Melvin E. Berkemeyer, 84, of Hermann, MO, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2020 at his home.
Melvin was born in Owensville, Missouri on April 25, 1936, the son of the late Louis & Lena (Huebner) Berkemeyer. He was confirmed at Bethel Presbyterian Church at Bay, Missouri.
Melvin graduated Owensville High School in 1954. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1959 and served until 1961.
One June 5, 1965, he was married to Shirley Koch at Zion-St. Paul U.C.C., Bay, Missouri.
Melvin was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Hermann, where he had served on the council. After returning from the service Melvin worked for Hermann Farm Service, driving a mobile feed grinder. In 1966 he started a 35 year career with Kellwood and American Recreational Products, retiring in 2001.
Melvin was known by his family to be able to fix anything from overhauling an engine to a broken necklace. Melvin was a family man and would do anything for them.
Melvin is survived by his wife, Shirley Berkemeyer, of the home; a daughter, Renee Barton & husband Dustin, of Hermann, Missouri; and by three grandsons, Dillon Stiers and Collin and Evan Marinaccio, all of Hermann. He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother Marvin Berkemeyer and a nephew Steven Koch.
Visitation will be held Monday, December 21st from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, Hermann, where funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Kurt Schaller Blaufuss officiating.
Burial will be at Zion Cemetery, Bay, Missouri. Memorials may be given to Zion Cemetery or St. Paul U.C.C.. C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.
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