Richard E. Weimer

Obituary of Richard E. Weimer

Richard E. Weimer, 81, of Beardstown, died Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

He was born November 15, 1935 in Beardstown, the son of Harold, Sr. and Leona Diebold Weimer. He married Kay Ann Brockschmidt on December 1, 1957 in Beardstown and she preceded him in death on March 20, 2015.

He is survived by two sons, Mark (Mary Jo) Weimer of Edwardsville and John (Nancy) Weimer of Mahomet; five grandchildren, Brock and Madison, both of Edwardsville, Carly of Fayetteville, AR, Zac and Melanie (fiancé, Joe Rice) Weimer, all of Mahomet; one sister, Margaret Rosenburg of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John Weimer and Harold Weimer, Jr and one sister, Charlene Hecker.

Mr. Weimer was a graduate of Beardstown High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was employed by CIPS for over 35 years working as a lineman and an area operations supervisor in Benton and Beardstown, before retiring in 1993. He was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church and Beardstown Elks Lodge #1007. Richard loved being outdoors, hunting and fishing and enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s activities.

A graveside service will be held 10:30 AM Monday, June 5, 2017 at Oetgen Cemetery in Beardstown. There will be no formal visitation. Memorials are suggested to First Evangelical Lutheran Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sagerfuneralhome.com. Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown is in charge of the arrangements.