Heim, Robert "Bob'
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Robert "Bob" L. Heim, 78 Luxemburg was called into eternal life on Friday evening, Feb. 8, 2013. He was born in Luxemburg, March 2, 1934, to the late Herbert and Verna (Thib-audeau) Heim. After graduating from Luxemburg High School in 1952, he entered the United States Army serving in Korea and Japan. Bob began his lifelong career with McMahon Furniture Store and Funeral Home, Luxemburg in 1953, becoming co-owner in 1972. Following his retirement, Bob enjoyed car rides with his friends, playing cards, casino trips and driving the elderly. He also waited for the summers at Quiet Woods South Campgrounds with the "Gang"!
On April 28, 1962, Bob was united in marriage to Karen Drossart at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco. He was a member of the American Legion Post 262, Luxemburg, the Korean War Veterans Association and a lifelong member of St. Mary Church in Luxemburg.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Karen; and their children, Mark (Gloria) Heim, Luxemburg; Mary Lee Barbiaux, De Pere; Beth (Jim) Simonar, Luxemburg; seven grandchildren, Aaron (fiancee, Kim DePeau), Brian (special friend, Cortney Huth ) Heim, Tyler Barbiaux, Alison Barbiaux, Will, Owen and Charlie Simonar; his dog, Katie; one sister, Eileen (Norbert) Jadin, Green Bay; two sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law, Mary Ellen (Dr. Charles) Raether, New Holstein; Bette Cibula Johnson, New Franken; nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by an infant daughter; his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ray and Mary Drossart; one brother-in-law, Oscar Johnson.
Friends called at McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. Opening parish prayer service was at 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Visitation continued Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, between 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. Milton Suess officiating. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery with Full Military rites at graveside with the American Legion Post 262, Luxemburg. www.mcmahonfh.com
The Heim Family wishes to extend a special thank you to the Staff of St. Vincent Hospital, DaVita Fox River Dialysis Center, friends and family for all of your prayers and support given to Bob.
Published in Kewaunee County Star-News on Feb. 16, 2013