John Ernest Heimerman, 97 – Austin Daily Herald

John Ernest Heimerman, 97

John Ernest Heimerman, 97, of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, died Monday, June 27, 2022 at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota. On December 14, 1924, John was born to Michael and Anna (Rauen) Heimerman in Stacyville, Iowa. He attended country school until 8th grade. On September 25, 1946, John married Thresia Schmidt at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Rose Creek, Minnesota, and they had nine children. John farmed until 1974 when the family moved to Albert Lea. While at Albert Lea, John worked for Smitty’s Glass until 1990. The two then returned to Blooming Prairie in 1995. The couple loved to dance and belonged to the Stateline Polka Club and the Polka Lovers Club of America. John enjoyed listening to old music, watching Twins games, and was a Minnesota Vikings fan. He was a member of St. Columbanus Catholic Church, Blooming Prairie, MN, the Eagle’s Club and the Moose Club. John will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

John is survived by his nine children, John “Jack” (Janet) Heimerman of Apache Junction, Arizona, Jerome “Jerry” (Beverly) Heimerman of Medford, Minnesota, Charles “Chuck” (Cheryl) Heimerman of Bellville, Illinois, Donna Tope of Tensed, Idaho, Dennis (Carol) Heimerman of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, Dean (Terri) Heimerman of Cleveland, Minnesota, Jeanne (Mike) Trullinger of Hanover, Minnesota, Steve (Laurie) Heimerman of Faribault, Minnesota, and Lori (Tim) Stoll of Champlin, Minnesota; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Shirley Heimerman, Marcene Heimerman and Dorothy Swehla. He was predeceased by his wife, Thresia Heimerman; parents, Michael and Anna; son-in-law, Clarence Tope; granddaughter, Anna Marie Heimerman; seven brothers; and four sisters.

Christian Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at St. Columbanus Catholic Church in Blooming Prairie. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 8 at the Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home and will continue for one hour before the church service on Saturday. A Rosary Service will be held at 3:45 p.m. on Friday, July 8, 2022 at Blooming Prairie Funeral Home. Interment will be in St. Columbanus Catholic Cemetery in Blooming Prairie. Memorials are preferred at St. Columbanus Catholic Church, Prairie Manor Care Center or donor’s choice. Services are pre-arranged and performed with Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home in Blooming Prairie. Condolences can be expressed to the family online at

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