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Helen L. Heckman

Posted January 26, 2015 in Des Moines West, Obituaries, Downtown, Urbandale, West Des Moines
Helen Heckman, 98, died Friday, January 23, 2015, at Calvin Community in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, January 26, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Des Moines, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery northwest of Adair.

Helen Heckman

Helen Heckman

Helen was born April 26, 1916, to Lou and Louise Heckman in Guthrie County, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s EV. Lutheran Church. Helen attended Bear Grove #7, St. John’s Parochial School and graduated from Adair High School. She was employed during WWII in Washington, D.C. and then in Des Moines until retirement.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, George, Lawrence, Edward, Melvin, and Marcus; and five sisters, Martha Walker, Marie Readinger, Laura Garrett, Grace Heckman, and Velma Heckman. She is survived by her sister, Ruby Anderson of Des Moines and 27 nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in Des Moines. Online condolences will be welcomed at


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