Wesley N. "Wes" Heiar

Born: Fri., Sep. 15, 1922
Died: Sat., Jan. 4, 2014


10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Thu., Jan. 09, 2014
Location: St. Gabriel's Church of the Holy Family Parish

Mass of Christian Burial

11:30 AM Thu., Jan. 09, 2014
Location: St. Gabriel's Church of the Holy Family Parish

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Wesley “Wes” Heiar age 91 of Prairie du Chien passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital.  He was born September 15, 1922 in Wauzeka, WI the son of Anthony and Carrie (Scheckel) Heiar.  He married his best friend, Violet McCarthy on October 17, 1944 at Sacred Heart Church in Wauzeka.  She preceded him in death on November 28, 2012.  Wes was an avid fisherman and hunter, a skilled carpenter, machinist and mechanic.  He owned and operated a service station in Luana, IA.  In 1946 he received his cheese maker license and later purchased the Carr Valley Cheese Factory.  In 1955 he purchased the Conley Cut Cheese Factory.  In 1968 he moved to Prairie du Chien and was employed by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department as a radio dispatcher, deputy and later served as Sergeant on the road until his retirement.  He is survived by his son Richard (Cindy) Heiar of Manhattan, KS, his daughter Jean (Steve) Anderson of Onalaska, WI, a daughter in law Gayle Heiar of Cross Plains, WI, five grandchildren, Brian, Erik and Kathleen Heiar, Amy and Kevin Anderson along with two great grandchildren Marissa and Gavin Burchell.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son Jerry, two brothers, Donald and Robert, a sister Rita and a great grandson Mason.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 11:30 AM at St. Gabriel’s Church of the Holy Family Parish in Prairie du Chien, Msgr. Donn Heiar and Rev. James Weighner concelebrating.  Interment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery in Prairie du Chien.  Friends may call at the church on Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 10:00 AM until the time of services.  The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien is assisting the family. 

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James Joy
   Posted Mon January 06, 2014
Would like to extend our sympathy to the Wesley's family.
God Bless!

Carol Huser
   Posted Mon January 06, 2014

Please know that Mike and I are holding you and your familey in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

Take care.
Carol & Mike Huser

Ken and Mary Stoeffler and Family
   Posted Mon January 06, 2014
Jean and Richard
As you already know your dad was such an awesome guy and you were truly blessed to have him as your father. I was so honored to get to him and I loved his sweet smile and personality. I loved walking into the breakfast area and I would say something smart to him and he would just grin and quietly chuckle. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers, I am sure it is a comfort your Mom and Dad are reunited once again. God Bless

Nora Scheckel Conner
   Posted Mon January 06, 2014
My dear Cousins,
My prayers and thoughts are with you. I am Mattie and Leona Scheckel's youngest child. My Aunt Carrie was way ahead of her time. She was a fashionable lady who loved her family and having a good time. I have a video of her pushing Dad in HER wheelchair while he is playing the accordion in the Springbrook church basement. During one of Wes's parents' visits, she purchased a mink stole in Iowa and had it shipped to their home in Wisconsin. I told her that Uncle Tony would find out. "He can't hear well," she said. I told her, "But he CAN see." Wes and Vi were so respectful of their uncles and aunts: they came to visit often. Mom would fix sausage and many other finger-licking good foods. I know they are rejoicing together. Please keep in touch. I live in San Pablo, CA, close to San Francisco. Take care and God bless!
Love you,
Nora Scheckel Conner

Brenda Check Herrman
   Posted Tue January 07, 2014
Jean, so sorry to hear about your Dad. Keeping you in my prayers.

Bette Beneker
   Posted Wed January 08, 2014
To the Heiar family. You have our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. God Bless.
Greg and Bette

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