Emma “Sis” Leona Heiser

Hastings, Nebraska, resident, Emma “Sis” Leona Heiser, 92, passed away Friday, September 14, 2012, at the Edgewood Vista in Hastings.

Memorial services will be Saturday, October 6, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Hulett, Wyoming. Burial will be in the Hulett Cemetery. Brand-Wilson Funeral home are in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.brandwilson.com.

Memorials may be made to the Hulett Civic Center.

Emma was born on September 1, 1920, in Lingle, Wyoming, to William and Myra (Lawrence) Nuckolls. ahe grew up on a ranch near Devils Tower in Wyoming. After graduating from Hulett High School in 1941 she studied at Barnes School of Business in Denver, Colorado. During WWII she was a clerk for the United States Army in Washington, DC, and Cincinnati, Ohio. On one of her trips home to Hulett in 1943, she met her future husband, Otto H. Heiser who was in the Army Air Services. On May 4, 1947, they were united in marriage in Hot Springs, South Dakota. They leased land for a few years around Edgemont, South Dakota. In 1952 they moved to their own ranch near Oelrichs, South Dakota. In 1992 they retired to Hot Springs. In 2006, Emma moved to Hastings to be closer to her daughter, Jeanne.

Emma enjoyed horseback riding, their Hereford cattle, ranch life, chickens, gardening, flowers and she loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Hot Springs. Especially in her later years she shared her love of where she grew up and was so proud to be from the Devils Tower area of Wyoming. She will always be remembered for her quiet, gentle, caring, kind spirit, for her love for God and family and being so unselfish.

Emma will be dearly missed by her son, Larry of Lincoln, Nebraska; her daughters, Jeanne (Roger) DeVries of Hastings, Betty (Tim) of Thedford, Nebraska, Carol (Lee) of Hot Springs; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her sister, Lois (Glen) Spaur of Denver, Colorado; her brothers, Steve Nuckolls of Buffalo, Wyoming, and Jw (Thea) of Hulett and her nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Otto (1998); brother Bill and sisters, Wilma and Eve.