John Marshall Wehmeyer, 94, of Mora, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Good Samaritan Care Center in Cole Camp.
He was born Nov. 8, 1922, in Sedalia, a son of William Frederick and Martha Francis (Sebree) Wehmeyer.
He was raised on a farm near Mora and attended Brauersville Lutheran School.
He served in the United States Navy during World War II.
He married Leota Mae Swope Nov. 2, 1944, at the Christian Church parsonage in Sedalia. The Rev. A. W. Kokendoffer officiated.
He was the oldest member of the First Baptist Church in Stover, where he served as deacon and did general maintenance for many years.
He owned Johnnie’s 52 Drive-In in Stover from 1962 to 1965; worked for Home Builders, Swifts, and Tullis Hall in Sedalia; and raised turkeys for Stamper. For a while, he owned his own dozer and did roofing and logging. He also worked at John D. Friedly’s Scrap Iron in Ionia and American Compressed Steel in Sedalia.
He enjoyed coon and pheasant hunting, fishing, attending auctions, and traveling.
He is survived by his wife of the home; daughter Patricia Barnes and her husband Jim of Mora; sons William Wehmeyer and wife Sally of Stover, John Wehmeyer and wife Connie of Sedalia, and Tracy Wehmeyer and wife Leslie of Mora; sister Katherine Schuerman of Desoto; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Willie Mae Schneider, Bernice Ficken, Bessie Rayl, Mable Chiles, and Eloise “Dolores” Morris; brothers Samuel Wehmeyer, Forest Wehmeyer, and William Wehmeyer; and a granddaughter.
Funeral services are scheduled 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp, with Pastor Rusty Smith officiating.
Burial will be in Highland Sacred Gardens in Sedalia.
Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Veterans Honor Flight in care of the Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp.

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