Elvin Dean Rethemeyer, 78, St. Joseph, MO

Published 03/10 2014 09:37AM

Updated 03/10 2014 09:38AM

Elvin Dean Rethemeyer, 78, St. Joseph, Missouri died Friday, March 7, 2014 at his home.

He was born January 19, 1936 to Charlie and Frances (Greer) Rethemeyer in St. Joseph, Missouri.

He married Mary Ellen Jones on July 6, 1963. She survives of the home.

Elvin loved his dog, Skeeter and liked to fiddle with many things in his garage.    He enjoyed fishing and hunting and collecting coins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lester and Gilbert Rethemeyer; and sister, Ruth Keling.

Additional Survivors: daughters, Patricia Pittman, St. Joseph, Missouri, Velma Brown (Larry), Liberty, Missouri, Deana King (Ronnie), Excelsior Springs, Missouri and Eugenia Ward (Troy), St. Joseph, Missouri; son, Troy Rethemeyer (Cydney), St. Joseph, Missouri; grandchildren, Tara, Janessa, Nichole, Jason Dean, Ashley, Bethany, Jennifer, Kylee, Alisa, Christopher, Roy, Dakota, Caleb, Gaige, Samantha, George, Daegun and Mary Frances; twin brother, Alvin Gene Rethemeyer; brother, Augustus Rethemeyer; sister, Joan Maag; twenty-two great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services:  1:00 P.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 5:30 P.M. Monday. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to the family to help defray funeral expenses.

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