OBITUARY: Henry ‘Hank’ Heidebrecht

Henry “Hank” Dean Heidebrecht, 80, of Newton, died Tuesday morning, March 3, 2020, surrounded by his family in his home.

Born February 26, 1940, in McPherson, he was the son of the late Herman P. Heidebrecht and Katie (Androes) Heidebrecht.

Hank graduated from Inman High School, Ark City Community College and McPherson College. He also attended Pittsburg State University. He grew up in Inman and worked for Eaton Corp. in Hutchinson for 36 years. In 1999, Hank and Ann moved to Springfield, Mo., to enjoy retirement before moving back to Kansas in 2014. During his retirement, he and Ann travelled often. Hank enjoyed camping, fishing, woodworking, grilling, feeding the birds and spending quality time with his family and friends.

Hank is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Margaret Ann (Drassen) Heidebrecht; brother Leo Heidebrecht; brother-in-law Melvin (Sharon) Drassen; along with four children; Anita Fenwick of Newton, Connie (Kevin) Regier of North Newton, John (Wanda) Heidebrecht of Excelsior, Minn., and William Heidebrecht; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces, nephews, friends and coworkers.

He was predeceased by his parents, Katie and Herman; his siblings, Matilda Heidebrecht, Ruby Becker, Marvin Heidebrecht, Harvey Heidebrecht, Alva Heidebrecht, Esther Dickinson, Dorothy Rockey, Herman Heidebrecht Jr. and Erna Dings; and his grandsons Ethan Fenwick and Benjamin Heidebrecht.

Memorial services for Hank Heidebrecht will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Inman Mennonite Church, 304 S. Pine, Inman, KS 67546. Honorary pallbearers will be Marcia Fenwick, Tom Rockey, Roger Dickinson, Bonnie Swenson, Jerry Dickinson, Greg Krause, Leon Heidebrecht and Kevin Regier.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.bakerfhvc.com. Baker Funeral Home in Valley Center is in charge of arrangements.