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Delores Zeman

May 28, 1943 — September 24, 2016

Delores Ann, daughter of Roy Lewis and Ruby Fern (Bidlack) Heiman, was born May 28, 1943 at St. Anthony Hospital in Carroll, Iowa.  She lived north of Manilla and attended East Boyer #7 school, only ½ mile north of the family farm.  Delores graduated from Manilla High School in 1961.

Delores worked in the Manilla Café and helped out on the family farm.  She was united in marriage with David Zeman on October 13, 1970.  They lived southwest of Manilla where they raised four children.  In addition to being an excellent homemaker, Delores was an active partner in the farming operation – raising feeder pigs, Holstein heifers and horses.  Throughout her life Delores was the embodiment of her beliefs in hard work, honesty, kindness and compassion.  She treasured her family and friends.  In her spare time Delores enjoyed riding horses, shopping, casino trips and flower gardening.  She attended Sacred Heart Church in Manilla for many years, and later was a faithful member of St. Peter’s Church in Defiance.

In the fall of 2014 Delores was diagnosed with ocular melanoma cancer.  She was receiving treatments at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City until God called her home on Saturday, September 24, 2016. She was 73 years, 3 months and 27 days.

She is preceded in death by her parents Roy and Ruby Heiman; brother Dudley Heiman; nephew Shawn Heiman; and a Jasa infant grandchild.

Delores is survived by her husband David Zeman of Manilla; children: Terry Zeman (Susan) of Manilla; Debbie Janke (Dean Jr.) of Winside, NE; Sheri Brockelsby (Kevin) of Waterloo; Kristi Jasa (Terry) of Manilla; sister Lois Schwartz (Larry) of Manilla; brother Roger Heiman of Irwin; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Reverend Guthrie Dolan, Celebrant


                   Lector                         Norbert Kasperbauer  
Eucharistic Minister
Steve Vollstedt

Gift Bearers

Chase Brockelsby    Trey Jasa    Ty Jasa

Trista Jasa    Taya Jasa

 Mass Servers

Cailin Vollstedt   Collin & Derek Scheuring



“On Eagle’s Wings”    “How Great Thou Art”

“Amazing Grace”   “Be Not Afraid”

Sacred Heart Choir

  Casket Bearers

Terry Jasa   Kevin Brockelsby   Cory Heiman

Paul Heiman   Karl Heiman

Cory Lahndorf   Randy Mescher

Honorary Casket Bearers

Tara Zeman   Jamie Mescher   Bethany Zeman

Chase Brockelsby   Trista Jasa   Taya Jasa

Trey Jasa   Ty Jasa

Maddie Zeman    Jared Savka

Ava, Haylee, Ella, Zoey & Jack Mescher



Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Manilla, Iowa

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