In Memory of

Mabel A. Heick

December 22, 1920 - December 18, 2010
Mabel Anna Neisses was born December 22, 1920 to Charles and Anna Neisses in Murdo, SD. She married Ralph Tolzin April 29, 1939 and they farmed south of Aurelia until 1954. They had four children. In 1955, Mabel began working as a nurse's aide at Sioux Valley Hospital and cleaned homes as well to support her family. She met and married Arthur John Heick on August 12, 1959. In 1962, she started a new house keeping unit at the hospital, during which time she also went on ambulance calls with Art. In 1967, Mabel began caring for patients with special needs. In 1972, she retired and spent most of the summers with Art and other family members at "The Cabin" on Dead Lake in Minnesota. Here, she served meals of fish for family and friends. Her door was always open to everyone. Survivors include one daughter, Marla (Bill) Avery of Camarilo, CA, three sons, Curtis (Joyce) Tolzin of Cleveland, MN, Keith (Jan) Tolzin of Ellensburg, WA, Kermit (Sandy) Tolzin of Clarinda, IA, and one step-daughter, Lonna (Robert) McEwen of Savannah, GA; eight grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Fern Benner of Hemet, CA (now Clarinda, IA), and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Mabel was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Art Heick, four sisters, six brothers, and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, December 22, 2010, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee.
Pastor Jon Riggert
Ronald Tolzin Casey Tolzin Jeff Nagel Chad Hilsabeck Sylvia Tolzin
Visitation will begin one hour prior to the funeral service at the church
"How Great Thou Art" "Amazing Grace" "Nearer My God To Thee" Organist- Betty Koehlmoos
Oakland Cemetery Peterson, Iowa


Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Our prayers are with you all! Art and Mable were such great friends to my grandparents at the Gardens, Bill and Evalyn Pease and now Mabel is reunited in Heaven with Art. God Bless you all!”
- Karmen Hodgdon
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“We would like to Say we are so Sorry for your Loss and Know you are in our Prayers.
- Mark and Tonia Baldwin
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 12:00 AM
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Monday, December 20, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers go out for you during this time of loss.
May God grant you strength and peace as you gather to say farewell.”
- David and Arla Olson
Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Soryy to learn of Mabel's passsing. I'm unable to attend the service and visit with you as I will be babysitting my granddaughter. I'm so happy I was able to see you all in Jan and visit with you and Mabel.She definately was a special lady!!! Thinking of you. Jane ( Meyer ) Weins”
- Jane Weins
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