Virginia Christine Heck, age 96, of Renville, formerly of Danube, died Thursday, August 31, 2017, at the RenVilla Nursing Home in Renville. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 2nd, at Zion United Methodist Church in Danube. The Rev. Arthur Miller will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday one hour prior to the services at the church in Danube. Arrangements with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Renville, MN.
Virginia Christine Heck was born on January 21, 1921, in Dawson, Nebraska to Edgar Paul and Bessie (Hales) Lyons. She attended school and later graduated from Dawson Public High School. She then continued her education at Peru State Teachers College. She was united in marriage to Elmer Castan and to this union was born one child, Marjorie Ann. Virginia later married Roy Melvin Heck and together they had two daughters, Marilyn Sue and Carolyn Kay. They enjoyed forty years of marriage together before Roy succumbed to cancer in 1985. Virginia was always active in the community in which she resided. She worked in the Onawa, IA hospital and later worked for Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis. She retired from this position in 1983, and Virginia and Roy then moved to Danube. Both Virginia and Roy joined the Danube Zion United Methodist Church and the Danube Senior Citizens. Virginia also belonged to many other organizations in Danube.
Survivors include her daughters: Marjorie Ann (and William) Hagerdon of Mapleton, IA, Marilyn Sue (and LeRoy) Hilbert of Danube, Carolyn Kay (and Mike) Krueger of Danube; 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother John Marlin Lyons, and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Roy and four brothers and three sisters.
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