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Duane Heit (#46917250)
 member for 7 years, 9 months, 18 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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Lois (Eckenrode) Stafford
Wow, Can not believe how many cemeteries that you have posted with pictures. The amount of pictures you have taken is amazing. I am in California and it is so nice to see the tombstones especially the old ones. Thank you.

Was looking at Susan Eckenrode # 51547023 her DOD is listed as Jul. 7, 1920 but really it is May 20, 1920 as seen on her tombstone. Would have put this in an edit but she is already in findagrave from 2008 # 29152751 with right DOD.

Hope they can be merged without losing your pictures.

Thank you again
Lois (Eckenrode) Stafford, San Diego, Ca.
Added by Lois (Eckenrode) Stafford on Aug 22, 2014 4:15 PM
Jeff G.
Thank you.
Thanks for the transfer of Calvin Filmore Webster's memorial - very kind of you.

Jeff :)
Added by Jeff G. on Aug 08, 2014 4:37 PM
Patricia Price Flemming
Snyder Family - New Hampton
Thank you for all your do - all the Snyders in New Hampton are my relatives.
Added by Patricia Price Flemming on Aug 05, 2014 7:49 AM
Henry - Leppert families
Thank you for the transfer of my family members
Added by DMD on Aug 03, 2014 1:57 PM
Caward Family, et al

Thank you so much for your quick response to my numerous requested edits for this family. I wish FindAGrave had more contributors like you.

Added by Anonymous on Jul 31, 2014 3:27 PM
Ralph Gowen
Nathaniel Butler Libbey
Greetings -

I noticed that you loaded a picture of Susan Jane Libbey's headstone (his wife) on his memorial and was wondering if you had a picture of his stone too?

Added by Ralph Gowen on Jul 29, 2014 10:01 AM
Eileen Illum
Find A Grave Memorial# 75817514
Ezra Bates Hewitt
Born 12 Sep 1812 in British North America, now Leeds, Ontario, Canada.

Died 27 Jan 1884 in New Hampton, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States
Added by Eileen Illum on Jul 23, 2014 8:22 AM
Betsy Helgesen
Willard Morgan photo
Thank you so much for taking this photo for me and my family. I am so grateful. Thanks for taking time out of your day to help.
Added by Betsy Helgesen on Jun 26, 2014 8:40 PM
Betsy Helgesen
Willard Morgan photo
Added by Betsy Helgesen on Jun 26, 2014 8:40 PM
Joseph or Henry Kennedy
Could his name be Joseph Henry Kennedy?
I am researching St. Mary's Cemetery in Streator, Illinois. Curious abt. parents of Henry Charles Kennedy born 1906 in Dakota and died in Streator.
They seem to be in Iowa about the time the father disappeared. Noticed you have a Joseph in Wesford and a Henry in another cemetery, both with the same birth/death dates. Thanks. Joanie, at the Museum
Streatorland Historical Society.
Added by Joanie on Jun 18, 2014 5:24 PM
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