Dean Bernard Heimes, age 81, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, died at home on July 12, 2021. Funeral services will be held on July 23, 2021 at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church, 130 NW Murray Road, Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64081. A rosary will be prayed at 10:00am, followed by visitation and a funeral mass at 11:00am. Graveside services will follow with military honors at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 7601 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri 64138 at the Carrying of the Cross Columbarium.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Knights of Columbus Council #6819, PO Box #1054, Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64063 or to Kansas City Hospice, 1500 Meadow Lake Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, Missouri 64114.
Dean was born January 8, 1940 in Omaha, Nebraska. He was gratefully adopted at age 8 by Ignatius and Jeanette Heimes, where he grew up on the family farm in Wynot, Nebraska with his four siblings. After graduating high school, he served from 1958-1960 in the United States Army, where he was stationed at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He then moved to Lincoln, Nebraska to attend the University of Nebraska, and soon met his beloved wife, Bonnie, whom he married on July 25, 1964. Their only daughter, Barbara, was born a year later. While in Lincoln, he began his long career with Sears and Roebuck, working his way up to executive management through positions in several states in the Midwest. Following his retirement, Dean and Bonnie owned and operated Hoover Auto Parts in Topeka, Kansas until 1998. They then moved to Lee’s Summit, Missouri, where Dean returned to Sears as a consultant for several years. His final career was in tax preparation, working for the Franklin Group, which he enjoyed and continued annually through the 2021 tax season.
Dean was a loving husband and father and was devoted to his family. He loved the outdoors where he was an avid golfer, hunter, and fisherman. He had a kind heart and a generous spirit, often helping family, friends, and neighbors. He loved to volunteer through the church and the Knights of Columbus, where he was a member of the 4th Degree and the Honor Guard. But his favorite role by far was being Grandpa to his grandson, Jack.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents, Ignatius and Jeanette Heimes, sisters, Joyce (Heimes) Donahoe and Gail (Heimes) Uhing. He is survived by wife, Bonnie (Franssen) Heimes, daughter, Barbara (Heimes) Flowers, her husband Tim, grandson, Jack Flowers, brother, Ken Heimes and sister Leah (Heimes) Smith.