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Mary Alice Heimstead

August 6, 1924 — February 5, 2015

Mary A. Heimstead, of Neillsville, WI died on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at the age of 90 at the House of the Dove in Marshfield, WI.Mary Alice Gilson was born on August 6, 1924 in Elroy, WI the daughter of Harold T. and Mabel G. (Wildes) Gilson. On May 16, 1943 she was united in marriage to Leland Heimstead in Warrens, WI. Leland worked as a Depot Agent for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad in Warrens, Merrillan and Neillsville. Mary raised her family and also worked as a Nurse's Aide at the Memorial Hospital in Neillsville from 1963-1973 and then as a School Bus Driver for several years. Mary loved bird watching, especially Hummingbirds, mowing lawn, growing potted flowers and going to the Casino. She is survived by her children; Theodore (Carol) Heimstead of Elkmound, WI, Gary (Robin) Heimstead of Zephyrhills, FL and Nita (Paul) Aerts of Marshfield, WI, 15 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren, a very special friend and caregiver, Addy Leake and her favorite cat "Kitty". Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Douglas, a brother, Doug and 2 sisters, Margarite and Beunita.A Private family service will be held at a later date.Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Mary's family with arrangements.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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