father-in-law, step-father and friend to many.

Otto married Norma (nee Brady) Palliser July 20 2002. They were happily together until Norma passed away December 22 2012. Otto served as a Master Sergeant for the US Army in the Philippines during WWII. After the war, he worked for a short time as an auditor for the US Government at what had been the small arms plant at 4800 Goodfellow in St. Louis until he took a job as an auditor for Ralston Purina where he had a very successful 38 year career, retiring in February 1985 as Vice President, Insurance and Loss Prevention.

In celebration of Otto's life, there will be a Memorial Mass at a future date to be named. Entombment at Sts. Peter and Paul Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, Masses preferred. There will be no visitation.

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Otto Paul Blumfelder

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Kris Stein

May 25, 2020

Dear Cele, Dan and I were so sorry to learn that your dad passed away. I saw him about 2 years ago at Mary, Queen and Mother; my mom was there for rehab. I told him who I was but I'm not sure that he truly remembered me. He still had that same sweet smile that I remembered from so many years ago. Please let me know if you'll be in town for the Memorial Mass; I'd love to see you. You can email me with details (kstein@winkeler.com). Sincere condolences to you, Terry, Chris, Tim and the rest of your family. Love, Kris

Steve Hasser

May 23, 2020

I worked with Otto at Ralston Purina in the 1980s. I remember him as a great colleague and real gentleman. Rest In Peace, sir.


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