Leona M. Heideman

            Leona Mildred Loretta Heideman, daughter of Conrad and Louise Piel Heideman, was born September 9, 1937, at Waterloo, Iowa. She was baptized September 18, 1938, in Waverly and confirmed April 6, 1952, at Grace Lutheran Church in Tripoli. She received her education in the Tripoli Schools, graduating from Tripoli High School. Leona later attended Pitzi’s Beauty School in Waterloo.

            Leona worked as a hairdresser for Phyllis Eichmann in Tripoli for two years prior to opening her own shop in Fredericksburg. A resident of Tripoli for many years, she was a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church. In her spare time, Leona enjoyed knitting.

            Following hospitalizations in Waterloo and Iowa City, Leona’s death occurred on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at the Tripoli Nursing Home. She was seventy-four years old.

            She is survived by her mother, Louise of Tripoli; one brother, Eldon (Fern) Heideman of New Hampton; her half sister, Leota Luhman of Minneapolis, Minnesota; her sister-in-law, Delores Heideman of Tripoli; and several nieces and nephews.

            Leona was preceded in death by her father, Conrad; her sister, Lorraine, who died at birth; and her half brother, Merlyn Heideman.

            Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at Grace Lutheran Church in Tripoli with Rev. Miles Renaas officiating. Burial will be at Grace Lutheran Cemetery, Tripoli. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli and for one hour before services at the church on Wednesday. Memorials may be given to Leona’s family.  


Cindy (Luhmann) Martinez on November 26, 2011 at 4:20 PM said:

I am very sad about losing Leona. She was fun to talk to. I shared her love of dogs.....she always had a cute one. We enjoyed listening to her organ playing. She had a lot of patience growing plants too. Our visits to Iowa will not be the same.
suze anderson on November 2, 2011 at 8:23 PM said:

I offer my deepest sympathy to the family. I went to pitzey's with her and enjoyed her very much . she was a very nice person. She would remember me as Marilyn Miller.
Chelsey Heidemann on October 29, 2011 at 10:33 AM said:

Sorry to hear about your loss. Leona was a very talented person. She always played beautiful music when she played the organ. I will miss seeing her at family events. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Don & Pat Johnson on October 28, 2011 at 2:43 PM said:

So sorry to hear of Leonas' passing but now she no longer has to suffer. We want to extend our deepest heartfelt sympathy, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Hold your memories close and they will get you through this difficult time. She was a wonderful lady.
Derik Heidemann on October 28, 2011 at 7:15 AM said:

I am sorry for the loss; Leona was a wonderful person and a great great-aunt, she will be missed.
Ronny and Wanda Heidemann on October 27, 2011 at 6:55 PM said:

Leona was a special Aunt and a wonderful Child of God and we will greatly miss her. Our prayers are with you.“You can shed tears that she is gone, or you can smile because she has lived. You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back, or you can open your eyes and see all she's left. Your heart can be empty because you can't see her, or you can be full of the love you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember her only that she is gone, or you can cherish her memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back. Or you can do what she'd want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.” (David Harkins)
Chris Moore on October 27, 2011 at 2:57 PM said:

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Leona. She was a very special lady and I am very happy that I was able to get to know her. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.

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