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Duane Heit (#46917250)
 member for 8 years, 2 months, 21 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 - 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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Kathy W. Johnson
RE: Stephen Wildman
Thank you Duane, I am honored to have him.
Added by Kathy W. Johnson on Jan 26, 2015 2:24 PM
Barbara A. in CA
Beede John and Mary
Sorry, meant to tell you that you posted the correct Beede photo to Mary Beede (memorial 5826071)the wife of John Beede. Would you please add this Beede marker photo to John Beede (5826066)

Thanks again. Much appreciated
Barbara A in CA 47024710

Added by Barbara A. in CA on Jan 25, 2015 6:32 AM
Barbara A. in CA
John Baxter photo
Hi Duane,
Would you please remove the marker photo of John Baxter from the John Beede memorial.

John Beede memorial is 5826066

Thank you Much appreciated
Barbara A in CA 47024710
Added by Barbara A. in CA on Jan 25, 2015 6:25 AM
Kathy W. Johnson
RE: Stephen Wildman
Thank you so much for your reply. I was hesitant to link family members with him if he wasn't there but I think I will go ahead and do that. I you are open to transfers to descendants I can make a request using the proper method.
Added by Kathy W. Johnson on Jan 14, 2015 12:06 PM
Elizabeth Klees Strub F.A.G.#20257016
Hello...a couple of quick questions:

1) Can you verify what the back of this headstone is referring to? My guess is that it's the back of Joseph Strub, her husband, but just want to be sure.

2)If the answer is Yes to #1, Could you please connect Find A Grave Memorial# 20257016 (Eliz.Klees Strub) to her husband, (Joseph Strub) Find A Grave Memorial# 20257044?

Thank you for all your hard work. :)

Added by GenieBug on Dec 01, 2014 8:58 AM
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
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