Dennis E. Heimes

Dennis E. Heimes age 75 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at Park View Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge, Nebraska.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating. Burial of his cremated remains will be at St. Michael’s cemetery in Hartington with military honors by the Hartington VFW Post #5283.  Family will receive friends on Tuesday, at church, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Dennis Edward was born on June 4, 1947 in Yankton to Adolph John and Eunice Darlene (Klanderud)  Heimes. He was the second of nine children.  Dennis attended Holy Trinity grade school and Cedar Catholic High School in Hartington followed by several years at Creighton University in Omaha while pursuing an engineering degree before he joined the U S Army in February 1969.  He served until February 1971, which included a tour in Germany.

After receiving an honorable discharge from the Army, Dennis returned to Hartington where he joined the family business of Your Bakery and Market which he led as the primary baker for 10 years until it closed.  He then joined the Hartington Concrete Company where he was a truck driver and precast operator until he suffered a stroke in 2007. Since that time, he has been in assisted living or nursing home environments.

Dennis was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and was a member of the same Council with his dad, Adolph.  He was a man of few words but he was very smart, especially with numbers and trivia.  He enjoyed watching many game shows and if he had ever been invited to participate on one, he would have done very well.  He enjoyed putting puzzles together including framing the good ones.  He enjoyed gardening even from his wheelchair in the later years.

He is survived by his siblings, Don (Pat) Heimes from Columbus NE, Lee (Liz) Heimes from Omaha, NE, Al (Cindy) Heimes from Omaha, NE, Lynn (Dan) Melanson from The Villages, FL, Cindy (Hal) Somer from Yankton, SD, Terry (Lisa) Heimes from Lincoln, NE, Brad (Sue) Heimes from Omaha, NE and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Adolph and Eunice Heimes, a brother Randy Heimes, sister-in-law Cheryl (Randy) Heimes, nieces Courtney (Heimes) Hagen and Jennifer Heimes, great nephew Landon Somer.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Cedar Catholic Endowment, the Hartington Community Foundation, the Hartington Veterans Memorial Fund or to Holy Trinity Church.

 

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4 response to "Dennis E. Heimes"

  1. By: Cindy(Stevens) Masur and Evelyn Stevens Posted: July 2, 2022

    Our deepest sympathies to you all. Mom always enjoyed visiting with him when he was at the Embers….she always said he could always put the hardest puzzles together! She said he was a great gardener too! Our prayers will be for you all at this sad time. Evelyn Stevens and Cindy(Stevens) Masur

  2. By: Bonnie Kumm Posted: July 3, 2022

    My prayers are with all of his family. Denny was my ROCK when I worked at the Embers. We had so much fun with the garden, the rhubarb!😂 He was always there early morning when I got to work. If it started bad he always got me in a better mood. He’s not in any pain no more.

  3. By: Susan Cook Sinda Posted: July 3, 2022

    Bill Cook, Robert Cook and Susan Cook Sinda wish to give our condolences to Dennis’s family. As Children we fondly remember summer visits with the Heimes family in Hardington. Our father, Francis Cook, used to take us to visit his grandma, Anna Thompson, and his cousins including Eunice Heimes and Kenneth, Wendell, and Phyllis Klanderud.

  4. By: Susan Cook Sinda Posted: July 4, 2022

    Our condolences to Dennis’s family. We have fond memories of summer trips to Nebraska to visit our dad’s (Francis Cook) extended family. Susan (Cook) Sinda, Bill Cook, and Robert Cook

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