Walter L. Heckenlaible

Dates

April 4, 1931 - February 23, 2010

Obituary

 

 

Walter L. Heckenlaible was born April 4, 1931 to Emil and Emma (Koerner) Heckenlaible at Menno, SD.  He served in the US Army during the Korean War.  On November 18, 1956 he married Annetta Semmler at the Salem Lutheran Church in Parkston.  They farmed near Bridgewater until 1983 and then moved to Mitchell. While in Mitchell he worked at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital for over 25 years.  He was a charter member of the Resurrection Lutheran Church and was a member of the Bridgewater American Legion.  Wally loved to sing and sang with the Mitchell Barbershop Chorus and the Gentleman’s Quartet for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Annetta, three daughters: Peggy Lou Heckenlaible of Bozeman, MT, Beverly Luoma and husband Brian of Fairbanks, Alaska and Dr. Myra Jean Gotto and husband Kevin of Windom, MN, nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three sisters: Caroline Brandsma and husband Bob of Sioux Falls, Lillian Weiland of Rochester, MN and Marilyn Lovett and husband Jim of Harrisburg and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law, Harold Willaredt and nephew, Mark Willaredt.

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Friday, February 26, 2010
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location
Resurrection Lutheran Church
4013 North Main Street
Mitchell, South Dakota

Service

Date
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Time
10:30 AM
Location
Resurrection Lutheran Church
4013 North Main Street
Mitchell, South Dakota

Cemetery

Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota


Posted by Denise Wirtz on February 26, 2010
Myra and family~ Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in the loss of your dad. Hold on to the memories you have made, lean on your friends and family to help you through these difficult days. Keeping you and your families in my prayers.
Posted by John and Mary Ann Luoma on February 25, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this difficult time. Wally was a very special man and was loved by so many. We will remember him for his quick smile and sense of humor. God Bless you all.
Posted by Rita Moldrem on February 25, 2010
Annetta
You are in my thoughts and prayers
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