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Robert €œBob” Lohmeyer Sr.
1933 2023

Robert €œBob” Lohmeyer Sr.

January 27, 1933 — December 8, 2023

Robert George Lohmeyer, Sr, age 90, of Hazelwood, Missouri passed away on Friday, December 8, 2023. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri on January 27, 1933 to Oliver and Thelma Lohmeyer (nee Hoffman).

Robert (Bob) was married to his beautiful wife Shirley Lohmeyer (nee Jackson) for 67 extraordinary years. Beloved father of three children, eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren, he will be greatly missed by all the family as well as the abundance of friends and acquaintances who knew him.

The phrase "planes, trains and automobiles" captures only three of the innumerable types of projects Bob reveled in designing, building, sharing, expanding, renovating.

Planes: Bob and Shirley enjoyed traveling, visiting Europe, Florida, Oregon and Washington exploring each place with wonder and the enthusiasm of discovery.

Trains: Most recent is the train town that he and grandson Shawn have been concocting in one of Grandpa's bedrooms. Engines and tracks the size of "N", mountains fashioned from foam and plaster, water features and more. Trips to the hobby shop and train expos added to the fun and the memories.

Automobiles: Bob shared stories of modification to his early automobiles. His tales of a candy apple red paint, tufted upholstery and a rumble seat captured the imagination of his youth and an era of excitement and joy.

Houses: From helping others fix, troubleshoot, reconstruct, brainstorm possibilities, Bob was ready for the task. His projects included church, family and friends, wherever and whenever he was asked.

Home: The abode for his wife and children was no exception. Bob touched every nook and corner of their home with his craftsmanship and love. Bob's craftsmanship included furniture making, wooden presents for all occasions (mostly Christmas) and creative designs of his choosing. Bob, with his son Bob Jr., remodeled several homes around greater St. Louis County.
Speaking of love. As we all know, Shirley was Bob's true love, all their years together and for always. His heart was broken when the love of his life died. Deeply broken. And with that it was remarkable how he embraced that heartache, finding ways to let her presence continue to bless him, because of course she could, was a beautiful expression of his faith and love; their bond unbroken, always.

Bob was a Korean War Navy Veteran. He proudly served his country and loved his stint in the Navy. On one visit to the Pacific Northwest, he was thrilled to see a replica of his ship U.S.S. Bremerton at the Naval Museum in Bremerton, Washington. He regaled stories of his time on the ship as a young seaman such as movies on the back deck, steering the ship and exploring worldly ports of call. An experience Bob shared with daughter Karen was the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Bob and Karen experienced a profound sense of patriotism and awe at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The pageantry and respect left them with goosebumps.

Bob loved life and had a passionate quest for knowledge. He took opportunities to learn, understand and expand his mind because the world was a fascination to be discovered. He was a voracious reader, whether about world events or 'how to' for building a Dulcimer from scratch or wooden Santa Claus figures to hang from the window sill. A guy with endless talent that he shared generously with others.

He overcame many obstacles in his life and was described as a "fighter" surviving several life threatening health issues. Gary, his son-in-law, described his passing as a time when "he decided the fight was over and it was time to be with Shirley."

Bob is survived by his daughter, Debra Ann (Tricia McMahon) Lohmeyer, Daughter, Karen Diane (Gary) Sextonj, Son, Robert G. (Jeanne) Lohmeyer, Jr., Grandchildren, Shawn (Randi) Sexton, Dean Sexton, Bob (Cathy Voss) Lohmeyer, III, Joe (Ellen) Lohmeyer, Heather (Eddie Estrada) Sexton, Sabrina (Scott Towers) Sexton, Abigail (Andrew) Sides, Hannah Lohmeyer, Great Grandchildren, Kennedy Sexton, Gillian Sexton, Barrett Sexton, Whitney Sexton, Myles Smith, Nevie Estrada, Allison Lohmeyer, Mia Lohmeyer, Katie Lohmeyer, Gabe Towers, Arlo Estrada, Ruby Lohmeyer, Brother Bill (Barbara) Lohmeyer and he will be missed by a host of other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his Father, Oliver Lohmeyer, Mother Thelma Lohmeyer, Brother Gerald Lohmeyer.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to St. Jude Hospital for Children.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 13, 2023 from 10:00am until 12:00pm at Newcomer St. Peter's Chapel located at 837 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., St. Peter's, MO 63376. A funeral ceremony will immediately follow at 12:00pm. Interment will be private at a later date.

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Visitation

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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837 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

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837 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376

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Interment

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

2900 Sheridan Road, St. Louis, MO 63125

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