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Roger Heim

December 5, 1939 February 1, 2019
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Roger Heim, 79, of Freeport, died Friday February 1, 2019. He was born December 5, 1939 in Freeport, the son of Elroy and Eleanor (Kirchberg) Heim. Roger married Betty Blankenhorn on January 14, 1982. Roger graduated from Freeport High School in 1957. He owned and operated Heim’s Auto Center for 40 years. From his work at the Auto Center he gained the nickname “VW MAN”. He enjoyed riding and racing his motorcycle, and fishing up north in Wisconsin.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Heim of Freeport; son, Brad Heim of Freeport; daughter, Angela (Daniel) Suh of Elgin; step-son, Daniel Blankenhorn of Freeport; step-daughter, Melanie (Daniel) Pickett of South Wayne, Wisconsin; three sisters, Faith (Daniel) Head of Oregon, Garnet (Mark) Damon of Durand, and Hope Kane of Scales Mound; also surviving are many nieces, nephews, and step-grandchildren.

Roger was preceded in heath by his parents, aunts, uncles, and step-father, Freeman Engelman.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday February 8, 2019 at Burke Tubbs Funeral Home. Pastor Bill Blomberg will officiate. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery (Darlington, Wisconsin). In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in his memory. Please sign Roger’s guestbook and share a remembrance at

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11:00 AM 2/8/2019 11:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 2/8/2019 11:30:00 AM
Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home - Freeport Location

504 N. Walnut
Freeport, IL 61032

Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at Burke Tubbs on Friday February 8, 2019.

Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home - Freeport Location
504 N. Walnut Freeport 61032 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Union Grove Cemetery Final Resting Place

203 Hill Street
Darlington , WI 53530

203 Hill Street Darlington 53530 WI
United States

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