Marie Heidebrecht, 97, passed away August 25, 2012, at Pleasant View Home, Inman. She was born August 4, 1915, in Inman the daughter of Dietrich and Lena Loepp Hildebrand. She farmed with her husband and was co-owner of the Haven Locker and H. & H. Meats, Hesston. She was a member of Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, rural Inman. On August 4, 1934, she married Ernest P. Heidebrecht at Inman. He passed away on June 9, 2000. Survivors include two daughters, Lois Schrag of McPherson, Rachel Ulbricht-Montague and husband JP of Ruther Glen, VA, daughter-in-law, Glenna Heidebrecht of McPherson, a brother, Eldo Hildebrand of Dinuba, CA, 11 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest, a son, LeRoy, a sister Tena Regier and six brothers, Martin, Dan, Edward, Willis, Floyd and Lloyd.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, August 30, 2012 at Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church with Pastor Cleo Koop officiating. Private family burial will take place in Hoffnungsau Cemetery. Family will greet friends may call from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at the Pleasant View Home Chapel, Inman. Memorials may be sent to the Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church or Mennonite Central Committee in care of Buhler Mortuary, 120 North Main, Buhler, Kansas 67522.