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John William Heim, Sr

July 8, 1944 ~ June 13, 2019 (age 74)

John W. Heim, age 74, of Couderay, WI passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the Clement J Zablocki, VA Medical Center. 

John William Heim was born July 8, 1944 in Milwaukee, WI the son of Alfred and Lorraine (Ashworth) Heim.  He was raised in Milwaukee and attended his grade school years at St. Michael’s School.  John then attended Boys Technology and Trade School where he received his high school diploma and training in pipe fitting.  John joined the U.S. Navy on July 15, 1963 and served two tours during the Vietnam War.  While in service, John earned the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal.  He was honorably discharge on June 20, 1967.  John returned to Milwaukee where he began work with Briggs and Stratton where he worked as a pipe fitter.  On November 18, 1967, John was joined in marriage to Sheron Lee Rosensprung at St. Michael Catholic Church in Milwaukee.  John continued his work with Briggs and Stratton until his retirement in 1997.  After his retirement, John and Sheron moved to Couderay, WI to their home on the Chippewa Flowage.  John worked part time with St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hayward and then took another part time position with Anderson-Nathan-Koerpel Funeral Home in Hayward.  John was a past member of the American Legion, St. Michael’s Alumni Association and the Hayward Serenity Club where he volunteered care taking the facility.  He enjoyed golfing, fishing, boating on the flowage, feeding the birds in his back yard and was an avid Milwaukee Brewer and Green Bay Packer fan.  John celebrated 43 years and one day of sobriety. 

John is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sheron; daughter, Charlotte (David) Noe of Waukesha, WI; son, John (Ann) Heim Jr., of Milwaukee, WI; four grandchildren, Lorraine, Kevin, Alexandria and Ava; and six nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant daughter, Lorraine.

A service celebrating John’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 at the Hayward Serenity Club.  Gathering with family and friends will be held from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the club.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 28th at St. Michael Catholic church in Milwaukee.  A gathering before the Mass will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Friday at the church.  A private interment will be held.          

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Hayward Serenity Club, 10339 S Florida Ave., Hayward, WI 54843 or St. Michael Catholic Church, 1445 N 24th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53205.


Donations may be made to:

St. Michael Catholic Church
1445 N 24th Street, Milwaukee WI 53205
Tel: 1-414-933-8126


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