HEIKENS, Julius H. 1919-1986
HEIKENS, RISIUS, HERONIMUS
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/22/2017 at 10:02:08
Rites Held For Julius Heikens
Julius H. Heikens of Holland passed away at 3:50 a.m. Sunday, July 27, at his home in Holland.
Funeral services were held at the Holland Christian Reformed Church at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30. Rev. I. W. Meuzelaar officiated.
Wayne Arends sang "Good Night and Good Morning" and "The Old Rugged Cross." He was accompanied by Mrs. Raymond Hinders, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.
The casket bearers were Keith Bunger, Kevin Bunger, Kent Heikens, Donald Palmer, Robert Brower and John Rhoads.
The ushers were Edwin Brower, Jasper Westerman, and Edward Schoolman. Mrs. Charles Kruse and Mrs. Elmer Muller were in charge of the floral arrangements.
Interment was in the Holland cemetery where military rites were conducted by the Grundy Center American Legion.
Relatives and friends were invited to return to the church following the committal services for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshment.
Mr. Heikens was born April 10, 1919, on a farm in Shiloh township, Grundy county, the son of Henry and Anna Risius Heikens. He attained the age of 67 years, three months and 17 days.
He attended country school in Shiloh township and school in Wellsburg. On August 15, 1942, at Unionville, MO, he was united in marriage to Rosa-Mae Heronimus.
After their marriage they lived in Waterloo and on December 23, 1942, he entered the U.S. Army and served during WWII until he was discharged and returned home on December 31, 1945.
In 1946, they made their home in Holland and he went into the trucking business. Later he worked for Grundy county for 17 1/2 years, retiring from the county in 1974. He returned to the trucking business until 1984, when he retired.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Rosa-Mae Heikens of Holland; one son and daughter-in-law, Steward and Renee Heikens of Holland; two grandchildren, Susan and Tammy; one brother, Bennie E. Heikens of Wellsburg and one sister, Mrs. Kenny (Betty June) Bunger of Wellsburg.
A memorial fund has been established.
The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home of Grundy Center was in charge of the arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 31 July 1986, pg 9
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