Sylvanus “"Syl"” Reginald Buersmeyer
January 28, 1918 - July 8, 2012
Sylvanus Reginald "Syl" Buersmeyer, 94, of Jefferson City, died Sunday, July 8, 2012, at Villa Marie Skilled Nursing Center. He was born on January 28, 1918, in St. Thomas, the son of the late Michael Robert and Elizabeth Christine Sommer Buersmeyer. Syl graduated in 1936, from St. Peter High School and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was united in marriage on February 18, 1947, in Jefferson City, to Margaret Lucille Johnson who preceded him in death on October 5, 1990. Retiring in 1981, Syl worked as an analyst for the Missouri Highway and Transportation Department for 32 years. He was a member of St. Martin Catholic Church; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 35; American Legion Post No.5; and Over 50 Club at St. Martin Catholic Church. Syl is survived by three sons, Stephen L. (Lucy) Buersmeyer; Mark R. (Nancy) Buersmeyer; all of Jefferson City; David L. (Peg) Buersmeyer, St. Martins; one daughter, Sylvia A. Howerton, Jefferson City; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Connie (Mary) Buersmeyer, South Bend, Ind.; and one sister, Celestine Buersmeyer, Jefferson City. He was preceeded in death by his great-grandson, Brody Kopp; his brother, Clarence Buersmeyer; his sister, Cornelia Buersmeyer; and his sister-in-law, Hermina Buersmeyer. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at St. Martin Catholic Church with the Rev. Edwin A. Schmidt, officiating. Burial with military honors will be in St. Martin Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Martin Catholic Church. Memorials are suggested to the St. Martin Catholic Church, 7148, St. Martins Ave., Jefferson City, MO 65109; Helias Catholic High School, 1305 Swifts Highway, Jefferson City, MO 65109; or to Donor's Choice. Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.
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