Date of BirthApril 19, 1929

Donald John Fred Brockschmidt Obituary

Date of BirthApril 19, 1929

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Date of DeathNovember 29, 2016

Donald John Fred Brockschmidt Obituary

from Washington, Missouri, United States

Brockschmidt, Donald John Fred age 87, passed away peacefully at home November 29, 2016. He was born on April 19, 1929 to Mayme Hedley and Elmer J. Brockschmidt in St. Louis, MO. He grew up in University City and graduated from University City High School. Don and his 2 brothers were active in scouting and all three made Eagle Scout. In 1952 he graduated from Washington University with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He served in the U.S. Navy reserves from 1948 to 1957 as YNT2. He married Rosemary Jones (St. Charles, MO) in Jefferson City, MO, Aug. 21,1954, after meeting at McDonnell Aircraft Corporation. They spent 62 years together in St. Louis, MO. In 1952 he began his career as Corporate Production Manager at Nooter Corporation, St. Louis, MO retiring after 42 years in 1994. Donald was an avid sports fan and loved to play golf. He was a lifelong member of Cherry Hills and St. Albans Country Club until his health prevented him from playing golf. He is predeceased by his sister Betty (Bill) Griffin, brothers John Elmer and Kenneth Hedley (Jean) Brockschmidt, brother-in-laws David A. Jones and Donald Jones. He is survived by his wife Rosemary, daughters Rhonda, Linda (Charles) Love, Donna (Tom) McGuckin; grandchildren Lauren Christine Love, Charles Ian Love, Christina Jayne McGuckin; brother-in-law Paul (Jackie) Jones, Roger (Janet) Jones, sister-in-law Barbara Wilkins Brockschmidt, Dianna Jones, niece and nephew, Ann and Paul Brockschmidt, Lynn Jones and Allen (Angela) Jones, and many lifelong friends. Services: Visitation at Bopp Chapel Saturday, December 3, 10-12, with funeral service at 12:00 pm. Immediately followed by burial at Bellerive Garden Cemetery. www.boppchapel.com