Sgt. Steven Mennemeyer|
Sgt. Steven Paul Mennemeyer, 26, of Granite City, Ill., born Dec. 9, 1979, in Frankfurt, Germany, was killed Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, in Iraq's western Anbar province.
Steven was serving his second tour in Iraq as a Flight Medic with the 82nd Medical Company out of Fort Riley, Kan. Steven joined the Army Reserves in 1998, immediately after graduation from Granite City High School, and was trained by the Army to be a medic. Steven entered into active duty in 2002, and during Steven's first tour in Iraq he was a ground medic. Prior to his entry onto active duty, Steven worked as a paramedic for Abbott Ambulance in Belleville, Ill. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church of Granite City, Ill.
He is survived and will dearly be missed by his mother, Ramona L. Phillips of Granite City, Ill.; his father and step-mother, Steve and Maria Mennemeyer of New Albany, Ind.; his beloved son, Andrew Mennemeyer of Granite City, Ill.; sister, Sarah Mennemeyer of Granite City, Ill.; step-brother, Drake Wallingsford of New Albany, Ind.; maternal grandmother, Myrtle Phillips of Moses Lake, Wash.; paternal grandparents, Jerry and Marilyn Mennemeyer of New Albany, Ind.; a special friend, SSG Ginny Akins of the 82nd Medical Company serving in Iraq; and a host of extended family and many dear friends.
Memorials may be made to Illinois Center for Autism, 548 South Ruby Lane, Fairview Heights, Ill., 62208 or to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2300 Pontoon Road, Granite City, Ill., 62040 and may be accepted at the funeral home.
Visitation: Friends may call in celebration of his life from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, Ill.
Funeral: Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2300 Pontoon Road, Granite City, Ill., with the Rev. Pat Jakel officiating. Interment with full military honors will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
IRWIN MARYVILLE ROAD CHAPEL, Granite City, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat from Aug. 16 to Aug. 17, 2006