Veronica Heimes

Veronica Ann Heimes, 88, of Vermillion, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29 at the Sanford Vermillion Care Center.


Veronica Devine was born Aug. 18, 1923 in Wakonda, to Philip and Helen "Nell" (Buckley) Devine.  She graduated from Wakonda High School and attended the National Business Training Center in Sioux City, IA and married Harold Heimes on Aug. 25, 1950 in Wakonda.

Veronica worked at Glidden's Market in Wakonda, and worked for Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Fericks in Wakonda before becoming a librarian for the University of South Dakota for over 30 years retiring in 1990.

She was a member of the St. Agnes Catholic Church and Altar Society, she loved to dance, play cards and was a Lawrence Welk lover.

She is survived by a son, Dale Heimes of Vermillion; a daughter, Mary (Fred) VonRavensberg of Reno, NV; and two sisters, Mary Ellen Powell of Vermillion, her twin sister, Monica Ballard, also of Vermillion; two grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Mass was 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3 at the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion with burial following in the Calvary Cemetery in Vermillion.  Visitation began at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, with a Rosary at 7 p.m. all at the church.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Sanford Vermillion Care Center.

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