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Family graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at the Vandalia Cemetery.
Officiating will be: Pastor Alvin Young.
Music provided by:
Interment of his cremains will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
William (Bill) Heim Jr. passed away at 1:25 p.m. on Saturday August 4, 2012 at the Maple Grove Lodge in Louisiana, Missouri. He was the third child of four siblings of that family. Bill was educated at South Carter School where he met his future bride, Melva Ham. They were married October 5, 1941; she preceded him in death on October 29, 2010. Bill Jr. spent most of his life farming for his father and doing electrical work for many area residents. He was always willing to help anytime of any day with repairs. Getting the electricity up and running for the Old Settlers Picnic at the Lemasters Grove was an annual event for him, which he looked forward to. He and his brother, Wendell and his father, William Sr., owned and operated the Heim Farm Store specializing in Massey Ferguson Equipment. Bill enjoyed opening day of trout fishing season at Bennett Springs State Park as well as goose hunting season at Swan Lake. No one was ever a "stranger" to him as he kept his sense of humor throughout life. Always kidding the employees of the nursing facilities and playing "ball" with anyone who had the time. He was quick to tell everyone that he was "Bill Heim from Middletown, Missouri".
Born: October 10, 1918 at the family home near Middletown, Missouri the son of William Sr. and Lena Mae Lemasters Heim.
Married: Melva Ham on October 5, 1941; she preceded him in death on October 29, 2010.
Survivors include: two daughters, Patricia Baxter and husband, Dick of Florissant and Robyn Henderson and husband, Norman of rural Bowling Green; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: one daughter, Billie Martin Gehring; two sisters and their spouses, Fayette and Mayo Culwell and Genevieve and Raymond Culwell and brother and sister, Wendell and Elizabeth Heim.
Memorials may be made to the Community Loving Care Hospice, 914 W. Main, Bowling Green, Missouri 63334 or to the Alzheimer's Association, 9370 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, Missouri 63132.
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