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1964 Jeffrey 2021

Jeffrey C. Heithus

February 22, 1964 — February 15, 2021

Jeffrey C. Heithus
Germantown, Iowa

Jeffrey C. Heithus, age 56, of Germantown, Iowa passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021 at Orange City Area Health Systems in Orange City, Iowa. His services will be 10:00 A.M. on Monday, February 22, 2021 at St. John Lutheran Church in Germantown, Iowa with Rev. Donald Erickson ~ officiating.

Burial will be in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Germantown.

Visitation with the family present will be from 2:00 – 4:00 PM on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina, Iowa.

Arrangements are under the care of the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina.
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February 22, 1964 ~ Cherokee, Iowa
February 15, 2021 ~ Orange City, Iowa

10:00 A.M. Monday, February 22, 2021
St. John Lutheran Church; Germantown, Iowa
Rev. Donald Erickson ~ Officiating

“If Heaven Needed a Hero” sung by Alex Dykstra
“How Great Thou Art”
“Here I Am Lord”
“Savior Again To Thy Dear Name We Raise”
Organist: Jolene Erickson

Danielle Hawkins
Justin Kruse Jacob Bohnenkamp
Keith Thompson Alex Dykstra
Jesse Miller Brandon Heithus
Keith Wilkens

St. John Lutheran Cemetery
Germantown, Iowa

Arrangements under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Paullina, Iowa

Jeffrey Carlton Heithus, the son of Lloyd and Glenda (Cline) Heithus was born February 22, 1964 in Cherokee, Iowa. He received his education in Cherokee and graduated from Cherokee High School in 1982. While in high school Jeff worked for the Perrin Mink Farms. He went on to attend Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon where he received three degrees, Jeff was later a teacher at Northwest Iowa Community College for night classes. He worked at Vande Berg Scales in Sioux Center, Iowa and Wilson Pork and for the last 20 years he has been employed at Groschopp Inc. in Sioux Center, Iowa. On January 3, 2006 he was united in marriage to Brenda Dykstra Vander Werff in Orange City, Iowa. The couple made their home in Sioux Center, Iowa until moving to Germantown, Iowa to make their home. He passed away on Monday February 15, 2021 after being stricken at his home at the Orange City Area Health System reaching the age of 56 years 11 months and 23 days.
He was baptized on March 15, 1964 and later confirmed on May 14, 1978 he was currently a member of the St. John Lutheran Church in Germantown. He enjoyed family times including the family July 4th celebrations which included driving for hayrides, boating, scuba diving, and working on his home.
Jeff is survived by his wife Brenda Heithus of Germantown, Iowa; children Kaylah Vander Werff of Sheldon, Iowa; Jeffrey David Heithus of Germantown, Iowa and Cassidy Joy Heithus of Sheldon, Iowa; his mother Glenda Heithus of Paullina, Iowa; brothers and sisters Tammera Kruse of Germantown, Iowa; Lloyd Jr.(Butch) Heithus of Crestview, Florida; Malinda Thompson of Paullina, Iowa; David Heithus of Paullina, Iowa and Brian Heithus of Milford, Iowa; his parents in-laws Henry and Carolyn Dykstra of Archer, Iowa and a sister-in-law Christina Goetzke of Archer, Iowa also other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father Lloyd Heithus and a niece Marissa Heithus.
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Service Schedule

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Eldridge Family Funeral Home - Paullina

217 East Logan Street , Paullina, IA 51046

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Monday, February 22, 2021

10:00 - 10:30 am (Central time)

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St. John Lutheran Cemetery


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