Funeral services for Harris D. Heinemann age 84 of rural Wayne, NE will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Trinity Lutheran Church-Altona with Pastor Timothy Booth officiating. Interment will be in the First Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, with a luncheon to follow at the Cooper Family Community Center in Pilger, NE. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner, NE and will continue on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.
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Harris passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, NE.
Harris Dewayne Heinemann was born on March 7, 1935 in Cuming County, Nebraska to Harry and Esther (Hansen) Heinemann. He was baptized in September of 1935 at the First Congregational Church in Wisner, NE and later confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wayne, NE. Harris attended rural schools in Dodge, Saunders and Wayne Counties. He graduated from Wayne High School in 1952. Harris began farming at the age of 17, and served in the U.S. Navy from November of 1955 until he was honorably discharged in August of 1957.
On June 3, 1961, he was united in marriage to Clara Chambers at First Trinity Lutheran Church-Altona. The couple have lived on the same farm place since their marriage. Harris was engaged in farming, cattle feeding and was a fixture at the Norfolk Livestock Market for feeder calf sales. It can be said he was very detail orientated in all that he did.
Harris was a member of First Trinity Lutheran Church, where he served in numerous capacities. Harris and Clara enjoyed traveling the United States, whether it was attending his Boot Camp or Naval Ship reunions, viewing the Sandhill Cranes during migration, or all of their children’s, grandchildren’s, and great grandchildren’s activities, and day trips throughout the State of Nebraska in their later years. He also enjoyed Husker Football and attending the Spring Football games. He especially loved having “Grandpa Coffee” with the grandchildren.
His wife of 58 years-Clara
Daughter-Diann (John) Dunklau of Carroll, NE and family-
Shauna (Dustin) Landanger and children-Chase Magwire and Morgan Jensen, Tristen Landanger, and Wyatt Landanger
Cindy (Jeff) Mimick
Jebediah (LaTonya) Dunklau and children-Rylan Napier, Raycer Dunklau, and Hudson Dunklau
DJ (Calyn) Dunklau and children-Taesha Dunklau and Trenton Dunklau
Dalton (Lauryn) Dunklau
Son-Scott (Pam) Heinemann of Winside, NE
Son-Steve (Sarah) Heinemann of WInside, NE and son-Adam Heinemann
Son-Doug (Bobbi) Heinemann of Winside, NE and children-Toby Heinemann and Rylee Heinemann
Brother-in-law-Charles Mellor of Port Orange, FL
A niece and two nephews also survive him.
Harris was preceded in death by his parents-Harry and Esther Heinemann, sister-Judy Mellor, and a nephew-Duffy Mellor.