Carl Robert “Bob” Krietemeyer, 93, Ewing Mo., died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra, Mo.
He was born Nov. 28, 1926, in Palmyra, to Carl and Fannie (Schaberg) Krietemeyer. He married the love of his life Vera (Welsch) Shouse-Herzog on May 15, 1986. She preceded him in death on April 25, 2012.
Survivors include his brother, John Krietemeyer, Ewing; daughters, Georgena Morton, Chambersburg, Ill.; and Judy Bugh, Ewing; daughter-in-law, Berniece Shouse-Neisen, Ewing.; seven grandchildren, John Morton, Jason (Rhonda)Morton, Larry (Tracy) Bugh, Kathy (Brent) Burchett, Brenda (Craig) Redmon, Kim (Leonard) Grant, and Lynn (Dewayne) Wieprecht; 16 great-grandchildren, Ali, Jase and Jesse Morton, Royal (CJ Crow) Bugh and Raven Bugh, Noah, Jonah, Amos Stovall, Baley and Avery (Tiffany) Burchett, Andrew Redmon and Audrey (Luke) Barton, Kendra and Nicholas (Baylea Turner) Grant, Brittany Wieprecht and Brooke (Derek) Miller; seven great-great-grandchildren, Isabella and Grayson Barton, Hunter Grant, Rylea Clay, Birklee Speiser, Dean Burchett and Baby Miller and many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; seven siblings, Carlene Breeden, Mary Johnson, Dick Krietemeyer, Helen Bradney, Martha Archer, Polly Sutton and Renee Griesbaum; a son, George Shouse; sons-in-law, Fred Morton and Roy Bugh; and great-grandson, River Bugh.
Bob grew up at Mark Bottom in Taylor loving the land and farming. He was a grain and livestock farmer and continued farming up until last summer when he still helped put up hay.
Bob and Vera enjoyed their retirement by traveling extensively across the United States, playing cards and dancing.
Bob was an accomplished carpenter and gardener, and avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed watching sports of all kinds, especially cheering on his Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Cardinals.
Bob served during the Korean War in Korea and Japan from 1950-1952 in the 7th Calvary Regiment and was honorably discharged as a sergeant first class with an Overseas Bar, 3 Bronze Campaign Stars, an Army of Occupation Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and a UN Service Medal.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 11 a.m. at the Ball-Davis Funeral Home in Ewing, with Rev. Elmer Hagood officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Ewing Memorial Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jason Morton, Larry Bugh, Dewayne Wieprecht, Brent Burchett, Craig Redmon and Leonard Grant.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Morton, Andrew Redmon, Nicholas Grant, Jesse Morton, Jase Morton, Noah Stovall, Jonah Stovall and Amos Stovall.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 10 a.m until time of services in the funeral home. Please wear a mask while present in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Ewing Memorial Cemetery in care of Ball-Davis Funeral Home.