Billy Vic (Bill) Krehmeier, 86, passed away February 8, 2012, in Sugar Land, Texas. Visitation was held at Sugar Land Mortuary, 1818 Eldridge Road on February 11, 2012, from 10:00am to 11:30am, immediately followed by a luncheon reception for all friends and family with a Memorial Service at 1:00pm. Graveside services immediately followed at the Morton Cemetery, Richmond, Texas.
Bill was born December 9, 1925 at the Laura Eldridge Hospital in Sugar Land, the only surviving child of Victor Frank and Thelma O’Connor Krehmeier. He was baptized April 4, 1925 at Sugar Land Presbyterian Church, and was a member of local Boy Scout Troop 148. Bill graduated from Sugar Land High School in May 1943. Immediately after high school, Bill and several of his friends volunteered to join the US Marine Corp, attending officer training school in Lafayette, Louisiana. After the first semester of school, Bill and his buddies voluntarily transferred to Marine Boot Camp in San Diego. After Boot Camp, he was stationed in Hawaii with air traffic command duty in support of World War II. He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corp in May 1946 and returned to Sugar Land.
Upon return from World War II, Bill went to work for Humble Oil Company (Exxon). On October 28, 1948, Bill married Gloria Ann (Tuggie) Laperouse, also from Sugar Land, at the home of her parents. Bill graduated from the University of Houston in June 1951 with a degree in Business Administration, after attending school at night and continuing to work for Exxon. Bill and Tuggie raised three children: Becky, Jeff and John.
As a devoted family man, Bill took the family on yearly vacations to New Braunfels, at old Camp Landa. Later, Bill would often travel with his grandchildren back to New Braunfels, and enjoyed trips to Schlitterbahn.
Bill loved sports – both as a participant and as a fan. As a Sugar Land High School Gator, he ran track, played football and basketball, often leading the team in points scored. In his early Exxon days, Bill participated in a number of company club teams including basketball and softball. Bill enjoyed jogging after work in the evenings, walking or riding his bike. As an alumnus of University of Houston, he attended Cougar football and basketball games for many years as a season ticket holder.
Bill retired from Exxon in 1982, after working for 33 years. In retirement, Bill and Tuggie traveled each summer to spend several weeks in Cancun with family members. He was an avid poker player and enjoyed challenging games of poker. Bill took meticulous care of his yard and flowerbeds, growing outstanding crepe myrtles and azaleas year after year. Bill kept up with current events and enjoyed discussing politics, the economy and especially sports.
Bill is survived by his wife and best friend of 63 years. He is also survived by his devoted children, Becky and her husband Kevin Dagg, Jeff Krehmeier and John and Valerie Krehmeier, all of Sugar Land. He has eight loving grandchildren: Mike Moore, Rachel Moore, Randy Moore and Travis Dagg; Clint and Harrison Krehmeier; and Will and Katherine Krehmeier, as well as one great granddaughter, Ava Moore.
The Krehmeier family would like to thank the following for the attentive care given to Bill over the last several months: Sugar Land Methodist Hospital, Memorial Herman University Place and Silverado Senior Living as well as numerous relatives and friends. The family has requested donations be made to a favorite charity in lieu of flowers. Pallbearers were Kevin Dagg, Mike Moore, Randy Moore, Travis Dagg, Clint Krehmeier, Harrison Krehmeier, Will Krehmeier and Donnie Ford. Honorary Pallbearers were Bob Roberts, Carl Batten and Tom B. McDade.