Vivian A. Heideman

NEW HOPE – Services for Vivian A. Heideman, 93, of New Hope, Minn., formerly of Fairmont, Minn., will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. Burial will follow the service in Lakeview Cemetery, Spirit Lake, Iowa.

Vivian passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 9, 2014, at Northridge Care Center in New Hope, Minn.

A visitation and luncheon will be held 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Lakeview Funeral Home.

Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Vivian Audrey (Butcher) Heideman was born July 27, 1920, in Jackson, Minn., the daughter of Reuben and Emma (Thompson) Butcher. She received her education in Jackson. In 1947, Vivian was united in marriage to Alvin Heideman in Jackson, Minn. Together, the couple made their home in Jackson. Vivian then lived in Fairmont and later New Hope, Minn., to be closer to family. To this union, four children were born, Larry, Nancy, Ron and Don. Vivian worked for many years as a secretary and bookkeeper, retiring in 1980. She was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fairmont and later transferred her membership to Grace Lutheran Church where she was very active. Vivian loved tending to her garden and flowers. In her younger years, she enjoyed attending dances and cherished quiet time spent reading. Vivian treasured visits from family and friends and will be greatly missed by those that loved her and called her friend.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Larry (Margarita) Heideman of Bradenton, Fla., Nancy Strom of Mesa, Ariz., Ron Heideman of Indianola, Iowa, and Don Heideman of New Hope, Minn.; grandchildren, Amy (Dan) Tryon, Michelle (Billy) Bradford, Jeremy (Anya) Heideman, Matt Heideman, Luke (Lais) Heideman, and Kendra Heideman; six great-grandchildren; as well as many other extended family and friends.

Vivian was preceded in death by her parents, Reuben and Emma Butcher; two sisters, Phyllis Butcher and Bonnie Carter; a brother, Milton Butcher; and Alvin Heideman.

The family requests memorials be given in Vivian’s name to the Macular Degeneration Foundation.