Otto "Chris" Heumader

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Otto "Chris" Heumader, 89, of St. Joseph, Mo., passed away at his home Sunday, June 23, 2019. Chris was born Jan. 9, 1930, in St. Joseph, to Otto and Evelyn (Leslie) Heumader.

He served his country during the Korean Conflict as a mechanic and prop specialist. He was in the Army Air Corp, which changed to the United States Air Force during his time in service. He was honorably discharged May 10, 1952.

Chris had worked for Hanson & Mead, and retired from Feeney Construction Company. He was a member of the VFW, and Maxwell Heights Presbyterian Church, Clerk of Session.

Chris married Betty Jean Farmer on Feb. 6, 1950. She preceded him in death on Jan. 5, 2003. Also preceding him in death were his parents; sister, Eleanor Minor; and son-in-law, Jerry Burris Jr.

Survivors include his children, David (Sue Ann) Heumader of Nevada, Mo., Susan Heumader of Kansas City, Mo., Karen Burris of Kearney, Mo., Kelly (Dan) Schmidt of St. Joseph, Mo., and Kimmi (Jerry) Masterson of St. Joseph, Mo.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 14 stepgreat-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends; and his beloved cats, Amos and Amy.

Memorial contributions to Maxwell Heights Presbyterian Church would be appreciated.

Services will be Monday, July 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be Sunday, June 30, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.