Robert Francis Heim, Dubuque

Robert Francis Heim, 93, of Dubuque, Iowa, and formerly of Luxemburg and Holy Cross, died suddenly, Sunday, October 20, 2013, at Sunset Park Place, Dubuque, Iowa.

Friends may call from 2:00 – 8:00- p.m. Friday, October 25, 2013, at Kramer FuneralHome in Dyersville where the Scherrman-Peterson American Legion Post 656 will attend at 6 p.m. and a parish vigil service will be held at 4:00 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 26, 2013, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Luxemburg, Iowa with burial in the church cemetery.  Rev. Jose Comparan will officiate.  Scherrmann-Peterson American Legion Post 656 will accord Military Honors.

Bob was born July 4, 1920, in Bellevue, Iowa, the son of Charles and Mary (Keenan) Heim.  He graduated from St. Joseph’s CatholicHigh School with the class of 1936, and he enlisted in the US Navy in 1942 and served until 1946 as an Aviation Machinists Mate.  He married Bernice Catherine Roling on October 8, 1947, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bellevue.  Together they raised 13 children and farmed near Luxemburg, IA.  She preceded him in death on Oct. 7, 1985.  He later married Shirley Mae Meyer Hyde on March 21, 1987, in Dubuque, Iowa.  They resided in Holy Cross.  She also preceded him in death on January 31, 2011.

Survivors include his children: Ruth Heim of Roselle, IL, Thomas (Bev) Heim of New Albin, IA, Patricia (George) Penokie of Rochester, MN, Harold (Sherri) Heim of Manchester, IA, Alice (Dale) Roling of Dodgeville, WI, Rosalie (Russ) Sudmeier of New Vienna, IA, Brenda (Pat) Wessels of Dyersville, IA, Marvin (Laurie) Heim of Decorah, IA, George Heim of Dubuque, IA, Kenneth (Bonnie) Heim of Caladonia, MN, Frank (Michelle) Heim of Platteville, WI, Karen (Greg) Amadon of Seattle, WA, and David (Laurie) Heim of New Vienna, IA; 33 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren with two more on the way;

step-children: Shirley (Glen) Loper of Viroqua, WI, Debra (William) Dotolo, of Harrison, AR, Georgia Lindemann of Montgomery,MN, Jeanna Meyer of Lakeville, MN, daughter-in-law, Nancy Hyde of Dubuque, IA,

sisters-in-law: Marcie Roling, Rosemary Roling, Izzy Stillmunkes, Lou (John) Merkes,Leona Roling and Helen Daugherty; a brother-in-law, Alvin Kilburg,

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bernice, second wife, Shirley, siblings: Vincent (Elizabeth) Heim, John (Audrey) Heim, Helen (Joseph) Roling, Charles Heim; a son-in-law, Robert Chabak;

grandchildren: Heidi Heim, Kimberly Wessels, Robert Roling, Matt Fiala

step-children: Virgil Lee and Brian Hyde, Judith Brauer,

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