Douglas W. Hoerr, 57, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 7:01 p.m,, Friday, Aug. 25, 2023, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill., surrounded by his wife and children.
Doug was born Jan. 13, 1966, in St. Louis, Mo., to Louis and Ruth Massner Hoerr. He wasmarried to Amy Entrup on June 26, 1993 at Quincy University Chapel in Quincy. She survives.
Other survivors include his father, Louis Hoerr; children, Jessica Gist (David), Springfield, Mo.; Mac Hoerr (Katie), Palmyra; and Mark Hoerr (Kayla), Palmyra; sisters, Shelly Hoerr, Taylor, Mo.; Louanne Umland (Greg), Carlock, Ill.; and Julie Hedges (Ryan), St. Louis, Mo.; grandchildren, Ethan Nottage, Magnus York, Wednesday Gist, Gwendolyn Gist, Noralynn Hoerr and Bernard Hoerr; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and grand fur babies.
Doug was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Hoerr.
Professionally Doug was a farm laborer, a job that suited him well as his was an old soul. He enjoyed working the land in any way that was needed.
First and foremost he was a loving husband and involved dad. When his kids were young, he raised pigs with them for 4-H. His many trips with family, whether fishing in Canada, taking the pop-up camper to various state parks, exploring New Mexico, or the trip to Switzerland, were filled with lots of fun and adventure.
He had a great sense of humor, loved to talk and never met a stranger. He was fond of motorcycles and looked forward to visiting family in Fort Scott, Kan.
He enjoyed reading and watching anything to do with the Old West, favoring shows starring John Wayne and Clint Eastwood. He was a master at grilling chicken legs and pork steaks for the family and enjoyed Sunday dinners with them.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 1, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Palmyra. Father Gerald Kaimann will officiate. Burial will follow at the Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery in Taylor.
Pallbearers will be Luke Hoerr, Taylor Umland, Levi Umland, Hunter Umland, Isaac Spilker, Evan Spilker, Junior Smith and Dennis Smith.
Friends and family are invited to Doug’s Life Celebration at a visitation that will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be made to The Central Missouri Foster Care Adoption Association or SPARK Autism Research Study.
Online condolences may be shared, and video tribute may be viewed at www.LewisBrothersFuneralChapel.com.