Wesley "Wes" Harmeier (75) of St. Peter


Published on February 8 2013 11:14 am

Wesley H. "Wes" Harmeier, 75, of St. Peter died at 6:45pm Thursday, February 7, 2013 in St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services officiated by Rev. William Emrick will be 11 AM Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation is 5–8 PM at Pagel Funeral Home, St. Peter on Monday and 1 hour prior to service time at church Tuesday. Memorials are requested to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, South Central Booster Club, St. Peter First Responders, or Farina Ambulance Service.

Wes was born on October 1, 1937 in Shobonier, Fayette Co., IL the son of Alfred F. and Freida (Lorenz) Harmeier. He married Shirley Magnus on April 22, 1961 at St. Peter.

He was a farmer and had worked for Brown Produce, Magnus Hardware, and the City of St. Peter. Wes was a member of the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, past St. Peter Village Board member, and served on the St. Peter Prairie Days Committee. He enjoyed visiting King's Garage and driving around St. Peter and out to the farm.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley, sons; Daniel (Kari) Harmeier and David Harmeier all of St. Peter, brothers; Ron (Debbie) Harmeier of Shobonier and Robert (Norma) Harmeier of Decatur, brother in law; James Cheshier of Overland Park, KS, and 2 grandsons; Derek and Brett Harmeier of St. Peter.

He was preceded in death by parents and sister; Shirley Cheshier.