March 12, 2011
Mr. LeRoy E. Heidebrecht, 75, of McPherson, passed away at 2:19 a.m., Saturday, March 12th, 2011 peacefully at Memorial Home, Moundridge, Kansas. LeRoy Ernest Heidebrecht, the son of Ernest P. and Marie L. (Hildebrand) Heidebrecht, was born May 12, 1935, at McPherson, Kansas. He was the eldest of three children born to this union, one son and two daughters: LeRoy, Lois, and Rachel. LeRoy attended and graduated from Big Lake country school. In 1953, he graduated from Inman High School, Inman, Kansas. During these years, LeRoy began a lifelong love of sports. He participated in football and basketball and received scholarships from McPherson College to continue his education and to play for them.On July 22, 1953, LeRoy was united in marriage to Glenna A. Wiens at the Inman Mennonite Church, Inman, Kansas. The young couple established their first home together in a small camper on the family farm near Inman. When LeRoy started school, they moved to McPherson. After two years LeRoy was ready to let his sports go for a while and wanted to finish his degree at Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas where he graduated in 1957, with his degree in accounting. The young couple were blessed with the birth of four children, two sons and two daughters; Rhonda, Brenton, Bradley, and Melissa. The family moved to Kansas City where LeRoy worked for Arthur Andersen and Co. as an accountant. During this time, LeRoy became a member of the Kansas City, Missouri Jaycees and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In 1971, he moved his family to McPherson, Kansas where he started his own business as the owner and operator of Heidebrecht Food Corp. meat processing and wholesale as well as being involved in the Heidebrecht family farm. After selling his meat business in 1978, LeRoy established Heidebrecht & Howell Accounting Firm located in the Warren Building. LeRoy was involved in his community as a member of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce and served as president, McPherson Crime Stoppers, Ducks Unlimited, American Association of Meat Processors, a member of the Kansas Meat Processors Association, and was a faithful member of the Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, rural Inman. LeRoy was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. His wise counsel, gracious smile, and sense of humor will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. He was very proud of his children, and always wanted the best for them. LeRoy was especially fond of his grandchildren and always looked forward to their visits and times they would share together. LeRoy loved all sports and enjoyed the competition. When the Chiefs moved to Kansas City he bought season tickets and participated in these games with family and friends for thirty years. These games were a “highlight” of his life. LeRoy loved to take his RV out every summer after April 15th. For two months they would travel across the United States. These trips were some of the best times he and Glenna had together. LeRoy enjoyed the out-of-doors and liked to go golfing and hunting with friends. LeRoy Heidebrecht, 75, of McPherson, passed away at 2:19 a.m., Saturday, March 12th, 2011, peacefully at Memorial Home, Moundridge, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest P. Heidebrecht.Surviving family members include his loving and devoted wife of over fifty-seven years, Glenna Heidebrecht of McPherson, Kansas; his four children, Rhonda Heidebrecht of Austin, Texas, Brenton Heidebrecht and his wife Bonnie of Austin, Texas, Bradley Heidebrecht and his wife Abbey of McPherson, Kansas, Melissa Frisbie and her husband Paul of Wichita, Kansas; his mother, Marie L. Heidebrecht of Inman, Kansas; his two sisters, Lois Schrag of McPherson, Kansas and Rachel Ulbricht-Montague and her husband JP of Ruther Glen, Virginia; his eight grandchildren, Andrew Heidebrecht, Tyler Heidebrecht, Allison Heidebrecht, Will Heidebrecht, Grace Heidebrecht, Gretchen Heidebrecht, Delaney Frisbie and Benjamin Frisbie; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and a host of friends.The memorial service will be held at Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, Inman, Kansas, at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 18th, with Chaplain Peter Hartman officiating. Special music “Amazing Grace”, “The Lord’s Prayer”, and “God Will Take Care of You” will be played.The final resting place will be at the McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, Kansas.Memorials in memory of LeRoy are suggested to the Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, American Diabetes Association, or the Hospice Care of Kansas, Newton office.USHERSPaul Burckhart Louis Martens Memorial contributions may be given to American Diabetes Assocation or Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church or Hospice Care of Kansas, Newton and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.
Mr. LeRoy E. Heidebrecht, 75, of McPherson, passed away at 2:19 a.m., Saturday, March 12th, 2011 peacefully at Memorial Home, Moundridge, Kansas. LeRoy Ernest Heidebrecht, the son of Ernest P. and Marie L. (Hildebrand) Heidebrecht, was born... View Obituary & Service Information
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