Marcene M. Heimerman, 98, of Stacyville, Iowa, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 13, 2022, at the Faith Lutheran Home in Osage, Iowa.
Visitation will be held at the Visitation Catholic Church in Stacyville, on Tuesday, August 16 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., with the rosary starting at 3:45. The funeral mass will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 17, with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Ray Burkle will officiate. Interment will be at the Visitation Catholic Cemetery following the mass.
Marcene was born January 15, 1924, in St. Ansgar, Iowa, daughter of Frederick and Anna Delia (Monahan) Warrington. She attended Mount Mercy College for one year after high school until she met the age requirement to be a teacher, and she then taught in a rural one-room schoolhouse.
She and Francis Heimerman were married June 10, 1947, at Sacred Heart Church in Osage, Iowa, spending 50 years together. After getting married, Marcene focused on her family and raising their children. She returned to teaching in 1969 at Visitation School in Stacyville, where she taught for 19 years. While teaching, she continued her education through night classes and summer school and earned her BA in elementary education from Upper Iowa University in 1978.
Marcene and Francis farmed for 35 years near McIntire, Iowa. Marcene loved gardening, baking, teaching, and playing cards with their friends. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family including her children, grandchildren and their families.
She is survived by her five children, Sandy Offen, McIntire, Iowa; Sharon Theobald, Stewartville, Minnesota; Gene (Sue) Heimerman, Perry, Iowa; Ann Heimerman, Chicago, Illinois; and Mary (David) Anderson, Rochester, Minnesota; 12 grandchildren, Lynnette Gerber, Michelle Smoley, Deanne Offen, Daniel Offen, Janelle Olson, Keith Theobald, James Theobald, Jessi Heimerman, Eric Heimerman, Davis Anderson, Julia Anderson, Steve Anderson; 31 great grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Heimerman; along with many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Francis, her parents, her brother Charles, son-in-law Villo Offen, and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Marcene’s family wishes to thank Faith Lutheran Home and St. Croix Hospice for the comforting care provided to her.
Champion Funeral Home, Osage, 641-732-3706, www.schroederfuneralhomes.com