Alice Heim

Alice Nellie Heim, 83, of Lansing went to be with the Lord in the early morning of July 1, 2018. She had been a resident of Willow Gardens Care Center in Marion for the past month and a half. She was blessed to have all her extended family visit and care for her.

Funeral Service was held Saturday, July 7 at Lansing United Methodist Church, Lansing with Pastor Sedar Wembonyama and Dawn Coffman as officiants. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing.

Alice was born July 19, 1934 to Sarah Jane Cole and Charles Behrends. She grew up in the Lansing area and attended local schools.

Alice received her Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certificate in 1974 and for many years was an in-home caregiver for residents of Waukon and Lansing. She also loved to cook and spent her later years cooking at Sweeney’s On the River. She loved her afternoon sessions playing cards at Shep’s and with other friends for hours every chance she got.

In 1950, Alice married Donald Heim. To this union seven children were born.

Alice is survived by her children: Donna Hager, Connie (Tom) Wardenburg, Jeanne Farley, Ron (Peg) Heim and Tim (Kathy) Heim; a step-son, Don (Char) Heim; a daughter-in-law, Rita Heim; two sisters, Eleanor (Roger) Homewood and Mary (Russell) Bartels; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; her dear best friend of 50-plus years, Pat; and a half-brother, Earl.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Steve and Gary Heim; a granddaughter, Heather Heim; two sisters, Lucille Bennett and Laura Dundee; five brothers-in-law; two half-brothers, Kenny and Charles; and one half-sister, June.

She will be greatly missed by the grandkids who she could make laugh without trying, for her love of all sweets and at times her determination and bullheadedness to get what she wanted!

Go fly high, Gram (Mom)!

Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Lansing assisted the family with arrangements.

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