Dr Lena Mary <I>Bedenbender</I> Hecker

Dr Lena Mary Bedenbender Hecker

Birth
La Porte City, Black Hawk County, Iowa, USA
Death 24 Aug 1961 (aged 83)
La Porte City, Black Hawk County, Iowa, USA
Burial Clayton County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 13863189 · View Source
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She was born Lena Mary Bedenbender to John Henry Bedenbender and Mary Anbn Brown on November 11, 1877. She graduated from the La Porte City high school as valedictorian in 1897, taught in the rural schools for two years, then entered the Iowa State Normal School where she received her B. A. degree.

She married John Christina Hecker on 29 Aug 1905 at Vinton, Iowa. Mrs. Hecker and her husband John, farmed near Postville until his death in 1928.

In 1919 she entered the Iowa State University and completed her Master of Arts degree in 1920 and taught as high school principal at Greene. After her husband's death, she taught for six years and enrolled in Iowa State University and received her PhD degree in 1935. As Dr. Hecker, she accepted a position in the Audubon high school where she remained five years.


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  • Maintained by: P2-ABQ
  • Originally Created by: Marcia Bollman Harris -homebodytwo
  • Added: 5 Apr 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 13863189
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Lena Mary Bedenbender Hecker (11 Nov 1877–24 Aug 1961), Find a Grave Memorial no. 13863189, citing Postville Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by P2-ABQ (contributor 46493302) .