Donald Herman Brockmeyer, 83, of Farmersville, died on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, peacefully at his home surrounded by his family after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Zion Lutheran Church ELCA in Farmersville with Pastor Christine Erdmann officiating. Burial will follow in Rovey Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the church and also the day of the service from 9-10 a.m. Hough Funeral Home in Farmersville is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Brockmeyer was born in Farmersville on the family farm on 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 lifelong farmer on his family's 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.
He 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 traits.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children, Ladonna (Mark) Heffren, Randy (Stephanie Mason, Skyelor Cottrell, Hunter, and Jace) Brockmeyer, and Patty (Terry Dobbs) Brockmeyer, all of Farmersville; four grandchildren, Christina (Michelle Hall) Heffren of Cleveland, OH, Jennifer (Jeremy) Shaw of Virden, Randal Brockmeyer of Farmersville, and Racheal (Nathan) Moore of Farmersville; three great-grandchildren, Jaymason Shaw, Everhett Moore, and Quinlyn Hall; one sister, Laverne Butler of Trenton; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Wayne Brockmeyer, and one sister Evelyn Schmidt.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Animal Protective League. Condolences may be left at www.houghfuneral home.com.