Milton G. Heitman, age 89 of Marengo, died Monday, July 29, 2013 at the Marengo Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Mass: 10:30 A.M. Friday, August 2, 2013, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Marengo with Fr. Joseph Roost officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Marengo. Visitation: 4 to 7:30 P.M. Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo with a Scripture Service at 7:30 P.M. A memorial fund has been established.
Milton is survived by three sons, George of Altoona, Leon (Joni) of Cedar Rapids, and Dwight (Denise) of Marengo; five daughters, Angela Heitman of Maquoketa, Susan Fultz (Terry) of Ames, Stephanie Manning (Ray) of Iowa City, Mary Pat Heitman (Pat Coyle) of Iowa City and Renee Drost (Don) of Pella; eleven grandchildren, Cole Heitman (Jessica), Iisha Heitman (Troy Martin), Arianna Heitman, Danielle and Cerissa Fultz, Kent and Abby Heitman, Heather Alford (Steve), Andrew Heitman (Brittni), Megan Albertsen (Caleb), and Ty Drost (Lauren); and five great-grandchildren, Tenley Heitman, Ayden and Braylon Drost, Teagan and Buffy Jordan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 63 years, Mary Lavonne in 2010, and three siblings, Wanda Moser, Glova Sheda and Wilbur Heitmann.
Milton George Heitman was born May 6, 1924 in Sumner Township, near Marengo, Iowa, the son of George Martin and Rosa Kathryn Conrad Heitman. He married Mary LaVonne Hildman on January 23, 1947 in Waterloo, Iowa. Milton was a farmer in the area for many years. He also worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a rural mail carrier. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Marengo, the Knights of Columbus, a member and past president of the Iowa County Cattlemen Association, and belonged to multiple collector associations and clubs.
Milton was an avid collector, but his most prized collection was his family and many friends that he accumulated over his lifetime. He always looked forward to his Wednesday morning coffees with his country church friends.