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Rita Heying

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Rita Marie Heying, age 86 of North Washington, Iowa died Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 11, 2009, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Washington with Msgr. Carl Schmitt celebrating the Mass. The pall will be placed on the casket by her children. Lectors for the service will be Mary & Dave Capperand and Kathy Schaufenbuel. The offertory gifts will be presented by Rose and Doug Ganfield. Eucharistic ministers will be Irene & Cecil Bullis and Sharon Heying. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, North Washington with Chris Heying, Bille Kobliska, Tony Kobliska, Bob Schwickerath, Jami Schwickerath, Charles Bullis, Mark Bullis and Kenny Bullis as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Kathy Schaufenbuel, Roxanne Felder, Sue Fisher, Barbara Kobliska, Debra Ritzman, Dawn Meier, Melissa Schwickerath, Elly Toussaint, Judy Bullis, Rebecca Rumsey, Charlotte Leydon, Jennifer Sanford, Jessica Capper and Caroline Capper. Friends may call 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home in New Hampton where there will be a 3:00 p.m. Rosary and a 6:30 p.m. Scripture service. Visitation continues an hour prior to the Mass at the church on Monday. Rita Marie Heying was born May 17, 1922, near Ossian, IA, the daughter of Herman and Agnes (Hemeseth) Bohr. She received her education at St. Francis De Sales School in Ossian. On May 9, 1944, at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church in Ossian she married Linus Heying. To this union six children were born. In the couple’s early years, they farmed near Alta Vista, then near New Hampton and North Washington retiring in 1983. Linus died on September 1, 1985, at the age of 64. Rita loved cooking for family gatherings, quilting, embroidering, playing cards with family and friends and being involved in farming with her husband. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and Rosary Society in North Washington. Survivors include one son, Daniel (Sharon) Heying of Alta Vista; five daughters, Marlys (Raymond) Kobliska of Elma, IA, Louise Schwickerath of New Hampton, Irene (Cecil) Bullis of Waterloo, Mary (David) Capper of Washington, IA, Rose (Douglas) Ganfield of Waterloo; 22 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 21 step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Sister Marie Bohr O.S.F. of Dubuque; one sister-in-law, Catherine Bohr of Ossian. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son-in-law, John Schwickerath; eight brothers, William Bohr, Anthony Bohr, John Bohr, Clement Bohr, Father Jerome Bohr, Hugo Bohr in infancy, Father Richard Bohr and Hugo Bohr; four sisters, Rose Heying, Agnes Heying, Pauline Holthaus and Hilda Holthaus.

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  1. To Rita M. Heying Family, In the lose of your love one! Rita is in heaven watching over all of us.She was taken to heaven by God for God only take the very best. God came an took Rita by his hand to be with him in heaven. Your Mother,22 Grandchildren,3 StepGrandchildren,19 Great Grand-cildren,21Step Great Grandchildren,1Sister,1Sister-In-Law,You all have are Deepist Sympathy in the lose of your love one(Rita).She is watching over ever one of us from heaven,Plus she is in each one of are hearts for ever she well never leave us she knows what all is happening to us all. God Bless Rita,& God Watch over Rita,No one can take away all are very special memories away from you all,treasure,are thoughts,&Prays,pictures, little special moments each one of you have so wonderfull times spent together.Know is the really hard time dealing with the lose of your love one. She well be looking down from heaven on each one of us. Rita is in each one hearts for ever.Rita, who ever touched Rita in any way well remember how very special loving always haveing her very special smile,she wanderfull person in all she did,& well keep on living! Rose, when I(Alice) stayed over night with you when we were in High School. We all had awonderfull time your family are very special to me. Plus we have so many wonderful treasure,memories,no one can take any of are very special times we share. God Bless You all,&God Watch Over You All. To the Family if we can help in any way Please let us know? We love you all so very much! Love Alice,&Tom Rasing ACKR All of you keep in each one of you all the special moment you can treasure for ever no one can take them away their with you for ever!

  2. Dan and Sharon, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. We know what you are going through, although if she was like my dad, he would say ‘No more pills, no more insulin, no more oxygen, no more doctors and I can eat what I want to when I want to!! Remember those good times you had with your mom.

  3. Louise, Dawn and families. Our sympathy to you all, you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless and watch over her now.

  4. Louise, Missy and Dawn, We are sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Happy mothers day to you I know it must be difficult today as it was for us today also. Take care and God Bless. Bob and Liz Dean

  5. ROSE AND Doug, I am so sorry , you are in my thoughts and prayers. your friend at Riddle’s jewelry, Jenny

  6. I am so sorry for your loss. Rita will be greatly missed. I’ll never forget playing cards with Rita and the family. You are in our thoughts.

  7. Dear Irene, Cecil and family, So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother and grandmother. Our sympathy to all of you. JM

  8. I am so very sorry for your loss! You family is in our thoughts and prayers, rest assure she is at peace. God bless her! If you need anything please let Rebecca know and I would be glad to help the family at this time in need!

  9. So sorry for your loss. Rita was a great lady and will be missed very very much. One of the things that I admired about her the most was her spunk. She always made me laugh. Love & Prayers

  10. I am saddened at Aunt Rita’s passing. One thinks that some people are going to be around forever and she was one. I always looked forward to the possibility of seeing her when I made a trip to Iowa. And thanks to my brother, Adrian, it happened many times. So enjoyed the time I spent with her at her home last December; she always made me smile. My sincere condolences go to her family and friends. I know there will be an emptiness for somethime to come.

  11. We are so sorry for your loss. We will remember Rita in our prayers. Our thoughts and prayers are also with you, the family.

  12. I know the past few weeks have not been easy but I know Rita appreciated your presence and loving care. Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers as you deal with your loss. May God be with you all, Marlene

  13. Rita will be missed by all of us. She always made us feel special because she always knew our names. May she rest in peace.

  14. Our sympathy to the Heying family. Rita was a fun loving Aunt who was always there when someone needed help. You can be comforted to know she is in eternal peace. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

  15. We express our deepest sympathy in the loss of Rita. She was a great person and always liked to pick on Roger. Rita could always make you laugh when you saw her. She will be missed. The family is in our thought and prayers. Roger & Laurie Tiemessen

  16. Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Birthday Rita. Rest in Peace. You were the Best Friend. Love Always.

  17. I am so sorry for your loss. Rita was a very nice lady. I really enjoyed taking care of her when she was in the hospital. You will be in my prayers.

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