Obituary: Elmer Buchheit

Leo Elmer Buchheit, 85, of Friedheim, died Monday, July 27, 2020 at Monticello House. He was born Feb. 10, 1935 in Longtown to Leo J. and Adella Henneman Buchheit. He and Shirley Kurre were married May 1, 1954 at St. Maurus in Biehle.
He owned and operated Elmer Buchheit Construction and Elmer Buchheit Logistics, retiring in 2000.
He and Shirley loved to travel with his motor home and wintered in Arizona for 14 years. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Buchheit of Friedheim, Missouri; a son, Brad (Cathey) Buchheit of Oak Ridge; three grandchildren, Amanda (Eric) Eftink of Chaffee, Stefanie Buchheit of Oak Ridge and Zachary Buchheit of Friedheim; three great-grandchildren, Beka Newell, Madelyn and Brayden Eftink.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Mildred Miget, Eula Renner and Irene Wingerter.
Visitation was Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Ford & Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel in Cape Girardeau.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 am Thursday, July 30, 2020 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau with the Rev. Rick Jones officiating. Burial will be at Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Vincent de Paul Parish Building Fund. Online condolences may be made at


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