Wesley ‘Dean’ Droegemeier

Dean Droegemeier, 83, formerly of Raytown, MO, passed away July 10, 2014. A visitation will be held 10 AM, Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Missouri Funeral Care, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, MO 64133, followed by a memorial service at 10:30 AM. Inurnment will be held 3:00 PM, Saturday July 19, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Norborne, MO. Dean was born August 8, 1930 in Ellsworth, KS to Harold and Ellanor Droegemeier, whom both precede him in death. Dean married Emily ‘Jane’ on January 2, 1957. Dean was a veteran of the US Navy, a Raytown resident for 53 years and a letter carrier for the US Postal Service for 31 years. Recently he resided at the Shirkey Nursing and Rehab Center in Richmond, MO. Dean was preceded in death by his wife in 1995, his siblings: Arthur Droegemeier, Earl ‘Jack’ Droegemeier, Thelma Lange, and Virginia Perry. He is survived by step-son and wife; Dr. Paul and De Ette Mace of St. Louis, step-daughter and husband Cindy and Kurt Beckemeier of Hardin, MO, grandchildren; Kaelen Mace of Portland, OR, Karl (Nickol) Beckemeier of Independence, Eric (Tamara) Beckemeier and their daughter Emma Ann of Raytown, MO, a sister-in-law Freda Droegemeier of Tucson, AZ, many nieces and nephews, and kind and loving friend, Ann MacLachlan of Lake Stevens, WA. Memorials are asked to The Norborne Trinity Lutheran Church (Cemetery Fund), Shirkey Nursing & Rehab Center in Richmond, or Shirkey Hospice and Palliative Care in Richmond.


  1. Sam & Phyllis Orr on July 19, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Even tho we are miles apart in Michigan, and will not be there in person. We are close in heart and our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Love Sam & Phyllis Orr

  2. Tom Kennedy on July 27, 2014 at 2:55 am

    I just learned of this news and am so heartbroken I was unable to attend his services. I worked at Royals Stadium in the 80’s and had the privilege of helping Mr. and Mrs. Droegemeier at the ballpark when Mrs. Droegemeier had difficulties getting around. It was a true honor and I loved seeing both of them at the games. A true gentleman.

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