|Claire Charles Heidger|
March 12, 1935-Jan. 3, 2013
Claire was born in Hancock on March 12, 1935, the son of the late August and Luella (Stratton) Heidger. On April 29, 1961, Claire married Patricia Bigsby in North Fond du Lac. He worked for many years as a custodian in the Fond du Lac school district. He enjoyed deer hunting, gardening and his three dogs, Smokey, Pretty Boy and Tammy. Claire is a member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church.
Claire is survived by his wife: Patricia Heidger, Almond; his children: Kim (Ron) Kollman, Humbird; Susan Heidger, Albuquerque, NM; Roy Heidger, Wautoma and Gary (Emily) Heidger, Moundsview, MN; his 12 grandchildren: David and Joe Kollman; Angelia and Jennifer Patterson; Carlie Wilson; Cassandra Bucher; Jennifer and Kimberly Wilber; Marcus and Megan Heidger; Rachel and Katie Heidger; his three great grandchildren: Brandi, Brelynn and Bentley; his brothers: August (Bonnie) Heidger, Hortonville; Robert (Sharon) Heidger, Waupaca; Stanley, George and Joseph Heidger, Almond; and his sister: Mary (Malcolm) Hintz, Almond. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
Claire was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters: Belva and Josephine; and an infant and two infant brothers.
The funeral mass was held on Monday, Jan. 13 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, Town of Buena Vista with Father Jim Trempe, presiding. Burial followed in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Town of Lanark. Visitation was held on Sunday evening from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Jungers-Holly Funeral Home in Amherst with a General Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Visitation continued on Monday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of mass at the church.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Claire’s name.