Floyd A Heidbreder, 86, Palmyra, Mo., passed away Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at his residence in Palmyra, Mo.
Floyd was born Dec. 4, 1933, in Palmyra, to Bernhard and Mathilda Voepel Heidbreder. He was married to Karen Pflantz on Aug. 7, 1966, at Zion Lutheran Church. She preceded him in death on Nov. 25, 2004.
Survivors include his son Mark (Lori) Heidbreder, Palmyra; brother, Glen Heidbreder, Jamestown, Mo.; sisters in-law, Linda Lehenbauer, Hatton, Mo; and Edith Heidbreder, Kirkwood, Mo.; brother in-law, Earl Johnson (Nancy), Noblesville, Ind.; grandchildren, Austin Heidbreder, Alexis Heidbreder, Addison Heidbreder, Jonathan Freeman (Angie), Kayla Woods (Kyle) Christopher (Hilary) Paro, Kaitlynn Hoerr (Mac) and James Easley; nine great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; brother, Warren Heidbreder; sisters in-law, Mary Ann Heidbreder, Brenda Johnson and Sharon Pflantz; and brother-in-law, David Lehenbauer.
Floyd was a 1952 graduate of Palmyra High School. He served in the United States Army from 1956-1958. Once home, he went on to earn his business degree from Culver-Stockton College.
He was a lifelong farmer on the family farm with his brother, Glen. After he retired from farming, he enjoyed attending antique auctions and drinking coffee with his buddies at Hardee’s.
He was an avid sports fan, including rooting for the Cardinals, Green Bay Packers and the St. Louis Blues. He enjoyed attending Palmyra Panther sporting events such as basketball, softball and football whenever he got the chance.
Floyd attended Zion Lutheran Church of Palmyra.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday March 5, at Zion Lutheran Church in Palmyra, Mo. Rev. Wes Gehrke will officiate. Burial with full military honors performed by American Legion Boots-Dickson Post #174 will be at Greenwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Austin Heidbreder, Christopher Paro, James Easley, Paul Heidbreder, Steven Lehenbauer and Jeff Lehenbauer.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Kaiser, Rex Pflantz, Norbit Witt, Jonathan Freeman, grandkids and the “Old Coots” (Hardee’s gang).
Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or the Palmyra Nutrition Center.
Friends and family are invited to Floyd’s life celebration at a visitation from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday March 4, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel.
Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be viewed at www.lewisbrothersfuneralchapel.com.