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Thursday January 14th, 2021
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Funeral Mass

St. Wenceslaus Church
Friday January 15th, 2021

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Clemens Richard Ruemker, Sr.

Clemens Richard Ruemker Sr., 86, of Columbia, IL, died January 8, 2021, in New Athens, IL. He was born September 21, 1934, in St. Louis, MO.

He is survived by his children Clemens (Cindy) Ruemker and Deborah (Bobby) Williams; grandchildren Lexi Ruemker, Lucas (fiancé Paige Hughes) Mund, Chuck (Christine) Whitehead, John (Natalya) Whitehead, David Macaluso, Donna Macaluso, Verlon (Holly) Bradford, Tony Macaluso, and Melinda Ruble; numerous great grandchildren; and sister-in-law Jacquelyn Bolte.

He is preceded in death by his wife Betty L. Ruemker; parents William F. and Clara Ruemker nee Bielfeld; Bruce Lee Hegger and Sandra Macaluso Bradford; granddaughter Shawn Nicole Whitehead.

Clemens was a US Army Veteran, US Postal Service letter carrier, and a member of St. Wenceslaus Church.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
St. Wenceslaus Church or Zoar Sunday School

4 PM to 7 PM Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Quernheim Funeral Home
9 AM until time of service Friday at St. Wenceslaus Church

 *due to COVID-19, only 10 visitors will be allowed to pay their respects at a time

Funeral Mass:
10 AM Friday, January 15, 2021 at St. Wenceslaus Church in St. Louis, MO
Father Phil Sosa officiating
Interment at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery in St. Louis, MO

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Clem, Cindy & family,
Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Our sincere sympathy to all of you. Dorothy & Dennis Schilling

Dorothy Schilling Jan 10 2021 12:00 AM

I am truly sorry for your loss. Your Father will be missed and he will never be forgotten, may his soul rest in peace. Have very Fond memories of your parents Uncle Cle sherry.crook63@icloud.co m and Aunt Betty I love they both kept a journals and wrote in them daily . These are things to cherish sending are love to you and your family

Kirby & Sherry Crook Jan 9 2021 12:00 AM