Ralph Richard “Rich” Heidebrecht, 80, went to be with his Savior on May 6, 2018, surrounded by family in Hoisington. He was formerly of McPherson, moving to Robson Ranch in Denton, Texas in October of 2012.
Ralph served in the Army National Guard from 1953 to 1959. He was a materials coordinator and purchasing agent for Johns Manville for 27 years.He was born on Oct. 3, 1937, in McPherson, the son of Ralph F. and Orpha I. (Beam) Heidebrecht. He graduated from McPherson High School in 1955 and McPherson College in 1960. Ralph was united in marriage to Sharon L. Rein on Aug. 13, 1992, in McPherson.
Ralph was a member of First Baptist Church, McPherson where he served the church in many capacities including the trustee board and being head usher. He was also a member of B.P.O.E. #502 and Turkey Creek Golf Club. He enjoyed activities at the McPherson Senior Center and coached youth baseball teams.
Survivors include: his wife, Sharon of the home; four children, Lori Lockert of Huntsville, Texas, Ron Heidebrecht (Marci) of Hillsboro, Brian Heidebrecht (Tiffani) of Southlake, Texas, and Rene Holder (Brian) of The Woodlands, Texas; step-children, Stephanie Van Scyoc (Lee) of Hoisington, and Michelle Reifschneider (Paul) of Hays; brothers, John Heidebrecht of Wichita, and Larry Heidebrecht (Kathy) of Omaha, Nebraska 17 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Carmon. A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m., Friday, June 1, 2018, at McPherson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 1, at the First Baptist Church, McPherson.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 2, at First Baptist Church.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the First Baptist Church in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.
Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com.