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Dr. Donald J. Heming Obituary


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“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...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Larry & Bonnie Wolff - Riverdale, IA

“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...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Mike Lenahan - Spring Lake, MI

“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...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Beth Johnson Holod - Saint Paul, MN

“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...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Sarah (Burke) Patterson - WI

“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...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Mary E. Anderson - Davenport, IA

“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...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Liz Louck - Davenport, IA

“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...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Suzanne Bulat - Atlanta, GA

“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. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Una Greene - Milan, IL - Patient

“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,...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Ruth Clayton-Davis - Rock Island, IL

“We will miss Don's cheerful and friendly greetings and his many kindnesses. We couldn't have asked for better friends or neighbors.rS4ii ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Jim and Judy McNally - Tubac, AZ

“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...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Karen Walker - Carleton, MI

“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...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: randy lewis - davenport, IA

“Deb, Sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Kim ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Kim Jones Brocker - Indianola, IA


A Memorial Mass for Donald J Heming, M.D., 82, a resident of Bettendorf, will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at Christ the King Chapel on the campus of St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass Tuesday in the Chapel. Dr. Heming died peacefully on December 23, 2011 at the Kahl Home. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers (if you so choose) please send a donation to Big Brothers/Big Sisters or the charity of your choice.
He was born in Rock Island in 1929 to the late Ralph and Betty Heming. Don graduated from Rock Island High School, and then attended the University of Illinois where he graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois – Champaign. He served in the U.S. Army working in Intelligence from 1953-1955 in Arlington, VA. He worked as an engineer at Alcoa for seven years. He subsequently graduated from medical school at the University of Mexico in 1965. After attending a year of internship in Stamford, CT and residency in Phoenix, AZ, he began practicing medicine as an obstetrician/gynecologist in Davenport. He felt blessed to pursue his passion for OB-Gyn for twenty-two years.
He married Mary Joan Hofmann in January, 1960. They were joyfully married for half a century. His wife and family were the center of his life, as was his compassion and generosity to others. He served as president of the Board of Big Brothers/Big Sisters for many years. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish in Bettendorf.
Don loved golf, tennis, skiing, gardening and travel; always with family and friends. He had an infectious sense of humor and an engaging personality and loved sharing stories surrounded by those he loved. The greatest gifts he gave his family were his positive attitude, work ethic, and continual thankfulness for all of his blessings. He always felt blessed to have chosen a profession he was passionate about and to have his friends and family around him to celebrate life. His zest for life will be greatly missed.
Dr. Heming is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Heming and his five children; Scott (Lisa) Heming of Granger, IN: Chris (Jon) Eifert of Grafton, WI; John Anderson of Davenport; Deb (Jeff) Ralston of Neenah, WI and Lisa (Steve) Morris of Ann Arbor, MI. He is also survived by his five grandchildren Nick, Emily, Sarah, Anna and Thomas and his two sisters, Shirley Forslund and Dolores Bennett Krosch, who both reside in Arizona. He is also survived by his great friends and in-laws; Ron (Tilis) Hofmann, Mike Hofmann, Bill (Eda) Hofmann and numerous nieces and nephews.
We give special thanks to the Kahl Home, and for the compassionate caregivers for their gracious and loving care of Don during his final weeks with us.

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