Robert J Keymer died peacefully at his home in Parrish, Florida on October 26, 2017.
He was a loving husband of 47 years to Terry (Schmidt) Keymer, father of Traci (Keymer) Nolkemper (James), grandfather of Matthew Keymer, son, son-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to so many.
He was born in St Louis, MO on December 8, 1942 and moved to Jennings, MO where he grew up from the age of two until he graduated in 1960 and entered the United States Navy. He received top secret clearance and could never talk about most of his time spent in the military, however he had many exploits and adventures in places that he always loved to discuss and recount.
In 1986 he moved to the Defiance-New Melle, MO area where he found a new kinship of community and home, which he loved and found to be quite satisfying.
He worked as a national recruiter and became manager of three offices for Sales Consultants from 1970 until he retired in 1995. He then opened his own recruiting firm HR Solutions, Inc. which he sold in 2000 and retired once again.
Once retired he worked for the federal government agency known as FEMA, joined the American Legion and American Legion Riders Post 313 in St Peters, MO. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 5651 in New Melle, MO and was an active member of The Patriot Guard having attended and participated in several missions over the past 12 years.
Bob was very supportive of our military and believed in God and Country. He did not believe in how the NFL players were using their game days as a stage for their protest which showed disrespect to our flag in his eyes. In his mind there were many other platforms.
He was a great friend and mentor to many including nieces, nephews and acquaintances, however most acquaintances always became his good friends (of which he had many.) Bob will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.
Funeral Service: Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, New Melle.