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Duane Heit (#46917250)
 member for 10 years, 5 months, 11 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. These are items that would be provided by yourself, submitted to me to post.

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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Laurel Moon
John Verdon Find A Grave Memorial# 20612158
Hello Duane.
I have a link to another child of John and Madeline (Martel) Verdon

Her name is Mary Selina Verdon. Find A Grave Memorial# 52735716 Her headstone says 1880, but her birthdate is 17 Mar 1879 in Lansing, Iowa. She is buried here in Portland, Oregon at Mount Calvery Cemetery. The person in charge of her memorial has attached her to the wrong parents. I will contact them.

Thank you for all you've done. As a genealogist, finding gravesites is invaluable.

West Linn OR
Added by Laurel Moon on Mar 28, 2017 5:45 PM
Henry Brainard
Marilyn M. Rethwisch
in regards to this young lady, her year of death is 1957 not 1977.... memorial # 20855053

thanks for all you do
Added by Henry Brainard on Jan 17, 2017 8:31 PM
Grave Writer 68
Wenzel Jestrab Grave
Hello Duane,

You have put the incorrect year of death for Wenzel Jestrab as 1933 instead of 1953 (which is the date on the headstone).
Added by Grave Writer 68 on Jan 08, 2017 9:53 AM
Janell Nickols
Cyrus Comstock Perry
May I please have your permission to post your photos related to Cyrus Comstock Perry? I will, of course, give you credit. Thanks for all you do for Find-A-Grave!

Added by Janell Nickols on Dec 24, 2016 2:27 PM
Mary K. Ward
re Arthur C. Schnurr 51514144
Sorry Duane - I was right the first time. I guess I should just give up. Happy Holidays to you.
Added by Mary K. Ward on Dec 21, 2016 6:49 PM
Kathy Stroope Veasey
Hill transfers
Thanks so very much
Added by Kathy Stroope Veasey on Oct 26, 2016 8:32 AM
Virginia Young
Thelma Morem 148000531
Duane, thank you so much for transferring Thelma to me. She was my cousin and my mother's dear friend. Virginia Hudson Young 47093768
Added by Virginia Young on Oct 02, 2016 7:31 PM
Virginia Young
Thelma Morem 148000531
Forgot to include Thelma's number on my initial contact. I love your letting everyone know the location of graves. Virginia Hudson Young
Added by Virginia Young on Sep 29, 2016 8:17 AM
Virginia Young
Thelma Morem
Duane, would you please transfer Thelma Morem [Runge] to me?
Virginia Hudson Young 47093768? I would like to honor Thelma's second husband, a fine man, and I am sure she would like to have him mentioned. Also I have lots of information to add about her. She was a lovely person inside and out! Blessings, VHY
I sent this first through a memorial suggestion and hope I haven't messed up your records!
Added by Virginia Young on Sep 29, 2016 8:14 AM
Robin Woolson Abrams
Nancy E. Sewell
Yours is a duplicate of # 64563997
Added by Robin Woolson Abrams on Sep 07, 2016 8:08 PM
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