Upon leaving Anheuser-Busch he led a number of smaller businesses, authored a few autobiographies and settled in Florida. However, he continued to spend his summer months at Red River Farm near Cooperstown and the spring and fall in St. Louis.
He was a member of the St. Louis Country Club and the Log Cabin Club in St. Louis, Mo., the Bath and Tennis Club in Palm Beach, Fla., and the Cooperstown Country Club in Cooperstown. He was also a former member of the Everglades Club and the Crocodiles in Palm Beach, Fla., as well as many other clubs and organizations.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Nancy Morrison Orthwein; their son, Christopher DaCamara Orthwein (Binkie) of Palm Beach, Fla., and her son by a previous marriage, Michael Montgomery (Mimi) of Palm Beach, Fla.; as well as by his first wife, Ann Thornley Metcalfe; their four sons, Adolphus Busch Orthwein Jr. (Judy) of Atlanta, Ga., Stephen August Orthwein (Ginny), Peter Busch Orthwein (Beverly) of Greenwich Conn., David Thornley Orthwein; 14 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
His greatest interest in life was his family for whom he provided generously and with whom he enjoyed all of the activities that he most loved: polo, tennis, duck hunting and chess. He remained alert and sharp minded until the very end.
Following a private burial, there will be a memorial service in “Celebration of His Life” at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 110 N. Warson Road at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, followed by a reception for family and friends at the Log Cabin Club, 1140 Log Cabin Lane 63124.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the United States Polo Training Foundation (70 Clinton St., Tully, NY 13159), Ducks Unlimited (One Waterfowl Way, Memphis,TN 38120-2351), Mercy Hospice (1000 Des Peres Road, St. Louis. Mo 63131), St Peter’s Episcopal Church or the charity of one’s choice.
A memorial service will take place in Palm Beach, Fla., at a later date.