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Reginald "Reggie" Hemmer Sr.

Reginald "Reggie" Hemmer Sr. passed away on December 8, 2021, at 97.


He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy Ann Ida Hemmer nee Grapenthin of Wentzville, Missouri. Reggie proudly served his country in the United States Army during and after World War II. He received numerous medals, including the Bronze Star. He was active in the New Melle VFW Post #5651 and the Wentzville American Legion Post #323. Reggie worked for Maryland Heights Concrete Company for over thirty years and was a member of Cement Masons' Union Local No. 527. He enjoyed coyote and fox hunting, camping, cutting grass, gardening and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan in his free time. He loved to dance with his wife, Dorothy and listen to bluegrass music. Reggie will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. 

He is survived by his six children, Reggie (Judy) Hemmer Jr. of Wentzville, MO, Lynn (Gary) McMeans of O'Fallon, MO, Michael (Nancy) Hemmer of Wentzville, MO, Jodie Hemmer of Wentzville, MO, Rebecca ("Fowler") Murphy of Wentzville, MO, Mark Fowler of Wentzville, MO; twelve grandchildren, Angela (Mike) Wagner of Columbia, MO, Brian (Bridgett) Hemmer of Moscow Mills, MO, Gregory (Ange) Hemmer of Troy, MO, Peggy (Jamie) Wolfert of Portland, OR, Dwayne (McKenzie) Hemmer of Eureka, MO, Craig (Jenny) Schulte of O'Fallon, MO, Nicole (Steve) Dobbs of O'Fallon, MO, Bradley (Mindy) Hemmer of St. Paul, MO, Megan (Mark) Venable of Wentzville, MO, Kristen (Kevin) Schneider of Old Monroe, MO, Tamara (Stacy) Gerard of Wentzville, MO, Andrew (Jenna) Murphy of Wentzville, MO; thirty-five great-grandchildren, William Wagner, Alex Hemmer, Ethan Hemmer, Elizabeth Hemmer, Audrey Hemmer, Abigail Hemmer, Emmett Hemmer, Evelyn Hemmer, Zachary Hemmer, Kaden Hemmer, Leona Wolfert, Sage Wolfert, Rainier Hemmer, Bryson Hemmer, Jacob Dobbs, Alex Dobbs, Joshua Dobbs, Alaina Dobbs, Morgan (Tyler) Diederich, Emily Schulte, Owen Hemmer, Gavin Hemmer, Blake Hemmer, Lucy Venable, Sloan Venable, Cooper Venable, Georgia Venable, Chase Schneider, Henry Schneider, Caleb Schneider, Kennedy Schneider, Jack Gerard, Sam Gerard, Brady Gerard, Carter Murphy.  He is preceded in death by his father, Alexander Hemmer, mother, Hazel Hemmer nee Cannon, brother, Clarence (Eileen) Hemmer, sisters, Glorene (Bill) Call, Helen (Frank) Schnyder, Irene (Ed) Heinle. 

Memorials: Make payable to VFW New Melle Post #5651 in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385.

Visitation: Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, MO 63385. Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. St. Patrick Catholic Church, 405 S. Church St., Wentzville, MO 63385.

Funeral: Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 10:00 a.m., St. Patrick Catholic Church.