Bernadine M. (Fichter) HeimFebruary 2, 1930 ~ July 10, 2017 (age 87)
Bernadine (nee Fichter) Heim, age 87, of Tonawanda, died Monday, July 10, 2017 at DeGraff Memorial Hospital. Born February 2, 1930 in Buffalo, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Mary (nee Ackendorf) Fichter and had been a resident of the Tonawandas for the greater part of her life. Bernadine was an avid Bingo player and enjoyed going to the Casino, but above all else she loved to care for her children, grandchildren, and the more than 65 foster children that her and her late husband, Albert, cared for over the years.
She was the wife of the late Albert F. Heim, who died January 25, 2011; mother of Mike (Mary) Heim, Gail (Tim) Thomsen, Barb (Mike) Garver, Marian (Bruce Urban) Heim, Elisabeth Heim, Belinda (Garrett) Turesky, Christine Heim, Brandi Heim, Tasha Heim, and the late Robert Heim, who died in 1969; and sister of the late Bette Jane Maisenbacher, who died in 2016. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 2-4 & 5-8 PM on Wednesday only at the HAMP FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 37 Adam Street at Seymour, Tonawanda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 AM Thursday at the Chapel at St. John the Baptist Church, 1085 Englewood Avenue, Town of Tonawanda. Friends invited. Interment will be cared for privately at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda. If desired, memorials to Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY 14174, Hospice or the S.P.C.A. are preferred by the family.