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Irma Mae Heiman

Irma Mae Heiman

Irma Mae Heiman, 78, Mitchell, formerly Bridgewater and Presho, died Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Sanford Care Center in Chamberlain. Funeral services will be 10:30 am Saturday, at First Lutheran Church in Mitchell. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 pm Friday at the church in Mitchell. Arrangements are with the Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Irma was born to Albert and Alice (Paulson) Wolf in Alexandria, SD on August 9, 1935. She grew up on the family farm near Alexandria until meeting her husband Lawrence Heiman.

On October 1, 1952, Irma married Lawrence Heiman in Menno, SD. To this union five children were born; Larry, Dennis, Allen, Carol and Jeff. Lawrence and Irma took care of his family farm near Emery after they were married. When they moved to Mitchell, Irma worked as a nurses' aide at the Methodist hospital and in the bakery at Randalls Grocery Store. Later they moved to Bridgewater where she began working for Olie Olson in the Bridgewater and Freeman bakeries. She continued to work in the Bridgewater Bakery for over thirty-two years until its closing. She moved to Mitchell when she retired. She enjoyed coffee with her friends and family and many, many games of Bingo.

Irma was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the First Lutheran Church of Mitchell.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Lawrence and two daughters-in-law, Toni Heiman and Denise Heiman; her parents, brothers: Robert and Don Wolf; sister, Norma Schroeder; brothers-in-law: Dell and Burt Schroeder, Harold Heiman, Vernon Presuhn and Elmer Backus and sisters-in-law: Vera Presuhn and Esther Backus.

Surviving her are her children: Larry Heiman, Dennis Heiman (Gayli), Allen Heiman(Tami), Carol Gibbs/Schoenfelder(Norm) and Jeff Heiman; her grandchildren: Chris Heiman(Kelli), Jason Heiman, Caley Heiman(Lindsey), Jaimie Heiman, Matt Heiman (Emma), Nicholas Heiman, Tiaunna Heiman, Tim Heiman (Joan), Nichole Sullivan (Dustin), Jim Gibbs, Brad Schoenfelder(Doreen), Mark Schoenfelder (Becca), Nicole Hurrle (Adam), Tyler Heiman, Brittany Warren, Cody Heiman and Trista Heiman and great-grandchildren: Brekken Heiman, Brady Heiman, McKenzie Heiman, Hunter Heiman, Tanner Heiman, Gracie Heiman, Peightyn Sullivan, Brynleigh Sullivan, Olivia Gibbs, Brody Smith, Bentley Gibbs, Ashley Hurrle , Alex Hurrle, Riley Schoenfelder(Kristin), Austin Schoenfelder (Tyalee) and great-great-granddaughter, Hadlee Schoenfelder. Also surviving Irma are her sister, Hilda Schroeder; brother, Harold Wolf (Marcy); her sister, Patti Goldhammer (Richard) and brother-in-law, Dale Heiman (Kathleen).

Irma was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and a wonderful friend to all. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.