Charyl Rae Heidemann was born on July 2, 1946, in Watertown, SD to Orville and Ardis (Nyland) Michaelson. She was baptized on October 13, 1946 at Grace Lutheran Church, in Watertown, SD. She grew up in Cottonwood, MN. Chary was confirmed May 21, 1961 at Christ Lutheran Church in Cottonwood, MN and graduated from Cottonwood High School in 1964, and graduated from Willmar Community College in 1965, with a degree in Cosmetology. Chary was united in marriage to Edward “Ed” Heidemann on October 18, 1969, at Christ Lutheran Church in Cottonwood, MN. They made their home in Sleepy Eye. Chary owned and operated Chary’s Beauty Salon for 40 years. After Chary closed the salon she worked for 12 years at Sleepy Eye Chiropractic. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran church. She loved crocheting, shopping, baking, reading and was a huge Vikings fan. Chary especially loved spending time with her family and grandchildren!

She is survived by her son Mike (Amy) Heidemann of Morgan, son Erik (Barbi) Heidemann of Minneapolis, grandchildren, Brianna, Kaleb, Aaron, Grace, Elliana, and Josephine, sister Kary (Glenn) Brower of Cottonwood, brother-in-law Gaylen (Judy) Class of Bloomington, nieces, Pam (late Dave Murray) Winkler, Shelle (Mark) Prairie, Lisa (Dave) Hanson and nephews, Jon (Dani) Brower and Dennison (Christy) Brower. Charyl is also survived other family and cousins. She is preceded in death by her husband Ed, parents, Orville and Ardis Michaelson, father and mother- in-law, Edward, Sr. and Ida Heidemann, and sister-in-law, Marian Class.