Marilynn J. Heimer
Born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on Jun 11, 1938
Died on Jun 02, 2017 and resided in Sheboyagn, Wisconsin
Marilynn J. Heimer “Mary”, age 78, of Sheboygan, passed away at home on Friday, June 2, 2017 after a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma. Born on June 11, 1938 in Sheboygan, Mary was the eldest daughter of the late Sydney and Francis Riddle.
Marilynn attended local schools. On June 11, 1955, Mary was united in marriage to the late Alfred E. Heimer at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Sheboygan. She demonstrated a hard work ethic, and was employed at Wigwam Mills for over 40 years prior to her retirement. Mary was known to have a “green thumb”; there was not a plant Mary could not save. Her yard in summer was a showcase of flowers. People would walk or drive by and marvel at its beauty. Mary was a great cook and baker. She enjoyed sharing meals and baked goods with her family and friends. Most evenings, Mary would read or crochet, and her cherished dogs, Priscilla and Charlie, were always by her side. She was a huge fan of Elvis Presley and often found comfort in the words to his music.
Faith and family were most important to Mary. The love for her husband, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren was undeniable. It was a love that was deep, and wide, and wonderful! Grandma’s house on the Fourth of July and Christmas Eve were cherished times. Times filled with love and a lot of laughter, especially with grandma’s unique sense of humor. Mary’s faith and strong spirit inspired her to move forward each day. Despite her trials, she remained faithful to our God. Without a doubt, God was there with open arms, welcoming her to her heavenly home.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Joan (Randy) Prigge, of Sheboygan; seven grandchildren, Matthew VanHavern, of Sheboygan, Kimberly (JP) Doepke, of Sarasota, FL, Maxwell VanHavern, of DePere, Andrea (Troy) Garrison, of West Bend, Aaron Prigge (Jessica), of Green Bay, Ryan Prigge (Jenny), of Sheboygan and Lauren Prigge (Kevin), of Sheboygan; great-grandchildren, Milo, Finley, Caleb, Tristan, Jordan and Kennedi. She is further survived by her sisters, Patricia Olson, Sandra Goodwin and Joanne Kamenick; brothers, James Riddle and Tom Riddle; a brother-in-law, Wayne Bramstedt and Jean Heimer’s fiancé John Kuehlmann. Along with her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred E. Heimer, a son, Steven J. Heimer, a daughter, Jean M. Heimer, a brother, Robert Riddle, and our littlest angel, great-granddaughter, Lola Grace Doepke.
A vigil service for Mary will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St. Sheboygan with Rev. Matthew J. Widder officiating. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service at 7:00 p.m. At Mary’s request those who are attending the service are invited to speak, share a memory or tell a story about her. A private burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery.
A heartfelt and sincere thank you to Dr. Kumar and the staff at the Vince Lombardi Cancer Center for their care and compassion throughout the years. Should friends desire, contributions in Marilynn’s memory can be made to the Vince Lombardi Cancer Center or Lake Country Academy.
To find your way through life, follow the Son.
Memorial Service: Thursday Jun 8, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home
Visitation: Thursday Jun 8, 2017, 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home
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