Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alma, with Pastor Fred Hertwig officiating. Burial was in St. Peter's Cemetery in the Flora community. Visitation was held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Concordia. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, The Lutheran Hour Ministries or Gideon's International. An online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Jan. 9, 1923, on the family farm in rural Blackburn, he was the son of the late Louis Bredehoeft and Clara Driver Bredehoeft. He was baptized on Jan. 28, 1923, at St. Peter's Church in the Flora community. He attended St. Peter's School for five years and two years at Hickory Grove School where he received his eighth grade diploma. He was confirmed at St. Peter's on April 5, 1936. On Feb. 19, 1950, he married Ruth Lovercamp who survives of the home. He was a lifelong farmer and received the Lafayette County Conservation Farmer of the Year award in 1978. He was a charter member of the Missouri Pork Producers and had served on the state board, as well as serving as president of the Lafayette County Pork Producers. He also served on the Alma Farmers Co-Op board, Alma Telephone Company board and was a member of Alma Lion's Club. He was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Alma where he held various offices and was a member of its Men's Club.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Neal Bredehoeft of Alma, Gene Bredehoeft of Concordia and Clark Bredehoeft of Blackburn; seven grandchildren; four great-grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Edwin, Leonard and Marvin Bredehoeft; and two sisters, Edna Flandermeyer and Leona Flandermeyer.