CAPE GIRARDEAU - Fred E. Dormeyer Jr., 88, died Aug. 13 2004, at his home.
Born July 18, 1916, in Stuttgart, Ark., son of the late Fred E. and Tacie Ford Dormeyer, he graduated from Central High School. A 1939 graduate of the Washington University School of Architecture in St. Louis, he was a self-employed architect in Cape Girardeau before World War II. He served with the Merchant Marines during World War II, working on governmental projects at the Curtiss-Wright Corporation in St. Louis. Following his military service, he was chief architect for
the Butler Brothers in St. Louis and returned to Cape Girardeau in 1948, when he opened an architectural firm. During his 58-year career, he designed several Cape Girardeau area churches, remodeled the interior of St. Mary's Cathedral, where he was a member, and specialized in designing schools.
On Oct. 6, 1939, in St. Louis, he married Geraldine Marie Norvell who preceded him in death on July 16, 2002.
Survivors include: two sons, Phillip Dormeyer of Cape Girardeau and Paul Dormeyer of Wildwood; two daughters, Jean Cox of Sikeston and Gail Ann Miller of Cape Girardeau; and eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted Tuesday at the Cape County Memorial Park Mausoleum with the Rev. Tom Kiefer officiating.
Ford and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.