Emil Buchmeier Jr., age 89, of Monee, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Vitas Hospice at Franciscan St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights.
He was born on July 24, 1928 in Monee, the son of Emil Sr. and Laura (Hohmann) Buchmeier. He married the late Peggy D. (Owens) Buchmeier on January 4, 1947 in Monee. She preceded him in death on April 30, 2004. Emil was a retired lifelong farmer and a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Monee. He was an avid reader and enjoyed history and geography.
He is survived by his children; Connie (the late William) Brittingham of Crown Point, IN, Michael (Joanne) Buchmeier of Beecher, Clifford (Kathleen) Buchmeier of Bourbonnais, Gail (John) Nantz of Momence, Laura (Bruce) Hallberg of Crete, and Kim (Jeff) Cann of Milford; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 4 sisters, Jeanette, Barbara, Linda, and Cindy; 2 brothers, Lloyd and Larry; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a grandson, Mikie; and a sister, Virginia.
Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Sunday, March 11 from 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Monday, March 12 at 11:00 a.m., Pastor Peggy Johnson officiating. Burial will be at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Monee. Pallbearers will be Ryan Buchmeier, Kurt Buchmeier, Brian Buchmeier, Clinton Buchmeier, Bill Brittingham, Carl Brittingham, Chris Nantz, Mike Nantz, B.J. Nantz, Jeffrey Cann, Khyler Cann, and Kullen Cann. Memorials to the family’s wishes would be appreciated.