|Birth: ||Nov. 27, 1926|
|Death: ||Sep. 11, 2005|
He married 1949 Jenette SCHENKE BUR:Zion.Cemetery, Colesburg, IA
…His Obituary(Leonard-Muller Mortuary) read: "Virgil Brockmeyer, 78, passed away at the Edgewood Convalescent Home on Sunday morning, September 11, 2005, following a short illness. Born to Milton and Amber (Hansel) Brockmeyer on November 27, 1926, he was a life long resident of the Colesburg community.
In 1944, he graduated from Colesburg High School where he was active in many school activities such as band, basketball and baseball. He played on the baseball team in 1943 when they took second in the state tournament and was named an all state third baseman.
In 1945, he went into the U.S. Navy and was trained as a radioman. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor in WWII when the peace agreement with Japan was signed. He then spent the better part of a year serving in the South Pacific.
In June of 1949, at the Zion Methodist Church, he married his high school sweetheart, Janet Schenke and two children were born to this union, a son, Jan and a daughter, Gina.
Upon his return from the Navy, he farmed and in 1956, was appointed the rural letter carrier for the Colesburg rural delivery route. He carried that route, a job he loved, no matter the weather or road conditions for 30 years.
Being active in his church and his community was a big part of his life. He served in many capacities for the Methodist church in Colesburg, including several terms on the administrative board as well as numerous other committees. He was a 50 year Mason, a 50 year Legion member, was Commander of the post at the time of his death, and nearly a 50 year member of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association. He was also a member of the Dubuque chapter of Narfe, the Cedar Rapids Consistory, and the Minnehaha Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and served on the Colesburg Fire Department. Dad loved to fish, care for his lawn, share in his grandchildren's activities, putter around with many projects and help where he felt he was needed, he had a constant concern for his fellowman. He lived life to its fullest and will be sadly missed not only by his family, but by any who knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Janet, Colesburg; his son Jan and wife Terry, Cedar Rapids; his daughter, Gina and husband Bryan HANNA, Mason City and four grandchildren whom he adored, Kyle and Joel Brockmeyer, Cedar Rapids and Lauren and Alex Hanna and Alex's friend, Amy Schrader, Mason City; his brother, Rev. Myron and Delpha Brockmeyer, Waterloo and their two children, Diane and Mark. All of us were thankful and felt blessed to have shared in his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Amber and two sisters-in-law, Donna Reynolds and Ruth Lanning."
Milton J. Brockmeyer (1901 - 1982)
Amber Violet Hansel Brockmeyer (1905 - 2004)
Created by: H BRAUN
Record added: Jan 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32579087