Dr. Robert Poetz

Dr. Robert Poetz

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Dr. Robert Poetz passed away peacefully on April 10, 2018 at his home in Chesterfield, with his loved ones by his side.

Son of the late Marie Meyer and Paul Poetz and brother to Rita (Irv) Haislar and Rev. Donald Poetz,  Robert is survived by his wife of 60 years Mary Jean Poetz and their 7 children; Lisa, Paul, Teresa, Amy, Alexandria, Devin and Ashley. He was preceded in death by his son Douglas.

Dr. Poetz practiced family medicine in North St. Louis County for 55 years. He trained multiple young physicians during this time. At the end of his life he chose to give back by donating his body to St. Louis University School of Medicine.

Services to be held at Ascension Parish, 230 Santa Maria Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63005 on Saturday, April 21st at 10 am with luncheon immediately following. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to A.T. Still University in Kirksville MO where Dr. Poetz received his medical education.

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  1. Lynn C Owen says:

    My sincere condolences to the family of Dr Poetz. I worked at Normandy Osteopathic Hospital -North for 17 years. Dr Poetz was a very caring, easy-going, well-liked physician. I’m sure he will be missed. Prayers to all of you at this very sad time.

  2. Ken Faust says:

    Mary Jane I’m sorry to hear of Bob’s passing.
    Back in 1955 Bob and I were room mates
    In New York, one night he stumbled into
    room bent over holding his stomach.
    He said “I’ve been stabbed” and fell on
    the floor. He scared the hell out of me.
    He rolled over and laughed, he through it was funny. It was one of his better performances. In my opinion.

  3. Bonnie McDonald says:

    So very sorry to hear of Dr. Poetz passing. I worked with him at Normandy Osteopathic hospital north for 20 years He was a wonderful physician and greatly loved by his many patients.his sense of humor brightened many a day. RIP Doc.
    Bonnie mcDonald R.N.

  4. Tom Walther says:

    I was Lexi’s softball coach 25 or so years ago, and Bob rarely missed a game despite a very busy medical practice located 45 minutes away. Coaches remember the good fans, those who supported and encouraged the team. And Bob did exactly that with nary a bad thing to say! Bob’s example then defined who I came later to know professionally. RIP, Bob, and condolences to Mary Jean, Lexi, and all. Trish and Tom Walther

  5. Kathryn Oneill says:

    My sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Poetz. I was his patient when I was young. He delivered my first child. I then worked for him as a medical assistant. He encouraged my career as a nurse. I recently had the pleasure of working with his grandson, as a RN mentor.He was a very kind caring Dr. I will never forget my days working in his office, his inspiration and his humor. God Bless you all.

  6. Marilyn Field says:

    He was our primary care physician for 10 years. We will miss him terribly. He was very caring and a great diagnostician. Condolences to his family members. He was fortunate to have a loving, caring family during his final weeks.

  7. Jasper and Barbara Lauria says:

    Our condolences to all who loved Dr. Poetz. We consider ourselves in that group. We were his patients for at least 40 years, as were our parents before us. He was much more than our doctor. He was a caring friend. It was not unusual to get a phone call from him when some health event was taking place. He will not be replaced in our hearts. God bless you all.

  8. Frank & Mary Kay Eshleman says:

    Lisa and family: We’re so sorry to know of your father’s passing. Your wonderful memories of a loving father will help you get through this difficult time.

  9. Deborah Ritchie says:

    Dear Lexi and family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Even though we never knew your Grandfather “Father” I know from our late night talks almost 3 years ago he was a wonderful man and meant so much to you and he was so dedicated to his patients and dearly loved his family. I know he had to have been so very proud of the person you are and how dedicated you are to your patients. I know he will be missed by so many and pray in time that all your wonderful memories of him will bring you peace and happiness.

  10. Vern Dockery says:

    Bob was a great classmate at the new Bishop DuBourg High School. Went on to be a Doctor and great father. Hope to make the Mass.

  11. Greg Shockley says:

    Dr. Poetz was a friend of many, especially his Pharmaceutical Reps that serviced his offices. He always was very gracious with his time and was very interested in us helping his students/Residents in learning about our medications. I Truely appreciated your dedication to your patients and I know they did also. I will always remember Dr. Poetz’s yearly Christmas Party he held for his representatives. Happy Trails ! You will be missed.

  12. Michele says:

    Dr Poetz was my doctor for over 15 years, he was a great person and doctor, he will be truly missed.
    My prayers to the family and staff

  13. Amy Allman-O’Neal says:

    Dr. Poetz was a long time customer of mine for 15+ years. He always made time for me, and all of the pharmaceutical reps despite his busy schedule. He was a wonderful teacher to us and so many medical professionals practicing today. How lucky I am to have known him! My thoughts and prayers are with his entire family and all those that loved him.

  14. Donna Rice says:

    My heartfelt condolences Lexi and to all your family. I loved your devotion and love I heard in your voice everytime you spoke of your grandparents. I know his passing will leave a huge void, but the memories are priceless. I also know without a doubt that he loved and cherished you….how could he not!
    Although I won’t be able to attend his service my heart and prayers will be there with you.
    Much love

  15. Kelli Hamilton says:

    What a wonderful legacy that Dr. Poetz left..My condolences to family and friends..

