Gwen Heyer

Gwen Heyer, 83, of Sumner, died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Hillcrest Home in Sumner.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner with Rev. William Runaas, Jr. officiating.  Inurnment will follow at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Sumner.  Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 2nd at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner and for one hour preceding services at the church on Tuesday. A P.E.O. service will be held at the funeral home at 4:00 p.m. on Monday. Memorials may be made in her name to St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner. 

Gwenyth Lee, daughter of Alvin W. and Ella M. Borcherding Hucke, was born May 2, 1931, in Chickasaw County, Iowa. She was baptized in June of 1931, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner. She graduated from Fredericksburg High School in 1948. On November 7, 1948, she was united in marriage with Charles Leo Heyer at the Little Brown church in Nashua. Gwen is a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner. She and her husband are a combined 168 years baptized members of the church. She has been active as a charter member of the Altar Guild, taught Sunday School, embroidered baptismal napkins, was a Bible Study member for 50 years, and served as president of the Ladies Circles and the Church Centennial lunch. She was a member of the P.E.O. sisterhood, served as president of P.E.O. Chapter FH, and attended the International P.E.O. Convention. Gwen was a master quilter, crocheter, knitter, expert seamstress (especially for daughters, Rosalie and Joan), Green Thumb gardener, and flower grower. She loved golf, skiing, hiking, biking, hunting, and quilting, all with Chuck. She also had been a Cub Scout leader.

In addition to her husband, Chuck of Sumner, Gwen is survived by one son, Victor Charles (Carmen) Heyer of Lake Ozark, Missouri; two daughters, Rosalie Sue (Steve) Callison and Joan Alice (Dan) Knight of Rochester Hills, Michigan; eight grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; one brother, Roger (Laura) Hucke of Sumner; and two sisters, LeAnn (Tim) Baldwin of Nashua and Pat (Robert) Ross of Fredericksburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents.




Kim (Oleson) Hohensee on June 6, 2014 at 8:03 AM said:

Chuck and Family - I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife and mother. You were neighbors for several years to my mom, Pearl Oleson, before she passed several years ago. And she so enjoyed your company and always talked about how great of neighbors you were to her. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Now Gwen and my mom can have coffee once again up in heaven.
Wanda Burrows on June 3, 2014 at 6:43 AM said:

Dear Chuck and family, I have known Gwen for a long time. Especially as neighbors for so many years. She was indeed a caring, sweet person with so many talents. I have enjoyed my visits with Chuck and Gwen when meeting on the trail during their bike rides. Just know Chuck that she will never really leave you. With love and sympathy, Wanda
Deborah Gann on June 2, 2014 at 8:44 AM said:

It has been an absolute honor to know and work with Gwen and Chuck over the past few years. She will be greatly missed. I pray that God will ease the pain of her loved ones and I know I will forever have joy in my heart for her being a part of my life.
Deb Schnadt on June 2, 2014 at 8:06 AM said:

Chuck and family, Gwen was welcoming and supportive when I was in business in downtown Sumner. Gwen was such a positive person during her illness and I admired her for that. She spoke lovingly of her family and was so proud of all of you. We are PEO sisters and today I will be very honored to participate in a special service for Gwen. Blessed be her memory in Jesus name.
Lisa Oberbroeckling on June 2, 2014 at 7:34 AM said:

Chuck and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Gwens passing. She and I quickly became quilting friends and I will miss her. What a wonderful lady. We will always be connected by our love of quilting.
Denise Haupt on June 2, 2014 at 5:01 AM said:

Chuck and Family, You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. I will always remember Gwen and her great smile and positive attitude. What an awesome and friendly lady she was.

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