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Richard Heistand

d. April 26, 2014

Woodbine, Iowa

Richard Leroy Heistand was born august 13, 1951 to Elvin and Norma ( Nordaker) Heistand in Pisgah, Iowa. Richard was raised south of Soldier and graduated from East Monona High School in 1969. He was baptized and confirmed in the Soldier Lutheran Church. After high school Richard tried his hand at farming with his dad and decided that farming wasn't for him. Richard became an accomplished mechanic and he worked at Hutchinson's Chevrolet in Pisgah, Harris Chevrolet in Logan, Ratigan's in Missouri Valley, and Vinton Chevrolet in Blair, Nebraska. The opportunity arose for him to acquire the blacksmith shop in Woodbine where he worked until his health forced him to retire. Richard married Nancy Uherka on June 25, 1983, and couple lived in Woodbine.

Richard enjoyed riding dirt bikes, camping and fishing. He also enjoyed race cars and pulling pickups, shooting trap at the Soldier Gun Club and playing euchre and pinochle. He was quick with a joke and had a hearty laugh.

Richard died on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Community Memorial Hospital in Missouri Valley, Iowa at the age of 62 years, eight months, and 16 days.

Richard was preceded in death by his father, Elvin Heistand; brother, Michael Heistand; and father and mother-in-law. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Heistand of Woodbine, Iowa; son, Chad (Colleen) Heistand of Dunlap, Iowa; daughter, Stacy (Robert) Lane of Marysville, Ohio; stepson, Lex (Stephanie) Jacobson of Battle Creek, Iowa; mother, Norma Heistand of Soldier, Iowa; five grand-children, Preston Chase and Breanna (Ryan) Cundifff all of Spencer, Iowa, Peyton Heistand of Marysville, Ohio; Gwendolyn and Cecily Jacobson of Battle Creek, Iowa; great grandson, Nicholas and several other relatives and friends.

  • Visitation

    May 01, 2014
    2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Fouts Funeral Home

    501 Normal Street
    Woodbine, IA
    (712) 647-2221

  • Family will receive friends

    May 01, 2014
    4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Fouts Funeral Home

    501 Normal Street
    Woodbine, IA
    (712) 647-2221

  • Funeral Service

    May 02, 2014
    10:30 AM

    Soldier Lutheran Church

    223 Lark Street
    Soldier, IA

  • Burial

    May 02, 2014
    11:00 AM

    Soldier Lutheran Cemetery

    Soldier, IA

  • Luncheon

    May 02, 2014
    11:30 AM

    Soldier Lutheran Church

    223 Lark Street
    Soldier, IA

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