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Helenjean L. Heck


Posted By: Sarah Fletcher (email)
Date: 10/25/2021 at 09:45:23

Helenjean L. Heck, 83, loving wife of Dale, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021 surrounded by her family.

A Service of Remembrance and Celebration will be held at 11am, Saturday, October 23th, 2021 on the Heck property on Gathering Place Lane, next to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Father Jeff Belger will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date at Oak Hill Cemetery in Tiffin.

Helen was born May 1st, 1938 in Iowa City, the daughter of Robert and Velda (Runyon) Rowe. She was a 1956 graduate of Iowa City City High School. After high school, Helen attended the University of Iowa College of Nursing from 1956 to 1959. On May 2nd, 1959 Helen married Dale Heck. Helen and Dale owned and operated Heck Candy and Vending Company for over 45 years.

Helen loved to garden and enjoyed the beauty of nature. She was active in her community throughout her life; she was a Girl Scout leader, a 4-H leader, a school PTO president, and never said no when volunteers were needed. She was always engaged with charities. She logged countless hours at baseball and softball diamonds over the years, missing very few of her childrenís and grandchildrenís events. Throughout the years Helen fostered many students attending the University of Iowa. She had an infectious smile, a larger than life personality, and never knew a stranger. Her home doors were always open.

Most important to Helen was her family. She loved being Grammy. Helen is survived by her husband, Dale, and their children, Dave (Suzy) Heck of Iowa City and Deb Heck of Phoenix; son-in-law, Marty (Pam) Jones of Iowa City; five grandsons, Chris (Renee) Jones, Cutler Simpson, Braxton Simpson, D.J. Heck, and Gage Heck. Helen was preceded in death by her daughter, Pam Jones; her parents; and her siblings, Robert, LaVonna, LaVelda, and an infant sister Clara LaVerna.

Helen was loved and will be missed by everyone who knew her. Helenís family would like to share their heartfelt gratitude with Drs. Rick and Ann Larew and Dr. John Canady for providing loving and compassionate care for our Grammy until the end.

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