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Father Richard Heid, 86

The Reverend Richard John Heid, age 86, of Brandon, passed away Sunday, February 1, 2009 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, February 5 at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of Saint Mary in St. Cloud with the Very Reverend Marvin Enneking as presider. Interment will be at Christ the King Parish Cemetery in Browerville.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cathedral of Saint Mary and from 9 a.m. until the time for the Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday morning. Vigil Service will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Father Richard Heid was born August 5, 1922 in Browerville to John and Justina Korblick Heid. Father Heid attended St. Peter's Grade School in Browerville, St. John's Prep School and St. John's University in Collegeville. He received his seminary training at St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul. Father Heid was ordained on May 31, 1947 at the Cathedral of Saint Mary in St. Cloud by The Most Reverend Joseph F. Busch. He celebrated his First Mass on June 1, 1947 at St. Peter's Church in Browerville.

Father Heid served in the following assignments: associate pastor, Holy Angels Church, St. Cloud, July 1947-August 1948; St. Paul's Church, St. Cloud, August 1948-July 1950; chaplain, Cambridge State Hospital, Cambridge, July 1950-June 1958; pastor, St. Wendelin Church, Luxemburg, June 1958-March 1960; Immaculate Conception Church, Rice, March 1960-July 1966; St. Peter's Church, Browerville, July 1966-July 1977; St. Michael's Church, Buckman, July 1977-July 1987; St. James Church, Randall, July 1987-July 1993. Father Heid retired on July 7, 1993.

Father Heid is survived by his sisters, Roseann, Rita and Mary.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Lillian.

Arrangements are with Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud; (320) 251-0383;