Hoffmeister South County Chapel

1515 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO


Edward H. Krocker

January 25, 1950August 3, 2019

Edward H. Krocker, 69, died on August 3, 2019, in St. Louis, MO due to health complications. He was born on January 25, 1950, in Staunton, IL, the son of the late Edward and Mary Ann Krocker.

He graduated from Staunton High school in 1968. Ed proudly served in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1970. Ed was a dedicated Marine Veteran that would always tell his friends and loved ones, "Semper Fi", the motto for the United States Marine Corps that means "always faithful". On April 4, 2019 he proudly earned 10 years of sobriety.

Ed is survived by former wives, Jeanette Daniel-Garver, Shirley Elkins, both who he cared deeply for at different times. He is survived by his children Valerie Whitmer, Jared Krocker, Tiffany Hale, Autumn Krocker; four grandchildren; siblings, Ruth Ann Brantley, Christine Taylor & Dennis Krocker, several nieces and nephews including Angela Taylor; and many other loved ones. He was also preceded in death by his wife Renae Krocker.

Visitation will be Friday, August 9, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hoffmeister South County Chapel located at 1515 Lemay Ferry Rd., St. Louis MO 63125. Funeral Services will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Military Honors will take place at 2:00pm at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery located at 2900 Sheridan Rd., Jefferson Barracks, MO 63125. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Louis Fisher House appreciated.


  • Edward Krocker (Deceased), Father (deceased)
  • Mary Ann Krocker (nee Krechnyak) (Deceased), Mother (deceased)
  • Renae Krocker (Deceased), Wife (deceased)
  • Jeanette Daniel-Garver, Ex-Wife
  • Shirley Elkins, Ex-Wife
  • Valerie Whitmer, Daughter
  • Jared Krocker, Son
  • Tiffany Hale, Daughter
  • Autumn Krocker, Daughter
  • Ruth Ann Brantley, Sister
  • Christine Taylor, Sister
  • Dennis Krocker, Brother
  • Angela Taylor, Niece
  • Dear grandfather of four, several nieces and nephews and many other loved ones and friends.


  • Visitation Friday, August 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 9, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, August 9, 2019


Edward H. Krocker

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Melissa Freytag

August 5, 2019

RIP Uncle Ed you will be missed and never forgotten! So so many memories I don't know where to begin. Love you! wish I could have seen you one last time ❤ sending prayers n hugs.

Love Missy (Niece)