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Vonne C. Heideman 94, died on January 4, 2022 at his residence, Independence Village, Waukee, Iowa.

Vonne Cecil Heideman was born April 27, 1927 in Rands, Iowa, the son of Hiram and Velma (Fitz) Heideman. He attended elementary school at Logan Township School Number 5 and graduated from Rockwell City High School with the Class of 1945. After high school, Vonne served in the US Army Military Police in South Korea.

On June 7, 1949, Vonne was married to Muriel Tucker at Christ Church in Hampton, Iowa. Vonne and Muriel took up residence on a farm north of Rockwell City, near South Twin Lake, from 1949 to 1992. Upon retirement, they moved to Des Moines, where they built their new home.

Vonne had a passion for agriculture and for the land. He enjoyed working with wood, photography and spending time with his family. In Rockwell City he served on the board of trustees of the United Methodist Church, was a member and board member of Farmer’s Co-Op Elevator, ASCS committee for fifteen years, a 70-year-old member of the ‘Iowa Farm Bureau, was a Township Trustee, Twin Lakes Township, Calhoun County, Iowa, for four years. He was a member of the West Des Moines Christian Church.

Vonne is survived by her children, Anne (Kim) Foster of Omaha, Nebraska, and Steven (Julie) of Des Moines; grandchildren, Amy Foster Wolfe of Round Rock, Texas, Brad (Carrie) Foster of Temecula, Calif., Melissa (David) Rigler of Waukee, Jonathan (Beth) Heideman of Chicago and Megan (Harrison) Kruse of Des Moines; great-grandchildren, Derek and Evan Foster, and Lillian, Benjamin, Katherine and Nathan Rigler; sisters-in-law, Betty Heideman of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Barbara (John) Clark of Frisco, Texas; and brother-in-law, James B. (Donna) Tucker of Fresno, California; and nieces, nephews, cousins ​​and beloved friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, his beloved wife Muriel, his brother Dean Fitz Heideman and his sister-in-law Bonnie Tucker Thomas.

Commemorative contributions can be made to West Des Moines Christian Church.

Services will be held on Tuesday January 11, 2022 at West Des Moines Christian Church, 4501 Mills Civic Parkway in West Des Moines, IA at 11:00 am with tours one hour prior. The family prefers masks and social distancing is respected. The service will also be broadcast live from www.wdmcc.org. Interment will be at 3:00 p.m. at Rosehill Cemetery in Rockwell City, IA.

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