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Rose Mary Coan

January 3, 1929 — August 30, 2023

Rose Mary (Heimann) Coan, 94, of Emerson, NE passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at the Pender Community Hospital in Pender, NE.  The visitation will be on Friday, September 1, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Emerson, NE, with a prayer service starting at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Father Mark Bridgman as Celebrant.  Burial will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Emerson.  Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation.  Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Emerson.  

Rose Mary was born January 3, 1929, near West Point, Nebraska to parents, Joseph and Eva (Yosten) Heimann.  She grew up on a farm near West Point and received her teaching certificate from Wayne State College. She taught at a rural country school near Wisner, Nebraska. On September 12, 1953, she married Leonard Coan of Emerson, NE at Monterey church in Cuming County, Nebraska. They lived in Emerson and had seven children. After Leonard‘s passing in 1989, she lived in Emerson for the remainder of her life. One of her great joys was spending time with her many “littles” (grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren). She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Altar Society, was a substitute teacher at Sacred Heart School, worked for Emerson Elementary School, ESU 1 in Wakefield, and the Emerson Senior Center. She moved to Heritage Of Emerson in 2017.

She is survived by her children, Cathy (Terry) Potter of Jefferson, South Dakota, Sharon (Larry) Saylor of Heber, Springs, Arkansas, Dan Coan of Gretna, Nebraska, Dale (Kris) Coan of Norfolk, Nebraska, Jean (Mike) Kaechele of Omaha, Nebraska and Alan Coan of Laramie, Wyoming; her brother, Joe Heimann and wife Stella of Louisville, Kentucky; 15 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Sisters-in-law, Alice Kelly of Emerson, Elaine Meyer of North Sioux City, and Mary Ann (Fred) Hendricks of Omaha.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Coan; daughter Rita Tittle; parents, Joseph and Eva Heimann; sisters, Joanne Hegwer, Shirley, Bruce, Angela Taylor, and Lucille Nohrenberg.

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Friday, September 1, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Emerson

609 North Main Street, Emerson, NE 68733

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Saturday, September 2, 2023

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609 North Main Street, Emerson, NE 68733

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