In Memory Of
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Arthur G. Heiman
12/13/1928 - 09/13/2013
Arthur George Heiman, 84, of Baileyville, Kansas died on Friday, September 13, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka.
He was born on December 13, 1928 in Baileyville to Lawrence and Marie Wietharn Heiman. He attended Cottonwood Country School through the 8th grade and graduated from Baileyville High School in 1946.
On August 8, 1953 he married Gladys (Macke) Heiman at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Baileyville. The couple celebrated 60 years of marriage.
Art was a lifelong farmer and cattleman. As a young man he went on wheat harvest. The family ran a dairy prior to raising beef cattle. He enjoyed farming and working with his hands; and was not afraid to try his skills at fixing his equipment and items around the house and farm. Art was a Dekalb seed dealer for over 60 years.
Besides farming, Art enjoyed working with wood. As a young man he worked in a Lumber Business and was talented with a chain saw; even entering chainsaw contests. Not only did he take pleasure in harvesting the wood he enjoyed making it into various items. His woodworking skills allowed him to be a craftsman, and again use his hands to provide for his family. He made cedar chests, hall trees and other beautiful hand crafted items for his children and grandchildren. He also utilized his skills in helping to build Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Baileyville, Kansas.
Art was a man who believed in giving back to his community. He served as a Republican Precinct Committee Election Board Member for the Center Township and on USD #451School Board (1969-1981), serving as a past President (1973-1977). He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where he served as a lector. In addition, he donated his woodworking items to the church’s picnic. He enjoyed playing, coaching and umpiring baseball. He was a member of the chain crew (commonly known as the “chain gang”) for B&B High School’s Football Team. He was an avid sports fan, and especially enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Heiman on April 12, 1993; his mother, Marie Heiman on March 10, 1993; and his brother, Larry Heiman on July 30, 1956.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys Heiman of Baileyville; children, Mike (Jolene) Heiman of Baileyville, Doug (Lora) Heiman of Baileyville, Keith Heiman of Baileyville, Mary (Dean) Altenhofen of Westmoreland, Kansas and Jim (Amy) Heiman of Marysville, Kansas; siblings, Jerald Heiman of Axtell, Kansas, George Heiman of Olathe, Kansas, Janice Larkin of Wellington, Colorado and Jolene Haverkamp of Seneca, Kansas; 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Rosaries will be prayed at 2 & 7 PM on Sunday, September 15th, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Baileyville. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 AM Monday, September 16th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be left to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.