Martin Heimer

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Martin J. “Marty” Heimer, 44
Martin James “Marty” Heimer, 44, of La Crescent, Minn., died on Sept. 28, 2008 at the Fairview University Medical Center, Minneapolis.
He was born on March 14, 1964 in Des Moines, Iowa to Robert Francis and Shirley Ann (Hobbs) Heimer. He graduated from Waukon High School in 1982 and moved to Gillette, Wyo., where he worked as a well driller for Ruby Drilling Co. He married Dawn Hansmeier on June 30, 1984 in Waukon, Iowa. Marty joined the Air Force on Oct. 10, 1986. He was stationed at Travis Air Force Base in California, Edwards Air Force Base in California, and Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma. He was discharged on July 19, 2000. In July of 2001, Marty began working at Benchmark Electronics in Winona as a program manager. Marty enjoyed fishing, boating, golfing, working out and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife Dawn; three children: Kate, Douglas (fiance, Tiffany) and Daniel; parents: Robert and Shirley Heimer; brother, Scott (Connie) Heimer; five sisters: Cheryl (Steve) Kiesau, Lynette Corkery, Susan (Dean) Burroughs, Mary (Joel) Anderson and Cathy (Jim) Gelo; grandparents: Agatha Heimer and Delbert Hobbs; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Marvin Heimer and Mary Hobbs.
Family and friends may call at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 21 North Hill St., La Crescent, Minn., on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. A visitation for family and friends will also be held on Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 5-8 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home, in Waukon, Iowa. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 11 a.m. at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church, rural Waukon, with the Reverend Ken Kimball officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to or The Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crescent is assisting the family with local arrangements.  

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