In Memory of

Donald Monroe Heiter, Jr.

September 26, 1944 - July 14, 2018
From: Spencer, IA
Donald Monroe Heiter, Jr.

Donald Monroe Heiter, Jr.

Born: September 26, 1944
Died: July 14, 2018
Age: 73

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     Donald Heiter, Jr., the son of Donald and Maxine (Wilcox) Heiter, was born September 26, 1944 in Humboldt, IA.  His childhood years were spent in Spencer, where he received his education, graduating from Spencer High School in 1963.  He attended CE School of Commerce in Omaha, NE for one year.  In 1965, he enlisted in the USAF and was honorably discharged in June of 1971.  He worked at Case Power & Equipment and Halsne, Inc. until November 1988, when he continued with his father’s trucking company which grew to Heiter Truck Line, Inc.  Don retired in December 2011, and his two sons took over the business.

     Don married Linda Pearson Gonnerman on November 14, 1988.  Don was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and The American Legion Glen Pedersen Post #1. Don and Linda enjoyed watching the grandchildren in sports, winters in South Padre Island, Texas, bowling, golf and of course casinos!

     Don passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the age of 73.  He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; brother, Ronnie and father-in-law, Allen Pearson.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Linda of Spencer; children: Jeff (Mindy) Heiter of Spencer and Mike (Gina) Heiter of Spencer; Michelle Heiter, Kristin (Tim) Heikens of Lake Park, IA, Krystie (Tim) Brashear of Estherville, IA, Jodi (Matt) Johnson of Windsor, CO and Debbie Gonnerman of Estherville, IA; 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild; sisters: Barb (Jack) Greene of Sergeant Bluff, IA and Linda (Mike) Trieweiler of Spencer; his mother-in-law, Joyce Pearson of Hartley, IA; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Jan and Jim Slauter of Orlando, FL and Denny and Lanette Pearson of Hartley, IA; other relatives and many, many friends.


IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, A MEMORIAL FUND HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED BY THE FAMILY.


 

SERVICES
Funeral services will be held 10:00 A.M., Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.
OFFICIATING
Rev. Jim Slauter
CASKET BEARERS
All of Don's Grandchildren and his Great Grandchild

Maxwell Brashear - Jack Brashear
Noah Heiter - Ethan Heiter
Jaxson Heikens - Braydon Heiter
Elizabeth Brashear - Kennedy Clarke
Sarah Johnson - Brooke Clarke
McKenzie Heikens - Rylie Johnson
Sydney Heiter - Katelyn Johnson
Macey Heiter 
Savannah Brashear - Great Grandchild

HONORARY BEARERS:
Roger Simpson - Davey Dean
Terry Bockman - Mike Earnest
Kim Blanchard - Leon Rodas
Gary Grave
VISITATION
Visitation will begin 3:00 P.M. Friday, July 20th with the family present from 5 to 7:00 P.M., Friday Evening at the GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in Spencer.
MUSIC
"Great Speckled Bird"
"Truck Drivin Man"
Sung by David Paul Nowlin

Recorded Music
"Millionaire" - By Chris Stapleton
INTERMENT
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa

 A lunch and time of fellowship will be held at the church immediately following the graveside services.

