Gerald Eugene Heimke

HUBBELL – Gerald E. Heimke, formerly of Granton, Wis., passed away June 13, 2013. Gerald was the son of Hans and Lillian Heimke.

After attending Romadka School, he was employed at several different farms in the Granton area. He worked in Menominee, Wis. in this occupation until he retired to live near his brother, Harland, in the Houghton area.

Gerald was quite active in his retirement and was well known as a very social man with lots of friends. He would not pass up an opportunity to spring one of his many jokes on someone who just joined the conversation and always enjoyed a healthy laugh. He spent many hours using his tinkering skills to rejuvenate old electronic equipment and was always proud to show off what he had recently fixed.

Gerald was preceded in death by his father, Hans; his mother, Lillian; his brother, Harland.

He is survived by his sister, Lil Filegar; sister-in-law, Kathy Heimke; several cousins; one nephew; four nieces.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. in the Zion American Lutheran Church cemetery in Granton, Wis., on July 2.

The Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden is assisting with arrangements.

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