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Duane Heit (#46917250)
 member for 9 years, 9 months, 14 days
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Bio Photo With this site being named 'Find A Grave', 100% of my entries tell how to actually find the grave, along with a photo of the monument.

Oak Lawn Cemetery, Cresco
started recording on Feb 4, 2014. Listing the names and dates first, photos will come later.


I'm employed as a mortician with Lindstrom Funeral Homes in Creso.

Please contact me if you would like the persons obituary or any other biographical information listed or photos added. These are items that would be provided by yourself, submitted to me to post.

If you see any mistakes or errors in my postings, please let me know and I'll make corrections.

Feel free to contact me at if you have comments, questions or corrections.


I'm trying to list all the burials with biographies and photos that I can for my ancestors/relatives. This includes the sirnames of Heit, Boellerschen, Papenheim, Lange, Grimm and Zmoos. Most of my relatives are buried in the following three cemeteries; St. Johns Lutheran (Stapleton) a few miles west of Waucoma, St. Mary's Cemetery New Hampton and a few in St. Mary's Cemetery in North Washington.

The following is a listing of the cemeteries that I photographed each monument in it and the date I finished posting them to Find A Grave. Each cemetery did have at least a few monuments where I could not read the last name on it, and therefore did not post.

Alta Vista, Iowa - Calvary
Late April of 2011 - 500 entries

Boyd, Iowa
July 16, 2011 - 150 entries

Cresco, Iowa - Calvary
May 6, 2013 - 2100 entries

Cresco, Iowa - New Oregon
Feb 4, 2014 - 1700 entries

Churchtown, Iowa - Mays Prairie
Aug 30, 2007 - 200 entries

Fredericksburg, Iowa - Garden of Memories
July 16, 2011 - 50 entries

Ionia, Iowa - St. Boniface
April 7, 2011 - 400 entries

Jericho, Iowa - Lutheran
April 28, 2011 - 400 entries

Lansing Iowa - Gethsemane
August 23, 2007 - 1300 entries

Lawler Iowa - North
Spring 2011 - 70 entries

Little Turkey, Iowa - St. Mary's
July 2, 2011 - 250 entries

New Albin, Iowa - St. Joseph
Late April of 2011 - 500 entries

New Hampton, Iowa - Calvary (aka St. Joseph's)
In April 2010 - 1200 entries

New Hampton, Iowa - City (aka Graceland)
July 2011 - 3000 entries

New Hampton, Iowa - St. Mary's
In April 2010 - 1100 entries
(Most of my father's deceased relatives are buried here.)

Postville (rural), Iowa - Bethlehem Presbyterian
Spring 2011 - 200 entries

Protivin, Iowa - Holy Trinity
August 2011 - 1100 entries

Waucoma, Iowa - St. John's (Stapleton)
March 2010 - 150 entries
(Most of my mothers deceased relatives are buried here.)

Waukon, Iowa - Mt Olivet (aka St. Pat's)
March 27, 2011 - 1300 entries
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Norilee Williamson
John Frank Slifka/74633489
Duane His parents were born in Bohemia, Czch if you could correct please, I tried to correct it but did not see it on drop down list, I know Bohemia is on the list. Thank you.
Added by Norilee Williamson on Aug 24, 2016 10:03 AM
Dottie West
Clarence Hertges

I believe his mother was Anna's sister, Antoinetta Zweibohmer. He was born in 1914, and Antoinetta died in 1916.

Added by Dottie West on Aug 12, 2016 3:05 PM
deanna french
Thank you very much Duane. Sharing your photo's was very kind of you, and much appreciated.
Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Jul 16, 2016 5:09 PM
deanna french
Good afternoon Duane, I am a Vermont Civil War buff, and am presently working on a project to identify the last resting places of many soldiers/sailors that had ties to our state. I am asking you if I may use the photo's you have posted On Find A Grave, of these soldiers, to be posted on Vermont's Civil War data base ( You would receive credit for this.

Thank you for your consideration
Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Jul 10, 2016 2:07 PM
Marilyn E.
Taft Memorial Pages
Thank you so much for transferring the memorial pages of my husband's family to me...and so quickly! We appreciate it very much.

Marilyn E.
Added by Marilyn E. on May 28, 2016 8:45 PM
Mattie Bowers
The Kelley family is deeply appreciative of this transfer, thank you. OZARKCHERYL
Added by Ozarkcheryl on May 25, 2016 6:05 PM
Joan Peterson
RE: Josef Hrabe
Sorry for century error. Correct one error and
make another! Thank you for yr response. Joan
Added by Joan Peterson on Apr 05, 2016 8:48 AM
Dominique Potier
RE: Melvin J Berst # 45833624
Thanks Duane , Hope to find more one day .

Added by Dominique Potier on Apr 04, 2016 8:18 AM
Dominique Potier
Melvin J Berst # 45833624
Hi Duane,

I'm thinking Mr Berst was a WW2 17th Airborne ... Could your help me ?

Added by Dominique Potier on Apr 04, 2016 4:14 AM
Rose Mary (Loutsch) Mullane
Donald Mai, Sr
Dear Duane,
I would like to know if you still have the monument photo that
you posted on Donald Mai Sr's page #51184277?
If you do would you please post it to his wife,
Eta Ann Sitzmann Ma's page #34492676?
I appreciate your work in taking the photos,
setting up the pages if there isn't a page.
Thank you,
Rose Mary (Loutsch) Mullane
Added by Rose Mary (Loutsch) Mull... on Apr 02, 2016 5:38 PM
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