Linus F. Emmendorfer

Linus F. Emmendorfer, 83, of Perryville, Missouri passed away Sunday, July 7, 2024 at his residence, surrounded by family. 


He was born September 30, 1940 in Point Rest, MO to Franklin G. and Elvira M. (Brewer) Emmendorfer.

He and Wanda M. Bishop were married on July 29, 1983 in Paducah, KY.  She survives in Perryville, MO.

Linus was a Navy Veteran and retired from the Department of Defense as an Aircraft Inspector. He was a member of the Faith Presbyterian Church.  Linus was a Charter member of the Elks, and a member of the American Legion, Eagles, Am Vets and Knights of Columbus.  

His passion of Genealogy, Music, Woodworking, fly fishing and camping gave him happiness which he shared with others to enjoy life’s blessings.,

Survivors include two sons, Edward (Loretta) Emmendorfer, Kenneth (Lisa) Emmendorfer; one daughter, Karen (Curtis George) Shepherd; two stepdaughters, Michele (Todd) Ransom, Melinda (Chris) Hill; two brothers, Robert (Edna) Emmendorfer, William (Mercedes) Emmendorfer; 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson (Christopher Shepherd) and step-son (Shane Blechle).

Visitation at Ford & Young Funeral Home in Perryville, MO:

    Thursday, July 11, 2024 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and with an Elks Service at 6:30 pm. 

    Friday, July 12, 2024 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. 

Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am Friday, July 12, 2024 at Ford & Young Funeral Home in Perryville with Pastor Christopher Seah officiating.

Burial will be at  the Home Cemetery in Perryville with Military Honors Graveside provided by the American Legion Post 133.

 Memorial contributions may be given for family use.  

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Ford & Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.