Lawrence Heiderscheidt Obituary

Lawrence  Heiderscheidt
Larry Heiderscheidt
Lawrence Heiderscheidt

August 29, 1933 - May 15, 2010
Born in Algona, IA
Resided in Grimes, IA
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Lawrence (Larry) Heiderscheidt died May 15, 2010 surrounded by his family. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, May 21, 2010 at Assumption Catholic Church in Granger.

Larry was born August 29, 1933 to Mike and Margaret (Wagner) Heiderscheidt near Algona (Kossuth County), Iowa. He attended St. Cecelia's Academy in Algona for 11 years and graduated in 1951 from Owatonna High School in Owatonna, MN.

Larry married Mildred Berhow on June 23, 1959. To this union was born Donna, Duane, Judy and Michael. Larry taught computer programming from 1969 to 1972 and then joined the data processing department of Great Plains Bag Co. (Stone Container) in Des Moines in 1972 until his retirement in 1995.

Larry was an artist not only with his paint brush but with his computer where he catalogued thousands of family photos. He was a collector, a cowboy and a lifelong learner.

Larry is survived by his wife of fifty years Mildred; daughters Donna (Tom) Gruis, Des Moines, Judy (Bill Marquardt) Heiderscheidt, Fort Collins, CO and son Mike (Loan) Heiderscheidt, Waukee; grandchildren Thomas (Emily) Gruis, Rachel (Matt) Woodhouse), both of Des Moines, Ben Pedersen, Galena, AK, and Chris Pedersen, Fort Collins, CO; and brother James Heiderscheidt, Algona. He was preceded in death by his parents and infant son, Duane.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 PM, Thursday, May 20th at Assumption Catholic Church with a Vigil Service at 7 PM. Memorial contributions may be given to Church of the Assumption (Granger), Grimes Public Library, or Special Olympics.


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Brandt Dallas Center
1301 Ash Street
Dallas Center, IA US 50063
Thursday, May 20, 2010
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Assumption Catholic Church
1904 Sycamore Street
Granger, IA 50109
Friday, May 21, 2010
11:00 AM


Grimes Public Library
200 N. James Street
Grimes, IA 50111