Gottenstroetter Funeral Home

Service Schedule and Obituary

George W. Tainter

Born: February 24, 1937 - Died: May 12, 2022

Service Schedule


Date: November 30, -0001 --- Time: N/A


Seventh Street Eats
Date: May 28, 2022 --- Time: 4-6 p.m.



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George Washington Tainter, 85, of Hermann, Mo., passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 24, 1937, to Edison G. and Mary (Piel) Tainter in St. Louis.

He was united in marriage to Carrie Bell April 14, 1972, in Webster Groves.

George owned and operated Tainter Explosives from 1973 until his retirement. He enjoyed visiting with friends and making people laugh, even passing away wearing his favorite tee shirt that says, "I'm not a gynecologist but I'll take a look!" He enjoyed gardening, spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, working with his cows and especially enjoyed having a beer with his friends at the bar.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edison and Mary; son, George W. Tainter; brothers, Bob, Dick and Allan Tainter; sisters, Audrey Speros and Irene O'Gorman; and sister-in-law, Becky Devine.

He is survived by his wife, Carrie; children, Greg Tainter of Eureka, Jennifer Gross and husband Jerod and Hunt Tainter and wife Karri all of Owensville; brothers-in-law, Rick Bell and wife Donna of St. Louis and Dan Devine of Eureka; sisters-in-law, Sally Browne and Phoebe Harke and husband Dave all of St. Louis; grandchildren, Logan, Chase, Molli, and Kooper Gross, Cole Davenport, Brooke and Reagan Tainter; and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 28 from 4-6 p.m. at Seventh Street Events in Owensville.