Condolence & Memory Journal


Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this time. We are so very sorry to hear of Dr. Heming's passing. Bonnie became Dr. Heming's patient when Shirley was his receptionist in his Davenport office on Locust Street. He was a very special person who came into our lives and chose us to receive the gift of a beautiful baby girl who was born on March 29, 1973. He said he chose us because we already had two children and he knew we wanted another child to love and raise. Bonnie saw him regularly until he retired and he always asked about our family and especially about the beautiful woman he found for us. We are eternally greatful for the love and kindness he showed our family!

Posted by Larry & Bonnie Wolff - Riverdale, IA - Bonnie's ob/gyn   January 03, 2012

I wanted to extend my heartfelt sympathy to your family on the loss of Don Heming. I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet him on a glorious fall day on the campus at Notre Dame just outside the shadow of the golden dome while with his son, and my friend, Scott. Although the interaction was brief, I could tell how happy Scott and his Dad were to just enjoy the day together as father and son. May memories like this keep your hearts warm in the days ahead. In addition, thank you for raising such a great son in Scott. Few souls are as genuine and true. God Bless.

Posted by Mike Lenahan - Spring Lake, MI - Friend of son, Scott Heming   January 01, 2012


Dear, Lisa,Deb, Scott and Chris-Sending you all heartfelt prayers and sympathy upon hearing of your dad's passing. I count myself blessed to have been included in many Heming memories. Your jovial father was forever extending a welcome invitation to join your laughter-infused home. May our fathers look down with satisfaction and see that the torches can indeed be passed to another generation of familial love. I wish I were there to give each of you big bear hugs! My love-especially to Jo-Beth

Posted by Beth Johnson Holod - Saint Paul, MN - Family friend   December 30, 2011


My deepest sympathy wishes are for the entire Heming family. I loved working with and for Dr. Heming. He treated me so well, and took care of me as if I were his own daughter. He was always so upbeat and positive, usually whistling or humming a tune while strolling through the office. I'll always remember his fun Christmas parties that he and Mrs. Heming hosted for the office staff, his love of gardening, his little red sport car, and his infamous red & green plaid golf pants. :)
May your family find comfort knowing that you have another angel watching over you. Rest in peace, Dr. Heming.

Posted by Sarah (Burke) Patterson - Green Bay, WI - former employee   December 28, 2011

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Dr. Heming. My condolence to Mrs. Heming and family. Dr. Heming was my doctor for 20 + years until he retired. He was my GYN and a very good one, always had a smile and would ask me how in the hell are you and proceed to ask me have i gotten married yet? It was a personal joke he would tease me until i finally did get married and he was happy for me. Rest In Peace Dr. Heming.

Posted by Mary E. Anderson - Davenport, IA - former patient   December 28, 2011


I am sorry to hear about Don's passing. He was a wonderful boss and a great physician to work for. No matter what kind of day he was having, he was always ready with a friendly pat on the back and a cheerful greeting. His enthusiasm for life was infectious.

I remember him coming to the office to pick up his mail after he retired and shared stories with us about his travels to South America with his wife. He loved traveling, hiking and playing tennis, even when his knees didn't!

God bless you, Mary Jo, as you mourn the loss of your beloved husband.

Posted by Liz Louck - Davenport, IA - former employee   December 28, 2011


I will always remember Dr. Heming for his sense-of-humor as well as wonderful upbeat approach to life and his work. Although he wasn't on call the days my two girls were born, when I think of bringing them into the world, I think of Dr. Heming. My deepest sympathy to Mary and his children and grandchildren on the loss of a truly wonderful man.

Posted by Suzanne Bulat - Atlanta, GA   December 27, 2011

Sorry to hear of the passing of such a great man, Thiry years ago on New Years day he delivered my son. My condolance to the family.

Posted by Una Greene - Milan, IL - Patient   December 26, 2011

I remember Dr. Heming with fondness. Though Dr. Kerns was my OB, Dr. Hansen was on call the night I arrived at St. Luke's. He was delivering twins, so he called in Dr. Heming. Though it was after midnight, he came in wearing the most memorable red and green plaid golf pants after being in the Chicago area to play (as I remember). He and my husband got deep into conversation about engineering and then golf when they finally realized that I was there, too! He said, "I'd better go change!" and I yelled at him that I wasn't waiting for him! He was there to place our daughter in her daddy's arms--one of the most beautiful moments of my life, almost 28 years ago. He has always held a special place in our hearts.

Posted by Ruth Clayton-Davis - Rock Island, IL - former patient   December 26, 2011

We will miss Don's cheerful and friendly greetings and his many kindnesses. We couldn't have asked for better friends or neighbors.rS4ii

Posted by Jim and Judy McNally - Tubac, AZ - neighbors   December 26, 2011

I's so sorry to hear about the death of your dad. It is so wonderful that you carry on his tradition of the care of women with your practice of Ob/Gyn. My thoughts are with you and your family this week.
God bless. Karen

Posted by Karen Walker - Carleton, MI - friend of Lisa Morris   December 26, 2011

My sincere condolences to Mary Jo and the Heming family. Don was a very bright, funny and effective physician and human being. Linda and I are thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Posted by randy lewis - davenport, IA - medical colleague   December 26, 2011

Sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Posted by Kim Jones Brocker - Indianola, IA - High School friend of Deb   December 26, 2011