Muriel Luan Heideman, 91, passed away Feb­ruary 26, 2021 at her home at The Lodge of Ashworth, West Des Moines, Iowa.

Muriel Luan Tucker Heideman was born November 10, 1929 in Medford, Wisconsin, the daughter of James Berlin and Edna Johanna (Arends) Tucker. She graduated from Hampton High School, with the class of 1946; she then attended and graduated from Iowa State Teacher’s College. She furthered her education and earned a BA degree in elementary education from Buena Vista College.

On June 7, 1949 Muriel was united in marriage to Vonne Heideman at the Church of Christ in Hampton, Iowa. Muriel and Vonne made their home on a farm north of Rockwell City near South Twin Lake from 1949 until 1992. Upon retirement, they moved to Des Moines where they built their new home. In 2011, they moved to The Lodge of Ashworth in West Des Moines.

Muriel was an elementary teacher for many years. She taught in Webster City, Rockwell City and Pomeroy, Iowa. She had a passion for teaching children, and also loved teaching piano. Muriel was active in the Rockwell City United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School, Bible School, was superintendent of Sunday School, and sang in the choir. In Rockwell City she was a member of Study Club, HOA and American Association of University Women. Currently she was a member of West Des Moines Christian Church. Muriel was a fifty year member and past president of PEO; a member of Chapter EG, Rockwell City, and presently, Chapter KO, Des Moines.

Muriel is survived by her husband, Vonne; children, Anne (Kim) Foster of Omaha, Nebraska, and Steven (Julie) Heideman of Des Moines; grandchildren, Amy Foster Wolfe of Round Rock, Texas, Brad (Carrie) Foster of Temecula, California, Melissa (David) Rigler of Waukee, Jonathan (Beth) Heideman of Chicago, and Megan (Harrison) Kruse of Des Moines; great-grandchildren, Derek and Evan Foster, and Lillian, Benjamin and Katherine Rigler; brother, James B. Tucker (Donna) of Fresno, California; sister, Barbara Clark (John) of Dallas, Texas; sister-in-law, Betty Heideman of Fort Dodge, and beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Bonnie Tucker Thomas; and brother-in-law, Dean Fitz Heideman.

A public viewing will be held Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines, Iowa. Family will not be present. A private service will be held on Friday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m. and will be live streamed from below Muriel’s obituary at www.Hamiltons FuneralHome.com. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery in Rockwell City, Iowa.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.