Vincent H. Reinkemeyer,79, of Meta, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at his home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Meta with Rev. Mark Porterfield officiating. Interment with military honors will be in St. Cecilia Cemetery in Meta. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 3, at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Cecilia Catholic Church or to Hospice Compassus. Arrangements are under the direction of Fancher-Rekus Funeral Home in Meta. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.fancher-rekusfuneralhomes.com.
Born Jan. 2, 1931, in Argyle, he was the son of the late William P. and Anna (Hilke) Reinkemeyer. On June 16, 1956, in Argyle, he married Mary Jane Luebbert, who survives of the home. He served in the Navy during the Korean War. After that he worked many years as a truck driver for Empire Gas Company and Great Central Lumber Company. During retirement, he enjoyed working part-time for Carroll Rehma and Riley Chevrolet. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 2149, American Legion Post 0519, and St. Cecilia Catholic Church.
In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, Mark Reinkemeyer of St. Elizabeth and Gregory Reinkemeyer of Hartsburg; two daughters, Pam Otto of Marshall and Lisa Garvey of Jefferson City; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Delores Gayle of Portland, Ore., and Laura "Lolly" Knight of Richland, Wash.; one brother, Freddie Reinkemeyer of Brazito.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Brad Reinkemeyer; two sisters, Helen Schaefer and Hootie Owens; and two brothers, Clarence Reinkemeyer and Jim Reinkemeyer.