Robert Joseph "Bob" Heppelmann of Bellechester, MN passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at age 99. He was born to Frank and Mary (Krick) Heppelmann on January 6, 1923, in Bellechester, where he lived his entire life. Bob married Mary Perrotti at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Mazeppa, MN on November 30, 1963.
Bob was a lifelong member of St. Mary Catholic Church where he attended school and
served as a council trustee and usher. He was an 80 year member of the Knights of Columbus Council #2751. Upon completing the 8th grade, he worked on the family farm until starting his own livestock and grain hauling business. After retirement he continued to drive truck for Poncelet Metals and local farmers.
He is survived by his wife Mary of 58 years; three daughters, Patricia (Danny) Mensink,
Elizabeth (Brian) Majerus and Denise (Jeff) Heppelmann-Wangsness; eleven grandchildren, Kathleen (Mark) Mueller, Rachel, Nathan, Hannah and Sarah Mensink, Nicholas, Joseph, Natalie and Michael Majerus, Lauren and Olivia Wangsness; three great-grandchildren, Ethan, Lydia and Isaac Mueller; four brothers, Leo, Edward, Richard, and Kenneth; one sister, Mary Cedar; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary; brothers, George and Arnold; and infant sister.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church in Bellechester at 11 a.m. on Tuesday May 17, 2022. Visitation will be held Monday, May 16, 2022, at Mahn Family Funeral Home in Zumbrota from 3:30-7 p.m. with the praying of the rosary at 3:30 by the Knights of Columbus and visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Smile Trains, St. Jude Children's Hospital or St. Mary Cemetery fund.
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