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Wesley 'Dean' Droegemeier

POSTED: July 15, 2014 7:00 a.m.


Dean Droegemeier, 83, formerly of Raytown, Mo., passed away July 10, 2014.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at Missouri Funeral Care, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, Mo. 64133, followed by a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment will be at 3 p.m. Saturday July 19, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Norborne, Mo.
Dean was born Aug. 8, 1930, in Ellsworth, Kan. to Harold and Ellanor Droegemeier, whom both preceded him in death. Dean married Emily ‘Jane’ on Jan. 2, 1957. Dean was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a Raytown  resident for 53 years and a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 31 years. Recently he resided at the Shirkey Nursing and Rehab Center in Richmond, Mo.
Dean was preceded in death by his wife in 1995, his siblings, Arthur Droegemeier, Earl ‘Jack’ Droegemeier, Thelma Lange, and Virginia Perry.
He is survived by step-son and wife; Dr. Paul and De Ette Mace of St. Louis; step-daughter and husband Cindy and Kurt Beckemeier of Hardin, Mo.; grandchildren  Kaelen Mace of Portland, Ore., Karl (Nickol) Beckemeier of Independence, Eric (Tamara) Beckemeier and their daughter Emma Ann of Raytown; a sister-in-law Freda Droegemeier of Tucson, Ariz., many nieces and nephews, and kind and loving friend, Ann MacLachlan of Lake Stevens, Wash.
Memorials are asked to The Norborne Trinity Lutheran Church (Cemetery Fund), Shirkey Nursing & Rehab Center in Richmond, or Shirkey Hospice and Palliative Care in Richmond. Heartland Cremation was in charge of arrangements.

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