Donald Herman Brockmeyer, age 83, of Farmersville, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away on September 7, 2019, peacefully at his home surrounded by his family, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.
Don was born in Farmersville, IL on the family farm, Nov. 15 1935, the son of Herman and Emma (Jaeger) Brockmeyer.
He married Yvonne Arleen Schott of Girard on June 12, 1960 and she survives.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, ELCA. in Farmersville, and United Mine Workers of America. He was a life long farmer, where the family farm was recognized as a Centennial Farm. He was a coal miner for Monterey and Freeman mines, a welder and was known for being a rural water hauler and delivered materials for Designer Landscapes.
Don had an unquestionable love for his family and his dogs. He always looked forward to all the holidays and family gatherings. He was a collector of watches, pens, and CB radios. A lover of classic cars and tractors. He was loved for his wit, great sense of humor, and many other adoring traits.
Don was proceeded in death by his father Herman and his mother Emma. Also one brother Wayne Brockmeyer and one sister Evelyn Schmidt. He is survived by his wife Yvonne, his three children Ladonna (Mark) Heffren, Randy (Stephanie Mason, Skyelor Cottrell, Hunter, and Jace) Brockmeyer, and Patty (Terry Dobbs) Brockmeyer all of Farmersville. Also four grandchildren, Christina (Michelle Hall) Heffren of Cleveland Ohio, Jennifer (Jeremy) Shaw of Virden, Randal Brockmeyer of Farmersville, and Racheal (Nathan) Moore of Farmersville. As well as, three great-grandchildren, Jaymason Shaw, Everhett Moore, and Quinlyn Hall. He is also survived by one sister Laverne Butler of Trenton IL, and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 11thfrom 4-7 pm at the Zion Lutheran Church ELCA in Farmersville and also the day of the service from 9am until 10am.
Funeral services will be held Thursday the 12that 10am at the Zion Lutheran Church ELCA with Pastor Christine Erdmann officiating with burial in Rovey Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Animal Protective League.
Hough Funeral Home in Farmersville is assisting the family. Condolences may be left at www.houghfuneral home.com
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