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Wayne J. Heidesch

February 6, 2018 GMT

Remsen, Iowa

Wayne John Heidesch, 69, of Remsen, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, Iowa.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen. Private family burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation with family will be 4 to 5 p.m. today, with a parish rosary and vigil prayer service at 5 p.m., all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Condolences can be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Wayne was born on June 1, 1948, to Lorne and Audrey (Goebel) Heidesch, in Le Mars. He received his education from St Mary’s High School, graduating in 1966.

Wayne was married to Joyce Wurth on June 8, 1968, at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen. The couple raised their family and lived in Remsen. He worked at J&W Variety and drove school bus for Remsen school system for more than 40 years.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Catholic Order of Foresters. He was also an O-R Saddle Club member. He loved to hunt, fish and spend time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Heidesch of Remsen; children, Kate (Jerry) Reuter of Le Mars, Kelli (Luke) Paskert of Ankeny, Iowa, and Scott (Mendy) Heidesch of West Des Moines; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings, Mary (Keith) Arens of Remsen, Lynn (Joe) Even of Omaha, Betty (Curt) Bisgard of Yankton, S.D., Kris (Jim) Pottebaum of Hospers, Iowa, Jim (Peg) Heidesch of Remsen, and John (Judy) Heidesch of Marcus, Iowa; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and great friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lorne and Audrey; grandson, Keaton Reuter; sisters, Jean, Joyce and LuAnne Heidesch; and nephews, Ben Arens and Hunter Heidesch.

Pallbearers will be Gerad Heidesch, Brandon Pottebaum, Mitchell Arens, Matt Even, Sawyer Heidesch and Sam Bisgard. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Catholic Order of Foresters.