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Obituary: Robert "Bob" Eugene Koerkenmeier

Obituary: Robert "Bob" Eugene Koerkenmeier

April 17th, 2019 in Obituaries

Robert "Bob" Eugene Koerkenmeier, age 66, of Tipton, passed away with his family by his side, Friday, April 12, 2019, at St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Missouri. One of six children, Bob was born May 29, 1952, in Tipton, Missouri to Norman and Betty Koerkenmeier. He has been a lifelong resident of Tipton. On October 27, 1984, he married Mary Alice Bretall at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Tipton and that union was blessed with their son Jeffrey. Bob was a farmer all his life until he retired a couple of years ago. He had stopped going to the field but couldn't stop his passion for the tractor as attending tractor pulls has been a big part of his life since he was a boy himself. He and his son have spent a lot of time together at those events. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, Tipton Knights of Columbus and a former member of Tipton Jaycee's. As a younger man, Bob enjoyed bowling and has always enjoyed playing cards including pitch (which he could have cheated at a time or two) and poker. He was a sports and Nascar enthusiast and watched those events on TV as well as Andy Griffith and Lassie. Robert "Bob" E. Koerkenmeier was preceded in death by his parents Norman and Betty Koerkenmeier and his brother Jim Koerkenmeier. Those surviving Bob are his wife Mary of the home; his son, Jeffrey Koerkenmeier and Dawn Maynard, Patrick and Michelle of Tipton; sisters, Joyce Lewis and husband Kirt of Otterville, Diane Koerkenmeier of Sedalia, Debbie Martin and husband Paul of Tipton, Lisa Bruce and husband Randy of Tipton; sister-in-law, Cindy Hummel and husband John of Blue Springs, Missouri and a number of nieces and nephews as well as many friends. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, April 15, 2019, at 12 noon at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Tipton. Burial immediately followed at St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be submitted at www.meisenheimerfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Meisenheimer Funeral Home, Tipton.