It is with great sympathy that we announce Bernie Ems, 82, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2023. Bernie was an IBEW member for 40 years. He retired from substations as an electrical mechanic from Ameren in 2006.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 7th, 2023, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at John L. Ziegenhein & Sons South City Chapel, 7027 Gravois Ave. St. Louis, MO 63116. Funeral will be the following morning, Friday September 8th, at 10:00 a.m., also at the funeral home. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery following service. 

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to The Backstoppers Inc..




It is with great sympathy that we announce Robert “Bob” Sheils, Jr, 80, passed away on Monday, July 10, 2023. Bob was an IBEW member for over 35 years. He retired as an Overhead Repairman from Ameren in 2001.

There will be a celebration of Bob’s life on Saturday, August 19th at St. Cletus Church in St Charles, MO, 2705 Zumbehl Road, St. Charles, MO 63301. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am with mass at 11 am. All guests are welcome to join the family for lunch on site after the conclusion of the service.