Delores M. Heidemann

Delores M. Heidemann, 89, of Shell Rock and formerly of Tripoli, died Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at the Shell Rock Healthcare Center.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 19, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Church-Crane Creek of rural Tripoli with Rev. Sandra Burroughs officiating.  Interment will follow at the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held for an hour preceding the funeral service at the church on Sunday. Memorials may be made to the family for later designation.

Delores Mary, daughter of Fred and Ida (Ohlendorf) Schuldt was born December 17, 1927, at the family’s home rural Bremer County. She was baptized in 1928 and confirmed in 1940, both at St. John Lutheran Church-Crane Creek. Delores received her education in the country schools, rural Bremer. On June 19, 1949, she was united in marriage with Merlyn E. Heidemann at St. John Lutheran Church-Crane Creek. Delores worked as a clerk for many years at Tripoli Hardware, before retiring in 1981. She was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church-Crane Creek, long time member of Grace Lutheran Church, and the ELCA Lutheran Women’s Group. Delores enjoyed wood working, paint by number, Bingo, tilling gardens, fishing, and spending time with family.

Delores is survived by her two sons, Roger (Debra) Heidemann of Shell Rock, and Ronny (Wanda) Heidemann of Marshfield, Missouri; five grandchildren, Robby (JoAnna) Heidemann of Clarksville, Kristi (Nathan) Tarr of Ankeny, Derik (Becky Smith) Heidemann of St. Louis, Missouri, Chelsey (Zach) Cloe of Cedar Rapids, and Dustin (Tessa) Heidemann of Ackley; seven great-grandchildren, Andrew Heidemann, Elijah Tarr, Owen Tarr, Abigail Heidemann, Daxson Heidemann, Henry Cloe, and Finlay Cloe, and a son to be born to Robby and JoAnna Heidemann in January for her eighth-great-grandchild; two sisters-in-law, Violet Schuldt of Tripoli, and Margaret Schuldt Powell of Waverly, and one step-brother-in-law, Eldon Heidemann of New Hampton.

In addition to her parents, and husband, Merlyn, who died in 1977, she was preceded in death four brothers, Lawrence Schuldt, Leo Schuldt, Minor Schuldt, and Lorraine Schuldt; and one sister, Edna Snelling.


Garry & Bobbi Brandenburg on November 17, 2017 at 12:39 PM said:

Roger and Ron,

So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She lead a good life and made lots of friends. Sorry we can not attend the service as our son Craig from Germany and family is visiting us in Iowa this weekend. Lots of our family will coming to Albion, IA for a mini-reunion.
Cindy Martinez on November 17, 2017 at 12:01 PM said:

We will miss the memories of Aunt Delores who was always a welcoming relative at family gatherings since I was little. She especially made Christmas a fun time for us. She provided two wonderful cousins Roger and Ronny (and their families) to our family. Blessings to everyone at this sad time.
Donna Johnson on November 16, 2017 at 6:44 PM said:

Deb & Roger, so sorry for the loss of your mother. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Lorin weidler on November 16, 2017 at 6:43 AM said:

Extend my sympathy to the family of Delores. Having growing up up with the family
.prayers are with you.
Marge Quigley on November 15, 2017 at 4:29 PM said:

I am so sorry for your loss. She was always so nice whenever I went to the Hardware store. I remember her well. My prayers go out to Ron and Wanda and all the family.
Chris Moore on November 15, 2017 at 2:12 PM said:

Thinking of you all during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Delores holds a special place in my heart and will be missed.
Brad & Kim Bunce on November 15, 2017 at 12:38 PM said:

We are thinking of your family during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathies
Geri Kelsey Salisbury on November 15, 2017 at 11:55 AM said:

My prayers and sympathies to all of Delores' family. Lived as neighbors for many yrs and my parents continued to live there for many more. Always enjoyed visiting with Delores. She will be missed by many. Hugs

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