Orlyn Heimsoth SR Obituary

Orlyn A. Heimsoth, Sr.

August 10, 1947 – July 15, 2023

Orlyn A. Heimsoth, Sr., 75, of Concordia, Missouri, went home to Jesus on Saturday, July 15, 2023, at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Missouri.

Orlyn was a loving husband to Diane Heimsoth (wife of 55 years); devoted father of Orlyn Andrew Heimsoth, Jr. of Camdenton, Missouri and Heather (Timothy) Liebnau of St. Louis, Missouri; dear brother of Melba Keele, Carole Puckett, Linda White, Wayne Heimsoth, Lynette Schulz, Rev. Jeffrey Heimsoth and brother-in-law Thomas W. Griffith; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Orlyn was born to Oscar and Mildred (Borchers) Heimsoth on August 10, 1947, on their family farm near Cole Camp, Missouri. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cole Camp, Missouri. Orlyn attended Benton County R-2 High School, where he met Diane.  He attended St. Paul’s Lutheran High School his senior year, St. Paul’s Junior College, then went on to graduate from Concordia College in River Forest, Chicago, Illinois with a degree in elementary education.  Orlyn and Diane married at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cole Camp on June 2, 1968.  Orlyn also obtained his master’s degree in education and an IT degree from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.

Orlyn led a full and blessed life as a beloved husband, father, and friend.  He blessed many others through his calling as a teacher, principal, and technology instructor.  Orlyn loved music and was a band director at St. Paul’s Lutheran Grade School in Concordia as well as a member of Joyful Sounds choir and hand bells at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  He also directed the brass choir on special holidays at church and played tuba with the Heidelberg Musikanten.

Orlyn had a strong faith in God, which he loved sharing with others.  He used his many talents and gifts to share the love of Jesus and help his friends, family, and those around him in his community.  He will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew him.

Funeral services were held July 25, 2023, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Concordia.  Burial was in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to St. Paul’s Lutheran Grade School Scholarship Fund, The Lutheran Bible Translators, Emergency Medical Services of Higginsville or The Lutheran Hour.

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