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Charles Henry Driemeyer Jr.

Charles Henry Driemeyer Jr., of Marthasville, Mo, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. He was 97. charles driemeyer.jpgCharles Driemeyer Jr. was a lifelong resident of Warren County. Charles proudly served our country in the United States Army in World War II and the Korean War. While in the military, he earned several honors. He was involved in the battles at Rhineland and Central Europe. Charles was proud and honored to be a US Army Vet.

Upon returning from the military, he met and married the love of his life, D'Arline Meyer. They were united in marriage on May 1, 1954, in Holstein, MO. They just celebrated 69 wonderful years together. This union was blessed with two children, Jay and Jon. He owned and operated a Farm Equipment Dealership for many years.

Charles was a member of the American Legion in Marthasville and VFW in Washington for over 75 years. He was also very involved with the local Lions Club and the Elks. He was a St. Paul's UCC member in Marthasville, where he served on the church council for many years. Charles had many hobbies, but his favorites were bowling, ping pong and bingo. Charles was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His greatest joy came from spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and attending their sporting events with them.

Charles Henry Driemeyer Jr. was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Sr. and Anna Dreimeyer; his sister, Pearl Mutert. Surviving family members include his loving wife, D'Arline; two children, Jay Driemeyer and wife Brenda and Jon Driemeyer; three grandchildren, Jason Driemeyer; Jennifer Hanify and husband Nicholas; Kurt Driemeyer and wife Ellie; 6 great-grandchildren, one sister-in-law, Ruth Smith; many other relatives and close family friends.

Services: A celebration of life on Thursday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by a service to honor Charles at St. Paul’s UCC, S 2nd Street, Marthasville. Burial with full military honors will follow at the church cemetery. Memorial donations: St. Paul's UCC or to the American Legion Post 180 c/o Martin Funeral Home, 510 East Main St, Warrenton, MO 63383.9ik