Stern, Renate Kuttner of Kirkwood, Missouri, was born March 10, 1915, in Frankfurt, Germany, to Georg and Gertrude (nee Schocker) Kuttner and entered into rest Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at Manor Grove Nursing Home in Kirkwood, Missouri, at the age of 103 years, 7 months and 9 days.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter C. Stern, married Aug. 28, 1938, in St. Louis, Missouri; her son Paul; and siblings Stephen Kuttner and Marianna Gronau.
She is survived by two children, Ellen Stern and Andrew (Kennie) Stern; two grandchildren, Mark (Mita) Stern and Alison (Philip) Crowson; two great-grandchildren, Major Stern and Renate Jewel Crowson.
Renate was an active member of her church, First Presbyterian of Kirkwood. She had also been a member of the Presbyterian Synod and had been a very active volunteer in Reading is Fundamental.
Renate loved collecting and judging orchids from around the world, gardening, reading, music and helping people and being around family. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Graveside service will be held on Friday, Oct, 26, 2018, at 10:15 a.m., at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery; a memorial service will be planned later.