On February 27, 2023 Bernell Leander Hoelmer, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away at the age of 79 years young.
He was born on November 27, 1943, in Hermann, Missouri, to Leander John & Delma Amelia (Feil) Hoelmer.
He was baptized in Hermann, Missouri on May 23, 1944 and graduated Hermann High School on May 24, 1962.
He married Judy Fredrick on July 10, 1991 at the Bridal Cave in Camdenton, Missouri.
Bernell's life was spent farming, selling real estate and owner of C & B Car Wash for 31 years.
His love for farming also shared his love for MFA Co-op, which he was president for several years. If you stopped at MFA you would normally see him there every morning.
Buying C & B Car Wash was to help keep all his classic cars meticulous, for all the car shows he attended and won numerous trophies. His favorite saying was "Why go around the corner on 4 wheels when you can do it on 2."
He was known for his love for his family, dedication to hard work and compassion for always helping others. He leaves behind a strong family that vows to carry on his legacy.
Bernell is survived by his wife Judy Hoelmer, of Hermann; daughter, Sheila Field & husband Ed, of Hermann; daughter, Charlene Allison & husband Bobby, of Fulton, Missouri; grandsons, Justin Martin, of Hermann; Zanden Allison, of Fulton, Missouri; and Jonathan Witthaus & wife Ronna, of Hermann; granddaughters, Payton Grannemann, of Hermann; and Marissa Grannemann, of Hermann; three sons, Steve Grannemann & wife Candi, of Hermann; Mike Grannemann & wife Stacy, of Hermann; and Jeff Cook, of Washington; five granddaughters, Kristin Hall, Paige Kirchhofer, Tawni Archer, Summer Cook and Tori Cook and one of his best friends & partner in crime, Dave Witthaus.
Visitation will be held Saturday, March 4th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, Hermann, where funeral services will be held Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
Burial will be at Oak Haven Memorials Gardens, Hermann. In lieu of flowers or gifts the family request donations to Lewy Body Dementia Association (lbda.org) in his memory.