Obit: Heiman, Evelyn Ruby (1931 - 2016)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Heiman, Hizer, Bedell, Faust, Ernst, Gregorich, Huffman, Prock, Melby, Cortez, Joseph

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 11/02/2016

Heiman, Evelyn Ruby (29 September 1931 – 24 October 2016)

Evelyn Heiman, 85, of Neillsville died Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, at her home surrounded by family.

Evelyn Ruby Heiman was born Sept. 29, 1931, in West Almond, NY, the daugher of George and Gladys (Hizer) Bedell. When Evelyn was young, she and her family moved to the Fairchild are. She graduated from Fairchild high School. After graduating, Evelyn worked at the Prock Store in Neillsville, first as a house helper and then as a store clerk. She was united in marriage to Francis L. Heiman Oct. 15, 1955, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville. Evelyn and Francis raised their children and farmed in the Town of Weston their entire married life. Francis died Oct. 3, 2010.

Evelyn was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the St. Anthony Circle of the PCCW. She enjoyed doing puzzles and work puzzles, gardening and tending to her flowers. She especially enjoyed reading and when it got too hard to read, she would listen to books on her iPod. Most important in her life, however, was her family. She was very proud of her children and grandchildren and was their biggest supporter in all they were involved with in their daily lives.

She is survived by her children: Ann (John) Faust of Marshfield, Mark (JaNel) Heiman of Neillsville, Katie (John) Ernst of Hortonville, Greg (Deanna) Heiman of Neillsville and Liz (Laverne) Gregorich, Jr. of Greenwood; grandchildren: Michael, Scott, Janell, Daniel, Matthew and Julia Heiman; Adam, Nathan and Thomas Ernst; Molly (Kasidy)) Huffman, Maggie and Max Heiman, Olivia and Elynor Gregorich; great-grandchildren: Peyton, Landon, Alissa, Tevyn, Kieran and Madelyn; a brother, Harry (Elaine) Bedell of Neillsville and a sister, Elsie Melby of Osseo, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and two brothers: Bob and Everett Bedell and a brother-in-law, Melvin Melby.

The Mass of Christian Burial for Evelyn was held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville. The celebrant was Rev. Varkey V. Joseph. Music was provided by Vicente Cortez, organist and St. Mary’s Choir. Interment was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation was from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Casketbearers were: Daniel Heiman, Matthew Heiman, Scott Heiman, Michael Heiman, Max Heiman and Nathan Ernst.

Online condolences may be made at  The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Evelyn’s family with funeral arrangements.



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