Willard Bredehoeft, 83, of Lincoln, died Thursday, May 5, 2011, at the Sylvia Thompson Care Center in Sedalia. He was born on August 27, 1927, in Blackburn, MO, the son of Alvin and Esther Zumbehl Bredehoeft.
On October 5, 1947, he was united in marriage to Ethel Fricke at Emma, MO. He lived most of his life near Alma, MO. In 1980, they moved to the Warsaw/Lincoln area and operated E & W Flea Market in Lincoln for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Donald Bredehoeft.
Surviving is his wife, Ethel, of Sylvia Thompson in Sedalia, two daughters, Connie Shelton and husband, David, of Warrensburg and Kathy Wilborn of Syracuse, a sister, Alverna Nierman of Concordia, seven grandchildren, Amy Stilfield (Eric) of Sedalia, Tim Evert (Janet) of Warrensburg, Jeff Evert (Jennifer) of Holden, Sara Lentz (Josh) of Green Ridge, Daniel Skelton (Monica) of Grain Valley, Matt Skelton (Jackie) of Warrensburg and Stephanie Guin (Ryan) of Lee's Summit, eight great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln, MO. Graveside services 1:30 P.M., Tuesday in Blackburn, MO at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery of Blackburn. Friends may call after 9:00 AM Monday with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 PM, at the Davis-Miller Funeral Home, Lincoln, MO. Memorials to the Zion Lutheran Church in care of the Davis-Miller Funeral Home, Lincoln, MO.
Davis-Miller Funeral Home
119 W. Main P.O. Box 400
Lincoln, MO 65338