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Edgar Louis Heimer Obituary


Edgar Louis Heimer was born May 8, 1907 to Otto and Hilda Vogel Heimer at the family ranch in Blanco. He died Sept. 15, 2005 at the age of 98 in the Hill Country Memorial Hospital at Fredericksburg. He attended Blanco schools and graduated in 1924. His favorite sports were fishing and hunting, baseball, basketball, 100 and 220 yard dash, and mile relay. He attended college in the fall of 1924/25, then dropped out because money was scarce and jobs hard to get. He worked in South Texas and San Angelo, before deciding to return to the farm and ranch, as his father needed help. He remained on the ranch until April 17, 2003, when he entered the nursing home after a fall. Edgar was married to Erna Louise Ikels on May 4, 1929. To his union three children were born: Allen Ray, Lyndon Nelson, and Estelle Faye. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1991, and his daughter in 1996. He was a member of the Blanco County School Board until the county board was no longer needed, served on election boards and jury service every other term, the Farmers Home Administration, and Blanco AAA committee for many years. Although he worked hard on the farm and ranch, he also worked part time for the PEC line crews which brought us electricity in the 1930’s, Hohenberger Feed, Wool and Mohair in the dry years of the 1950’s, and helped build dams and low water bridges on the Blanco River. He was a charter member of the Blanco County 4H and FFA, the Blanco Valley Grange, and Gem of the Hills. He was baptized and joined the Trinity Lutheran Church at an early age. The Lutheran Church being then located at Twin Sisters, he joined the Blanco MethodistChurch during the gasoline rationing days of WWII and remained a member for the rest of his life. He is survived by his sons, Allen and wife Patsy, and Lyndon and wife Clara, all of Blanco; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Services will be at Crofts Funeral Home on Mon. Sept. 19, 2005 at 10:00 AM. Visitation is Sun. from Noon – 8PM with family being present from 5-7PM. Burial will be in the Blanco Cemetery beside his wife of 62 happy years. Pallbearers will be grandsons Michael Heimer, Brad Heimer, David Wisniewski, Gernot Albrecht, Scott Marshall, James Klein, Carl Crawford, and Ronnie Klein. Instead of flowers, memorials may be given to the United Methodist Church or charity of your choice. 

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