Rita A. Heiman, 80

Rita A. Heiman (nee Morgan), 80, passed away on Sept. 28, 2013. Rita was born Nov. 14, 1932, to the late John and Rosella (nee Weber) Morgan. In 1953, Rita responded to an ad and began writing to a Marine named Carl Heiman and later became his bride on Sept. 18, 1954. They were happily married for 59 years.

Rita enjoyed gardening, listening to polka, peanut butter and politics, but mostly she loved and was a devoted mother and wife who took good care of her family.

Rita is survived by her husband Carl; her children Debra (Richard) Roberts, Cynthia (Richard) Showers, Samantha Heiman (Kurt), Patrick Heiman (Courtney); AND her grandchildren Caryl, Brandon, Travis, Selena, Jeremy and Lexie. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother Aloys Morgan. The funeral service for Rita will be Thursday, Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral home (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend). The visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 3 p.m. until time of the service at 5 p.m.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Cedar Community, Dr. Douglas Marx and Dr. William Verree.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 / www.phillipfuneralhome.com.