Born: April 1, 1930 - Deceased: August 17, 2021
Clyde Wehmeier was born in E. St. Louis, IL on April 1, 1930 and died at Memorial Hospital August 17, 2021. Throughout his 91 years when Clyde gave April 1st as his birthday, he loved hearing “Oh you are an April Fool’s Day baby” and proceeded to make the person smile and laugh. Clyde’s education started at Le Pere, a one room school on highway 163, followed by Belleville Township High School, Summers Business College in E. St. Louis and Ranken Technical College in St. Louis, MO. Clyde served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He retired in 1996 from Cerro Copper in Sauget, IL where he was known as “Computer Head”.
Clyde first met his wife Loy on a double date. He was the one-time blind date for Loy’s friend. Three years later Clyde met Loy again by a chance meeting. After a one year courtship they were married in February 1957 at Winstanley Baptist Church in E. St. Louis by Rev. William Purdue. To their marriage was born a daughter Tierney and sons Ron and Eric.
Clyde was a homebody, he enjoyed having a beautiful vegetable garden, keeping an immaculate yard and helping Loy with her many flowers. It was not all work and no play as he took his family on many vacation trips before they left the nest. After Clyde and Loy both retired, they set out on many adventures visiting 48 states; never made it to Minnesota or Alaska. They traveled to the West and East coasts of Canada and places in the middle, ventured to the Yucatan Peninsula and journeyed across the pond. Their favorite place was their own back porch watching hummingbirds and looking at the moon at night.
Clyde was blessed with a wonderful sense of humor; he was kind and caring. I was proud to call him my husband and our children loved to call him Dad.
Clyde was preceded in death by his:
- beloved son Ron
- beloved daughter Tierney
Clyde is survived by his:
- Wife, Loy, of 64 years
- Son and Daughter-in-law, Eric and Lisa Wehmeier of Connecticut
- Brother and Sister-in-law, John and JoAnn Wehmeier of Millstadt
- Brother-in-law, Chuck Tidwell of South Carolina/Flordia
- Special friend, Scott Sarkesian of St. Louis
- Special nieces:
- Stephanie West of Texas
- Teresa Tidwell of Florida
For those who wish, a memorial will be made in Clyde’s memory to the Ronald McDonald House.
Visitation will be 4:30 to 6:00 pm Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Funeral will be held 6:00 pm Thursday, August 26, 2021 with Pastor Doug Hargrave officiating.
Graveside service will be held 10:30 am Friday, August 27, 2021 at Valhalla Gardens of Memory. Clyde’s wishes were to be cremated and his ashes to be buried next to his son Ron and daughter Tierney.