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Merle Heiden

    Merle Heiden
    Merle A. Heiden, age 84 of York, NE, died Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at Stromsburg, NE. He was born December 8, 1937 to Elmer H. and Mabel (Zwiebel) Heiden in York. On December 14, 1958, Merle was united in marriage to Betty Rhoades at St. Paul Lutheran Church, rural York.

    Merle had worked for Champion Home Builders, First National Bank, Minnegasco, Appleton Electronics, and then in his retirement he worked for Gass-Haney Funeral Home in Columbus and Metz Mortuary in York. He enjoyed woodworking, playing cards, and spending time with his family and friends.

    He is survived by his wife Betty of York, children: Mervin Heiden of Blair, NE, Randy (Sandy) Heiden of Des Moines, IA, Rick Heiden and special friend Tami of York, Catherine (Larry) Norquest of York, and Rhonda (Aaron) Wlaschin of Columbus, NE; nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sister Doris Anderson of Aurora, NE; nieces and nephews; and many friends.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter-in-law Cindy Heiden, sister Mildred, and brothers-in-law Jack Brook and Don Anderson.

    Memorial services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in York. Inurnment will follow at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, northeast of York. Cremation. No viewing. Family will greet friends one hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers or plants, memorial contributions may be directed to Peyton Parker Lane Playground (603 N Lincoln Ave., York, NE 68467) in memory of Cessna Elyse Brestel.

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