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Duane Heit (#46917250)
 member for 8 years, 8 months, 16 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.

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 Rowe Nelson
William "Roger" Minnis
Thanks so much for taking the time to transfer Roger's memorial to me.
Evelyn in MA
Added by Evelyn Rowe Nelson on Jul 16, 2015 10:40 AM
Rachel Higgins
St Joseph's Catholic Church Cemetery, New Albin, IA
Rachel Higgins' maiden name was Dahle, not Dahl.
Added by J T on Jul 03, 2015 6:56 PM
hank seligoldgoat
The unknown Hood listed in North East Iowa Garden of Memories in Chickasaw County is Moses Hood who was born in Pennsylvania. The other listings you made are his wife Isabella and daughter Martha. He has a lot of relatives who are buried in Spring Green Wisc. Thanks Hank Selig
Added by hank seligoldgoat on Jun 26, 2015 1:09 PM
Janet Huseby Stephenson
Patricia Canterbury
Thank you for the picture you took of Patricia's stone. Your time and effort is great appreciated.
Added by Janet Huseby Stephenson on Jun 16, 2015 6:19 PM
Sharon Kisor
Mary Malek
The birth year for Mary Malek, who is buried at Holy Trinity Cemeter in Protivin, Iowa, is incorrect. The birth year is 1881
Added by Sharon Kisor on Jun 06, 2015 1:54 PM
Sharon Kisor
Anna Malek
The birthdate for Anna Malek, buried at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Protivin, Iowa, is incorrect. She was born April 10, 1851 in Bohemia.
Added by Sharon Kisor on Jun 06, 2015 1:50 PM
Julia Holmes Hahn
Thank you
Thank you for transferring my 2nd Great Grandparents to me. Mathais and Lena Stilp (Stilp).
Added by Julia Holmes Hahn on May 25, 2015 12:26 PM
Joan Peterson
Josef Hrabe
Birth date of 1909 is incorrect. Zemrla is death,
which makes his death 9 Aug 1909, died in 88th yr.
Born 1921. Although my records have him born in
either 1925 or 1926 according to his census records which are not always accurate.
Joan Peterson
Added by Joan Peterson on May 23, 2015 7:03 PM
Charlotte Garcia
At New Hampton Cemetary my Grandfathers information is not quite right. Donald M. Utley
Children: Alice Ann Utley {Haus}{ Not in}
John M. Utley {Correct}
Siblings: Lulu Belle Utley {1889-1984}
Harald Cleland Utley {1902-1986}

On My Grandmothers, Charlotte Utley, we just need to add in Alice also as children.

I will try ro research the rest to make sure they are correct.
Thank you,
Charlotte {Utley} Garcia

PS My Dad, John Utley should have his headstone in place as of this week:}
Added by Charlotte Garcia on May 19, 2015 11:43 AM
Pamela Byers Wrenn
George Schoonmaker
Duane, I appreciate your time fulfilling my Photo Request. Thanks for the great picture!! Pam
Added by Pamela Byers Wrenn on May 17, 2015 7:33 AM
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