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Elaine Heiden – Metz Mortuary

    Elaine Heiden
    Elaine Heiden, age 88 of Benedict, NE, died Sunday, November 7, 2021 at Osceola, NE. She was born April 16, 1933 to Carl and Minnie (Tonniges) Hinze at Thayer, NE. On September 24, 1961 she was united in marriage to Lowell E. Heiden at York, NE.

    ​Elaine was a cook at the Benedict School for many years and was also a bus driver for the local schools. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in York. Elaine loved to cook and bake, was an avid card player, and liked to go on walks.

    She is survived by her son Jim (Stephanie) Heiden of Edmond, OK, daughter Cindy McLean of Benedict, NE, grandchildren: Levi Leif (Ashley Rasmussen) of Thayer, Zach (Jenni) McLean of Omaha, NE, Mandy (Dave) Zorn of Gothenburg, NE, Madison McLean of Benedict, NE, Jessie (Kooper) Ruminer of Edmond, OK, Lexi Heiden of Edmond, OK, and Colby Heiden of Edmond, OK, and great grandchildren: Lynly Leif of Utica, NE, Elaina and Xander McLean of Omaha, Jaden and Jayla Zorn of Gothenburg, and August Luethje of New Hampshire, and sister-in-law Joan Bittinger of Benedict, NE.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, former husband Floyd Maronde, husband Lowell, daughter Gail, brother Floyd Hinze, and sister Marjorie Moorberg.

    Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at St. Paul Cemetery, north of York. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 1-8pm, with family greeting friends from 6:30 – 8:00 pm that evening at the mortuary. Memorials may be directed to the family. 

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