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 Mary E. <I>Lagerstrom</I> Heckenberg

Mary E. Lagerstrom Heckenberg

Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, USA
Death 8 Dec 2010 (aged 85)
Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, USA
Burial Givin, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 62719238 · View Source
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Mary E. Heckenberg, 85, of rural Eddyville, died Dec. 8, 2010, at Good Samaritan Nursing and Rehab in Ottumwa.

She was born May 17, 1925, in Ottumwa, the daughter of Fritz and Esther Andersson Lagerstrom. Mary graduated from the Ottumwa High School with the class of 1943. Early in her adult life, she worked in customer service at the Iowa/Illinois Gas and Electric. On Jan. 14, 1951, she was united in marriage to Dale E. Heckenberg in Ottumwa. Following their marriage, they farmed near Eddyville their entire married life. Mary was a former member of the First Lutheran Church, Ottumwa, and now a longtime member of the First Christian Church in Oskaloosa, where she had served as chairman of the church board, a deaconess and a CWF group leader. She enjoyed playing cards, especially pitch, golfing and traveling. Mary and Dale traveled to many places throughout the United States, to Sweden in 1983 and in 2001, to Europe. They wintered in Arizona for many winters.

Her family includes her husband, Dale Heckenberg of rural Eddyville; two sons, Paul Heckenberg of Eddyville and Terry(Barb)Heckenberg of Pella; and one sister, Martha Sweetland of Yorba Linda, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Bertha Maxwell, Bernice Bitner, Ruth Hendricks and Signe Piper; and a brother, Edwin Lagerstrom.

Funeral serevices will be at 10:30am Friday in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa with the Rev. Michael Omundson officiating. Burial will be in the Henness Cemetery, southwest of Oskaloosa. Visitation will begin after 2pm today at the funeral chapel, and the family will be at the funeral chapel from 5-7pm to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Disease or Oskaloosa First Christian Church Building Fund.

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  • Created by: Donald Bitner
  • Added: 9 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62719238
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary E. Lagerstrom Heckenberg (17 May 1925–8 Dec 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62719238, citing Henness Cemetery, Givin, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Donald Bitner (contributor 47187466) .