Melvin L. "Pat" Niemeyer (84) of Teutopolis


Published on November 11 2013 7:45 am

Melvin L. "Pat" Niemeyer, 84, of Teutopolis, Illinois died Saturday, November 9, 2013 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 14, 2013 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Teutopolis with burial in St. Francis Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday afternoon at the church and will need to conclude at 6:30 p.m. to accommodate a prior meeting at the church. Memorials be made to the donor’s choice.

Pat was born October 11, 1929 in Teutopolis, the son of Arthur & Genevieve (Thoele) Niemeyer. He married Doris J. Thoele on February 26, 1949 and she survives. Pat served with the United States Army, was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Teutopolis and the Teutopolis American Legion Post #924. He was the owner of Niemeyer’s Tavern in Teutopolis, owner of Ogoco Oil Company Inc. and the owner and manager of Sigel Elevator. Pat also worked for John Deere Equipment Sales and was the top salesman for American Life & Casualty.

Pat is survived by his wife, Doris of Teutopolis; children, Brian & Juel (Pruemer) Niemeyer of Dieterich, Steve Niemeyer & Paula Vincent of Teutopolis, Kathy & Ron Fusco of Raleigh, NC, Bill & Annette (Wesselman) Niemeyer of Teutopolis, Jeanne & Jim Ordner of Teutopolis, Deb & Brian Julius of St. Elmo, Nick E. & Janice (Cross) Niemeyer of Teutopolis and Lisa & JB Sowers of Toledo; brother, James E. & Betty Niemeyer of Evansville, IN; daughter-in-law, Laurel (McKerrow) Niemeyer of Neoga; 33 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Nicholas Frances and Michael Niemeyer; grandson, Brian Sowers; granddaughter, Maria Niemeyer and great-grandson, Eli Devore.