Robert John Heimerman (October 20, 2020)

Robert Heimerman photoSeptember 15, 1935 ~ October 20, 2020


Wife – Judy Heimerman of Harlan, Iowa
2 Sons – Roger Heimerman of Amherst, Massachusetts
Randy Heimerman of Ankeny, Iowa
3 Grandchildren – Ben Heimerman of Ankeny, Iowa
Lauren Heimerman of Ankeny, Iowa
Libby Heimerman, of Ankeny, Iowa
Other Relatives and Friends

American Cancer Society

Robert John Heimerman, son of John and Mabel (Kelley) Heimerman, was born on September 15, 1935, in Harlan, Iowa. He attended St. Mary of The Assumption School in Panama, Iowa, and graduated from Harlan High School in 1954. Through the years, Robert was employed as a mechanic at E.M. Christensen Motors and Miller Motors, and most recently, Harlan Automart. He had also worked as a funeral service assistant and general caretaker for Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home, Inc.

On April 1, 1967, Robert married Judith “Judy” Anne Gilmore in Onawa, Iowa. The couple lived south of Defiance, Iowa, where Robert raised hogs and cattle; they later made their home in Harlan.

Robert was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Harlan, Iowa. He and Judy enjoyed square dancing and listening to country music. An Iowa State fan, Robert enjoyed watching football, basketball, and baseball, in addition to NASCAR and AWA, WCW, and WWE wrestling. In addition, he liked gardening and spending time with his family, cats, and Airedale Terrier dogs.

Robert J. Heimerman died on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at Elm Crest Retirement Community in Harlan, Iowa. He had reached the age of 85 years, 1 month, and 5 days.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Elmer Heimerman. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Judy Heimerman of Harlan, Iowa; two sons, Roger Heimerman of Amherst, Massachusetts, and Randy Heimerman of Ankeny, Iowa; three grandchildren, Ben Heimerman, Lauren Heimerman, and Libby Heimerman, all of Ankeny, Iowa; and other relatives and friends.

At Robert’s request, no services were held. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home, Inc. in Harlan, Iowa, was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at

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2 Responses to Robert John Heimerman (October 20, 2020)

  1. Ruth Walter says:

    So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Maria V Rosmann says:

    Robert Heimerman was a gentleman! We are sorry to learn of his passing.

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