Dennis Heggen Obituary

Dennis M. Heggen
Dennis M. Heggen
Dennis M. Heggen

April 23, 1947 - November 22, 2007
Born in Beaufort, South Carolina
Resided in Knoxville, IA
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Dennis Heggen, 60, died Thursday, November 22, 2007, at Westridge Nursing Home in Knoxville, after an eight year battle with Parkinson's disease. Funeral Services will be at 10 A.M., Tuesday, November 27, 2007, at St Josephs Catholic Church, Des Moines, with burial following at Resthaven Cemetery, West Des Moines. A visitation will be held 5 to 7 PM Monday, November 26, 2007 with a 7 PM Vigil Service at Iles Grandview Park Funeral Home.

Dennis was born April 23, 1947, in Paris Island, South Carolina, to Robert and Barbara (Fintery) Heggen. The family moved back to Des Moines after his father's discharge from the service. After graduation from East High School, Dennis attended Iowa State University before joining the Air Force. After discharge, he started working for Anderson Erickson Dairy, retiring in 2002, after 30 years. In 1982 he was married to Neala Van Hemert, to which union a daughter, Molly, was born.

Dennis was an avid golfer and enjoyed his time with friends on the golf course and spending time with his wife and daughter. He was a member of St. Josephs Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the Elks Lodge.

Dennis was preceded in death by his wife in 2002 and his father. He is survived by his daughter, Molly, his mother, Barbara and his sister, Pam.

Memorials may be made to St. Josephs Catholic Church or to East High School.


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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Monday, November 26, 2007
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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St. Joseph's Catholic Church
3300 Easton Boulevard
Des Moines, IA 50317
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
10:00 AM
Resthaven Cemetery
801 19th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Tuesday, November 27, 2007


East High School
815 East 13th Street
Des Moines, IA 50316
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
3300 Easton Boulevard
Des Moines, IA