Mary Jane (née Vander Zanden) Heimerman, age 62, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. Mary was born on May 14, 1950 in Town of Center, daughter of William and Martha (VandenBerg) Vander Zanden. She was a graduate of Seymour High School in 1968. On January 5, 1973, she was united in marriage to Michael Heimerman. Mary recently retired from Shopko after 27 years. Mary loved to travel, and spend time at her cottage up north. She loved to knit, sew, counted cross stitch, and play canasta and cribbage. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Mary is survived by her husband, Michael; her son, Brian (Rachael) Heimerman, Appleton; her daughter, Becky (Eric) Kramer, Neenah; and her grandchildren, Jaxon Kramer and Lindsay Heimerman. She is also survived by her sisters and brothers, Barbara (Wilbur) Zabel, Beverly Theyel, Jerry Vander Zanden, Roy (Brenda) Vander Zanden, Jean (Tom) Thyssen, Duane (Sheila) Vander Zanden, Martha (Jeff) Schmeichel, and Terry (Julia) Vander Zanden; her in-laws, Nancy (Jim) Noll, Gary Heimerman, Margaret (David) Johnson, Tim Heimerman, Jayne (Tom) Adelmann, and Cindy (Dean) Foate; and many nieces and nephews. She was further preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Stingle; and two brothers-in-law, Vernon Stingle, and Ronald Theyel.
The Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 18, 2012 at ST. GABRIEL CATHOLIC CHURCH, 900 Geiger St., Neenah, with Fr. Larry Seidl officiating. Friends may call on Monday at church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the mass.
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911