Robert E. Heeter, MD

Robert E. Heeter, MD, age 70, of Maple Plain. Practiced medicine as an orthopaedic surgeon at Waconia Ridgeview Medical Center for 35 years and served on the Board of Directors for nine years. Dr. Heeter performed over 20,000 medical procedures during his career.

He enjoyed chess, geology, bridge, poker, skiing, gardening and motorcycling.

Preceded in death by his father, Robert. He was a loving father of five children, Robert Heeter (Hui Chen) of Pleasanton, CA, Michael (Melissa) Heeter of Bloomington, Minn., Jed (Janell) Schmieg of Virginia Beach, Va., Laura (Patrick) McCarthy, Russell Heeter of Mound, Minn.; grandchildren, Robert, James, Nathan, Sarah Grace, Jonathan and Samuel; mother, Nancy F. Heeter of Richfield, Minn.; sisters, Nancy (David) Bergerson of Wayzata, Minn., Elizabeth (Joseph) Vigneri of Casper, Wyo.; mothers of his children, Joyce K. Heeter of Tucson, Ariz., and Diane S. Heeter of Carver, Minn.

A celebration of his life will be held Friday, July 27, 6 p.,. with visitation one hour prior at the Lake Waconia Event Center (Lakeside Ballroom), 8155 Paradise Lane, Waconia 55387. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Memorials are preferred to the Ridgeview Foundation.; Eden Prairie Chapel, (952) 975-0400.