Mr. Leland G. "Lee" Schemmer, of Marthasville, MO., passed away on Tuesday September 1, 2020 at St. John's Mercy Hospital in Washington.
Lee was born on February 29, 1936 in Femme Osage, MO. to the late Arthur and Ella (nee: Rawie) Schemmer. He had reached the age of 84 years, 6 months and 23 days.
Lee served our country in the United States Army from 1958-1960, stationed in Fort Lee, VA. He then served in the Reserves from 1960-1964. He was married to Ruth I. Begemann on April 8, 1961 in Marthasville. They spent 59 wonderful years together. Lee worked at Blair Feed & Grain for 17 years before he began farming. Early on, after adventuring into the farming industry, Lee drove a school bus for Warren County RIII school district. He harvested hay, corn, beans and other crops and also had a herd of cattle that he raised. Lee loved taking care of the cattle. He was a great neighbor who would drop everything in order to help a friend. He enjoyed playing "Pinnacle" with family and friends as well. Lee was a prankster and enjoyed the many pranks he played on his unexpecting friends. He also enjoyed watching "RFD TV" which is an agricultural news network.
Lee was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Ella; one baby sister, He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth; one brother, Arlie and wife Mollie Schemmer; very special neighbors and friends, Syd and Ellen Fees; grandchildren, Eric and Vicky Nordwald, Jason and Elise Orf; four great grandchildren; Goddaughter, Tracey Schmidt; close friends, Terry and Marilyn Smith; other family and close friends.
A Celebration of Life service for Lee Schemmer will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Martin Funeral Home in Marthasville. A service will begin at 11:00 AM, also at the funeral home. Memorial donations are preferred to the Warren County Senior Center c/o Martin Funeral Home, 510 East Main Street, Warrenton, MO 63383.
The family is asking that everyone attending the services to abide by the CDC guidelines, by wearing a mask and honoring the 6ft social distancing.