A Tradition Continues



Founded in 1960, by Joseph and Georgana Linneman, MARI de VILLA started as Missouri’s first retirement center. After acquiring the original five acres of land in 1958, the Linnemans began the arduous task of trying to secure financing for their dream. St. Louis Cardinal hall-of-famer Red Schoendienst, a boyhood friend of Joe Linneman, and Dr. Jim Janney were among the original members of the board of directors. After many failures, they finally prevailed in obtaining funding and began construction.

MARI de VILLA opened on March 9, 1960, with 26 rooms. In 1964, it doubled in size and in 1980 doubled once again. In 1982, construction began on the Villa Estates, 54 condominium-style units for independent living, ranging in size from 1,000 square feet to more than 3,300 square feet.

Today, MARI de VILLA is situated on 22 acres in Town and Country, providing the feel of a country club atmosphere with surroundings of simple elegance.

Fred Wiesehan serves as CEO/President, and Mary Kay Wiesehan as Vice-President and Corporate Secretary. Collectively, this management team has been in place for thirty plus years, leading the commitment to provide human dignity with love, outstanding nursing care and activities to meet the needs of our guests.

Board of DirectorsMDV-LN_OutsideCar2012[1]
Mary Kay Wiesehan
W. Layton Stewart, Esq.
Albert “Red” Schoendienst
Fritz Wiesehan

MARI de VILLA strives to create a family atmosphere, for both its residential guests as well as its staff. Ask any MARI de VILLA staff member how long they’ve been employed and they are likely to tell you 10, 15, 20, 25 years…or more.

It’s the dedication to our own people that enables us to provide the exceptional level of care to everyone who calls MARI de VILLA home, and it is has been the leading choice for retirement living in St. Louis since 1960.

Fred W. Wiesehan
Administrator, Skilled Nursing
Serving MARI de VILLA since 1984

Vice-President & Corporate Secretary
Mary Kay Wiesehan
Serving MARI de VILLA since 1984

Vice-President & Administrator
Fritz Wiesehan

Jerry Sanburn


13900 Clayton Rd, Town & Country, MO 63017