George Henry Heeman

George Henry Heeman, age 76, of Tecumseh, passed away May 18, 2019. George was born May 17, 1943 in Tecumseh, Mich., the son of George W. and Hilda (Meyers) Heeman. On September 7, 1979 he married Geri Comfort and she survives. He was a 1964 graduate of Tecumseh High School. 

George served his country in the United States Marine Corps  for two years during the Vietnam War and received a Purple Heart.

For 27 years he was the owner of George’s Market. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, playing cards, going to casinos, fishing and playing with his

In addition to his wife, Geri, George is survived by his son, Don (Debbie) Heeman of Wayzata, Minn.; daughters, Rebecca (Jesse) Higgins of Rawlins, Wyo., Vickie (Brian) Render of Tipton, Debra Winzeler of Tecumseh and Nancy (Atticus) Sumner of Rock Island, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and a sister.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh with the Rev. Eric Hickman officiating. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Marine Corps.

Visitation was 2 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh and one hour preceding the funeral service on Thursday.   

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