January 14, 2014


Nicholas "Nick" George Heese, 88, of Earling, Iowa, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Earling. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Earling.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. with rosary at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Heese was born May 4, 1925, in Earling, to Charles and Wilhelmina (Langenfeld) Heese.

Mr. Heese is survived by his daughters, Janice (Dave) Williams of Carroll, Diane (Ron) Willenborg of Carroll, Norma Crocker of Papillion, Neb., Barb (Gene) Rice of Crescent, Iowa, Marilyn (Bill) Nicolosi of Yukon, Okla., Sharon (James) Ward of Earling and Lois Ratay of Papillion, Neb.; son, Ron (Janet) Heese of Earling; 23 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; sister, Sister Leta Heese of Milwaukee, Wis.; and brothers, Bernard Heese and Vincent Heese, both of Earling.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mildred Heese; and sisters Mary Reischl and Irma Sullivan.