Donald Ray Tracy

  • BORN: November 15, 1943
  • DIED: April 26, 2016
  • LOCATION: Concordia, Missouri

Donald Ray Tracy, 72, of Concordia, Missouri died on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

Born Monday, November 15, 1943 in Higginsville, Missouri, he was the son of the late Floyd Clifton Tracy and the late Geneva Marie Chapman Tracy. He was also preceded in death by one brother, William "Mack" Tracy and one sister, Jan Jackson.

Donald lived in Corder, Missouri for many years before moving to Concordia in 1978. He and Irma Boeschen were married January 27, 1962. He worked as a welder at Duetz-Allis Combine manufacturing plant in Independence, Missouri and was a member of the United Steel Workers Union #1958. After retirement he continued his love of woodworking and crafts and also enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Corder.

Surviving are his wife, Irma, of the home, son, Paul (Kris) Tracy of Knob Noster, MO, daughter, Donna (Jim) Small of Ruston, LA., 2 brothers, Richard (Linda) Tracy of Lexington, MO and Gary (Ann) Tracy of Waverly, MO, 3 sisters, Linda (Ken) Bauer of Higginsville, MO, Carol (George) Lefman of Higginsville, MO and Cheryl (Bob) Ellerman of Edwards, MO; 5 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Friday, April 29, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Zion Lutheran Church located at 500 N. Elizabeth St. Corder, Missouri 64021 with the Pastor Mark Junkin officiating and Mary Frerking serving as organist.. Interment will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Corder, MO. Pallbearers are Jim Small, Dustin Tracy, Jeremy Small, Blake Crabtree, Bryan McGraw and Danny Lefman.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Hoefer Funeral Home, 1600 Main St., Higginsville, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be sent to Lafayette County Cancer Coalition, P.O. Box 88 Higginsville, MO 64037 or to the Zion Lutheran Church in Corder, MO.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

  • April 28, 2016
    6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Hoefer Funeral Home
  • 1600 Main St.
  • Higginsville , MO 64037
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Funeral Service
  • April 29, 2016
    10:30 AM
  • Zion Lutheran Church
  • 500 N. Elizabeth St.
  • Corder, MO 64021
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  • April 29, 2016
    11:30 AM
  • Zion Lutheran Cemetery
  • Corder, MO 64021
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