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Duane Heit (#46917250)
 member for 8 years, 5 months, 8 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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RE: Schutz entry
Hi Duane - I've made the switch, so you can do what you need to do. I would guess that you'll be adding the link to H#1.
Thanks for your contributions to Findagrave. We all appreciate it.
Added by JudyH on Apr 16, 2015 9:43 AM
Kathryn Woerst
Betty Gantenbein
Question which one is right. I have found 2 different one just want to make sure I get it right. #1 Betty Mae Gantenbein Smerud Memoria # 124400447 # 2 Betty L Gantenbein Smerud Memoria # 68476454. Which one is the daughter to Gail Ulrich Gantenbein. Thank for any help you can give me.
Added by Kathryn Woerst on Apr 09, 2015 3:34 AM
Janis Hendrick
Lawrence D Anderson
Hi Duane - You created a memorial for Lawrence buried in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. You also added a photo for his stone. Do you happen to know if he still has family in the area? Lawrence was on the U.S.S. Arizona on December 7 1941. I need to contact a member of his family. Thanks for your good work. Janis
Added by Janis Hendrick on Mar 31, 2015 3:11 PM
Henry Brainard
When you have the chance, please check the above memorial. I think you had a typo in the death month compared to the tombstone pic you posted.
Added by Henry Brainard on Mar 15, 2015 3:21 PM
Tombstone Treasures
Charles Brannon
Thank you for transferring my grandfather's memorial to me, I appreciate it.

Happy hunting!
Added by Tombstone Treasures on Feb 28, 2015 2:22 AM
Linda Rhoadarmer
Jonetta Sue Severson
I noticed that Fritzi has sent you additional information regarding this child. Her parents were: Dad: 96545523 and Mom: 96545635. She sent it through the edit button. Linda
Added by Linda Rhoadarmer on Feb 25, 2015 4:06 PM
Edward Rowlance
Norene Hammon

Thanks so much for getting a picture of Norene's gravestone, especially in the middle of winter! Norene was my wife's best friend and now that we live in Ohio, I think it will provide comfort to my wife to be able to see Norene's gravestone. Thanks for your efforts.

Ed Rowlance
Added by Edward Rowlance on Feb 25, 2015 11:28 AM
RE: Carol Schweisow entry
Photo removed. I searched and searched and couldn't find that entry but it turned right up when I had the number. Thanks.
Added by J F-B on Feb 23, 2015 5:44 PM
RE: Carol Schweisow entry
I'm not finding this entry anywhere on F-A-G, Duane. Do you have a memorial number?
Added by J F-B on Feb 23, 2015 12:43 PM
DC Rambow
Frank A. Coyle
Born 30 Dec 1842. Profession, Photographer.

Coyle had a studio in Monticello, Jones County in the 1870s through the 1890s.He was also in Cedar Rapids in the 1890s. He is listed in the 1881 Gazetteer as a Monticello photographer and views bear this address.

There are three examples of this photographer's work in the Iowa Historical Society collection. One of these is a exterior stereograph of Mr. Coyle's studio.
Added by DC Rambow on Feb 20, 2015 8:12 PM
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