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Helen K. Heineman, 101, of Pender NE


Helen K. Heineman, 101, of Pender, NE, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Legacy Garden Rehabilitation and Living Center in Pender. Funeral services will be Monday, April 11, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Pender; Pastor Miles Ruch will be officiating. The visitation will be Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Pender from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery in Pender. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home of Pender is in charge of the arrangements.

Helen Katherine Vosteen was born on March 30, 1915 in rural Cuming County, Nebraska, the oldest of three children to Dick and Mary (Vogt) Vosteen. Helen was united in marriage to Harvey Heineman at the home of her parents on January 31, 1937. Together they farmed north of Pender until May 1976 when they moved into Pender. On December 28, 1978, Harvey died in a tractor accident. She was an active member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Women’s Circle, Alter Guild, mailing, quilting and Sunday School. Helen also liked to travel, and had visited all fifty states. Most of all she enjoyed the time she was able to spend with her loving grandchildren.

Grateful for sharing her life are her three children; Gary (Mary) Heineman of Sloan, IA; Leann (Dennis) Jeppson of Wahoo, NE and Don Heineman and special friend Rae Brown of Pender. She is also survived by ten grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Delta Vosteen of Pender; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Helen was preceded in death by her baby daughter, Karen Kay in November 1954; husband, Harvey in December 28, 1978; father, Dick Vosteen in November 1981; mother, Mary (Vogt) Vosteen in June 1985; brothers, Alvin Vosteen in August 2001 and Walter Vosteen in December 2004; brothers-in-law Rudy Wagner in June 1991 and James Kleffner in August 2009; sisters-in-law Betty Vosteen in April 1996, Irene Wagner in August 2006 and Esther Kleffner in November 2011; granddaughter, Marsha Heineman Hanly in May 2012; and daughter-in-law, Sharon (Simonsen) Heineman in September 2014.

Helen Heinemann

Helen Heineman

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