Violet Katherine (Kottich) Heim

Violet Katherine (Kottich) Heim, 94, of rural Dawson, Nebraska was born on April 4, 1927 in rural Falls City, Nebraska to Walter Sr. and Emma (Scheitel) Kottich.  She attended Sunny Hill country school before graduating from Falls City High School with the class of 1944.  After graduation, Violet continued her education at Platte Guard Business School in St. Joseph, Missouri.  She then worked for Western Tablet and Stationery in St. Joseph and the Richardson County Bank in Falls City.  On August 28, 1949, Violet was united in marriage to Lowell Heim at the Zion United Church of Christ northeast of Falls City, Nebraska.  To this union, three children, Joseph, Charles and Ann were born.  The couple made their home and raised their family on a farm near Dawson where they together operated a Grade A Dairy for 46 years.  Violet was a member of the Dawson United Methodist Church and later the United Methodist Church in Humboldt.

Violet went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at her home in rural Dawson, Nebraska having reached the earthly age of ninety-four years, ten months and nineteen days.  She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Walter (Mildred) Kottich Jr., Sterling Kottich, Virgil (Jan) Kottich and Charles Kottich.

Violet is survived by her loving children: Joseph Heim Sr. and wife Michelle of Dawson, NE; Charles Heim of Lincoln, NE; Ann Tobin and husband Ben of King City, MO; grandchildren: Joseph Heim Jr. and wife Ketti of Lincoln, NE; Jessica Kalkofen and husband Rob of Arvada, CO; David Heim and wife Amanda of Lincoln, NE; Sidney Eckard and husband Blake of Stanberry, MO; Samuel Tobin and wife Claire of Denver, CO; Peyton Honeyman and husband Bill of Emerson, IA; great-grandchildren: Joseph Heim III, Sophia Hill, Edward Hill, Carter Kalkofen, Blanche Eckard, Harlan Eckard, Goldie Eckard, Jane Tobin and Betty Honeyman, a sister Lila Deeter of San Antonio, TX; sisters-in-law: Laura Kottich of Falls City, NE; Mary Kottich of Largo, FL; brother-in-law Keith Heim of Lincoln, NE; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at the United Methodist Church in Humboldt, Nebraska with Pastor Dorothy Smith officiating.

Interment immediately followed services at the Heim Cemetery in Dawson, Nebraska.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Humboldt United Methodist Church, Pennsylvania Colony Historical Society or St. Mary’s Refurbishment Fund.

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Services are entrusted to Wherry Mortuary-Humboldt, Nebraska (402) 862-2915

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