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Duane Heit (#46917250)
 member for 7 years, 7 months, 29 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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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
Fred Meyer
Claribel Shaw
Thank you so much for this photo. Ms Shaw is the wife of Samuel S. Shaw, and her burial was hard to find.

Added by Fred Meyer on Jun 14, 2014 4:42 PM
John Brogger
Oak Lawn Cemetery
Please check your pending edits. I have submitted
edits for the Emslie's that I have.

Thanks, John
Added by John Brogger on Jun 09, 2014 9:05 AM
Stephen Winfield Kratz
Would it be possible to rec. the obit. for Stephen, who died Nov. 23, 1923 as stated in
your memorial (101549415) for him.

Thank you for your time.
Added by ladysmith on Jun 07, 2014 2:10 PM
Mabel Armstrong Kratz
Thank you very much for the photo.
Added by ladysmith on Jun 07, 2014 1:06 PM
Gerald Roberts
Transfer memorials
Rose and Albert Reicherts memorial 51732072
are my grandparents would you transfer to me please
Added by Gerald Roberts on Jun 06, 2014 7:54 PM
John Brogger
RE: Emslie's

I have birth and death dates and locations, photos of Old Parish records from Scotland,and all of the family links. My mother's maiden name is Emslie. I believe that it is easier for me to
make the changes rather than to have you do all the work. I also believe that it is approprate for family to have management.

Thanks, John
Added by John Brogger on Jun 03, 2014 3:30 PM
John Brogger
Oak Lawn Cemetery
All Emslie's at Oak Lawn are my relations. When you are done adding what you have, Please transfer so that I can add what I have and make all of the links. Thanks, John
Added by John Brogger on Jun 03, 2014 8:48 AM
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