DAVENPORT - Elmer Heims, 95, of Davenport, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Good Samaritan Society, Davenport. Private family services will be held at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post 26, Davenport.
Mr. Heims was born in 1922 in Davenport to William and Helena Heims. He was a graduate of Davenport High School and then joined the U.S. Army, serving with the European Theater of Operations 110th AAA Battalion. On December 27, 1946, he married Artis “Connie” Conover at Zion Lutheran Church, Davenport. He was in manufacturing at the Rock Island Arsenal, retiring in 1973 and was a lifelong member of the American Legion. His other memberships included NARFE, Moose Lodge 26, the Putnam Museum and Quad-City Times Plus 60.
Survivors include a son, Ray Heims of Davenport, and grandsons, Justin (Heidi) Davis and Brent Davis, all of Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his wife; a daughter Sharon; his parents; and a sister. Helen Organ.
Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to Elmer’s family by visiting his obituary at www.WeertsFH.com