Dorothy Jean Waldvogel

Dorothy Jean Waldvogel

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Dorothy Jean (“Jean”) Rechkemmer Beaman Waldvogel, age 82, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 10, 2017.  She is survived by her 3 children and 4 step children; Kelly Beaman (Florissant, MO), Bill Beaman (St. Louis, MO), Andy Beaman (Chicago, IL), Merikay Waldvogel (Jerry Ledbetter) of Knoxville, TN, Sally (Steve) Pundt of Minneapolis, MN, Carol Waldvogel (Mike Williams) of Boston, MA and Steve Waldvogel (of Gila, NM).
Jean is also survived by her sisters; Pat (Dick) Tate of Summerfield, FL; Donna (Tim) Daniel of Black Creek, NC and Carole (Guy) Allen of Blue Eye, MO.
Jean cherished being a gramma to Amy Beaman (Lowell Ricketts), Sam Beaman, Nathan (Becky White) Pundt, Kristen Pundt, Laurel Williams and Chris Williams and a great gramma to Sebastian Pundt-White.  Jean was also a bonus mom and gramma to many.  And she was an amazing friend to many more.
 Jean was preceded in death by her first husband Frank Beaman in 1973, her brother, Hollis Rechkemmer in 1973, her second husband Al Waldvogel in 2016 and her daughter, Kim Beaman White in 2007.
Services: A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 11 at Ferguson Presbyterian Church, 401 Darst, St. Louis, MO  63135.  Service will begin at 11:00 am, and will be followed by a light lunch provided by the Deacons of the church.
 Our mom, gramma, great gramma, step mother, sister, neighbor and friend will be sorely missed by many.  But we are each better for having known Jean!
The family would like to express a huge thank you to Mercy Hospice and Compassionate Nursing Services for all of their above and beyond care and help provided to mom as she exited this world with peace and dignity.
 In lieu of flowers, donations to Ferguson Presbyterian Church (401 Darst, Ferguson, MO  63135), Mercy Hospice (c/o Mercy Health Foundation, 615 S. New Ballas Road, St. Louis, MO  63141) or I Love Ferguson ( are appreciated.

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  1. Anna Graddy says:

    I knew Jean when she (and Al) lived at St. Catherine Retirement Community.
    She was a lovely person with a wonderful sense of humor.
    My heart goes out to her family.

  2. Wanda I. Wallace says:

    I knew Jean through our Ladies of the Club group over many years and she was a very special gal and so easy to enjoy. It was so wonderful to have had some memorable hours with her and I will miss her. Sincere and loving thoughts to all her wonderful family.

  3. Christa Eilman says:

    I first met Jean when I was working for the City of Ferguson. She was a wonderful friend to me and many others.
    Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort in the days to come.

  4. Theresa and Tom Carper says:

    Jean was my friend and family. Her and Al were two of the kindest people we knew. It was a blessing to know them and they will be sorely missed. We can only hope to move forward in our own lives remembering their kindness and passing it on to others we meet along the way. Tom will miss his noodles and beef birthday meal and I will miss our amazing lunch dates.
    Rest in peace and condolences to the family.

  5. Milton Dobbins II says:

    Kelly to you and your family….GOD bless you and keep your head up to the hills….and this I know…..prayer is the key….faith unlocks the door…

    always and forever
    Minister Milton Dobbins II