In Memory Of
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Raymond F. Heideman
08/22/1928 - 05/24/2013
Raymond F. Heideman, 84, of Corning, Kansas, died Friday, May 24, 2013 at the Onaga Community Hospital. Previously he had been a resident at Eastridge care home in Centralia for about a year and a half.
Raymond was born on August 22, 1928 to Henry F. and Catherine C. Henry Heideman in Baileyville. At age 16 months, he was afflicted with polio, but never let it slow him down in life. He attended Sacred Heart Grade School in Baileyville until his family moved to the Kelly area. He graduated from 8th grade at St. Bede’s Grade School in Kelly and St. Bede’s High School with the class of 1947.
Ray then began his lifelong career in farming. He appreciated every aspect of farm life, from planting and harvesting crops, to raising livestock and operating a dairy. He loved checking on the crops, and at harvest time could ride the combine from sun up to sun down.
He loved visiting with friends and family, and enjoyed playing cards, watching sports, and working puzzles.
He was a member of St. Patrick’s Church in Corning and the Knights of Columbus Council #1769 in Seneca.
He is survived by five brothers, Jerry (Alice) Heideman of Corning, Bob (Eleanor) Heideman of Seneca, Charles Heideman of Topeka, Tony (Anna Marie) Heideman of Corning, Gene (Marilyn) Heideman of Topeka and Ben Heideman of Corning; four sisters, Virginia Runnebaum of Seneca, Ann Gress of Seneca, Carolyn (Jerry) Osterhaus of Seneca and Rita (Buck) Reed of Topeka; 58 nieces and nephews, and numerous great-nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 AM Tuesday, May 28, at St. Patrick’s Church in Corning. Rosaries will be prayed at 2 & 7 PM on Monday, May 27, at Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.
Memorials may be given for St. Patrick’s Church, and sent in care of the family.