Edna Heithoff
In Memory of
Edna C.
Heithoff (Kerper)
1930 -

Obituary for Edna C. Heithoff (Kerper)

Edna C.  Heithoff (Kerper)
Edna Clara Heithoff, 87, of Atlantic, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at Heritage House in Atlantic

Edna was the daughter of John and Anna (Balk) Kerper. She was born in Willey, Iowa, on October 1, 1930, the 5th of 12 children. She attended school in the Carroll, Iowa, area and graduated from Carroll High School in 1948. She worked in Des Moines until her marriage to Floyd Heithoff on February 1, 1951. They lived briefly in Laguna Beach, CA, and then in Carroll for ten years before moving to Atlantic in 1963. She was a member of St. Peter & Paul Church in Atlantic and belonged to the women’s organization.

She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd Heithoff in April of this year; her parents, John and Anna Kerper; siblings, Wayne Kerper, Millie Renze, Jim Kerper, Gerald Kerper, LouAnn Ramaekers, Mary Jane Dahl, Maxine Tyler, and David Kerper.

Survivors include five children: CJ (Kim) Heithoff of Council Bluffs, IA, Cindy (John) Winsted of Centennial, CO, Cathy (Mike) Baragary of Walnut, IA, Diane (Elmer) Grunst of Bailey, CO, and Becky (Tony) Zablocki of Centennial, CO; ten grandchildren, Elizabeth (Jeff) Steenhoek, Brian (Emily) Heithoff, Tom (Sonya) Watson, Allana (Greg) Lenz, Dan (Julie) Watson, Ellyn Winsted, Emily (Nathan) Clark, Lillie Zablocki, Ross Grunst, and Cooper Zablocki; step grandchildren, Brian (Jen) Denham, Matt Denham, Casey (Anna) Baragary and Bryce Baragary; nine great grandchildren; brothers Larry (Jen) Kerper and Richard (Carol) Kerper and sister Jolene Spellman; brothers-in-law Howard (Pat) Heithoff and Wayne Heithoff and sister-in-law Mary Schwabe.

Edna will be remembered by her children as a most loving and caring mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her family was her #1 focus and joy. She was an avid reader and often could be caught watching the Hallmark Channel in her spare time. Her cooking was unsurpassed with her spaghetti and meatballs and her homemade cinnamon rolls being family favorites.

Visitation with the family will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Friday, September 14, at Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic.

A Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 15, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Atlantic. A family burial will be held in the SS Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Atlantic.

Memorials are preferred to the Ann Wickman Child Development Center or to SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, both in Atlantic.

Roland Funeral Service is caring for Edna’s family and her arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.

Edna C. Heithoff

October 1, 1930

September 11, 2018 - Atlantic, Iowa
At the age of
87 years, 11 months, 10 days

10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 15, 2018
SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church - Atlantic, Iowa

Father Chinna Devaraj

Dan Watson and Lillie Zablocki


Elsa Casey

Deidre Casey

Processional - “Amazing Grace”

Offertory - “The Lord’s Prayer”

Communion - “One Bread, One Body”

Special Music - “I Can Only Imagine”
by granddaughter, Allana Lenz

Recessional - “On Eagles’ Wings”

Elizabeth Steenhoek
Brian Heithoff
Tom Watson
Allana Lenz
Dan Watson
Ellyn Winsted
Emily Clark
Lillie Zablocki
Ross Grunst
Cooper Zablocki

SS Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery - Atlantic, Iowa

Edna’s family invites and encourages everyone to join them
for lunch at the Parish Center immediately following the service.

Memorials are preferred to the Ann Wickman Child Development Center
or the SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

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