Olivia Heim, 89

Nov. 17, 1934 -

Jan. 28, 2024


CRESCO - Olivia Barbara (Kanz) Heim passed away peacefully on January 28, 2024 at Chosen Valley Care Center, where she spent her final days surrounded by her loving family. Olivia was born November 17, 1934, at Winona General Hospital to Bernard and Lucille (Kohner) Kanz. She grew up in Lewiston, MN. Olivia graduated from Lewiston High School in 1953 and soon after met her future husband and the love of her life, Thomas Heim, and they were married on July 16, 1955, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Lewiston. They made their home on a dairy farm north of St. Charles and raised six children.

Olivia was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, St. Anne's Rosary Society, and St. Rita's Unit, and was a Charter Member of the Women of the Moose, and former member of the Mrs. Jaycees, Meals on Wheels and Old Settlers of Winona County.

After retiring from farming in 1986, Olivia and Tom and their two youngest children moved to Cresco Iowa where Tom worked for Archer Petroleum. After retiring from Archer in 1997, they moved back to St. Charles.

Olivia is survived by her six children, Allyn (Valerie), Dale (Marie Samuelson), Jayne (Alan) Ihrke, Dennis (Wendy), Scott (Tricia), and Karen (Mikel) Walters; 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Donna (Pat) Daley, and Mary Paszkiewicz; three sisters-in-law, Betty Kanz, Nadine Kanz, and Shirley Heim; and two brothers-in-law, Darrell Sturgis and John Mayzek.

She was preceded in death by her husband Tom on January 25, 2022. Two infant children, Teresa and Philip; grandson, Randy Heim; infant granddaughter, Erica Heim; three sisters, Betty Younger, Geraldine Sturgis, and Bernadine Mayzek; three brothers, Robert, Thomas, and Richard; three brothers-in-law, Oliver Younger, James Paszkiewicz, and Kenneth Heim; and one sister-in-law, Janet Kanz.

A Funeral Mass for Olivia will be 11 a.m. Saturday, February 3, 2024 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church with the Reverend Jonathan Fasnacht officiating.  Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.  A visitation will be held at the church from 4-7 p.m. Friday and 10-11 a.m. Saturday.  Hoff Funeral Service of St. Charles is assisting the family with arrangements. www.hofffuneral.com

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