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Peter “Pete” Heimbold

Feb 12, 1938 - Jul 25, 2021


Peter “Pete” Heimbold, 83, of Sheboygan, WI passed away peacefully July 25th in his home, surrounded by his loving family, a lake breeze, and his favorite music. Beginning as a young child, Pete was always a person of deep faith. He is now with Jesus and his loved ones, family and friends, who have already departed.

Pete was born February 12,1938 in Newark, NJ to Charles and Mary Jo (Corrigan) Heimbold. Pete grew up on the Jersey Shore, in beautiful Island Heights, NJ. And while he spent his adult life in the Midwest, and loved the Midwest, the Shore never left him. When he wasn’t working on the Seaside Heights boardwalk as a child and teenager, Pete spent his free time having fun with his five brothers and close friends, enjoying the ocean, clamming and sailing on the Toms River, cheering on the New York Yankees and Notre Dame football teams and playing high school sports. As a young man, Pete was nicknamed the Mayor of Island Heights because he knew everyone and they knew him, a trait that endured the rest of his life.

Pete left New Jersey in 1956 and headed to Milwaukee to attend Marquette University. It’s here that he met the love of his life Nancy (Peik) Heimbold of Sheboygan, WI. Pete and Nancy were married May 20,1961 and remained happily married for over 60 years.

After serving in the Army, Pete began his career in the restaurant business in Decatur, IL where he raised his family, gained many life-long friends and had a lot of good times. While in Decatur, Pete could always be counted on to volunteer, to help the community or help a person that needed some direction or assistance, all traits that endured the rest of his life.

Pete and Nancy retired to Sheboygan in 2003 where they quickly became involved in their church community and the Sheboygan Yacht Club. Pete gained the nickname “Painter Pete” for his volunteer work of painting all of the benches and picnic tables along the Sheboygan lakeshore. Through retirement, Pete considered himself the luckiest man alive because of his wonderful wife, his family, his house a block away from the lake and the Yacht Club, his church, his time to cook and read, and all of the friends (and families) that he and Nancy made during retirement.

Pete is survived by his wife Nancy of 60 years; his children Chris (Patti), Tim (Jennifer) and Therese; grandchildren Jade, Raven, Pete, Joe, Jack and Finn; great-grandchildren Olivia and Jackson. Pete is also survived by his brothers Charles, Arthur, Richard, John and David, as well as by his loving sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends, young and old, across the country. Within his large Heimbold family, Pete always reached out to keep in touch and was recognized as the glue that helped keep the family connected. For that, he will be greatly missed.

Pete loved life and he had a great life.

A Mass of Christian celebration will take place at 11:30 AM Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Saint Clement Catholic Church, 707 N. 6th Street, Sheboygan, WI. Visitation will take place Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th Street, Sheboygan, WI from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM, and at church from 10:30 AM until the time of Mass at 11:30 AM. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to SEAS (Sailing Education Association of Sheboygan), 1837 Superior Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081.


Date: Wednesday Jul 28, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]


Date: Thursday Jul 29, 2021
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: St. Clement Catholic Church [map]

Mass of Christian Burial

Date: Thursday Jul 29, 2021
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: St. Clement Catholic Church [map]



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David Wheeler

Found this Picture of Pete- Chili Supper at S.t Clements

Terry wells

I just learned today if this great mans passing I too worked for his as soon as I could get a work permit to work I worked a many years at Elams and will never forget him. I was just laughing and thinking of him teaching me how to drive a stick when I first got my license in the old elams volswagen you will be missed dearly.


a good friend i will miss his annual call

Herb Heppner

We recently learned of Pete’s passing and are deeply saddened. Pete was a co-worker and dear friend. Our condolences to Nancy and the Heimbold family. Herb and Mari Heppner

John & Jenny Heimbold

We will always think of brother Pete and his loving family. Also his love of the water and generous support of the Sheboygan Yacht Club (as well as the Island Heights Yacht Club). A donation from our family to the SYC was made in Pete's memory. What a guy!

Bonnie Rideout (Grubaugh)

My condolences to the family. I really enjoyed working for Pete at Elam's during my high school years and even a little after.

Jon Zindel

Wonderful memories of hockey travel and root beer floats. Sending love to all of the Heimbold family.

Sarah Sepich Hosler

So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad, Therese and family! He was always such a nice guy and will always be remembered for Elams in dtown.

Danielle Heimbold-Sing

Uncle Pete, May you live in peace this day, may your home be with God in Zion, with Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, with Joseph, and all the Angels and Saints. Love, The Heimbold-Sing Family

Kris Lindquist

Our condolences. May you be enveloped with peace and love as you begin the grieving process. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Philip H Sharkey

Kathy snd I are very sorry to read of Pete’s death. He was certainly a friend to many here in Decatur. We miss you and your family.

Annette Pronk

My sincere condolences to the family.