Bobby H. Driemeyer, age 72 of Highland, IL, died Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at Saint Louis University Hospital in Saint Louis, MO.
He was born on Thursday, December 03, 1942, in Highland, IL, the son of Henry and Coreen (nee Iberg) Driemeyer.
On Saturday, July 10, 1965, he married Blanche M. Gansmann who survives.
He was a member of Grantfork United Church of Christ, Men’s Fellowship at church; Woodmen of the World, Lodge (Camp) #105 – Highland, IL; Rusty Rodz – Highland, IL; Moose Lodge #2479 – Highland, IL; Highland Pistol & Rifle Club; NRA; SCCA; Steel Workers Union – Granite City, IL.
Born at Highland, IL; reared in Marine, IL and a 1960 graduate of Highland High School. He had been a meat cutter for Kroger, National and Tri City Grocery Stores. He owned and operated Driemeyer Backhoe. In 1979 he became an operator, driving heavy equipment and retired in 2012. He enjoyed hunting; camping with family; travelling with his wife and friends; bowling at Hi Top and Grantfork Bowling Alleys. He enjoyed car shows, showing his 1977 Bronco and 1968 Chrysler. He did a four day trail ride this past summer. He always liked his morning coffee group at McDonalds.
Wife – Blanche M. Driemeyer (nee Gansmann), Highland, IL
Son – Robert J. “Robby” Driemeyer, New York, NY
Son – Ryan C. (Ashley) Driemeyer, Millersburg, IL
Daughter – Elizabeth M. (Brad) Grotefendt, Alhambra, IL
Grandchild – Danielle M. Driemeyer, Trenton, IL
Grandchild – Dakota G. Driemeyer, Millersburg, IL
Grandchild – Jack A. Grotefendt, Alhambra, IL
Grandchild – Dalton R. Driemeyer, Millersburg, IL
Grandchild – Drew H. Grotefendt, Alhambra, IL
Grandchild – Coreena M. Grotefendt, Alhambra, IL
Great Grandchild – Kyler M. Driemeyer, Trenton, IL
Brother – John R. (significant other-Donna Hess) Driemeyer, Highland, IL
Sister – Lana L. (Richard) Horstmann, Rossville, TN
Sister In-law – Deanna Gansmann, Saint Jacob, IL
Brother In-law – Gene (Marie) Gansmann, Saint Jacob, IL.
Many Nieces and Nephews
He was preceded in death by:
Father – Henry J. “Heiny” Driemeyer (died 5/29/1988)
Mother – Coreen L. L. Driemeyer nee Iberg (died 4/4/2011)
Sister In-law – B. Diane Driemeyer (died 01/08/2007)
Brother In-law – Edmond E. Gansmann
Sister In-law – Orella F. Gansmann.
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, November 20, 2015, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL and from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at Grantfork United Church of Christ in Grantfork, IL.
Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at Grantfork United Church of Christ in Grantfork, IL., with Rev. Tim A. Darmour-Paul, Pastor, officiating.
Interment will be at Highland City Cemetery in Highland, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grantfork United Church of Christ; or Little Egypt Woodmen Camp.
Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249