Published On: Wed, Jul 27th, 2011

Obituary – Catherine F. Heimes

Catherine F. Heimes

YANKTON, S.D. — Catherine F. Heimes, 81,Yankton, S.D., formerly of Fordyce, died peacefully July 13, 2011, at her residence.
Visitation and a rosary were July 15 at the Wintz and Ray Funeral Home, Yankton. A Vigil Service was held that evening at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Fordyce.
Mass of Christian Burial was July 16 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Fordyce, with the Rev. David Fulton officiating. Burial was at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Fordyce.

Pallbearers were her grandsons Jason Heimes, Alex Heimes, Adam Heimes, Andrew Bergmann, Nick Davis and Christian Ray.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home.
Catherine “Kate” Heimes was born to Herman and Lauretta Schmit Nordhues June 28, 1930, in Randolph. Kate grew up in Randolph and attended St. Frances de Chantal grade and high school in Randolph; Briar Cliff College and Wayne State College. She then taught in rural Cedar County schools for four years. She married Edwin Heimes in Randolph Aug. 17, 1953.
Survivors include her eight children, spouses and grandchildren, Mike and Ceil Heimes, and their children, Jenea (Cody), Kendra, and Nanette, Hartington; Patricia and Jim Bisignano Sr., Bellevue; Phil and Joan Heimes, South Yankton, and their son, Jason (Hayley), Omaha; Ray’s wife, Sigrid Heimes and children, Alex and Adam Heimes, and Marijke Thompson, Springfield; Ruth and John Bergmann and children Julie and Andrew, Aurora; Laura and Dave Brown, Yankton, S.D.; Gail and Patrick Davis and children, Megan and Nick, Buffalo, Minn.; Jackie Heimes, Boston, Mass.; Tom and Michelle Heimes and children, Christian and Kennedy, Springfield; brothers and wives, John and Jean Nordhues, Norfolk; Larry and Jan Nordhues, Kearney; Paul and Doris Ann Nordhues, Sioux City, Iowa; Joe and Rosalee Nordhues, Randolph; Dennis and Rosemary Nordhues, Randolph; sister, Mary Goodwin, Omaha; and sister-in-law, Judy Kerkman, Clearwater.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin, Feb. 13, 1977, at the age of 62; daughter, Jane; son, Raymond; and granddaughter, Nicole Heimes; parents, Herman and Lauretta Nordhues; mother and father-in-law, Emil and Anna Heimes; brother, Herman Nordhues; sister, Rosann (Ken) Pollard; brother- in-law, Robert Goodwin; and sisters-in-law, Amanda and Sr. Medarda Heimes.