August J. “Augie” Barth Jr., 59, of St. Rose died on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3 and from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4 at Moss Funeral Home in Breese. The Breese Knights of Columbus will hold services at 7 p.m., followed by the Masonic Lodge services, on Wednesday evening at the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4 at St. Rose Catholic Church in St. Rose, with Father Edward Schaefer and Father James Buerster officiating. Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery.
He was born on Jan. 18, 1957 in Breese to Rosalia “Sally” (Wolters) and August Barth Sr. On March 22, 2002, he married Joyce Vosholler in Edwardsville. She survives in St. Rose.
Mr. Barth worked as a truck driver for Kohlbrecher Truck Service in St. Rose, and prior to that, he worked as a dairy farmer.
He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and Men’s Sodality and the St. Rose Development Club, where he served as secretary from 1988-1989 and president from 1996-1997. He was a retired volunteer firefighter for the St. Rose Fire Protection District, serving from 1980-2000. He was also a member of Breese Knights of Columbus Council 2869, the Ma-Cli-Bo Shriners, the Ainad Shrine Temple in East St. Louis, Highland Masonic Lodge 583, and Highland Moose Lodge 2479.
He enjoyed playing euchre and was the chipmunk in parades with the Ma-Cli-Bo Shriners Circus Unit, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren
Other suvivors include his children, Amanda Barth (fiancé Eric Detmer) of Aviston, Brad Barth (fiancée Kirsten Meier) of Germantown, Megan Barth (friend Alan Winkeler) of St. Rose, and Kayla Barth (friend Brad Budde) of Aviston; grandchildren, Jacob Detmer and Maverick Barth; siblings, Mary Ann (David) Dermody of Waterloo and Bernie (Linda) Barth of Germantown; his mother-in-law, Jean (nee Dubach) Vosholler of Highland; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ron (Lorraine) Vosholler of Highland, Dave (Cindy) Vosholler of Highland and Joan Vosholler of Maryville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his father-in-law, Fred Vosholler.
Memorials may be made Shriners Hospitals for Children.