Carl Nicholas Heims, 81, of Manchester, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, at Mercy One Hospital in Dubuque.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Manchester, Rev. Gabriel Anderson officiated.

Visitation was held at 2-7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester, where there was a 1:30 p.m. Scripture Service. Friends could also call from 9-10 a.m. at the funeral home Monday morning.

Interment with Military Rites: St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Manchester.

Carl was born Feb. 27, 1939, in Sand Springs, the son of Ben and Gertrude (Polfer) Heims. He was raised in the Delhi area and graduated from Delhi High School. Carl then served honorably in the United States Army.

On Sept. 28, 1963, Carl was united in marriage to Rita Hillebrand at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Earlville. Two daughters were born to this union. The family resided in Manchester. Carl worked for the Iowa Department of Transportation in Manchester until his retirement. Rita passed away in 2001.

Carl was a longtime member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed woodworking and model trains. Carl liked to show off his Christmas village during the holidays. He loved his family and spending time with them.

Survivors include his two daughters, Cindy (Tom) Tauke, of Dubuque and Tracy (Michael) Spinks, of Chicago; four grandchildren: Ashley (Andrew) Drees, Stephanie Tauke, Nathan Tauke and Tanner Spinks; two great-grandchildren; his siblings: Eldon (Katie) Heims, of Delhi, Loras (Celeste) Heims, of Dundee and Yvonne (Ted) Wernimont, of Coralville; one sister-in-law, Mary Heims of Manchester; and many nieces and nephews.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rita Heims; his siblings, Adorine (Bob) Kaiser, Marilyn (Joe) Langel and Delbert Heims; and brother and sisters-in-law, Grace (Richard) Miller and Marie Hillebrand.

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