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Leonard Ray Brockmeyer

December 16, 1933 — August 31, 2021

CARBONDALE – Leonard Ray Brockmeyer, 87, passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Leonard was born on December 16, 1933, to Raymond and Eleanora (Misselhorn) Brockmeyer in Campbell Hill, Illinois. He married Ramona Dean on June 6, 1953, in Steeleville, Illinois

Leonard is survived by his wife Ramona of 68 years, daughter, Cynthia Perry of Carbondale, IL; sons, Steven (Paula) Brockmeyer of Edwardsville, IL, and Michael (Beverly) Brockmeyer of Apple Valley, MN; grandchildren, Makenzie (Michael) Sledd, of O’Fallon, MO, Larissa Brockmeyer of Portland, OR, Katherine Brockmeyer of Rochester, MN, Allyson Brockmeyer (Jacob) of Plymouth, MN, Tyler Sparks of Warrenton, MO, Sable (Bryce) Sward of Middleburg, FL, Samantha (Daniel) Wuest of Murphysboro, IL, Kari (James) Lucust of Farmington, MN, Katie (Brandon) Dunnell of Farmington, MN, Jamie (Vince) Gonzalez of Beaufort SC, and Tyler (Nora) Darr of Rio De Janeiro Brazil; great grandchildren Aiden Peterson, Finn Peterson, Elliette Sledd, Everleigh Sledd, Trevor Sparks, Kaeleigh Sward, Kamden Sward, Graham Wuest, Linley Wuest, Madison Sparks, Jersey Masurka, Addy Lucast, Destiny Lucast, Jax Lucast, Elly Dunnell, Kylee Dunnell, Cloey Dunnell, Aubree Dunnell, Brycin Dunnell, Mary Darr, Margaret Darr, Gabriel Gonzalez, and Asher Gonzalez.

He was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter Brittany Sparks.

Storyteller and traveler Leonard Brockmeyer’s love and stories won’t come to an end with his death. As a young man, he served in the U.S. Army, SP3, during the Korean Conflict. His travels did not stop there, he loved to travel as much as possible and had amazing adventures and memories traveling the U.S. in his motorhome with his wife for eleven years, seeing the magic in the world after retirement. His favorite place was Arizona. He passed down his passion for travelling to his children and took his grandchildren on vacation during the summer that all eight of them will always cherish. Prior to traveling the world, he spent time raising his three children, buying Corvettes, attending air and car shows and the hobby he loved and never missed, NASCAR. In the most recent years, he loved to watch and play with his great-grandchildren, he loved them almost as much as coffee and Monie (Ramona). He was also an active member of the American Legion for 50 years.

A memorial, with military honors, will be held on Sunday, September 5, 2021, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Carbondale, IL at 1pm for the immediate family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Wounded Warrior Project (

Meredith Funeral Home is overseeing arrangements. To leave a story or memory of Leonard, visit

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