OREGON, Wis. — Harvey A. Heuer died Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at Sienna Meadows Assisted Living, Oregon He was born Nov. 25, 1924, at home to Fred and Clara (Anderson) Heuer in rural Bangor. He had no opportunity to go to high school but earned his GED later in life in Phoenix, Ariz. Harvey married Leona Arentz 70 years ago this next December. They were married at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Parsonage in Bangor and had two daughters. They began farming, renting from a widow near Rockland, Wis. Four years later they bought a farm in Leon, Wis., where their daughters grew up. They milked cows a few years and then raised thousands of turkeys, many hogs and a herd of Hereford cattle. Harvey loved anything to do with flying airplanes. He went to flight school in La Crosse, Wis., earning his private pilot’s license and an instructor's license. With his own Piper Cherokee, he and Leona flew to Pittsburgh, Pa., to visit their daughter and her family. They sold their farms and moved to Scottsdale, Ariz., in the ‘70s. He worked in a cabinet shop until he started his own cabinet business and also had a real estate license until retiring near family in Onalaska, Wis., in the ‘90s. He loved traveling, fishing and celebrating family events. He visited most states including Hawaii, and visited Europe to see a granddaughter. Harvey was very proud that all his grandchildren graduated from college.
He is survived by his wife, Leona; their daughters, Donna (Reginald) Destree and their children, Jill Blumer, Melissa Destree (Ed Larson), and Mike (Heather), and Beverly (Mel) Armbruster and their children John, Kimberly (Tom) Raemisch, and Andrew (Sharlene); and 10 great-grandchildren, Thomas Blumer, Sadie and Madeline Armbruster, Tommy, Emma and Grace Raemisch, Derek and Olivia Destree, and Samantha and Stella Larson. Harvey is further survived by his sister, Louise (Robert) Plenge; brother Fredrick (Sue) Heuer; and many in-laws, nieces, nephews and their children.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother George, and several sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. A burial service will be held in Burns Cemetery, Bangor, Wis., at 1 p.m. A service followed by a light lunch will take place at 2:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1201 Main St., Onalaska, with the Rev. N. Baumann presiding. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Agrace HospiceCare, 5395 E. Cheryl Pkwy., Fitchburg, WI 53711, St. Paul's Evaangelical Lutheran Church, 1201 Main St., Onalaska, WI 54650, or to Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 143 Washington St., Oregon, WI 53575.
He was a wonderful husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa, friend and neighbor. He will be greatly missed. Online condolences can be made to www.gundersonfh.com.