James L. Heidbrink, age 77, of Linn, passed away on Sunday, May 9, 2021, at his residence.
James was born on October 28, 1943, in Mt. Sterling, a son to the late Fred and Anna (Hollandsworth) Heidbrink.
James was a 1961 graduate of Linn High School and was a 1963 graduate of Linn State Technical College with a degree in Electronics.
On June 26, 1965, he was united in marriage to Sherah A. Armbruster at Pin Oak Baptist Church in Mt. Sterling. Sherah preceded him in death on May 11, 2018.
James was employed at Kellwood Manufacturing in New Haven as a maintenance electrician.
James was a member of Pin Oak Baptist Church in Mt. Sterling.
James enjoyed going to listen to Gospel music, watching tractor pulls, and he never turned down a free meal. He loved to cut wood and mess with his chainsaws.
James is survived by two sons, Steven Heidbrink of Mt. Sterling and Clinton Heidbrink and his wife Carolyn of Jefferson City; three grandchildren, Brittany Heidbrink, Gannon and Lacey Heidbrink; one great-grandchild, Preston Figueroa; Jim was like a “dad” to Jennifer (Arnold) Chambers of Columbia and Jeffrey Arnold of Owensville. He also considered Jana (Garth) Albers a “sister-in-law”. Jim spent many an enjoyable hour with his beloved cat, Chappy.
In addition to his parents and wife of fifty-two years, James was preceded in death by an infant brother, Fred Heidbrink, Jr.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday May 15, 2021, at Pin Oak Baptist Church in Mt. Sterling with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastors Glen Duncan and Greg Kontz officiating. Inurnment will be held at Giedinghagen Cemetery near Mt. Sterling.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Pin Oak Baptist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214) www.mortonchapel.com