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Loretta Schwerdt

Loretta Schwerdt (née Eudaley), of O’Fallon, MO, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at the age of 91.

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Beloved wife of the late Carroll W. Schwerdt; cherished daughter of the late Willie and Eunice Baker. Devoted mother of Carroll (Cindy) Schwerdt, Jr., Bradley (Maggie) Schwerdt, Ginger (Dale) Kluesner, Bruce (Janet) Schwerdt, Jeffery Schwerdt, and Craig (Melissa) Schwerdt; loving grandmother of 19; treasured great-grandmother of 10. Preceded in death by her son, Rex Schwerdt; brother, Thomas Eudaley; granddaughter, Alana Ingersoll.

Loretta adored her family; most Sundays, she and Carroll hosted family and friends for amazing meals at the farm. She took pleasure in playing cards and had a deep passion for golf. In her free time, she enjoyed bird watching and taking photos of the birds. In her professional career as a chemist, she also earned a well-deserved patent at Krey Packing. Loretta's warm presence and love will be profoundly missed by everyone fortunate enough to have known her.

Visitation: Friday, March 8, 2024, 5 to 8 p.m. at Baue Funeral Home - Cave Springs, 3950 W Clay, St. Charles, MO 63301.−
Funeral Service: Saturday, March 9, 2024, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Baue Funeral Home - Cave Springs.
Interment: Saturday, March 9, 2024, St. Charles Memorial Gardens, 3950 W Clay St., Saint Charles, MO 63301.
In memory of Loretta Eudaley Schwerdt, please consider making a donation to one of the following charities: ALOYS CROCKWELL UNIT 313 THE AMERICAN LEGION or Society Of St. Vincent De Paul Archdiocesan Council Of St. Louis.