Wilbert “Willie” Heid, 84, New Salem, died December 30, 2011 at Elm Crest Manor in New Salem.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Peace Church, New Salem, with Reverend Joshua Eddy officiating. Burial will be at Peace Cemetery in New Salem.
Visitation will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 pm on Monday, January 2, 2012 at Elm Crest Manor and continue from 3 to 7 pm at the Buehler-Larson Funeral Chapel in New Salem with a prayer service at 7 pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.
Willie was born December 20, 1927 to William and Elsie (Kukuk) Heid. He was raised and educated in New Salem. On July 2, 1954 Willie married A. Colleen Knudson. They farmed and ranched west of New Salem. Willie also worked as a city custodian and for Cenex for 34 years. In his spare time he enjoyed wood working, playing cards, and listening to Lawrence Welk. He loved going to auction sales and attending basketball, football, and baseball games. His favorite shows to watch were Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Wheel of Fortune, and Jeopardy. A loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, he will be missed by all who knew him.
Left with many fond memories of a life well lived is his wife of 57 years, A. Colleen Heid, New Salem; two sons, Jim (DeEtta) Heid, Bismarck and Joel (Julie) Heid, Caney, KS; two daughters, Jeri Dunn, Hettinger, ND and Julie (Steve) Smith, Valrico, FL; one granddaughter, Allyson Leach-Heid; seven grandsons, Jameson Heid, Colin Dunn, Cassidy Heid, Caleb Smith, Braden, Chandler, and Cadet Heid; one great grandson, William Ricci; three sisters, Anna (Ben) Kottsick, Mandan, Dorothy “Dot” Fuchs, Omaha, NE, and Mildred (Wally) Conitz, Billings, MT; and one brother, Ron (Sandy) Heid, New Salem.
Willie was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jeffrey; and brother-in-law, Oliver Fuchs.
Memorials are preferred to the Jeffrey Heid Memorial Court.