Nelson F. Heuman, 92, of rural Gilliam, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at Big Bend Retreat in Slater.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 3, 2010, at First Baptist Church in Slater, with Rev. Randy Huff officiating. Bethany Weiker, organist, will accompany the congregation in singing "When the Roll is Called Up Yonder." She will also play "Amazing Grace" and "The Old Rugged Cross." Terry Black will sing "How Great Thou Art." Burial will be in Slater City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Clark Driskell, Dean Dautenhahn, D.P. Dautenhahn, Roger Davis, Charles Davis, Leland Hains and Louis Hains. Visitation will be held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Weiker Funeral Home in Slater. Memorials are suggested to Fish Creek Baptist Church or Big Bend Retreat.
Born Nov. 23, 1917, in Saline County, he was the son of the late Dick B. and Hannah Marie Hoener Heuman. On Feb. 17, 1950, in Slater, he married Elsie B. Driskell, who survives of the home. He was a member and deacon emeritus of Fish Creek Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a founder of Slater Rural Water District and served on its board for many years. He was a past member of Orearville school board and farmed in rural Saline County for many years.
Also surviving are three sons, Wayne Heuman and his wife, Telpha, of Slater, William Heuman and his wife, Amy Bryant Heuman, of rural Slater, and Philip Heuman of Odessa, Texas; two daughters, Clara Merk and her husband, Randall, of Kansas City North, and Audrey Thurman and her husband, Joe, of Marshall; 12 grandchildren, Michele Heuman, Leissa Beckmann, Chris Heuman, Jamie Heuman, Carlee Heuman, Sarah Atkinson, Amy Merk, Jeremy Heuman, Hannah Heuman, Bryant Eads, Skyler Thurman and Mason Thurman; and four great-grandchildren, Josh Suttner, Kyanna Suttner, Toby Heuman and Cheyanna Heuman.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Isabell Davis and Dorothy Lee Landfear.
Additional information provided per family recompense.