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Obituaries

September 30, 2013

Charles "Chuck" Heaston

HEDRICK — Charles Lander "Chuck" Heaston, 82, of Hedrick, died Sept. 18, 2013, at his home in Hedrick.

He was born Thursday, Dec. 18, 1930, the son of John and Helen Lander Davidson in Hutchinson, Kan. He graduated from Tyler High School in Tyler, Texas, with the class of 1949. Following graduation, Chuck joined the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean conflict. Upon his discharge, Chuck moved back to Hedrick and went to work at Morrell's. On Jan. 29, 1955, Chuck was united in marriage to Jean Dimmitt in Las Vegas, Nev.; she died Sept. 15, 2008. He later farmed on Jean's parents farm for many years and worked various other jobs, including Pamco in Oskaloosa and driving truck for Don Beck's. In the fall of 1983, Chuck went to work at Hackert's Wood Products in Richland until his retirement on Jan. 7, 2007. When he was younger, Chuck enjoyed playing softball, going to stock car races, watching sports on TV and was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan.

His family includes his two daughters, Darcy (Craig) Hackert of Richland and Donna K. Heaston of Hedrick; a son, Charles D. Heaston of Hedrick; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his wife and his parents.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the McCormick Cemetery near Highland Center; Rev. Bill Hornback officiating. Military honors will be provided by Arendt Bowlin Stubbs American Legion Post #83 of Hedrick.

As was his wish, his body has been cremated, and no visitation is planned.

Fremont Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the American Alzheimer's Association.

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