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John Tashler, Jr.

John Tashler, Jr. died December 23, 2015 in Lake St. Louis surrounded by the love and prayers of family and friends.

John was born December 25th, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late John and Melva (nee Brase) Tashler, Sr. Although he was considered “Brother” to all, John was truly brother to his 5 sisters Marilyn Koehler, Patricia Kunz, Jackie Rogers who preceded him in death, Lois Kastrup and Linda Tippett.

John is survived by his wife Sandra Diane (nee Atwell) Tashler; his first wife and mother of his children Virginia Tashler; children Tamara ( Aaron) Stifel of Phoenix and JW Tashler, III.; grandkids Samantha, Nicholas and Patrick.

John will be remembered as always being a Marine, member of the Glutton’s, Head Woodpecker, avid Cardinals, Blue’s and Mizzou Fan, “Unc” to 21 nieces and nephews and friend to Bill W. Group 493.

Memorial service will be held January 30, 2016 at St. Louis Family Church  17458 Chesterfield Airport Rd. Chesterfield, Mo 63005 at 10: 00 AM. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Salvation Army.

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  1. Amy Abeln on December 29, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    So many good memories of a life well lived. John had a strong influence on me as a child. I am grateful for those memories and for my friendship with his children.

  2. Bill Brakensiek on December 30, 2015 at 7:52 am

    So sorry to hear about your Dad.Hope all is well and take care.

  3. Lois Kastrup on December 30, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Well baby brother you are finally at peace with The Lord……..I wanted that for you but had no idea how much it would hurt. You came just two weeks ago and brought me lunch to see how I was after my surgery… walk in and said “Hi Sis”, and that is how I will remember you….always there for me ever since Raymond left. Now I hope you both keep an eye out for the rest of us. You are the best of the best, I will so miss you and your wonderful silliness. I salute you…………..

  4. Barbara Woodham Hammond on January 3, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Just heard the news of Jonathan’s passing and was surprised as well as saddened. He was one of the good ones…overcame obsacles with a sense of humor and shared with others to make them better. I saw him in church a couple of months ago and it was good to remember him there.
    Know your family is suffering with his loss…you all are the strongest bonded family I ever knew and we shared some good times together. Blessing to you all and sending prayers your way. Barb

  5. Aidan Griffin on January 22, 2016 at 10:30 am

    I love you Jonathan. Thank you for making me a part of your family. I believe that I told you everything that I know. You encouraged me to do that so many times over. You told me that the truth would set me free. I once said to you ” It`s not that I lie. It`s just that I don`t want to tell the truth, yet”. Together we decided when `yet` was and I have not looked back since. Thank you for all of it! Thanks Diane, JW, Tammy, Lois and Linda for making me a part of your family. Love, Aidan.
    Rath De ort ( A Gaelic expression meaning, `May God Be With You`, all of you!)

  6. Eric R. on January 24, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    John was a very wise man. He helped a lot of people and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  7. Deb and Joe Moscketti on January 27, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Tammi and JW we are so sorry are hearts are with you both! Loved your dad we had so many great times growing up together. The late night bbqs my dad and him had lol…fun times! He will be missed but many memories we do have. Love you both!

  8. CARL HOLSCHEN on January 27, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Tammy and JW,

    We are so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. I remember many good times with he and your mother at Grace Chapel and at LHSN. I hope both of you are doing well. WE will keep you and your family in our prayers.

    Carl Holschen

  9. Patricia Holmes on January 29, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Rest in peace, John.
    My sympathies to your family.

  10. Tanya Hamlyn (holt) on January 30, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    I have alot of good memories of Mr Tashler as a soccer coach at surrey lane. He was a great and caring man and will truley be missed.

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