Fred Dormeyer Jr.

Saturday, August 14, 2004

Fred E. Dormeyer Jr., 88, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at his home.

He was born July 18, 1916, in Stuttgart, Ark., son of Fred E. and Tacie Ford Dormeyer. He and Geraldine Marie Norvell were married Oct. 6, 1939, in St. Louis. She died July 16, 2002.

Dormeyer was a 1939 graduate of Washington University. He was an architect 58 years and designed more than 1,080 buildings within a 150-mile radius of Cape Girardeau. Some of the local churches include Grace United Methodist, Red Star Baptist, Southside Baptist, Hanover Lutheran, and remodeling of the interior of St. Mary's Cathedral. He later specialized in designing schools and did work for Kennett schools 36 years. He was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral.

He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II.

Survivors include two sons, Phillip Dormeyer of Cape Girardeau, Paul Dormeyer of Wildwood, Mo.; two daughters, Jean Cox of Sikeston, Mo., Gail Ann Miller of Cape Girardeau; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother.

There is no visitation.

A service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Cape County Memorial Park Mausoleum, with the Rev. Tom Kiefer officiating.

Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.