Obituary for Mike Fuemmeler, 45

May 14,1974 To June 08,2019,

Visitation
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Glasgow.

Funeral Services
12:00 PM, Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Glasgow.

Interment
Arlington National Cemetery

Memorials
Glasgow School Technology Memorial Fund

Glasgow resident, Mike Fuemmeler, 45, passed away suddenly June 8, 2019 as the result of a motorcycle accident outside Armstrong, MO. Micheal John “Mike” Fuemmeler was born May 14, 1974 in Columbia, MO, the son of Myrl Fuemmeler and Donna (Harper) Todd. Mike graduated from Glasgow High School, the class of 1992. Soon after, Mike started his honorable and successful career in the military by enlisting in the United States Air Force. Mike reenlisted with the U.S. Army, completed Airborne training, pursued and accomplished his dream of becoming an Army Ranger. Staff Sergeant Fuemmeler’s primary job was serving as a healthcare specialist. He earned the rank of Senior Medic, overseeing numerous trauma centers and healthcare stations in Iraq and Afghanistan, valiantly doing his duty for the global war on terrorism. In one instance, Mike’s platoon experienced heavy casualties. He was hand selected to take charge of a trauma section that was experiencing low morale and performance. Mike’s leadership, supervision and training capabilities made the section fully mission capable and ready to provide quality medical care to the battalion. Mike was a true team player who put the welfare of his subordinates before that of his own, and guaranteed mission success. As a result, Mike was awarded the Bronze Star for his exceptionally meritorious service to his country. Throughout his military career, Mike was awarded numerous other decorations and medals including a second Bronze Star with his Kosovo Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal, to name a few. Mike’s service and love for his country was second to none and it was something he was always proud of. After nearly 18 years of service, Mike was honorably discharged and retired from the military in 2015. He was most recently working at Charlies Quik Chek in Glasgow, where he always had a smile on his face and a friendly greeting and conversation with customers. He never met a stranger. He enjoyed fishing and loved playing video games and riding his motorcycle. Mike also loved spending time with his family and his pet pig, Spyder. He will be truly missed by family, friends, and all who knew him. Survivors include his four children, Mikayla, Taylor, Jonathan and Cameron Fuemmeler; father, Myrl (Paula) Fuemmeler; mother, Donna (Phil) Todd; significant other, Shaunna Meyer; sister, Stacy Fuemmeler; two brothers, Jake Miller and Robert Thrasher; three grandchildren Mac, Ben and Nella; two step-daughters Avery and Holland Dubrava; two step-sons Rane and Kale Bateman; and three step-brothers Matthew, Aaron and Jerrid Todd. A memorial service with full military honors for Mike will be 12:00 PM, Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Glasgow, with Rev. Don White officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Inurnment will take place in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Glasgow School Technology Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home.