Elmer Heying

elmer heying
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.

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  1. Helen, Julie and Pete Sorry to hear of Elmer’s passing. I enjoyed caring for him when he was in the hospital and having a nice talk about when he was in the service. And he was a nice godfather. I am working nights and will be unable to attend his services. Please accept my sympathany…know that he is in a better place.

  2. Please Accept my sincere sympathy. Know that I am thinking about all of you. Art and isabelle were my parents . Sincerely, Lois

  3. Sorry to hear of the loss of your Father, Elmer. You and all your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in your memories of him.

  4. Helen, julie, and family, so sorry to hear of your dad”s passing. you are all in our thoughts and prayers. take care, Leo and Bev

  5. Pete,
    I’m so sorry to hear about the death of your father. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Take care,

  6. Helen & Family

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

  7. Helen and family, my thoughts are with you at this difficult time of losing your father. I enjoyed visiting with him when he got out for his little walks at the aprt. complex.

  8. To All of Elmer’s Kids: Wow where does time go? Elmer’s passing leaves a big hole in my heart – he is the last of the neighborhood “Parents” – It seems like yesterday we were all children, without a care in the world – I still can hear my Mother say “Let’s see if Elmer can fix it?” – He could and he did – He was truly a special Man to our family
    as he was to yours – I feel so bad I was out of town and not able to pay my last respects to Him – May he rest in Peace, he truly deserves it as a Soldiers (wounded in WWII), as a Parent,( losing three sons at such an early age), as a Husband (burying 2 wives), he walked a long tough road – My Deepest Sympathy to All of You…..

    Think of all of you so often and Remember When?

  9. Family of Elmer Heying,
    I want to extend to the family my sincere sympathy in the passing of Elmer.
    I feel bad that I didn’t make it to Elmer’s wake or funeral, but I didn’t find out untill September 20th that Elmer had passed away on the 4th. I grew up with Steve, Julie, Helen , Tammy and Peter and want them to know that I would have come to both the wake and funeral had I known about Elmer’s passing in time.


    Steven Murphy

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