Leonard Edwin Heimermann, 88

Leonard Edwin Heimermann, 88, surrounded by family, found peace on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. He was born in Charlesburg on Nov. 2, 1928, to Ludwig and Dorothy (nee Buechel) Heimermann. Leonard was united in marriage to Eleanor Beyer on Sept. 17, 1949. He was a farmer in the Hartford area and worked at Broan Manufacturing until his retirement.

He enjoyed traveling the world, including Australia, Europe and the Panama Canal. Woodworking, hunting and fishing were favorite hobbies. Leonard loved listening to polka music, spending time with family and will be remembered for his sense of humor.

Leonard is survived by his loving wife, Eleanor; six children, Sandra (Dennis) Haro, Daniel (Linda), Randall (Sheila), Dale and Gail (Gary) Ricker, and Debra Brandt; 13 grandchildren, Kevin (Jen) Haro, Jamie (special friend Scott) Haro, Dana (David) Arrowood, Jenny (Aaron) Stelter, Nathan (special friend Anne) Heimermann, Justin (special friend Ellie) Heimermann, Katie (Austin) Luckow, Megan (special friend Mitchell) Heimermann, Adam, Eric and Ellen Heimermann, Nicholas (Becky) Ricker and Stephanie (John) Schmitt; 13 great-grandchildren, Sofia, Coda, Bryce, Ethan, Zavier, Abigail, Paul, Colton, Mikayla, Mikenna, Mason, Miyah and Madeline; one brother, Ray (Joanne); one sister, Lorraine (Tom) Bowe; one brother-in-law, Roland Kelly; and one sister-in-law, Donna Heimermann. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Leonard is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Elmer (Margaret), Melvin (Rosie) and Lester; sisters, Marcella (Albert) Straub and Evangeline (Robert) Meyer; granddaughter, Sara Heimermann; brothers-inlaw, Fred (Elizabeth) Beyer and Oscar Beyer; and sisters-in-law, Evelyn Beyer and Viola Kelly.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at St. Kilian Catholic Church (264 W. State St., Hartford). Visitation will be at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Memorials are appreciated to the American Heart Association.

Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. Please visit www.shimonfuneralhome.com to leave condolences.