Peter E Heim

August 7th, 1921 to October 12th, 2012
Peter E. "Ernie" Heim, 91, of Port Huron, died Friday, October 12, 2012.

He was born August 7, 1921 in Port Huron to the late William and Marie Heim. He married Viola J. Sopha on August 5, 1944 in Port Huron.

Mr. Heim worked for Chrysler Corporation, Anker Holth and retired from UPS in 1985. He served in the U.S. Naval Air Corp during WWII. He enjoyed family, gardening and good friends. He was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, Society of St. Vincent DePaul and Marysville American Legion Post 449. He was a long time volunteer with the Boy Scouts and Mid City Nutrition.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Viola; two sons, Larry (Susan) Heim of Marysville and Gilbert "Gib" Heim of Grosse Pointe Woods; two daughters, Sandra (Rev. Robert) Chapman of Port Huron Township and Nancy (Ray) Banka of Fort Gratiot Township; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; a sister, June Halifax; a brother, William Heim; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Sunday in the Marysville Funeral Home. A closing prayer will be recited at 8:00 p.m.

Mr. Heim will lie in state on Monday, October 15, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. in St. Stephens Catholic Church. Reverend Joseph Gagnon will officiate.

Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ernie's grandsons. Military honors will be conducted under the auspices of the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Council.

Memorials may be made to St. Vincent DePaul or Blue Water Hospice.

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