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Lorna May (Bedke) Heinse

August 15, 1923 ~ December 29, 2018 (age 95)

Lorna M. Heinse, age 95, of Holstein, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society of Holstein.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein with the Pastor Jay Wallace officiating.  Burial will be at the Holstein Cemetery of Holstein.  A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service starting at 1:00 PM at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein.  

Lorna was born August 15, 1923, the fifth of five children, to Frank C. and Elisa M. Neuman Bedke in Storm Lake.  She attended the Storm Lake pubic school system and graduated in 1941 with honors.  After high school, Lorna first worked in Storm Lake for the Wyatt Yon Insurance Company for one year, and then traveled to Washington state to work as a telegrapher for the Union Pacific Railroad.  World War II ended, and Lorna returned home to marry her fiancé, Harlan E. Heinse, on February 22, 1946.  The couple moved to the Heinse family farm southwest of Galva.  Lorna returned to work in 1962 as Board Secretary and Secretary to the Superintendent of the Galva Community School for 13 years.  They enjoyed living on the farm for 45 years before moving to Holstein in 1991.  Harlan passed away on July 31, 2004. 

Lorna was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Ladies Aide, and the Galva Legion Auxiliary.  She enjoyed her life, especially spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, writing letters, and visiting with friends.

Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Sally (George) Fosha of Calhan, CO and Linda (Jeff) Jochims of Holstein; two grandchildren, Chad (Jennifer) Jochims of Holstein, and Michelle (Ray) Rodriguez of Carrollton, TX; five great-grandchildren, Jade, Cole, and Jack Jochims of Holstein, and Macey and Dane Rodriguez of Carrollton, TX; a sister-in-law, Beatrice Faber of Longwood, FL, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Harlan; an infant daughter, Karen Sue; an infant granddaughter, Kristine Jill Sutherland; three sisters and their spouses, Ella (Richard) Kolpin, Dora (Ervin) Otto, and Paula (Lester) Ream; a brother and his spouse, Walter (Helen) Bedke; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bert and Ann Heinse; and brother-in-law John Faber.  She was loved and will be missed.

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