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Duane Heit (#46917250)
 member for 7 years, 5 months, 7 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.

There are two 'Lickteig' memorials that don't tell how to find the grave as requested by Jeanne Vogel.

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.

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 I'm at 3,000 entries, and not done yet

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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Dian Babcock
Obituary for Mrs. W. H. Alleman
Mrs. W. H. Alleman passed away last Wednesday night at the home of her sister Mrs. C. W. Farnsworth.
Mrs. Alleman was the sixth child of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Moore. She was born in Medina, New York in 1845 and came to Howard County with her parents in the year 1856.
She was united in marriage to W. H. Alleman in the year 1866. Mr. and Mrs. Alleman were the parents of four children, three boys and one daughter. There are E. J. of Plattville, Wisconsin; D. O. and H. E. of Minneapolis and Mrs. W. C. Patterson of our city, all of whom are present to pay their last tribute of love to their departed mother. There are also present her three sisters, Mrs. Fannie Farnwsworth, Mrs. W. W. Johnson and Mrs. James Woodward, all residing in Cresco except Mrs. Woodward whose home has been in Ellendale, North Dakota but staying here for the winter.
Mrs. Alleman united with the Congregational church in 1914 and continued faithful member until her death which occurred late Wednesday night, January 5, 1921.
Mr. and Mrs. Alleman were identified with the early business interests of Cresco, he being one of the first merchants in this city being engage in the boot and shoe business for a number of years. Mr. Alleman preceded his wife in death nearly 16 years ago.
Mrs. Alleman was one of those quiet persons who went about her daily tasks in becoming modesty and yet was always cheery and cordial with those whom she met. She will be missed by a large circle of friends whom she has known and lived among them more than sixty years.
The funeral was held from the Congregational church Friday afternoon conducted by her pastor, Rev W. A. Bockoven. Interment was in the New Oregon Cemetery.
My great grandmother Almeda Schofield Clark had collect an album of obituaries of Crisco, Iowa and not sure yet of the family ties.

Added by Dian Babcock on Mar 04, 2014 4:41 PM
Shannon B
Johanna Kraling addition
Thank you so much for updating her information. It is greatly appreciated!!
Shannon B
Added by Shannon B on Feb 23, 2014 9:10 PM
Dian Babcock
Obituary for Hattie M. Cole (Harriet)
COLE Hattie M. Cole was born at Warren, Pennsylvania October 7, 1836 and passed to her rest at her home in Cresco, Iowa on February 23, 1918.
With her parents she lived at Naperville Illinois till 1854 when the family moved to this county.
When a mere girl she taught the first term of school ever taught in Howard county, and except the time she was a student in Penn Yan Academy she followed the teacher's calling till her marriage to J. C. Kellow in 1877.
She leaves to mourn her death, her husband, two sisters,two brothers and a host of friends.
She was an affectionate child, a loving faithful wife, a steadfast christian, a constant friend.
In her death earth loses of its best and heaven gains its own.
Funeral services were from the home February 26, conducted by her pastor, Rev. W. A. Bockoven of the Congregational church of whose church she had been a member for many years. Burial in New Oregon cemetery.

My great Grandmother Almeda Schofield Clark had collected an album of obituaries for friends and relatives and this is one of them.
Added by Dian Babcock on Feb 23, 2014 8:30 AM
Jay's Daughter
Thank You
I just wanted to take a moment to tell you that you're a wonderful contributor to Findagrave!

Thanks so much!

Added by Jay's Daughter on Feb 21, 2014 11:37 PM
Jay's Daughter
Thank You
I just wanted to take a moment to tell you that you're a wonderful contributor to Findagrave!

Thanks so much!

Added by Jay's Daughter on Feb 21, 2014 11:36 PM
Shannon B
Memorial Addition: Johanna Halweg
Hi Duane. I was contacting you to see if you could make an addition/correction on a memorial.
Id #124360345. Shes my Great Great Grandmother. If you could change her name to Johanna Sophie Kraling (Kraling is her maiden name). Also, if you could add her full birth and death information (I know the marker only lists the years)
birth: 27 Dec 1863 in Watertown, Wisconsin
death: 17 Dec 1962 in Cresco, Iowa

If you could add these I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks so much!!
Shannon B
Added by Shannon B on Feb 12, 2014 7:41 PM
Wendy Kolar Mullen
Thank You!!
Dear Duane..thank you very much for your time and kindness in setting up memorials and taking Great-Great Uncle is Frank wonderful to find such a great photo and memorial set up..thank you and God bless you, Wendy
Added by Wendy Kolar Mullen on Jan 22, 2014 9:27 AM
Carol Zastera Michels
Cagley Family
Thank you very much for all the updates. They brought a fragmented family together.
Added by Carol Zastera Michels on Jan 16, 2014 1:56 PM
Stacie Miller
Bert Hewitt Memorial # 52074209
Could you please add:
Birth date: 24 May 1885- Dayton Twp, Chickasaw Co, Iowa

Married: Elizabeth Leichtman 24 Jun 1908, New Hampton, Iowa

Death: 15 Dec 1970- New Hampton, Iowa

His parents were my great-great grandparents.
I don't know any additional information on Elizabeth.
Stacie Miller
Added by Stacie Miller on Jan 02, 2014 9:21 AM
Blake Dusheck
Barbara Panoch 98925424
Hello Duane,
If you could add Barbara Panoch maiden name (Kabela) to her memorial. Also could you transfer me Mike Derr, Marie Tuchek Dusheck (wife of Joe Dusheck). Thank you good sir,
Happy holidays as well as a happy New Year.
B. R. Dusheck
Added by Blake Dusheck on Dec 24, 2013 7:56 AM
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