Leola B. Heese age 80 of Seward, Nebraska and formerly of Laurel, Nebraska, died on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Ridgewood Care Center in Seward, NE.
Funeral services will be on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Coleridge, Nebraska with the Rev. Katherine Russell officiating. Burial will be at the Laurel cemetery in Laurel, NE. Visitation will be on Wednesday at the Wintz Funeral Home in Coleridge from 5-8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:00 p.m. by Rev. Arnie Jurchen. Visitation will continue on Thursday one hour prior to services at the church.
Pallbearers will be Casey Cary, Kevin Schrunk, Kirk Schrunk, Keith Schlote, Bruce Schlote, Levi Heese.
Honorary pallbearers will be Leola's grandchildren and great grandchildren
Leola Berneice Heese was born on November 25, 1933 in Ewing, Nebraska to Leslie and Hazel (Cooper) Cary. She grew up in Bloomfield, Nebraska and then in Ewing, Nebraska where she graduated from Ewing High School in 1951. After high school she taught elementary country school. Leola married Lloyd Herman Heese on November 29, 1958 in Coleridge, NE. Leola then got her teachers certificate and taught in a country school west of Hartington prior to teaching at Hartington Public School. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Wayne State College. Leola taught full time for 17 years and served as a substitute teacher for another 20 years. Her last teaching job was in Dakota City, Nebraska, retiring in 1976.
She and Lloyd lived on a farm near Laurel before moving to Lincoln where they lived for five years. They moved to Seward in June 2013. Leola was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Coleridge and its Woman's Circle. She attended the Southwood Lutheran Church while in Lincoln. She was a Sunday school teacher, Bible school teacher, member of the Retired Teachers Association and the Tuesday Country Club. Leola enjoyed gardening and playing the piano, accordion, and the clarinet.
Leola is survived by her husband, Lloyd Heese of Seward, NE; a daughter, Lori and husband Jerry Pieper of Lincoln, NE; son Larry and wife Tiffanny Heese of Pender, NE; six grandchildren Cindy Pierson, Candace Dowling, Cary Brand, Levi Heese, Leigh Heese, and Layne Heese; four great grandchildren Riley Pierson, Kadence Pierson, Collin Pierson, and Brysen Dowling; sister Nila and husband Merlin Schrunk of Ewing, NE.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers Dale, Glen and Elmer Cary.
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Larry and Lori and families.
My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your mother. May God Bless You.
My sympathy to you in the loss of Leola, I have fond memories of her back in our younger days.
Lori, Larry, & Lloyd,
So sorry for your loss. I remember Leola as a very kind woman. I am sure you will miss her greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God's promises of salvation and warm memories give you peace and comfort.
Karla (Herrmann) Koehler
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