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On January 10, 2009, the City of St. Mary Fire Department had to unfortunately bury one of their own Carl Otte. Carl was a member of the department for 38 years and 17 of those years were as chief. He was instrumental in getting the department a new truck and with the building of the new firehouse.

 

            When Carl stepped down as Chief he still stayed on the department as a firefighter there was no way you could keep him from helping some how. He always had   positive  things to say about everyone, even when he was trying to tell you how to change the way you where doing something it was in the best and most positive way I could think of.  Although I was not on the department that long with Carl I could tell when he walked in the room everyone respected him as if he was still the boss. Now Chief, Scott Cooper even would stop doing what he was doing to ask Carl if he thought it was a good idea or not. He was and is one of the most respected men in the department.

 

On January 10, 2009, when we all had to say good by to our brother Carl it was a hard and painful experience yet as we drove from Basler Funeral home to the church in St. Mary and we saw all the fire trucks lining the road their was nothing more I could do than wipe the tear from my eye and think to my self this is wonderful. I know Carl was proud at this and was great fully honored by the fact that so many different departments thought so highly of him it was a true sign of what a great man he was and how he had touched so many people some how. He was a great man and will not only be sadly missed by the St. Mary Department but by every department around.

 

Fire Departments in attendance for Funeral Service:

Big River
Bloomsdale
Kinsey
Goose Creek Lake
The Ozark Firefighters Association Color Guard
Ozora
Perryville
Saint Mary
Sainte Genevieve
Zell

Slideshows

Have yourself a Saint Mary Christmas
Sainte Genevieve Parade 10/03/2008
Valle Parade 2008
Fun&Hoses - Saint Mary City
Coffman Family Reunion 07/26/08
Saint Mary Easter Eggstravaganza 2008
Saint Mary In 2007 12/31/07
Saint Mary Christmas Decorations Contest 12/23/07
Santa comes to Saint Mary! 12/15/07
Saint Mary Block Party 11/10/07
Saint Mary Halloween Decorations Contest 10/31/07
Valle Royalty Parade 10/12/07
Saint Mary Water Bond Issue Meeting 10/11/07
Ste. Genevieve Homecoming Parade Sept. 21, 2007
Saint Mary Route 61 Mile Yard Sale 8/30-9/01/2007
Saint Mary Volunteer Fire Department  Pie in the Face July 21, 2007
Saint Mary Volunteer Fire Department BBQ Fund Raiser  July 21, 2007
Saint Mary Homecoming  July 21, 2007
Immaculate Conception Church BBQ and Dance  June 21, 2007
Vacation Bible School Tailgate Party June 2, 2007
Saint Mary Easter Egg Hunt March 31, 2007
Welcome To and Thank You Signs March 24, 2007
Saint Mary Post Office Celebrates 175 years 6-20-2006
Saint Mary Tornado 3-11-06
Saint Mary Block Party 9-10-05
Saint Mary, Missouri Slideshow
Saint Mary, Missouri Song
Saint Mary Park Easter Egg Hunt-April 19, 2003
Vacation Bible School Parade-June 7, 2003
Vacation Bible School Kingdom Caper-Friday the 13th of June 2003
Saint Mary Block Party 9-13-03
The Flood of 2002 Slideshow