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Edwin David Heusinkveld was born August 21, 1927 in Clinton, IA, the son of Edwin D. and Rose (Anderson) Heusinkveld. He graduated from Franklin High School in Cedar Rapids and Summa Cum Laude from Wheaton College, where he enjoyed singing in the Wheaton Glee Club. He also earned a PhD in Education at the University of Iowa. On June 8, 1957 he was united in marriage to Helen Rod in Story City, Iowa. Edwin served his country in the United States Navy in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. He spent his career as a college administrator at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio and Grandview College in Des Moines, Iowa. Ed was a member of the St. Stephens Lutheran Church in Urbandale, and had served on the Polk County Health Services Board, the Convalescent Home For Children Board and the Bethphage Mission Board. Ed enjoyed singing, gardening, photography and collecting bird prints and puzzles. Ed was talented at Hardanger Cross Stitch, winning several blue ribbons at the Iowa State Fair.
Survivors include his wife Helen of Kalona, three sons: David (Gail) Heusinkveld of Kalona, Iowa, John Heusinkveld of Tomahawk, Wisconsin, Mark Heusinkveld of Des Moines, Iowa, four grandchildren: Evan (Mara), Kari, Molly and Julianna Heusinkveld, and one great granddaughter, Brooklyn Heusinkveld.
Preceding Ed in death were his parents and one brother, Richard Heusinkveld.
So sorry to hear of Edwin's passing (through Danny).Edwin had been so marvelously independent for so long, I can only imagine being anything less than fully functional would have been incredibly difficult for him.I know he loved being there in Kalona (we visited 2 years ago) and was happy in his little home and able to be near Helen.He was, as was Uncle Ed, a wonderful person and I always enjoyed visiting with them when I got through from Oklahoma.He shall be missed.I pray your Mom and Mark are taking it as well as can be expected and that they are both ok.You and they are in my prayers. Beth (Dykema) Collins, OKC, OK.
Beth Dykema Collins May 3 2016 12:00 AM