Posted By: Lorelei Rusco (email)
Date: 11/23/2011 at 10:21:56
Heckman, Herman –
Herman Heckman, 51, a well known farmer, died at his home near Adair about noon Saturday after taking sodium flouride by mistake. Heckman had not been feeling well for several days and went to the pantry of the home before beginning the day's work and took down a package he believed to contain epsom salts, but which proved to be sodium flouride, a deadly insecticide. Heckman became ill immediately after taking a spoonful of the powder and the family physician was summoned, but nothing could be done to save the man. He died about four and one-half hours after taking the sodium flouride.—Adair County Free Press
Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday May 17, a928
Adair Obituaries maintained by Carlyss Noland.
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