Percy Buchheit

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Percy A. Buchheit, 90, of Perryville passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Perry Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Perryville.

He was born May 5, 1921, in Perry County, Mo., to Thomas and Ida Krieger Buchheit. He and Dolores Brewer were married April 12, 1947.

Buchheit served in the Army during World War II.

He was a bricklayer and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Holy Name Society and American Legion Post 133.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters and a son, Joan Hoehn of Perryville, Donna (Ray) Hager of Barnhart, Mo., Craig Buchheit, Cindy Buchheit and special friend Kirk Frentzel, all of Perryville; five sisters and six brothers, Eunice Schott of Denver, Roy Buchheit of Yuma, Ariz., Lela Buerck of Perryville, Zita Brancio of Colorado, Dennis and Ronnie Buchheit of St. Louis, Tom Buchheit of Lake of the Ozarks, Betty Nahlik of Arnold, Mo., Paul Buchheit of Lake of the Ozarks, Patty Vogel of Arnold and Chancey Buchheit of Ste. Genevieve, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Louise Buchheit; two brothers, Elmer and Gilbert Buchheit; a granddaughter, Jenny Buchheit; and son-in-law, Calvin Hoehn.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Young and Sons Funeral Home. The Catholic wake will be at 7:30 p.m. today, and the rosary will be recited at noon Wednesday.

Funeral Mass will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Church, with the Rev. Milton Ryan officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, with military graveside service provided by American Legion Post 133 and Delta Team.

Memorials are preferred to AmHeart Hospice, St. Vincent Schools or Masses.