Karen Heckmann, 78, of Oelwein passed away Friday December 3, 2021. Memorial Mass will begin at 11:00 AM on Saturday December 18, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein with Fr. Ray Atwood officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery at Shellsburg. A memorial fund has been established.
Karen Rose Heckmann was born in Decorah on May 26, 1943 to parents Frank and Clara (Uhlenhake) Kobriger. She graduated high school in Ossian. On February 3, 1962 Karen was united in marriage with Neal Heckmann in Ossian.
Karen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed doing craft shows, her flower gardens, going square dancing, playing BINGO and bird watching. She enjoyed time with her family and will be missed dearly by them and her friends.
Left to celebrate Karen’s life are her son Kevin (Lynn) Heckmann of Shellsburg; her grandchildren: Autumn (Trenton) Schipper, Spring (Craig) Temple, Shania (Eric) Heckmann-Woods and Kevin Heckmann II; her great-grandson Owen Woods; and many four-legged grand pets. She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Clara Kobriger; her husband Neal Heckmann.