Obituary – Jeanette Ann Heimes

YANKTON, S.D. — Jeanette Ann Heimes, 100, Yankton, S.D., formerly of Hartington, died Oct. 13, 2012, at the Avera Sister James Care Center, Yankton, S.D.

Visitation and a Vigil service were Tuesday at the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington, and will continue Wednesday at the church, one hour prior to services.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Oct. 17, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Hartington, with the Rev. Garry Welsh officiating.

Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Hartington.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Smith, Gerry Uhing, Noah Uhing, Barbara Flowers, Timothy Flowers, Jodi Smith, Mary Gisler and Mark Gisler.

Honorary Pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jeanette Ann Heimes was born July 6, 1912, to George and Lydia (Hetzel) Kuehn, Fordyce. She was baptized, confirmed and married in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Fordyce. Jeanette is a graduate of Holy Trinity High School and Arizona State University. She taught elementary school in Cedar County for six years and was a substitute teacher in the Phoenix, Ariz., Union school system for five years. She married Ignatius Anthony Heimes June 1, 1933, in Fordyce. They farmed northwest of Wynot, until 1956 when they moved to Phoenix, where they lived for 25 years. Wanting to return to an area where many family members lived, they moved to Hartington where they lived until Ignatius’s death Dec. 21, 2000, at the age of 95. In 2001, Jeanette moved to the Independent Living facility at Majestic Bluffs, Yankton.

Jeanette was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Hartington, a member of the Catholic Daughters of America for over 50 years, a member of Christian Mothers, the Historical Society, and many card clubs.

She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Kenneth and Kay Heimes, Boone, Iowa; Joyce and James Donohoe, Dallas, Texas; Dean and Bonnie Heimes, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; and Leah Smith, Yankton, S.D.; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and son-in-law Francis Uhing, Wynot.

Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ignatius; daughter, Gail Uhing; and an infant daughter.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Hospice at Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton, S.D.