David L. Heimer (1946 - 2013)

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David L. Heimer, 67, of Ramsey, passed into his Saviour's arms on July 29, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Gladfelter's Funeral Home in Ottawa, with the Rev. Wade Heimer officiating. Burial with full military honors was in Abraham Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Elwood. Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials: Fisher House Foundation, which provides housing to families of hospitalized veterans. Online condolences may be shared at www.gladfelterfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Heimer was born on July 21, 1946, in Pittsfield, the son of Donald Wayne and Francis (Chaplin) Heimer. He married Dee Ann Chapman on June 3, 1967.
Dave retired from T.J. Lambrecht Construction in December 2011. He was a member of Laborers' Local 75 and Vera Baptist Church.
During his short retirement, Dave and his fiancée traveled every chance they got. There was nothing he enjoyed more than spending time with his brothers, children, grandchildren and friends. He was a great storyteller and loved to laugh.
Dave was the superintendent during the building of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, and was proud to say that would be his final resting place.
He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer (Scott) Peddicord of Seneca, Katie (Joe) Hughes of Marseilles and Sara (Mike) Small of Marseilles; grandchildren, Nathan and Nicholas Peddicord; Whitney, Chelsey and Taylor Hughes; and Hannah, Connor, Claire and Campbell Small; his beloved fiancée, Carolyn McDowell of Ramsey; and his brothers, Larry (Mariko) of Port St. Lucie, Fla,, Michael (Nicky) of Montgomery, Jerry (Vicky) of Conifer, Colo., Jeff (Emily) of Cedar Hill, Texas, and Tim (Denise) of Channahon.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Donald Wayne in infancy, Darrell and Jim.

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Published in The Leader-Union from Aug. 5 to Aug. 14, 2013
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