Delbert Heim, 58
Mass of Christian Burial Services for Delbert Heim, age 58, of Lenox, who passed away Sunday, December 12, 2021, in Creston will be held Thursday, December 16, 2021, at 10:00 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Lenox. Open visitation, with no family present, will be held Wednesday at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox from 3 to 7 PM. Interment will be held at North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. The family will greet friends following the services in the fellowship hall of the church with a light lunch provided. INSTEAD OF FLOWERS, the family requests memorials may be directed to the Lenox Fire Department or Lenox Golf Course. Memories may be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford where we ‘Celebrate Life’.
Delbert Brian Heim was born on September 13, 1963, in Carroll, Iowa the son of Roger Heim and Barbara (Strunk) Heim. He grew up in Des Moines until he was five, the family moved to Lenox in 1969. He graduated from Lenox High School with the Class of 1982. After graduation, Delbert continued to work for IGA Super Value. He then went to work for Cheeses Grocery Store, he then went to Precision (PPI) for over 26 years, and most recently he worked for Michael Foods from December of 2019 to present. On September 23, 1983, Delbert was united in marriage to Nancy Green at the Lenox Golf Course. To this loving union three children were born, Shane Ryan, Krystal Leigh and Dallas Matthew.
The couple made their home in Lenox. They enjoyed raising their children in a small town where they could attend all of the sporting events as their children grew. Delbert and Nancy enjoyed bowling together for many years, playing golf and watching the Dallas Cowboy’s play football. He enjoyed shooting pool with Dave Wilson and being a part of the Lenox Community. Delbert loved his family, his life changed dramatically in 2015 when his first grandchild was born. He was a life-time member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Left to cherish Delbert’s memory is his loving wife of 38 years, Nancy Heim of Lenox, Iowa; his children, Shane Heim and wife Kelly of Des Moines, Iowa; Krystal Heim and Matt McClintick of Omaha, Nebraska; and Dallas Heim of Waukee, Iowa; his parents, Roger and Barb Heim of Lenox, Iowa; his siblings, Debbie Wackernagle and husband Jack of Bedford, Iowa; Donna Haidsiak and husband Wayne of Lenox, Iowa; Duane Heim of Lenox, Iowa; Diane Heim of Lenox, Iowa; two grandchildren, Liam Scott Heim and Owen Clark Heim of Des Moines, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Anne Gard of Corning, Iowa; four brothers-in-law, Bill Green and wife Donna of Wasilla, Alaska; John Green and wife Karma of Corning, Iowa; Jim Green and wife Karen of Bedford, Iowa; and David Green of Columbia, Missouri; along with many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Preceding Delbert in death are his in-laws, Levi and Elizabeth Green; a sister, Deanne Hoffman and a brother, David Heim; two brothers-in-law, Leo Gard and Walter Green; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
We will forever hold Delbert’s memory in our hearts.
May he be at peace in God’s loving care.