March 31, 1917 ~ September 4, 2010
Elmer K. Heying, age 93, of Ionia, Iowa, died on Saturday, September 4, 2010at Colonial Manor in Elma, Iowa. Elmer Karl Heying was born on March 31, 1917 to Ernest and Mary (Elenz) Heying in Hankinson, ND. He attended school in Richmond, Minnesota. Elmer helped his dad farm before entering into the United States Army on May 8, 1941. He served in the Mediterranean Theater during WWII, receiving the Purple Heart. Elmer received his honorable discharge on August 9, 1945. He moved to Elma and worked as a mechanic for Gansen Auto. He later managed Heying Skelly Servicein Elma. On November 25, 1948 Elmer was united in marriage to Bernice Boyle at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma. It was there in Elma that the couple made their home. Following Bernices death on February 10, 1958, Elmer was united in marriage to Charlotte Brown-Beaston on July 8, 1959. In 1968 Elmer was employed with Chamberlain Manufacturing. He then retired in 1980. Elmer enjoyed playing cards, fishing, dancing, and spending time with his family. Elmer is survived by his children, Marinell (Ralph) Halweg of Denver, Iowa, Sharron (Dan) Adelmund of Round Lake Beach, Illinois, Donna Jacoby (Bud Eggleston) of Traer, Iowa, Cheri (Kenny) Reich of Le Center, Minnesota, Helen (Tom) Geerts of North Washington, Iowa, Steve (Peg) Beaston of Centralia, Missouri, Julie DiLaura of Burnsville, Minnesota, Peter (Jane) Heying of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Tammy (Russ) Steffen of Sumner, Iowa; 26 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; his brothers, Paul (Jeanne)Heying of Richmond, Minnesota, and Ernest (Ann) Heying of Fallon, Nevada; and his sisters, Irma Huczek of Chicago, Illinois, Gen Linhoff ofAnaheim, California, and Delores (Dick)Schloeder of Richmond, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Bernice (Boyle) Heying; his second wife, Charlotte (Brown) Heying; three sons, Steven, Karl, and Edward; three great-grandsons; five brothers; and two sisters. Memorials: Memorials may be directed to the family. Cemetery: Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at Elma, Iowa. Visitation: Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, September 6, 2010 at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in Elma with a scriptural wake service at 6:00pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the funeral home in Elma. Service: Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, in Elma, Iowa with Father Ray Atwood as celebrant.