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Betty (Norden) Heiman

September 8, 2023


Betty Jane Heiman, age 79, of Avilla, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2023 at Ascension Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. Mrs. Heiman was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on April 24, 1944 to the late Herman Henry Norden and Mela Ella (Sundermann) Norden. She graduated from Avilla High School in 1962 and married David Lee Heiman on July29, 1967 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla. Betty was employed over the years by Lincoln Life, Chronister’s and Walgreens. She also was very involved in keeping books for the Heiman family business. Betty was a longtime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla where she taught Sunday school for many years and was active with Ladies Aide. She was a dedicated wife, loving mother and wonderful homemaker for her family. She loved being with her family, spending weekends on Witmer Lake and playing games with her grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening and making crafts. She loved reading, embroidery and doing word search puzzles. Betty was deeply loved, and she will be greatly missed by all that knew her and loved her. 

Survivors include:
Husband, David Heiman of Avilla.
Son, Steven and Kathy Heiman of Avilla.
Daughter, Pamela and David Hesters of Rolling Prairie, Indiana.
Daughter, Sarah and John Wilson, III of Wolf Lake, Indiana.
Son, Timothy and Jill Heiman of Warsaw.
Grandchildren: Erica Hesters, Nicole Hesters, Ryan Hesters, Jacob Heiman, Andrew (Amy) and Norman Foster, and Angela Foster.  
Brother, Donald and Glee Norden of Avilla.
Brother, Martin Norden of Garrett.
Sister, Doris Hess of Huntertown.
Sister, Bonnie and Ronald Buuck of Ossian.
Sister, Janet and Michael Hackman of Columbus, Indiana.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Mela Norden; sister-in-law, Doris Norden; and brother-in-law, George Hess. 

Visitation will be held Thursday, September 14th from 3:00 – 7:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 15, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla with Reverend Patrick Kuhlman officiating the service. Visitation will also be held at 1:00 PM prior to the service. 
Burial will take place at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery near Avilla.
Memorial donations may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church Ladies Aide, Sunday school or youth group. 

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Funeral Service
September 15, 2023

2:00 PM
Immanuel Lutheran Church
113 West Albion Street
Avill, IN 46710


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