  16. Anne Elfrink says:

    I was very sad to hear of the death of Dr. Poetz this week. I’ve reflected a lot about how my many years of working with him shaped the adult I’ve become. I started at the clinic while still in high school as a file clerk and as the years passed became receptionist then onto working as an assistant with him. He was the patient teacher always encouraging me to learn more and be the best I could be as a person. He taught me life skills that I use each and every day. His compassion towards those patients who didn’t have a lot of options for heath care was beyond measure. He was always willing to help those patients when other doctors wouldn’t take the time. Because of his example, I volunteer at our local hospital with the Palliative Care Program, offering comfort care to those with live changing illnesses.
    He loved and adored his family. We were all a better person for having him in our lives. Thank you for sharing him with me. May Gods Peace with you all today and always.

  17. Joy Moore says:

    My heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Robert Poetz and family. I am a pharmaceutical rep that had known and called on Dr. Poetz for 30 yrs. He was extremely generous with his time and was a “true” teaching physician to myself, all the pharmaceutical reps that called on him, and to all the medical students that trained under him. There was no other physician like him! His dedication, generosity of spirit, and love of medicine will always be remembered. May your memories bring you comfort and peace. I was certainly honored to have known him.

  18. Barbara Gulley says:

    My name is Erin but I’m writing this for my grandmother who is named above. She’s now 80 and was a patient of Poetz for almost 30 years. They called each other birthday twins 1/7 and gained a close relationship over the years. Grandma has developed dementia but hasn’t forgotten her dear friend/doc/birthday twin… When I shared the news she cried… Our condolences

  19. Bill Miller says:

    I am sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Poetz. Not only has Dr. Poetz been my physician for over 30 years but I considered him a great friend and confidant. Our loss on earth will be heavens gain. My sympathies to the Poetz family. You’ll be missed dear friend.

  20. Rhonda Jones says:

    Just learned today of Dr. Poetz passing. He was mine and my children’s doctor for over 30 years. He was an impressive man. He will be missed. Praying for the family.

  21. Dorothy Martin says:

    I Am So Sorry To Hear This He Was My Doctor For Years Sending My Prayers & Condolences Too The Poetz Family @ This Difficult Time

  22. John McIntosh says:

    I was shocked to hear of the passing of this great man. Dr. Poetz was wonderful to his staff, patients, to myself and other pharmaceutical reps. I had the chance to see Dr. Poetz again after many years when I began my career at SSM DePaul Hospital in January 2017. He will be missed.

  23. brenda garcia says:

    Dr. Robert Poetez was my mother in laws doctor for the past 7 years, he was always kind and loving and thorough., I, so grateful for him.

  24. Shirley Brawley says:

    I just found out about Dr Poetz death.
    Sorry for your loss. Dr Poetz delivered our youngest daughter 45 years ago. He was a terrific doctor. Had lots of love and cared about his patients.

  25. Daniel Banks says:

    I just heard of Dr. Robert Poetz passing today in June. I sincerely am deeply saddened and heartbroken over his passing. He always had a smile on his face and always took time to ask about my day and how i been since my last visit. Dr. Poetz knew what was going on with me without me going into much detail, what esp3 was amazing and great about him was the calm and peace you felt every visit with him. He also had so much humor and we often laughed and joked about things. He is going to be truly missed, yet in his passing his legacy and greatness will forever live on. I love you Dr. Poetz and will never forget all you did for me and the happiness & healing you brought us all!!

  26. Robert sampson says:

    I’m a patient of Dr Poetz since 1986 so sorry to here of is passing such a great Doctor will be missed

  27. Laura werner says:

    I was a patient dr. Poetz sense 2009 to 2017 I am very sad of his passing ,i was going to go back to be a patient again so sorry for your lost HE WAS A GREAT MAN


    Laura ann werner

  28. mark dyball says:

    I worked with Dr. Poetz For six months when I was an extern at Normandy Hospital he was the best teacher diagnostician and person that I have ever worked with in my medical career I loved him and I am very sorry to hear of his passing he used to introduce me to his patients as doctor twoballs😂

  29. Brian Oestreich says:

    I just found out today Dr Poetz had passed. He was my primary care doctor for over 15 years and was a great listener and truly cared for me as his patient. I want his family to know how wonderful of a person and physician he was. My condolences for the your loss. I will always remember Dr Poetz and hope to find a future doctor half as good as him.

  30. Paytons says:

    Just found out today. Dr. Poetz was my PCP for over 15 years. Very personable and easy to talk to. Would return a call personally if you requested. I appreciated that. Family, please know that he left a legacy of peace.

  31. Chastity Hogue says:

    My sincere condolences. Dr Poetz was my grandmother mother and my doctor years ago when he practiced in Berkeley. He will truly be missed and never forgotten. He was a good man.

  32. Carol and Clarence jackson says:

    We met Dr poetz on airport rd
    We will miss him we thought of him as a doctor
    To the family we are sorry.
    Our prayers are with you

  33. Carol and Clarence jackson says:

    Our condolences ourlove and prayers go out to
    You,lets say50 years we will miss him,
    He was our Doctor and friend.