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Joan Heiman

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Joan Rose Heiman passed away peacefully on February 27, 2024 in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was surrounded by her loved ones. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton with Rev. James Goerend celebrating the Mass. Friends may greet the family from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in New Hampton. Visitation continues an hour prior to the Mass on Wednesday at the church. Joan was born October 30, 1925 near Breda, Iowa into a large German-Catholic family. She was the daughter of Rose and Joseph Knobbe. Joan was one of 12 children in a family where education was highly valued. Joan, graduated from Saint Bernard's High School in 1946. Followed by a career serving as a Registered Nurse, Joan received her training from Saint Anthony’s Hospital School of Nursing in Carroll, Iowa. Joan married Edwin Heiman on June 1, 1948, this was the beginning of a lifetime of memories for their family and friends.Early in their marriage, Joan and Ed rented a farm near Mallard, Iowa. Then, a few years later, they purchased a farm North of New Hampton, Iowa. Joan worked as an RN at the Saint Joseph Catholic Hospital and later took a nursing position at the New Hampton Family Clinic working with Dr. Kane. In 1985, they moved from the farm into New Hampton where they spent their retirement years. At this time the couple began wintering in California, Texas, and later in Arizona. Sadly, Ed passed away on May 31, 1995. Following Ed's passing, Joan moved to Breda, Iowa in 1998 to be closer to her siblings. In 2008, Joan moved again, this time to Jefferson to be close to her other sisters and their families. In 2019, Joan returned to New Hampton, Iowa and resided at the Homestead Cooperative. It is here that she enjoyed the many activities, made many friends and could visit her sister, Barbara McCabe, who lived nearby. Joan continued to spend her winters in Arizona with her daughter Jean. Joan kept very busy doing her favorite things, this included playing cards, entertaining and socializing, painting, and taking drives by her farm north of New Hampton. Joan touched many lives in her 98 years but her family and friends can find comfort, knowing she will be reunited with her husband and many other friends and family members. Joan is survived by two daughters, Susan (Creighton Huffman) Heiman of Minneapolis, MN, Jean Heiman of Scottsdale, AZ; two grandsons, Justin (Autumn) Carpenter of New Hampton, Cary (Julie) Carpenter of Farmington, MN, four great-grandchildren, Cade, Briggs, Ellie and Owen Carpenter; three sisters, Lucy Wolterman, Barbara McCabe, Karen Eason; many nieces, nephews, realatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Edwin; several brothers and sisters.

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  1. So sorry to hear this. Our deepest sympathy to Sue, Jean and families. She lived a great life and touched many lives. God bless….

  2. Sympathy and prayers to Sue & family and to Jean. What beautiful memories we all have🙏🏻

  3. Our sympathies to the family .
    She was a great nurse and enjoyed working with her at the clinic in the 70s.
    We always enjoyed our visits with her and Ed.

  4. Jean, my deepest sympathies. You and your mom shared a special bond and you took really great care of her when she was in AZ. Prayers to you, my friend.

  5. Joan was a wonderful addition to our Homestead family. We will miss her friendly smile at the coffee table.

  6. Jean, you are such a wonderful person and I know you took such great care of your mom. She lived a long and happy life. I’m very sorry for your loss. Elise

  7. Sue, I’m so sorry for your loss. Moms are special at every age. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. Carolyn Nelson

  8. I am a catholic praying for all those who lived as catholics as well. I pray that God has Joan Rose in His Glory.


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