K. Richard "Boxy" Baxmeyer, 79, of Waterloo, IL, died July 24, 2017, in Waterloo, IL. He was born July 29, 1937, in Waterloo, IL.
He is survived by his children, James Baxmeyer, David (Valerie) Baxmeyer, John Baxmeyer, and Dennis (Heather) Baxmeyer; step-son Jim Pagliai; son-in-law Roger Strong; grandchildren, Natalie (Chad) Taake, Dee Dee (Derrick) Gregson, Nathan, Nicole, & Kelli Strong, Erynn, Kirsten, Paige & Skylar Baxmeyer, Keegan Baxmeyer, Nola, Kendal, & Koen Baxmeyer; great-grandchildren Ayla & Alyvia Strong, Holly, Henry, & Elise Gregson, Bode, & Mia Taake & Maverick Strong; in-laws; nieces; nephews; cousins; and numerous friends and acquaintances.
He is preceded in death by his wife Carol Frances Baxmeyer (nee Weber); daughter Kimberly Strong; daughter-in-law Kathy Baxmeyer; grandson Kadin Baxmeyer; parents Richard J. & Lucille Baxmeyer (nee Mertz) & brother Nelson Baxmeyer.
Boxy was the founder of Baxmeyer Construction, Inc. in 1959. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local 520 for over 50 years and was also a member of the Teamsters Local 50. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast , loved hunting, wildlife, and NASCAR racing. Last but not least, he loved to move the earth.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
Hope Christian Church Food Pantry
or Family Wishes
4 PM to 8 PM Friday, July 28, 2017 at Quernheim Funeral Home
9 AM until time of service Saturday at Quernheim Funeral Home
10 AM Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL
Pastor Darrell Jones officiating
Interment at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo, IL