Leroy Hallemeier, passed into the loving arms of our Savior on Thursday, March second at the age of 88. He was born January 31, 1935, at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Charles, MO, to Fred and Dora (Lang) Hallemeier.
Leroy graduated from St. Charles High School in 1952 and began his career in the printing business. On May 18, 1957, he married Janet Holtgrieve at Trinity Lutheran Church in Orchard Farm, Mo. He is survived by his wife and their five children, Kim (Mike) Roemer, Ken (Ellen) Hallemeier, Kay (Tony) Wohldmann, Kit (Lee) Rohlf and Kurt (Connie) Hallemeier. Also 14 grandchildren, Leah (Eric) Hirsch, Kraig (Katie) Hallemeier, Kyle Hallemeier, Joshua Kilgore, Shane (Rachael) Roemer, Erin (Josh) Valadijia, Abbie (Michael) Dudek, Dillon (Emily) Roemer, Logan Rohlf, Paige (Kevin) Cole, Hunter Rohlf, Alex Hallemeier, Carson Rohlf and Brett Hallemeier. Surviving also, Great-Grandchildren: Jude, Natalie, Addie, Ellie, Bennie, Arabella, Emma, Kenzie, Grayson, Parker-Kate, Karter and two more due in 2023. Leroy is survived by his twin brother, Elroy Hallemeier and brother-in-law, Earl Causey. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Frederick (Ruth) Hallemeier.
Leroy was a charter member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and served the Lord in many capacities through his dedication to his church, especially in its early years. Despite being a type one diabetic since 1958, his work ethic never wavered. He worked for 45 years in the printing business, starting as a typesetter at the St. Charles Cosmos Monitor. From there, he worked at the St. Charles Banner News and at Goodwin Bros. Printing, retiring in 1998 as an assistant pressman. He witnessed many changes in the printing business.
He collected anything John Deere and liked Ford trucks. He loved being with his family especially planning camping and fishing trips and vacationing in Minnesota. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren meant all the world to him.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to Our Savior Lutheran Church Lands and Grounds or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in care of the funeral home. (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 50 Crestwood Ctr. #401, St. Louis, MO 63126.
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