Kenneth Heeren

Kenneth Dale Heeren, 91, of Lansing died Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 1 at the Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Lansing. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 31 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Lansing. There will also be a one-hour visitation before services at the funeral home Wednesday.

Ken was born September 11, 1926 at Sand Springs. He was the son of John “Jack” August and Lucille Lang Heeren. He attended school in Dundee and Onslow. Ken married Barbara Chatterton, and they later divorced. He then married Hazel Heim in Decorah.

Ken dairy farmed for many years and in 1962 he moved to Allamakee County, where he continued to farm. He served in maintenance at Thornton Manor for seven years and at Kee High School for 11 years. Ken enjoyed riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren with his nightly popcorn and Pepsi outings. He also enjoyed woodworking, remodeling his home and loved talking to people to get to know them.

He is survived by his children, Kathy (Ralph Jr.) Hammel of Dorchester, Gerald (Kathie Anderson) Heeren of Sun City, AZ, Doug (Mary) Heeren of Mt. Pleasant, TX, Maralee (Larry) Kraus of Largo, FL, Randy (Charlane) Sickles of Lansing, Jody Ehlers of Postville and Lisa (Chase Hubbard) of Rockton, IL; 19 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Hazel; his sisters, Edna Schnoor and Gladys Blanchard; and a brother, Paul Heeren.

Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family.

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