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Elmer John “E.J.” Richmeier

Elmer John “E.J.” Richmeier, age 88, of Shell Knob, Missouri passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021 at his home.


E.J. Richmeier

He was born April 12, 1933 in Salina, Kansas, the son of Fred and Philomena (Rome) Richmeier. On April 15, 1952 in Hays, Kansas he was united in marriage to Mary Jean Aich, who survives. Also surviving are one son, Glenn Richmeier and his wife Jennifer of Brooksville, Florida; two daughters, Lisa Bascue and her husband Brad of Manhattan, Kansas and Brenda Spain and her husband Danny of Aurora, Missouri; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.



Preceding him in death were his parents; two sons, Fred Joseph and Gary; one daughter, Janice; two brothers, Cleo and Vernon; one sister, Helen and two grandchildren, Christopher Glenn Richmeier and John Michael Rose.


E.J. graduated high school at St. Joseph Military Academy in Hays, Kansas and then graduated from Kansas State University in two years and nine months with a four year degree, a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. He was a District Conservationist employed by the USDA Soil Conservation Service. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and Holy Family Men’s Club. In 1958 he joined the Knights of Columbus earning the 4th Degree, also served as Past Grand Knight and Past District Deputy. He was also a member of the Lions Club. E.J. was a notorious story teller and had an amazing sense of humor. He loved spending time with his family and friends and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.


Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 30, 2021 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Shell Knob under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Shell Knob. Rosary will begin at 10:30 A.M.


The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at Fohn Funeral Home in Shell Knob.


Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences

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