Nathan Wibbenmeyer

Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Nathan Vincent Wibbenmeyer, 15, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born May 18, 1988, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Gary Louis and Susan Louise Huber Wibbenmeyer. Nathan was a sophomore at Notre Dame Regional High School, where he was the co-recipient of the Outstanding Freshman Award in May 2003 and the Art Department's Student of the Month for November 2003.

He was a member of St. Vincent De Paul Parish in Cape Girardeau.

He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed all types of electronics, especially PlayStation 2. He was an avid sports fan of baseball, football, basketball, hockey, golf and NASCAR. Nathan loved the Tennessee Titans and recently attended a Titans game courtesy of his good friend, Grant Wistrom of the St. Louis Rams.

He spent many weekends traveling to several motor speedways throughout the country. These included Daytona, through Make-A-Wish Foundation, Talledega, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and Gateway International in St. Louis. He was a personal friend of Tony Stewart.

From an early age, Nathan collected and built model cars, as well as restoring his own classic car with his Dad. Nathan was a friend to everyone, but especially the sophomore class of Notre Dame Regional High School and Brother David.

Nathan is survived by his parents; two sisters, Kaitlin and Amy Wibbenmeyer of the home; maternal grandmother, Shirley Huber of Cape Girardeau; paternal grandparents, Virgil "Doc" and Dorothy Wibbenmeyer of Apple Creek; aunts and uncles, Richard and Mary Alice Huber, Connie Huber, Cindy and Gary Stucker, Jackie and Charlie Robinson, Libby Huber, Carolyn and Cory Gegg, Wayne and Christy Wibbenmeyer, Kathy and Dave Schumer, Rick and Louise Wibbenmeyer, and Terry and Lisa Wibbenmeyer.

Nathan is also survived by cousins, Krystal, Shelby and Dylan Huber, Hannah, Sarah, Rebekah and Olivia Stucker, Andrea, Joshua, and Lucas Robinson, Chase, Holden and Steffen Harris, Emily and Cameron Gegg, Cori, T.J., and Andrew Wibbenmeyer, Kristen, Lauren and Tim Schumer, John Wibbenmeyer, and Veronica, Luke, Tyler and Elizabeth Wibbenmeyer.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Weldon Huber.

Friends may call at Notre Dame Regional High School Friday from 2 to 9 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Notre Dame Regional High School Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Revs. Ed Stanger, Charles Prost and Scott Sunnenberg concelebrating.

Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Notre Dame Regional High School, Cardinal Glennon Bob Costas Center, Ronald McDonald House Charities or Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.