Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

September 17, 2013

Marian Jean Heckman


The Daily Iowegian

---- — Marian Jean Heckman, 91, of Centerville, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 at the Centerville Nursing & Rehab Center in Centerville.

She was born the daughter of Otto and Frankie (Adams) Doehler on Feb. 12, 1922 in Kansas City, Mo. She graduated from the Manual High School in Kansas City.

Marion was first united in marriage just after WWII to Tony Day who was an Army Pilot, however, he died on a military training exercise and she moved to Centerville to live with her family. Then on Sept. 4, 1953 she was united in marriage to Harold Leon Heckman in Centerville. She owned and operated Marian’s Dress Shop on the Centerville Square for many years and she and her husband, Harold, owned the Coast to Coast Store as well. After adopting their only child, Terri, Marian wanted to be a stay at home mother and then sold her shop.

Upon retirement, Marian enjoyed sewing, was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader, participated in many of her church activities. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Drake Avenue Christian Church in Centerville.

In death, Marian joins her; parents; husbands, Tony Day and Harold Heckman; a sister, Gertrude Coppers; and a brother, Otto Doehler.

Surviving her passing, her daughter, Terri Walljasper and her husband, Dave of Centerville; grandchildren, Jennifer Elliott and Becky McDonald both of Centerville; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Centerville with the Rev. Sara Galindo officiating. Burial will follow at the Haines Cemetery north of Centerville. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 from 9 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to HCI Care Services and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home. The Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Centerville has been entrusted with her care and condolences can be sent at: schmidtfamilyfuneralhome.com.