HEIKENS, Anna 1898-1975
HEIKENS, RISIUS, AEILTS
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/6/2013 at 18:17:14
Funeral Friday For Mrs. Heikens
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna J. Heikens were held Friday afternoon, May 9, 1975 at the Doyen Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. and at 1:30 p.m. at the Second Christian Reformed Church. Rev. John H. Elenbaas was officiating clergyman. Richard Schafer was soloist. Mrs. LuRay Neessen was organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. John Heinrich and Mrs. John Weichers.
Pall bearers were Donald Heikens, Julius G. Wilts, Charles Kitzman, Julius J. Heikens, Melvin Nederhoff and Evert Heikens. Interment was made in Shiloh Cemetery at Wellsburg.
Mrs. Anna J. Heikens passed away around 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, May 6, 1975 at the Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo due to cancer. She had been taken there the day before for treatment. Previously she had been hospitalized from April 4 to April 19. She reached the age of 77 years and two days.
She was born on May 4, 1898, in Germany, the daughter of Ben and Flora (Aeilts) Risius. When she was four years old the family came to the United States and settled on a farm in Hardin County near Ackley. She attended the rural school in the area. In 1915, the family moved to a farm near Buffalo Center. On March 12, 1918, she was united in marriage to Henry J. Heikens at Buffalo Center. Following their marriage they moved to a a farm southwest of Wellsburg. This union was blessed with three children. Her husband passed away on March 3, 1966. In January of 1968 she moved to Wellsburg to make her home.
Mrs. Heikens was a member of the Second Christian Reformed Church of Wellsburg having made confession of her faith in Jesus Christ on November 21, 1933.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Those left to mourn her passing are two sons and one daughter: Julius H. Heikens of Holland; Bennie E. Heikens of Wellsburg; (Betty June), Mrs. Kenneth Bunger of Wellsburg, nine grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 May 1975, section 2, pg 1
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