Condolences

Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 8:23 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to you on the loss of Don. We had a lot of good times together. May the memories bring comfort now, God Bless”
- Mark & Alene (Brinkley) Peters and Family
Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 10:17 AM
“We were so sorry to hear of Don's passing. Please know we are thinking of you all at this time...…”
- Gary and Mary Osborn
Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 7:49 AM
“Our deepest sympathy to all. Don was quite a guy and will be missed. Cherish your memories. ”
- David and Lori Lorenz
Friday, July 20, 2018 at 9:25 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Heiter family. Don will be sorely missed by his loving family and his many friends! I loved his quick wit and his updates on the kids and grandkids! He loved you all dearly!
- Jann (Schomaker) Arends
Friday, July 20, 2018 at 8:37 AM
“We were so sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was one of my favorite "Credit Union customers". Our thoughts and prayers are with you! ”
- Joe and Sue Skow
Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 3:12 PM
“Linda and Dons family, we are so very sorry for the loss of Don. Memories will be with us forever. Our sympathy to all. God Bless Don. ”
- Roger and Sue Simpson
Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 12:33 PM
“Linda, Barb, and Heiter family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Keep all the good memories with you. ”
- Judy Langholz
Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 10:40 AM
“So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you, may find peace and strength in the days and weeks ahead.”
- Kim (Anderson) Taylor
Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 8:12 AM
“We are sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was a great neighbor and always fun to visit with. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Duane & Joan Kallsen”
- Duane & Joan Kallsen
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 3:42 PM
“Always enjoyed working with Don and he was always fun to chat with about anything in general. I know you are resting peacefully now. God Bless Don.”
- Rob Theobald
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 11:16 AM
“My deepest sympathy to all of Don's family. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. My Love and Hugs to all.”
- Pauline ( Wilcox) Miller
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 9:18 AM
“Prayers and condolences to the Heiter family!”
- Marcus snd Edna Roof
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 9:18 AM
“SO sorry to hear of Don's passing. So enjoyed our chats at Caseys. He surely will be missed. Prayers and hugs to all.”
- Betty Walton
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 5:38 PM
“We are very sorry to hear of Don's passing. Our thoughts are with his family.”
- Larry and Susan Wilcox
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 5:29 PM
“Sorry for your loss.”
- Doug & Sherry Nelson
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 4:15 PM
“So sad to hear that Don past away! My deepest sympathy to the family!”
- STEPHANIE STEBURG
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 11:41 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.”
- Ken & Vicki Johannsen
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 10:08 AM
“So sad for the loss of my cousin. Our sympathy to the family in this difficult time. ”
- Roger and Darlene Finnegan
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 10:08 AM
“So sorry to hear about Don. Can’t even begin to say how much he meant to Craig and I. A lot of memories there. Thinking of you all at this time.”
- Georgia Clark
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 10:08 AM
“Linda and Heiter family, Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Don was one of the great fun gentlemen that I have had the pleasure of ever knowing. ”
- Ssteven Grell
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 8:20 AM
“So sorry about Don. You have our sympathy and our prayers.”
- Jim & Pat Hynes
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 8:20 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with the Heiter family at this difficult time.
- Shirley Davies
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM
“Thoughts and prayers to your family. Don was a great man and had a deep love for his family! He will be missed! ”
- Daaron & Amy Hansen
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 8:00 AM
“sorry to hear about Don's passing, our deepest sympathies go out to the entire family, God bless and Godspeed Don...”
- Rhonda & Steve (Goobe) Essick
Monday, July 16, 2018 at 5:25 PM
“My Sympathy.”
- Diane Fitzgerald Mozena
Monday, July 16, 2018 at 4:56 PM
“To all in Don's family, I extend to you my deepest sympathy during this time of great loss.
Find comfort in memories and each other. Dons smile and quick wit will never be forgotten.”
- Mari Lu Larson
Monday, July 16, 2018 at 4:55 PM
“I enjoyed my brief conversations with Don over the years, and appreciated his sense of humor and insight into many things. My thoughts are with the family at this time.”
- Clark Marshall
Monday, July 16, 2018 at 12:45 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers to the Heiter family. Don always had a great sense of humor. He will be missed.”
- Bob and Lavon Montgomery
Monday, July 16, 2018 at 12:45 PM
“My deepest sympathies to you and yours Linda
My heart hurts knowing how hard this is !
But with GOD and good family (which you have) and your great friends they will be your source to heal !
God Bless you ”
- rhonda rae olson
Monday, July 16, 2018 at 12:45 PM
“Thinking of you and your family. ”
- Heather Peters
Monday, July 16, 2018 at 9:45 AM
“My condolences on the loss of your beloved husband and father Don. One of the best men I knew, the best boss I ever had. I owe my life to you and you will never be forgotten. ”
- Steve withnell (pebbles)
Monday, July 16, 2018 at 9:45 AM
“Please accept our sincerest heartfelt condolences your loss of Don. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all . May God give you strength in the following days and wrap his arms around you and hold you all tight. ”
- Della Jeffrey
Monday, July 16, 2018 at 9:45 AM
“God bless you folks on this difficult time,you will be in our prayers..
- john kirschbaum
Monday, July 16, 2018 at 9:45 AM
“Linda, Mike & Jeff- So sorry for your loss. I always really liked and respected your father, he was a great man. ”
- Ken Griffith-- Griffith Truck Brokerage
Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 3:33 PM
“Linda we are sorry to hear of Don's passing. We enjoyed seeing you two come in at Cindy's to eat and visit with everybody and Greg enjoyed giving him a bad in which Don gave it back to him plus always to me when he him at Casey's in the morning coffee group he was getting ready to go golfing. He always seem to have a story or video to show us he was happy. He will be miss greatly! Our prayers and thoughts are with Linda and the family, God Bless you all.”
- Greg Foote & Cindy Evans
Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 3:32 PM
“To Don's dear family,
We are so sorry to hear about Don's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May all the wonderful memories help you through the difficult times. Love to all of you.”
- Jerry & Jane Baedke
Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 2:52 PM
“Our sympathy! Don was always such a character and fun to be around!!”
- Ed and Susan Umscheid
Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 2:52 PM
“So sorry to hear of Don's passing. You are in my prayers and in my thoughts. Love shelly ”
- Shelly lorenzen
Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 2:51 PM
“Don's family,
May God wrap His arms around you at this most difficult time.”
- Dee Jackson
Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11:29 PM
“We were so sorry to hear about Don. We are thinking of the family at this sad time. Our prayers are with you all.”
- Terry and Paulette Wilcox
Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11:29 PM
“Our Sympathy to Don's family
John & Diane Zinn ”
- John Zinn
Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11:29 PM
“Sorry to hear about Don our deepest sympathy to all and your in our thoughts and prayers”
- Hugh & Lori Hazelett , Patrick
Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11:29 PM
“Our hearts are broken...to the Heiter’s, Jeff, Mike and family, sending our deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one, Don...may Jesus wrap His loving arms around you giving strength, peace and comfort that only HE can give...cherish the memories held in your heart always...an amazing man who will be missed dearly by the coffee earlybirds at Casey’s...Judy-Clayton Henrichsen...”
- Judy/Clayton Henrichsen
Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 3:39 PM
“Thoughts and prayers to Dons family at this difficult time. He is going to be missed by many! ”
- Joan johnson
Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 3:11 PM
“I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
- Craig Poulsen
Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 12:36 PM
“Sorry to hear about your loss...You have our deepest sympathy....”
- Paul & Robin Hockett
Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 12:25 PM
“Sending sympathy to Don's family. Keep your memories close to your heart.”
- Home Instead Senior Care
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