Robert William “Bill” Heidbreder, 84 Mr. Robert William “Bill” Heidbreder, of Osage Beach, Mo. passed away January 26, 2018 in Jefferson City, Mo., surrounded by his family and loved ones.

Robert William “Bill” Heidbreder, 84 Mr. Robert William “Bill” Heidbreder, of Osage Beach, Mo. passed away January 26, 2018 in Jefferson City, Mo., surrounded by his family and loved ones.

Bill was born on March 21, 1933 in Jefferson City, Mo., the son of George H. and Katherine J. (Worley) Heidbreder.

He was a 1951 graduate of Jefferson City High School.

Bill proudly served in the Unites States Army during the Korean Conflict.

He was employed as a painter with Allied Trade for 31 years prior to his retirement in 1998.

Bill was a member of International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades Union #676, Davenport, Ia. and a “Paid up for Life” member of Lake Ozark American Legion Post 229. He was also a member of Capital Voiture 1292 La Societe 40 and 8, Osage Beach Elks Lodge 2517 and a Life Member of the North American Fishing Club.

Bill was a true outdoorsman; he enjoyed fishing and feeding wildlife, especially birds and squirrels. He could be found relaxing with a cold one in hand visiting with his friends at the American legion or playing “Show Me the Money” at the Elks every Thursday night. Bill was loved by many and will be greatly missed by those who knew him.

Survivors include: two children, Dana Nelson of Jefferson City, Mo. and Don Heidbreder of New Bloomfield, Mo.; his brother, Jim Heidbreder of Holts Summit, Mo.; his sister, Janet Otke of Jefferson City, Mo.; three grandchildren, Dara Heidbreder, Nate Heidbreder and Dylon Nelson and one great grandchild, Millie Jo Jorgensen, all of Jefferson City, Mo.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Donald G. Heidbreder and one sister, Joan Brandstetter.

A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at 1:30 pm on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Osage Beach Elks Lodge 2517.

Inurnment with full military honors will be conducted at the National Cemetery in Springfield, Mo. on Bill’s birthday, Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

Because Bill didn’t care much for flowers, his family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Osage Beach Elks Lodge, in memory of the many good times he had there.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.