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Roger Heimensen

December 31, 1941 — July 6, 2023

A funeral service for Dr. Roger Heimensen, age 81, of Largo, Florida and formerly of Spirit Lake, will be held at 10:30 am, Monday, July 17, 2023, at the United Methodist Church in Spirit Lake.  Interment will be at Lakeview Gardens in Okoboji.  Visitation will begin at 4 pm, Sunday, July 16, 2023, with the family present from 4 - 7 pm at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Spirit Lake.

There will be a luncheon and time of fellowship at the Majestic Pavilion at Historic Arnolds Park from 12:30 - 2:30 pm on Monday, July 17.

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Dr. Roger Dale Heimensen was born December 31, 1941, in Primghar, Iowa, the son of Henry and Mildred (Kruger) Heimensen. Raised and educated in Primghar, he graduated from Primghar High School in 1960, and then furthered his education at Palmer College of Chiropractic, earning his degree in 1964. Roger was joyfully united in marriage to Leah Faber on September 5, 1962, in Orange City, Iowa.

Soon after he entered the US Army in 1967 and served until receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1969.

Roger worked as a Doctor of Chiropractic, first practicing in Atchison and Valley Falls, Kansas. He then owned offices and practiced in Armstrong, Estherville, Spencer and Spirit Lake, Iowa. Roger and Leah made the Iowa Great Lakes Area their home for nearly fifty years as well as wintered in Mesa, Arizona for over twenty years. For the last two years they have resided in Largo, Florida. Roger and Leah were very proud to call the Iowa Great Lakes home and could often be found at Spirit Lake School events supporting their three children, boating in the Disc Jockey, and supporting the community as a whole. Roger loved cars and was a classic car enthusiast. An avid golfer, he enjoyed all the courses the Iowa Great Lakes had to offer. Spending time with his family and friends was his favorite; as many know, Roger never met a stranger! He was passionate about his work and loved how he was able to help so many people throughout his career.

Roger had a unique sense of humor, was a true gentleman and always the life of the party. He will be missed by many.

Roger passed away Thursday, July 6, 2023, in Largo, Florida, at eighty-one years of age.

Roger is survived by his wife Leah Heimensen of Largo, FL; three children, Jeffrey Heimensen and his wife Amanda of Sioux Falls, SD, Jill Heimensen of Portland, OR, Collin Heimensen and his wife Abbey of Clearwater, FL; four granddaughters, Brenna Gilbert of San Francisco, CA; Callan Gilbert of Anchorage, AK; Daphne Heimensen of Sioux Falls, SD; Ia Gilbert of Puerto Vallarta, MX; one brother, Rodney Heimensen and his wife Myrna of Primghar, IA; two sisters, Jane Einck and her husband Roger of Primghar, IA; Jean Heimensen of Primghar, IA; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Roger is preceded in death by his parents Henry and Mildred Heimensen.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the United Methodist Church in Spirit Lake to be used for a new sanctuary piano.
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