Mr. Homeyer transitioned to his heavenly home on April 2, 2021 surrounded by his family and caregivers.A Graveside service for Edward Otto Homeyer, 94 of Caldwell are set Thursday @ 10 AM April 8, 2021 at Elizabeth Lutheran cemetery Highway 21 E. Caldwell Texas with Pastors David Johnson and Terry Bage officiating. Viewing will be from 6 to 8 on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Strickland Funeral Home in Caldwell.
Edward Otto Homeyer was born on July 14, 1926 to Otto and Bertha Homeyer in Caldwell, TX. He married the love of his life, Johnnie Ruth Mrnustik on June 27, 1948 at the Brethren Church in Caldwell.
Edward’s life was centered around his faith and his Heavenly Father. He loved the Lord first and foremost. Upon his graduation from Caldwell High School, he joined the United States Navy. Edward was stationed at a San Diego Air Base in California, serving during World War II. His deployment sent him to Guam and Saipan. He enjoyed his time as a radioman on a World War II torpedo bomber and served his country proudly for four years. At the end of his service, he returned home to his dream of farming. He farmed part time and operated Humble gas station on Highway 36. He was gifted with the ability of woodworking and was employed by Arthur Pape as a carpenter. The final chapter came when he was able to go back to full-time farming. Edward and Johnnie Ruth worked hard together farming, raising chickens, hogs, cattle, and gardening. They enjoyed spending time together working and raising their children and grandchildren. Barney, his son, later joined him in the farming business known as B&E Homeyer. During Edwards life he was a part of the Burleson county fair Association, an honorary American Chapter Farmer, volunteer for the Caldwell Fire Department, senior citizen of the year, member of the New Tabor Brethren Church, and former member of the Elizabeth Lutheran Church.
Edward was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Johnnie Ruth Homeyer.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Barney and Cathy Homeyer of Caldwell; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Paul Skrabanek of Caldwell; sister Evelyn McDonald of Waco; grandchildren, Stephen and wife Dana Skrabanek, Tiffany and husband Kit Parkin, Dennis and wife Jill Homeyer, Catie and husband Sidney Dromgoole; great grandchildren, Brenden and Blair Homeyer, Blaine and Carson McRae, Austin Dromgoole, Brynleigh and Carson Parkin, and Peyton Skrabanek; nephews and niece, Jerry and Anne Mcdonald, Rodney and Cheryl McDonald, and Sandra and Rod Lambes along with great nieces and great nephew, and two very special friends he truly enjoyed, Dottie and Blackie his dogs.
Pallbears will be Larry Hein, Albert Surovik, Jeff Garbs, John Hoffman, Ted Dusek, and Dick Dusek.
Acting as Honorary Pallbearers will be Wendy Castaneda, Cynthia Schultz, and grandchildren, Stephen Skrabanek, Tiffany Parkin, Dennis Homeyer, and Catie Dromgoole.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to New Tabor Brethren Church, Elizabeth Lutheran Church, and Traditions Hospice.