Stephen V. Heiberger

Stephen V. Heiberger of Grand Junction died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Grand Junction. He was 70.

He was born Sept. 20, 1932, in Bridgewater, S.D., to Anna Lanners and Leo Heiberger. He grew up in Salem, S.D., and graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School.

Heiberger served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, and was stationed in Germany with a tank division.

He married Mary Therese Donelan on July 30, 1956, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Montrose, S.D., and worked for Mid Continent Resources of Glenwood Springs until his retirement in 1986 due to ill health.

He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Grand Junction.

Heiberger was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Margaret Weber and Leona Erickson.

He is survived by his wife Mary, of Grand Junction; by sons David Heiberger and Jon Heiberger of Glenwood Springs and Steve Heiberger of Pine Valley, Calif.; by daughters Cheryl Heiberger and Mary Celeste Heiberger of Glenwood Springs; by grandson Christopher Heiberger of Glenwood Springs; by granddaughter Sarah Therese Heiberger of Pine Valley, Calif.; by brothers Cyril Heiberger and Eugene Heiberger of Salem, S.D.; by sisters Luella Nelson and Charlotte Mulloy of Hermosa, S.D., and Audrey Meyers of Silt; and by many loving nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held Thursday, May 15, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, and he was buried at the Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado in Grand Junction.

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