Andrea Mae “Dolly” Heem, 73, of Pengilly, died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in her home.
She was born to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bakke on Oct. 18, 1940, in Gonvick, Minn. She was united in marriage to Richard Dale Heem on July 20, 1957, in International Falls, Minn. She was the owner/operator of Dolly’s Hair Care in Keewatin for many years. In addition to her business, Dolly served as the secretary for Richard’s business, Dollick Exteriors. Dolly was a longtime member of Swan Lake Country Club and her passion was quilting. Her intricate quilts were admired by many and made wonderful gifts for family and friends. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was teaching her only great-granddaughter, Delilah, to sew and quilt.
Dolly is survived by her five children: Steve Heem of Texas, Denise (Gary) Heem of Angora, JoAnn Heem of Bemidji, Minn., Beth (Richard) Stark of Balkan and Dale (Sarah) Heem of Plymouth, Minn.; six grandchildren: Brandon, Travis, Tyler, Jeremy, Jessica and Jennifer; a great-granddaughter, Delilah; and a sister, Annette Schwab of Littlefork, Minn.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, in 1996; her parents; brothers, Romaine “Herb” Herberg and Manley Herberg; and many of her golfing friends.
Funeral: A gathering of family and friends will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Dougherty Funeral Home in Hibbing.
Burial: Interment will be held at a later date in Dentaybowe Cemetery in Dentaybowe Township, Minn.
Arrangements are with Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing. To leave an online message of condolence please visit www.doughertyofhibbing.com.