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HEIKENS, Harry 1906-1976


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/18/2016 at 14:15:47

Harry Heikens Buried Tuesday In Rites Here

Funeral services for Harry Heikens were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Reformed Church of Wellsburg.

Rev. Kasjen Tebben officiated.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Special music for the service was provided by soloist Richard Schafer and organist Mrs. Jack E. Bakker. Flower attendants were Mrs. Norman Homeyer and Mrs. Abe deNeui.

Casket bearers were Doug Heikens, Darold Heikens, Randy Heikens, Evert Heikens, Julius H. Heikens and Julius J. Heikens.

Doyen Funeral Home of Wellsburg was in charge of arrangements.

Harry Heikens passed away on Saturday morning, August 21, 1976, at the Allen Memorial hospital in Waterloo due to a heart condition. He had been taken to the hospital the previous Monday evening. He reached the age of 69 years, 10 months and 12 days.

He was born October 9, 1906, on a farm in Shiloh township, northwest of Wellsburg, the son of Julius and Henrietta (Meyer) Heikens. He attended the rural school in the area. On August 22, 1929, he was united in marriage to Miss Dena Hoodjer at the Little Brown Church at Nashua. Following their marriage they lived on a farm west of Wellsburg, later moving to a farm southwest of Wellsburg. In 1971, they retired from the farm and moved to Wellsburg to make their home. This union was blessed with four sons and one daughter.

Harry was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church of Wellsburg, having made confession of his faith in Jesus Christ on June 24, 1940.

Those preceding him in death were: his parents, 3 brothers: Henry, Ebbo and Julius Heikens; 2 sisters: Mrs. Maggie Wilts and Mrs. Anka Noordman.

He leaves to mourn his passing: his wife, Dena; 4 sons and 1 daughter, Harlan Heikens of Franklin, Va., Donald Heikens of Wellsburg, Marvin Heikens of Steamboat Rock, Jim Heikens of Wellsburg, (Bev), Mrs. Robert Janssen of Marshalltown, 10 grandchildren, 1 brother, John Heikens of Wellsburg, 2 sisters, Mrs. Elsie Wulf of Wellsburg and Mrs. Anna Nederhoff of Ackley, and many other relatives and friends.

--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 August 1976, sec 2, pg 1


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