James “Jim” Joseph Heiter, 87, of Alexandria, SD, died Saturday, March 21, 2020 in the comfort of his own home. Private funeral services were held, and he was laid to rest in the St. Thomas Cemetery in DeSmet, SD. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.
James was born April 20th, 1932 in Emery, SD to Edward and Agnus Heiter. He was called to duty for the Korean War from 1952-1954. After returning from his deployment, James married his love, Helen Peckenpaugh, on April 16th, 1955.
James enjoyed hunting, gardening, golfing, and spending time with his family who will miss him dearly.
James is survived by his wife, Helen; children, Sandy (Mark) Webb of Des Moines, IA, Bruce (Tambi) Heiter of Bondurant, IA, Michael (Debra) Heiter of Sioux Falls, SD; grandchildren, Bridget (Brian) Gilbertson, Jason Heiter, Travis (Lindsay) Heiter, Andrea (John) Benson, Kiley Jo (Ethan) Noble, Jordyn (Austin) Wiser, and Megan Heiter; great-grandchildren, Eyan Anderson, Al Ludwig, Finn, Carsyn, and Charolette Gilbertson, Paityn and Charley Heiter, Silas and Sterling Benson, Braxten and Kinnick Noble, Bennett Wiser, and many nieces and nephews.