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Marvin Hubert Reinkemeyer

January 7, 1936 — May 1, 2023

California, MO


Marvin Hubert Reinkemeyer, 87, of California, passed away, Monday, May 1, 2023, at Boone Health Center in Columbia, Missouri after a brief illness.

He was born January 7, 1936, on the family farm in Maries County, Missouri to Lawrence Adam and Anna (Steinman) Reinkemeyer. 

He attended Renneke Country School and obtained his General Equivalency Diploma (GED) upon reaching adulthood.

Marvin served his country in the United States Army from 1958-1960.  He completed training at Fort Ord California and was stationed in Berlin, Germany. 

On October 24, 1964, Marvin was united in marriage at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Koeltztown to Marcella Ann Bax who preceded him in death on April 13, 2020.

Marvin was an extremely hard worker who stayed busy from sunup to sundown, especially when living on the Lohman farm.

He worked for thirty-two years for the Missouri Department of Transportation, starting out on the bridge crew, and retiring as the shed foreman of the Centertown Shed.  He spent many nights plowing snow in the winter months, making the highways passable for travelers the following day. In addition to MoDot, Marvin worked parttime in the automotive department at Sears as a mail carrier for AAA Mailing and as the street commissioner for the City of St. Martins.

He was a member of St. Martin Catholic Church where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and an usher, and a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

In his younger days, Marvin loved to mushroom hunt, squirrel hunt, and fish.  He was a Master Gardener who always kept a manicured lawn with beautiful gardens.  He enjoyed sharing his bounty with family, friends, and neighbors.  He loved to drink a cold beer after a hard day of work and enjoyed watching Cardinal baseball.

Survivors include three children, Bruce (Chris) Reinkemeyer, California; Brian Reinkemeyer, Jefferson City; and Brenda Johnson, Jefferson City; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five sisters, Julie Buschjost, Wardsville; Mary Meinhardt, Jefferson City; Dedie (Dick) Otke, Jefferson City; Rose (Ralph) Dulle, Jefferson City; and Liz (Tony) Grosso; and two brothers-in-law, Donald Huhman, Williamsburg, Missouri; and Gary Lock, Jefferson City.

He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-five years, Marcella, six siblings, Georgena Huhman, Geraldine Lock, Genevieve (Felix) Juergensmeyer, Jerome (Margaret) Reinkemeyer, an infant, Joseph Reinkemeyer, a toddler, Wilfred Reinkemeyer; and a brother-in-law, Leonard Buschjost.

Visitation will be 4-6:00 p.m., Friday, May 5, 2023, at Trimble Funeral Homes with a prayer service at 3:30.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 6, 2023, at St. Martin Catholic Church with the Rev. Jason Doke officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at St. Martin Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to St. Martin School Education Foundation.

Services entrusted to Trimble Funeral Homes – Jefferson City.

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Friday, May 5, 2023

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