Col John Mathias Heimer, Jr

Col John Mathias Heimer, Jr

Johnsburg, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Death 5 Jan 1984 (aged 48)
Burial Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 53139731 · View Source
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John M. Heimer, Jr. was born on February 5, 1935 in Johnsburg, Mn. to John and Barbara Heimer. He attended Sacred Heart and Adams High School, graduating in 1953. In 1954 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served eight years in the regular Air Force and continued in the Air Force Reserve, retiring recently in the grade of Lieutenant Colonel. He attended the University of Minnesota, Mankato State and graduated from Drake University, Des Moines, Ia. He was a senior pilot for Pan American Airways for the past 20 years.

He married Sharon McDonald in Mankato on August 1, 1964. They have one daughter, Shereen. They made their home in Orinda, California.

John died of drowning on January 5, 1984 while vacationing in the Bahamas.

Funeral services were held on January 14, 1984 at the Sacred Heart Church in Adams, Mn. with Reverend Robert Herman officiating. Interment was at the Sacred Heart Cemetery with the Adams Post 146 American Legion in charge of military rites.

Honorary pall bearers were his godsons, Richard Heimer and Terrence Heimer. Pall bearers were Wayne Hass, David Osmundson, Lawrence King, Nicholas Klapperich, William Schneider and Edward Rauen.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon and one daughter, Shereen, Orinda, Ca.; mother, Mrs. Barbara Heimer, Adams; brothers, Urban Heimer, Eugene Heimer, Adams; sisters, Mrs. Arthur (Dorothy) McKenzie, LeRoy, Mrs. Thomas (Kathleen) Falvey, St. Paul, Mrs. Duane (Barbara) Christensen, Cottage Grove, Mrs. Robert (Mary) Lequve, Longmont, Co., Mrs. Paul (Sharon) Asmus, Fort Collins, Colorado.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Charles.

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