Harriet June (Hegewald) Bierman, Age 90, of Cedar Rapids, IA, passed away at the West Ridge Care Center on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, surrounded by her loving family.
A visitation will be held at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories on Monday, September 18, 2023, from 1 PM until service time at 3 PM with Pastor Mike Townsley officiating. A livestream of the service will be available on the Cedar Memorial Park website under Harriet’s obituary under the video tab, starting on Monday. September 18 starting at 3 PM. Interment to follow at the Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery-Mt. Moriah.
Harriet was born on June 4, 1933, in Middle Amana, Iowa. She was the daughter of the late Otto and Louise (Muesse) Hegewald. She married the love of her life, Kenneth H. Bierman. She worked at the Colony Inn, the Brick Haus, and the Ronneburg for over 65 years. Along with her job, Harriet loved to volunteer at nursing homes in both Middle Amana, and also in Cedar Rapids. Harriet loved her dolls, Shirley Temple was her favorite. She loved doing puzzles, crocheting, reading the Gazette in the morning with her coffee. Harriet enjoyed watching Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and Dancing with the Stars. Harriet had a heart of gold. She had a caring compassionate nature, loving all people and animals. She wanted to help everybody, especially her children and she had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren. One of her favorite things to do was to buy things from the children selling popcorn, cookies, and fruit boxes.
Those left to cherish Harriet’s memory are her children, Elaine (Bob) Sample, of Cedar Rapids, IA, Diane Jeck, of Walford, IA, and Linda Zapata, of Cedar Rapids, IA; her grandchildren, Jeremy (Jessica) Jeck, Jason Jeck, Jennifer Jeck, Shawn (Amanda) Zapata, and Aaron (Jessica) Zapata; her great-grandchildren. Elizabeth (Jason), Isabella, Brenden, Faith, Christian, Issiah, and Kai. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Bierman, her parents, her brother Willard (Joanne) Hegewald, and her in-laws, Harold and Bertha Bierman.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Safe Haven.
The family would like to thank the entire staff at West Ridge Care Center and Mercy Medical Center and Hospice for all the love and support they showed Harriet while she was in their care.