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“Jim & Karen, you and your family are in my prayers. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Betty Steltzner - San Diego, CA

“Sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my prayers and thoughts. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Amanda Diedrich - Chilton, WI

“So sorry for your family's loss. Miss Emma will forever be missed at Brillion West Haven. Every time I would see Miss Emma she would always put a...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Emilia Beach - CNA

“Love and prayers. God's loving peace to ALL. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Paul & Janet Osterholm - WI

“Sharon...sending heartfelt wishes to you and your family in the passing of your Mom. Joan Genslak Sweere (Denver) ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Barb, I am so sorry for your loss. The pictures showed an amazing story of love and kindness. I bet your mom was an amazing women who will be missed....Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Sandy Hawley - Appleton, WI

“Thinking of you and please accept our deepest sympathy..... ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Mike and Mary Schmitzer - Dale, WI

“Sorry to hear of your loss.We just prayed for her in church yet this morning.Thinking about your family at this time ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: BONNIE OTT - Chilton, WI - friend


Emma Heimerl, age 95, of Hilbert, died on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at Westhaven Assisted Living in Brillion. She was born on Feb. 12, 1917 in Rural Hilbert, daughter of the late John & Elizabeth (Herman) Diener. She married Francis M. Heimerl on Nov. 9, 1943 at St. Mary Rectory in Hilbert; he preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 1978. Emma worked for the Hernke Cheese House in Hilbert prior to her marriage. She and her husband farmed in the Town of Chilton for many years until she moved to Hilbert in 1981. She was a lifelong member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Hilbert, and a member of the Ladies Aid. Emma was a loving & devoted wife and mother who greatly cherished each and every member of her family. She always looked forward to visits from her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, especially during holiday gatherings. Her family will miss her holiday meals, especially the dressing and blueberry torte. She enjoyed embroidering, crocheting, gardening, canning, and a lively round of Sheepshead. Survivors include 6 children, Sharon (Michael) Rataichek of Hilbert, Gloria Heimerl of Sheboygan, Barbara (Craig) Block of Appleton, Ronald Heimerl of West Bend, Marion (Rod) Burr of Neenah, Jim (Karen) Heimerl of Forest Junction; 8 grandchildren, Jeffrey Rataichek, Wendy (Ron) Hoffmeyer, Amanda (Tom) Campbell, Andrew (Danielle) Block, Lacy (Rob) Ament, Tucker (Katie) Burr, Christopher (Susan) Heimerl, Marc (Johanna) Heimerl; 13 great grandchildren, Emma Price, Ryan, Cole, Aric, & Chase Hoffmeyer, Brayden, Addy, & Bentley Campbell, William Block, Lauren Ament, James, Luke, & Greta Heimerl; 2 sisters-in-law, Henrietta Knepfel of Ripon, Marcella Lenz of Chilton; and a special God Child, Sandra Dobberfuhl. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a great-grandchild: Laney Marie Campbell, 5 sisters, Amalia Kuhl, Elizabeth Sitzman, Katie Brock Ida Harward, Marie Lemke; and 3 brothers, John, John, and Gottlieb Diener. Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at St. Peter Lutheran Church (43 N. 3rd St.) in Hilbert with the Rev. Brian Crane officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Hilbert. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 and on Wednesday at the church from 9:30 AM until 10:45 AM. The family would like to thank the staff of Brillion Westhaven and Heartland Hospice for all of the loving care that was provided to Emma. They would also like to thank everyone from St. Peter Lutheran Church, especially Pastor Crane and Judy Paulson for all of the visits and prayer. A memorial fund has been established in the name of Emma Heimerl.