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Duane Heit (#46917250)
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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 - 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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Evelyn Koeppel
I will be happy to transfer management to you for Evelyn. Will you do the same for my aunt& Uncle?
Gladys Bakewell #68420991 & Harris Gruber # 61743352.
Added by DMD on Nov 21, 2014 8:30 AM
Harry Wemette pic
Just to let you know--your picture on his page is rotated ninety degrees...
Added by RobMinteer57 on Nov 08, 2014 4:27 PM
Lois (Eckenrode) Stafford
Joseph Eckenrode
Thank you so much for all the postings, pictures and additional information you add. I have enjoyed reading some of your postings even if it wasn't my family.

Writing about a duplicate of Joseph Eckenrode
# 29152741 added: Aug 19, 2008
# 51547101 added: Apr 24, 2010 by you.
Joan of VA has a lot of information but you have the pictures. Thank you for considering this.

Lois (Eckenrode) Stafford
Added by Lois (Eckenrode) Stafford on Nov 04, 2014 11:24 PM
SM French
John J Jirak
Duane, I submitted an edit to John for his death location as Fayette County, Protivin, Iowa before confirming with the census file. Would you please edit to Winneshiek County, Jackson, Iowa per the 1910 Federal Census. Sorry for the confusion, thanks
Added by SM French on Oct 25, 2014 9:31 AM
RE: Schmauss edits
Thank you! :)
Added by ASmous on Oct 23, 2014 3:43 PM
Dian Babcock
Abibail Mary Manning obit
I don't see Abigail Mary Manning cemetery record and believe she is the wife of Valorius D. Manning in the Oak Lawn Cemetery

Here is her obituary
Abigail Mary Manning obituary
Sunday March 7, 1897 at her home near Kendallville, Mrs.
V. D. Manning in her 76th year.
Miss Abigal Mary Manning (Mrs. V. D. Manning) was born near Sandy Hill, New York October 2, 1821. She united with the M. E. church at an early age. Moved to Wisconsin in 1848 lived there until moving to Winneshiek County, in 1855.
Lived two years in Cresco in whence her husband died. Removed from Cresco in the fall of 1895 residing since in her former home near Kendallville. She has been in feeble health for some time past and her death resulted after an illness of about a week.
She leaves three children, Mrs. Mary Woodward, Mrs. Bean and Edward C. MANNING, Miss Emma Manning preceded her mother dying December 27, 1877 at the age of 26 years. Dian Babcock
Added by Dian Babcock on Oct 13, 2014 9:07 PM
Dian Babcock
RE: adding obits
I have been adding my obituaries to the wrong place. I wondered why there wasn't a response so guess I will do them over again. Sorry I sent them Virtual setting Dian
Added by Dian Babcock on Oct 05, 2014 6:15 PM
Nancy Yost Leach
The Lydon Family of Howard County
I have been unable to find the final resting places of our great, great grandfather, Nicholas Lydon (1823-1903) and his wife Mary Foley (1834-1906).

They and their 6 children lived in the Cresco (Paris?)area. Their son, Martin (1867-1956) and daughter, Mary (1863-1943) are buried at Calvary Cemetery. You manage their Find A Grave memorials. I would think the parents would be in the same cemetery.

Do you have any information that could help my search?

Thanks so much!
Nancy Leach

Added by Nancy Yost Leach on Oct 03, 2014 1:57 PM
Dian Babcock
RE: adding obits
Thank you I wasn't sure how to do that. I will try that now. Dian
Added by Dian Babcock on Sep 29, 2014 7:07 PM
Dian Babcock
Isabella R. Humphrey obituary
Isabella R. Humphrey wife of George R. Humphrey completed her earthly career on the evening of April 18, 1895 and passed to the other side.
Isabella Murray was born at Pleasant Lake, Indiana September 17, 1847 and in 1854 with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Murray, one brother and three sisters came to Howard County. On May 29, 1866 became the wife of G. R. Humphey. Her home has since been in or near Cresco. Four sons and two daughters came to bless their union all of whom are left to mourn the loss of a loving, kind and faithful mother.
In her youth she was converted and became a member of the M. E. Church and through life bore ll her troubles with the meekness of her Savior. She had been a constant sufferer for about twenty two years with the rheumatism, and through all her suffering never complained of her lot. She leaves an example of a true and loving wife and mother, beloved by all who knew her.
Funeral services were held at the M. E. church Sunday afternoon, conducted by her former pastor Rev. H. Williams of Ridgeway assisted by Rev. Macurdy and members of the church choir. Besides the sorrowing friends and members of Memorial Post, G. A. R. of which order Mr. Humphrey is a member, a large concourse of neighbors and friends from both town and country, out of respect for the living and honor for the dead, were present at the funeral.
The floral offerings were both handsome and profuse and the funeral one of the largest held at Oak Lawn.

My great grandmother Almeda (Schofield) Clark of Cresco, Iowa collected obituaries of family and possibly people she knew.
Added by Dian Babcock on Sep 29, 2014 4:33 PM
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