Miriam Heinzmann

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Miriam Heinzmann, 88, of Letcher, died Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Firesteel Heath Care Facility.

Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, at the Will Funeral Chapel, with burial at Westlawn Cemetery in Letcher. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Friday, May 10, at the Will Funeral Chapel, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Miriam Heinzmann, daughter of Edward and Gertrude (Maddock) Kempf, was born April 6, 1931, in Mitchell. She graduated from Forestburg High School. She attended nurses training at St. John’s Hospital in Huron. Miriam was employed as an LPN at a nursing home and home health care.

She was united in marriage with Clyde “Norman” Heinzmann on Sept. 25, 1951, in Pipestone, Minn. The couple made their home in the Letcher area their entire married life.  She later was a homemaker and raised their children. 

She enjoyed raising flowers, cooking and babysitting children. 

Miriam is survived by sons, Dennis (Paige) Heinzmann of Seattle, Wash., and Gary (Pam) Heinzmann, Denver, Colo.; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Don (Darla) Kempf of Sioux Falls; nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde “Norman” Heinzmann in 1999; her parents; a son, Richard Heinzmann; three brothers, Paul Kempf, Ray Kempf and Dave Kempf; a sister, Genevieve (Gen) Fraser; and a great-granddaughter, Courtney Heinzmann.

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