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Mayme M. Heisig

Female 1900 - 2004  (103 years)


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  • Name Mayme M. Heisig 
    Born 27 Oct 1900  Town Of Windsor, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 11 Oct 2004  Sun Prairie, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 15 Oct 2004  Sacred Hearts Cemetery, Sun Prairie, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16266  CB_9_7_2017
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2017 

    Father Oscar Heisig,   b. 30 May 1862,   d. 27 Sep 1939  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Mary Matilda Koepke,   b. 15 Jun 1866,   d. 12 Dec 1924  (Age 58 years) 
    Family ID F1437  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Roman J Schey,   b. 1896,   d. 1967  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 11 May 1920  Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary Catholic Church, Sun Prairie, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Reuben Joseph Schey,   b. 13 Apr 1922, York Twp, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 2014  (Age 92 years)
     2. Leona Mary Schey,   b. 19 Feb 1927, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 2017, Tampa, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     3. Living
     4. Bernard R. Schey,   b. 1934,   d. 1934  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2004 
    Family ID F5624  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (From the Sun Prairie News Wednesday, October 25, 2000) Mayme celebrated her 100th birthday on Oct. 27, 2000 with her family.
      She and her husband, Roman,farmed for 24 years in York Township. When he was stricken with rheumatoid arthritis, they left the farm and moved to Columbus in 1944 and to Sun Prairie in 1948.
      When the Sacred Hearts School hot lunch program was started in 1956, Mayme worked there full time until her husband suffered a stroke in 1960. Then she continued part-time for 15 more years, doing government reports for the program and making out the menus. She did much of this at home to enable her to care for her husband, who died in 1967.
      Volunteering was an important part of her life after Roman's death. She delivered mail and flowers to St. Mary's Hospital patients once a month. In 1971 she started at the Red Barn, Sun Prairie's church - sponsored thrift store. She was a faithful worker there until 1982, when her eyesight started to fail, but would still bring donated items home to launder and repair.
      Mayme's greatest love has always been working in her flower and vegetable gardens. Her proverbial green thumb is active still and she tends house plants and outdoor flowers at her new residence at Prairie Gardens, 900 O'Keeffe Ave. Up until two years ago she was able to live alone in her home.
      Friends and family say Mayme's positive outlook and independent spirit are an inspiration to all who know her.
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      Obituary:
      SUN PRAIRIE - Mayme M. Schey, age 103, died on Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at Prairie Gardens Assisted Living. She was born on Oct. 27, 1900, in the town of Windsor, and was the daughter of Oscar and Mary (Koepke) Heisig. She married Roman Schey on May 11, 1920, at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. She and her husband retired from farming in 1944 and then moved to Sun Prairie in 1948. She volunteered at St. Marys Hospital, the Red Barn and Sacred Hearts hot lunch program. Mayme's greatest love was working with her flowers and house plants. She is survived by three children, Reuben (Jeanette) of Sun Prairie, Leona (Ken) Wavra of Leesburg, Fla., and Eugene (Dorothy) of Sun Prairie; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, in 1967; an infant son, Bernard; a great-grandchild, Kara Nelson; four brothers, Otto, Grover, Morton and Harold; and two sisters, Selma Pribbenow and Helen Johnson. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 227 Columbus St., Sun Prairie, with Monsignor Duane Moellenberndt presiding. Burial will be at Sacred Hearts Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services on Friday at the church. Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home, Sun Prairie.