Otto Paul Blumfelder
February 15, 1920 – May 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
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 (email@example.com). Sincere condolences to you, Terry, Chris, Tim and the rest of your family. Love, Kris
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.