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William “Bill” Brockmeier

Mr. William Brockmeier of Okawville, IL departed this life in the Barnes/Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO  on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 5:02 P.M. He had attained the age of 65 years, 8 months and 30 days.

William was born in Belleville, IL on August 27, 1953 the son of Walter and Marian (nee Barkau) Brockmeier. He was baptized and confirmed in the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Okawville. Bill was a 1971 graduate of Okawville High School. He was united in marriage to Judy Friederich in the Immanuel Lutheran Church on March 27, 1977 and she preceded him in death on July 12, 2006. He then married Brenda Belstle in the St. Paul United Church of Christ (White Church) in rural Okawville on June 4, 2011 and she survives his passing.

Mr. Brockmeier previously worked as a dairy farmer and equipment salesman. Most recently, he co-owned and operated Brockmeier Construction with his son, Brandon. Bill was a lifelong member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Okawville and was a previous member of the Okawville Jaycees. He loved spending time with his family, and especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed traveling.

Left to mourn his passing is his wife, Brenda Brockmeier of Okawville; a son, Brandon Brockmeier and wife Amanda of Bartelso, IL; two grandchildren, Bodie and Rhett Brockmeier; two step-daughters, Brooke Hoffman and husband Josh of Columbia, MO and Whitney Denbigh and husband Ryan also of Columbia, MO; five step-grandchildren, Addison and Mackenzie Hoffman, and Taylor, Rylan and Brenley Denbigh; two brothers, Robert Brockmeier of Okawville and Gerald Brockmeier and wife Kathy of Addieville, IL; two sisters, Ann Luedders and husband Larry of Steelville, IL and Mary Lou Lake and husband Dale of Marissa, IL; numerous nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends.

In addition to his first wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine in infancy.

In accordance with the wishes of Bill and his family, cremation was performed.

Memorial services will be held from the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Okawville on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 10 A.M. with Pastor Eric Wood officiating. Interment of ashes will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home in Okawville on Sunday from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M., then at the church on Monday from 9 A.M. until the service hour.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Wee Care or to the Immanuel Lutheran Church and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

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