Highland: Obituaries

Bobby Driemeyer, 72

Bobby Driemeyer
Bobby Driemeyer

Bobby H. Driemeyer, 72, of Highland died on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21 at Grantfork United Church of Christ. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21 at Grantfork United Church of Christ with the Rev. Tim A. Darmour-Paul, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery.

He was born on Dec. 3, 1942 in Highland to Henry and Coreen (Iberg) Driemeyer. On July 10, 1965, he married Blanche M. Gansmann. She survives in Highland.

Mr. Driemeyer was reared in Marine and was a 1960 graduate of Highland High School.

He had been a meat cutter for Kroger, National and Tri City grocery stores. In 1979, he became an operator, driving heavy equipment. He owned and operated Driemeyer Backhoe. He retired in 2012

He enjoyed hunting, camping with family and traveling with his wife and friends. He did a four-day trail ride this past summer.

He was a member of the Rusty Rodz Car Club in Highland and enjoyed going to car shows and showing his own 1977 Bronco and 1968 Chrysler.

He enjoyed bowling at Hi Top Bowl and Grantfork Bowl, and he always liked his morning coffee group at McDonald’s.

He was a member of Grantfork United Church of Christ and the Men’s Fellowship at the church. He was also a member of Woodmen of the World Camp 105 in Highland, Moose Lodge 2479 in Highland, the Highland Pistol & Rifle Club, the National Rifle Association, CCA, and the Steel Workers Union in Granite City.

Other survivors include sons, Robert J. “Robby” Driemeyer of New York, N.Y., and Ryan C. (Ashley) Driemeyer of Millersburg; a daughter, Elizabeth M. (Brad) Grotefendt of Alhambra; grandchildren, Danielle M. Driemeyer of Trenton, Dakota G. Driemeyer of Millersburg, Jack A. Grotefendt of Alhambra, Dalton R. Driemeyer of Millersburg, Drew H. Grotefendt of Alhambra and Coreena M. Grotefendt of Alhambra; a great-grandchild, Kyler M. Driemeyer of Trenton; a brother, John R. (significant other Donna Hess) Driemeyer of Highland; a sister, Lana L. (Richard) Horstmann of Rossville, Tenn.; a sister-in-law, Deanna Gansmann of St. Jacob; a brother-in-law, Gene (Marie) Gansmann of St. Jacob; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, who died on May 29, 1988; his mother, who died on April 4, 2011; sisters-in-law, B. Diane Driemeyer, who died on Jan. 8, 2007, and Orella F. Gansmann; and a brother-in-law, Edmond E. Gansmann.

Memorials may be made to Grantfork United Church of Christ or Little Egypt Woodmen Camp.