Lois M. Heidemann
Lois M. Heidemann, age 77, of Menasha, passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Prairie Homes. Lois was born on March 11, 1937, in Bear Creek to the late Louis and Anna (Suidzinski) Young. She married Joseph C. Heidemann on September 2, 1957; he preceded her in death on August 7, 2008. Lois was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed games--especially Yahtzee--card playing, ice cream and traveling with Joseph. Lois especially enjoyed the time she spent with her family and grandchildren.
Survivors include her children, Joanne (LeRoy) Meyer; Barbara (David) Christiansen; Joseph (Bonnie) Heidemann; Elizabeth (John) Dickson; Roxanne (Timm) Schwister; and Brian (Penny) Heidemann; her grandchildren, Jacob Heidemann (fiancé Erin) and Heather (Mike) Gostisha; Dustin and Rebecca Dickson; Brock and Bryce Schwister; Amber (Greg) Card and Katherine (Cody) Yocum; and Samantha Heidemann; her great grandchildren, Brayden Card and Lily Jane Card, and Paisley Coombes; her brother, Ivan (Theresa) Young; her sister, Victoria Schultz; and her brothers-in-law, Robert Schneider, David Heidemann, and her sister-in-law, Irene (Ralph) Boldt. Lois is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her daughters, Geraldine M. Heidemann and Julie A. Heidemann; her brother, Leo Young; her sisters Leona (Glenn) Phillips, Ruth (Allen) Baldwin, Ruby Schneider and Dorothy (Oliver) Lundt. She was also preceded in death by her half brothers and sisters, Laura (Edwin) Scherck, Ed (Myra) Young, William (Violet) Young, Ray (Iris) Young, Allen Schultz and Irene (Earl) Monty; and her brother-in-law, Robert Heidemann and her sisters-in-law, Beatrice Heidemann and Mary Heidemann.
The Funeral Liturgy will be at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014, at ST. BERNADETTE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2231 East Lourdes Drive, Appleton, with Fr. Don Zuleger officiating. Friends may call directly at the funeral home on SATURDAY from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and again at the church on MONDAY from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service. There will be a parish prayer and scripture service on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Interment will be in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staffs at Century Oaks, Prairie Homes, Appleton Medical Center and Heartland Hospice, for their loving care. A memorial has been established in her name. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com
We loved her because she first loved us.