Harold F. Lammers Sr., 1912-2003, Pilot Grove

Harold Francis Lammers Sr., 91, of Pilot Grove, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville.

He was born Sept. 24, 1912, in Pilot Grove, a son of Frank and Sophia Schuster Lammers. On Sept. 2, 1940, in Pilot Grove, he was married to Grace Gerling, who survives of the home.

Mr. Lammers was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pilot Grove. He had been a member of the St. Martins Parish, before it closed. He served on the St. Martins Cemetery Board for several years. He lived and farmed in the Chouteau Springs area near St. Martins most of his life. He moved to Pilot Grove in 1981.

Surviving are a daughter, Mary Klenklen, of Boonville; two sons, Harold Lammers Jr., of Rocheport, and Joseph Lammers, of Pilot Grove; a sister, Edna Kempf, of Tipton; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Virginia Lammers and Eunice Caton; and a grandson, Matt Lammers.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pilot Grove, with the Rev. Tom Seifner officiating. Pallbearers will be Chris Klenklen, Mark Klenklen, Luke Lammers, Michael Lammers, David Kempf, Jerry Kempf and Robert Gerling. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Devine, Bob Painter, Fred Lammers, Ernie Lammers and Homer Twenter. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Pilot Grove. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Pilot Grove. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church, where a prayer service will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Joseph Catholic Church or to St. Joseph School.