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Roger Heikens

September 12, 1930 - January 25, 2022
From: Rural Milford, IA
Roger Heikens

Roger Heikens

Born: September 12, 1930
Died: January 25, 2022
Age: 91

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     Calvin Roger Heikens of rural Milford, 91, passed away on Jan. 25, 2022, at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was born on Sept. 12, 1930, near Spencer, Iowa, and was a 1948 graduate of Spencer High School.

     He felt blessed. In the U.S. Army he repaired trucks carrying supplies to the front lines of the Korean conflict, and following honorable discharge farmed the remainder of his life with a special passion for soil conservation. In 1958 he married Mary Tjaden of Wesley, Iowa.

     He was a member of Faith Community Church in Milford, Iowa, and antique farm machinery organizations. A lifelong interest in travel led to visiting all 50 states and various foreign countries.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry Heikens Jr. and Agnes Janssen Heikens,  a brother & sister-in-law, Burdette & Phyllis Heikens and a  brother-in-law, Bill Calhoun. Survivors include his wife, Mary Heikens; sisters: Lois Calhoun and Lynne (Tom)  Zimmer; sons: Norman (Alice) Heikens of Franklin, Indiana, and their son, Ethan, and Randall (Nancy) Heikens of Spencer, Iowa, and their children: Elizabeth Heikens, Matthew Heikens and Samuel Heikens.

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Norman Heikens
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Ethan Heikens
Elizabeth Heikens
Matthew Heikens
Samuel Heikens
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Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa


Friday, February 4, 2022 at 7:43 AM
“I enjoyed a nice visit with Roger two years ago while riding in the tractor with him. As a neighbor boy, I have been away from farming for sixty years but we could visit like we worked together all our lives. I could never know a more "genuine" person.”
- Arlyn Will
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 7:25 AM
“Randy, Nancy and Family, We mourn with you in the loss of your father, yet celebrate his homegoing to be with The Father. Covering ya'll in prayer. - Susan & Tim”
- Susan & Tim Christensen
Monday, January 31, 2022 at 8:06 AM
“Sorry to hear about the loss of Roger. Sending my condolences to Mary, Norman, and Randy. Always had a wonderful time visiting the farm. ”
- Daniel Reed
Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 11:35 AM
“Great friend and neighbor, will miss his wave when we met him on the road. What a wonderful service.”
- Gary and Kay Swenson
Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 8:07 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are lifted up for your family. We enjoyed your dad visits at moms.”
- Buzz, Susan Bay
Friday, January 28, 2022 at 3:25 PM
“I graduated also in the class of 1948. There are so few of us left anymore. I offer my sympathy to Roger's wife & family. May God wrap His arms around them and dry their tears and comfort them and in His time, bring them His peace. I am so sorry.”
- Dolores Gruchow Hatfield
Friday, January 28, 2022 at 9:28 AM
“So sorry to hear about Roger, our sympathy to you. Remember the times we hauled livestock for you! Always enjoyed visiting with him whenever we would cross paths.”
- Roland and Gwen Taylor
Friday, January 28, 2022 at 9:28 AM
“I grieve with all of your family. No matter Roger's age, he left us too suddenly and too soon. I loved and respected Roger's love for his farm his country and his God. He left theplanet better than he found it and he will be missed forever. I am so sorry for your loss. ”
- Nancy Hone
Friday, January 28, 2022 at 7:57 AM
“Sorry to hear of your Papa passing.our condolences,jim and Ila”
- Jim n ila nelson
Friday, January 28, 2022 at 7:57 AM
“To the Heiken' s family I was sorry to hear about the loss of your brother and uncle. I hope you know I think of your family often as Jenny and I were friends along time ago. You have my deepest sympathy.”
- Dawn Fuhrman
Friday, January 28, 2022 at 7:56 AM
“Sorry to hear about Roger, always remember the card parties, such a great group of people.”
- Terry and Mike Durst
Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 12:49 PM
“Mary, we were so sorry to hear of Roger’s passing away. We send our condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. With deepest sympathy for your loss. Bruce Larsen ”
- Bruce Larsen
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