Milton D. Heim


In Loving Memory of Milton D. Heim

Our beloved Milton Dale Heim went home to Jesus Christ on April 11, 2023, at 5:37 p.m., age 90.  He is preceded by Christsof and Otillia Heim (dad and mom), Douglas and Ervin (brothers), Ronnie (son) and Andrew (grandson).  He is survived by his lovely wife Carol, his daughters Heidi (husband Bruce), Heather (husband Amer), son David, his daughters Bonnie (husband John) and Julie (husband Gary) from a previous marriage, Chris (brother), Ruby and Gloria (sisters), and many grandsons and granddaughters.  Milton was a husband, father and dear friend; a servant of God and to all who entered his path.

Milton (known as Milt) was raised on a farm in Mercer, North Dakota.  He enjoyed operating tractors on the farm and working on automobiles in the Heim’s mechanic shop in town.  Milt was raised in a Christian home and accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior and devoted his life to the Lord. He grew up in church and played the piano, guitar and accordion with his family. 

Milt’s journey in life led him to marry the love of his life, Carol Furlong, and swept her off her feet, captured her heart and shared a beautiful life together for 58 years.  He loved Carol “his sweetie” and cared for her in every way humanly possible.  They made many precious memories that will be cherished forever.  Milt was a loving husband, father and a great provider for his family.  As God was paramount in his life, instilling Christian values in their kids was very important to him. Milt loved to spend quality family time by going out to dinner and singing gospel songs as he played the piano and accordion.  Milt enjoyed riding his motorcycles and going to monster truck rallies, motocross events and car races with his loved ones.  Not to mention, Milt loved to take his family on road trips, camping and especially out to the Dairy Queen to have a marshmallow shake. 

Milt excelled in mechanics and heavy equipment operation.  He graduated from a welding technical school but found passion for driving semi-tractors.  His passion led to a 35-year career driving semi tractor trailers for Coca-Cola.  His strong work ethic motivated his additional work as a mechanic repairing cars out of his own garage.  Milt had a strong desire to volunteer within his community as well.  He attended church with his family and liked to play his musical instruments for the church and serve by greeting and ushering.  In addition, he played in a senior band and performed at senior citizen centers in the community during his retirement.

Milt was a man of integrity with a heart of gold.  He loved his family, friends and the community.  He was a true servant for the Lord in every part of his life and loved to please people.  He had a radiating innocence and a glow of love wherever he walked.  He had a smile with a big “hi” that would light up the room and a big wave goodbye that would make you look forward to seeing him again.  Milt had a sense of humor to love, which was medicine to the heart.  Milt will always be cherished and live in our hearts and memories.  God bless you Milt from all of us.  This is not goodbye; it is see you later.  Love you forever.