Robert G. Koerkenmeier
Mr. Robert G. Koerkenmeier of the Okawville area, formerly of St. Rose, departed this life at his residence on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:22 A.M. following a courageous battle against cancer. He had attained the age of 53 years, 9 months and 28 days.
Robert was born in Breese, on February 16, 1963 the son of Robert L. and Ruth (nee Heimann) Koerkenmeier. Bob was raised on a small farm in St. Rose. He attended St. Rose Grade School, Mater Dei High School and graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
Mr. Koerkenmeier came to love nature and was an avid outdoorsman. He was a life-long trapper and enjoyed many exciting outdoor adventures throughout his life. Bob especially enjoyed his recent adventures out west with his brother, Ron. He was employed for 20 years as a rural mail carrier with the United States Postal Service in Aviston. Bob was a faithful member of Lighthouse Community Church in Nashville and loved to talk about the Lord Jesus with anyone.
Left to mourn his passing are his three children, Kayla Eggemann and special friend Bill, Christopher Koerkenmeier and Joshua Koerkenmeier all of Okawville; his parents, Robert L. and Ruth Koerkenmeier of St. Rose; four brothers, Rich Koerkenmeier and special friend Maureen of St. Rose, Ronald Koerkenmeier and wife Robin of Damiansville, Roger Koerkenmeier and wife Julie of Breese, and Daniel Koerkenmeier and wife Cheryl of St. Rose; one sister, Ann Puhl and husband Dennis of Highland; two grandchildren, Allie and Landon; numerous nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John and Marie Koerkenmeier and his maternal grandparents, Ben and Anna Heimann.
Funeral services were held from the Lighthouse Community Church in Nashville on Saturday, December 17, 2016 with Pastor Danny Donato officiating. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Okawville.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to a fund that will be established for his children or to the Lighthouse Community Church and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.campagnafuneralhomes.com