Melvin C. "Mel" Heyer

Melvin C. "Mel" Heyer

 

     Melvin C. "Mel" Heyer, age 91, of Faribault, died on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at St. Lucas Care Center, Faribault.
     Funeral services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault, on Thursday, April 10. 2008 at 10:00 a.m. with the Reverend Steven J. Kuehne officiating. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault with military rites provided by the Central Veterans Association.
     Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 from 4 to 8 p.m. and also at the church on Thursday for one hour prior to the service.
Melvin Carl Heyer, the son of Max and Alma (Wegner) Heyer, was born on April 4, 1917 in North Morristown. He attended German School and country school in North Morristown. He worked at St. Mary's School, Faribault, until he was called to serve his country from 1940 - 1945. When he returned to Faribault, he worked at St. Mary's School until he became employed by the City of Faribault, working at City Hall and retiring in 1984. Mel painted on his own which he enjoyed very much and was also employed by Erickson Furniture of Faribault. He married Mary Margaret Staley on June 11, 1947 at Trinity Lutheran Church, North Morristown. They made their home in Faribault where they lived their entire married life for 61 years. Mel was a devoted husband, father and grandfather to his family and a dedicated member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he served as an Elder and an usher. He spent many hours working and painting when the new church was built. Mel was also a leader in 4-H.
      He is survived by his devoted wife, Mary; two daughters, Ann (and Mark) Remold of Faribault and Judy (and Mark) McCorkell of Eden Prairie; four grandchildren, Michelle and Eric Remold and Megan and Max McCorkell; one brother, Martin (and Rita) Heyer of Austin; two sisters, Mable Spitzack of Morristown and Arlene (and Kenneth) Edwards of Austin; one sister in law, Eleanora Heyer of Faribault; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Raymond.
 


Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below



Name:
Sandy Ballenthin Van Erp
Email:
svanerp@att.net
Date:
Thursday April 10, 2008

Memories

Dear Mary and family - it has been so many years, but your time with Mother and our family's time together in the St. Mary's years are fond and close to my heart. Watching the memorial video brought more than a little mist to my eyes, but a relief that despite Melvin's health issues, he enjoyed the love and caring of you all. Such a good hearted guy with a hearty laugh and deep faith. I am in Denver celebrating my 65th with my oldest daughter Laura. The video of your daughters that I never really knew is so poignant. Please know our prayers are with you all. Love, Sandy


Name:
Jean (Reinhard) Wilson
Email:
shannon.wilson@charter.net
Date:
Wednesday April 09, 2008

Memories

Sorry to hear about your loss. I enjoyed visiting your home very much as a child with my parents Ernie and Ann, and have very fond memories of all the great food and conversation.


Name:
Stursa family
Email:
danstursa@yahoo.com
Date:
Tuesday April 08, 2008

Memories

We are sorry to hear about the loss of Melvin. Mary, you are fortunate to have a close family to get you through this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our Sympathy, Rudy,Martha,Dan,Kim,& Breyonna Stursa


Name:
David Fiebiger
Email:
daydeef@msn.com
Date:
Tuesday April 08, 2008

Memories

I am so sorry to hear that Mel passed away. I am unable to get to Faribault very often, so I will not be able to the wake or funeral, but my thoughts and prayers are with you. David Fiebiger