Edward René Habert, M.D.

Edward Rene Habert, 82, of St. Louis, Missouri, passed away peacefully on November 26, 2023. He was born on April 14, 1941, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and was known for his unwavering loyalty, generosity, and deep love for his family.

Edward is survived by his loving spouse of 61 years, Judith Habert, nee Seeber, along with his children, Renee Habert Stonebraker (Jay Godfrey), Mark Habert (Sara), Kristen Habert Goldkamp (Andy), and Eric Habert (Mary). He was a cherished “Grandpere, Grumpy-pere” to Cassandra “Cassie” Habert (Malcolm Ryder), Charlie Habert, Sidonie Habert, Henry Goldkamp (Taylor), August “Gus” Goldkamp, William Goldkamp, Olivia Goldkamp, Sydney Habert, Emma Habert, Corinne Stonebraker, and Jonas Stonebraker. Ed is also survived by Jim Stonebraker, loving father of Corinne and Jonas. Edward was a treasured brother-in-law to Naomi Seeber and uncle to William “Chip” Seeber (Michelle), Jamie Schneider (Jack), and Jason Seeber. He was also blessed to have and love a bonus family in Sue (Milton), Pitt and the rest of the Lofstroms. He was preceded in death by his mother, Effie Habert, his father, Lloyd Habert, Judy’s parents’ Lois and William “Buck” Seeber, his brother-in-law William “Billy” Seeber as well as his nephew, Joey Seeber.

Edward attended St. Aloysius in Vicksburg, Mississippi for high school where he played baseball, basketball, and football. He went on to play football for Louisiana State University, where his sweetheart, Judy Seeber, was homecoming queen. It was love at first sight. Not only did Ed play football for LSU, he was the scholar athlete on the team and helped the Tigers win the Orange Bowl in 1962 and the Cotton Bowl in 1963! After college, he fulfilled his dream of becoming a doctor at Louisiana State University Medical School. He then served in the Army as a Doctor during the Vietnam War, holding the rank of Captain. His service was recognized with five honorable medals, including a Bronze Star for meritorious service in a combat zone.

Following his military service, Edward embraced a career in the field of Radiology. He and Judy moved to St. Louis where Ed completed his residency at Saint Louis University. He then dedicated himself to a long career with South County Radiologists at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, as well as Premier Care Orthopedics, also in St. Louis. When asked what kind of doctor he was, you might hear Ed say, “a good one”, and that he was.

Edward’s faith played an important role in his life, and he was a long-time devout Catholic. He was a devoted parishioner of Ascension Parish in St. Louis, Missouri, Corpus Christi Parish in Destin, Florida, and St. Peter’s Parish in Kirkwood, Missouri. He had a special devotion to St. Michael the Archangel and would pray the Prayer to St. Michael often.

In his free time, Edward discovered a passion for hockey and learned to play the sport at the age of 40; he especially enjoyed checking in his non-checking league and playing alongside Eric. He also indulged in watching football, particularly as an avid LSU fan. Later in life, after Judy’s retirement, he became an accomplished cook and embraced the joy of preparing meals for his family, most notably, his amazing gumbo, ribs, and meatloaf. And, of course, his famous Key Lime Pie. His grandchildren easily convinced their Grandpere to take them to Disney World to ride roller coasters as well as to go on wonderful cruises to beaches and Alaska. He couldn’t say “no” to any of them. Ed couldn’t say “no” to Judy, either, so he developed a basic tolerance for traveling and exploring new places all over the world. His love for his wife and family as well as his charity knew no bounds.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that contributions be made to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund in Edward’s memory.

There will be a private interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery on Friday, December 15, 2023. Please join us for a Memorial Mass at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Kirkwood on Saturday, December 16, 2023. Visitation will begin at St. Peter’s Catholic Church at 9:00am with Mass following at 10:30am. There will be a reception immediately following at Sunset 44 Bistro & Banquet.

We mourn the loss of Edward Rene Habert, a dedicated family man, esteemed doctor, and passionate individual who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.