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Heyer, Delmar L.

Heyer, Delmar L.

July 11, 1929 — October 3, 2020

Our Beloved Husband, Dad and Grandfather left this earthly home to be with his precious Savior on October 3, 2020.

Delmar L Heyer was born July 11, 1929 in Higginsville, Missouri to; Chris and Mathilda (Fischer) Heyer. Del was the youngest of 8 children. He might have been the youngest but he was never babied. He worked diligently right alongside his siblings and father, milking cows at the break of dawn and delivering the fresh milk to the local town. At the age of 22 he joined the Air Force, where he reached the rank of Staff Sergeant. After four years of service to our country, Del entered college where he earned his teaching degree. After college, he began his 27-year career as a high school teacher in Independence, Missouri. Mr. Heyer was loved by his students and his fellow staff members. Del never forgot his humble hard-working roots. Along with teaching he always worked a second job. Providing for his family was always a priority. Towards, the end of his teaching years, he began working evenings and weekends at Park Lawn Funeral Home. He continued working there for years after retiring from teaching. He enjoyed the comradery of his fellow workers and the satisfaction of helping others. The driving force in Del’s life, was his Faith. His heart’s desire was for all of his family to know and love Jesus the way he did. His second passion was his wife and family. As his family, we were all blessed by his generosity.

He and Marian celebrated 39 years of marriage on August 15 th of this year. Del and Marian were partners in every sense of the word. Through the years they bought, renovated, rented out and sold, more houses than any of us can count. They were just as happy working together, as they were traveling to the many iconic US locations they visited. Two of Del’s favorite trips were; going to Niagara Falls and Alaska.

In the later years of Del’s life, he enjoyed gardening. He loved watching The Kansas City Chiefs. He diligently went to the gym to exercise but what he looked forward to most, were Sunday Mornings, when he got to attend services at his and Marian’s home church, Abundant Life in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

Del leaves behind: His loving wife and helpmate, Marian (Kessler) Heyer, his brother: Lester Heyer of Port St Lucie, Florida, his two daughters: Judy (James) Bird, Janet (Robert) Schamback, his two stepsons: Steven (Pam) Fitzpatrick, Kenneth Fitzpatrick, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Our tears today are for the future times we’ll miss but they’re also for the sweet memories that warm our hearts. Our smiles are for the Glorious Celebration we know is happening in Heaven. Hug Jesus for us Grandpa. Thank you for being a wonderful example of a Godly Man for all who knew you. We know you were so thankful for the beautiful home you and Marian worked so hard for but we know now you have your very best home yet. Until we meet you there, we love you.

Visitation 9:30AM, services 10:30AM, Thursday, October 8 at Park Lawn, 8251 Hillcrest Rd.; 1PM graveside at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Abundant Life Church or Lumicare Hospice.

Service Information

Visitation 9:30AM, services 10:30AM, Thursday, October 8 at Park Lawn, 8251 Hillcrest Rd.; 1PM graveside at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, MO.

Heyer, Delmar L.'s Guestbook

Marian, Our condolences on the passing of Del. Jesus is now enjoying Del’s sweet smile. You and Del met and were married when we lived in Florida so we missed those early family reunions but thoroughly was blessed to meet Del when we returned to MO. He was such a delight to visit with and was always interested in others. Future family reunions will not be the same without him but we look forward to that great reunion with our Lord.

John And Joyce Fuehring

Our sincere condolences to the entire Heyer family. His and all the Heyer family were and are hard working and generous individuals. His faith as well as the rest of the Heyer family is a testament to our Grandpa Heyer and his faith. Our mother, his sister was a recipient of that “Amazing Grace” as well as the rest of Uncle Delmar’s siblings. A battle well fought!

Gary and Steve Schnakenberg

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