Vivian V. Heidt, 85, of Humboldt, passed away June 26, 2017 at the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017, in the chapel of the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt. Visitation is from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Indian Mound Cemetery, Humboldt.
Mrs. Heidt is survived by her son, Paul Heidt of Humboldt; daughter, Virginia (Steven) Ehrhardt of Dakota City; grandchildren, Christopher Ehrhardt, Kevin Ehrhardt, Jon Ehrhardt, and Kyle Heidt; step grandchild, Josh Wunder; and she was looking forward to the arrival of a great grandson in July. She is also survived by her sister, Esther Johnson of Gilmore City, Mildred Wagner of Solon, and Maxine Sweeting of Iowa City; and sisters-in-law, Betty Heidt of Humboldt, Betty Koob of Eagle Grove, and Diana Koob of Tucson, AZ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merle; daughter, Vickie; son, David Heidt; granddaughter, Emily Ehrhardt; and her parents.
Vivian Virginia Koob, the daughter of Merrill and Esther (Sinn) Koob, was born November 2, 1931 on a farm Southeast of Livermore, Iowa. As a child, the family made their homes in the communities of Woolstock, Dakota City, and Arnold before settling in Humboldt. Vivian attended Humboldt Community Schools and following her education, went to work for Millers Produce as an egg candler. On November 6, 1949, she was united in marriage to Merle Heidt at Storm Lake and the couple made their home at Humboldt. In addition to raising their four children, Vivian worked for Ben Franklin Stores, Clayton’s Department Store, and Hotsy. In addition, she kept busy babysitting for neighborhood children. For years, Vivian was a staple of the Farmer’s Market in Humboldt where she was famous for her home made bread and pickled beets, quilts, and crotchet work. She enjoyed sewing and made many of her children’s clothing and daughter, Virginia’s, bridesmaid dresses. She enjoyed puzzles, card games, and loved caring for her cat, Lucy. Mr. Heidt passed away in 2009 and Vivian continued to maintain her home in Humboldt. She passed away on the early morning of July 26, 2017 at the age of 85.