Edna Emily Heckendorf (Krause)

Edna Emily Heckendorf (Krause), passed away peacefully on November 21, 2023, at the age of 89. She was born on January 21, 1934, in Merrill, WI, the daughter of the late Charles and Emma Krause. Edna spent her life devoted to her family, working tirelessly as a laborer and cashier in the packaging industry to provide for her children.

Growing up on a farm, Edna developed a strong work ethic and a deep appreciation for the simple joys in life. As a single mother, she faced the challenges with unwavering determination, working two jobs to ensure her children had the best opportunities. With her caring nature, Edna poured love and affection into her family, making every moment spent together special and cherished. In her spare time she enjoyed doing puzzles and crocheting fine doilies and tableclothes.

Edna is survived by her two sons Gary Heckendorf (Linda) their boys; Ryan, Neal, and Kyle  and Shawn Heckendorf (Cathy) their children; Harley and Jarrett, her two daughters, Deborah Skrzypchak (Dale) their children, Eric, Justin and Dana (Kolbe); and Cindy Hoehn (Kregg) their children, Jason Heckendorf, Jonas Pelot, Robert, Daniel, and Jerica (Philipp), and wife (Linda) of Edna’s late son Ricky Heckendorf and their son Jesse.  She is further blessed with 32 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Edna is preceded in death by her parents and her son Ricky. She was also the last of ten siblings to survive.

The funeral service to honor and remember Edna’s life will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at 12:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church. Prior to the service, a family viewing will take place at 9:30 am, followed by a public visitation at 10:00 am. Pastor James Mayland will officiate. The burial will take place at Restlawn Memorial Park on Monday December 11th, 2023.

In her passing, Edna Emily Heckendorf leaves behind a void in the hearts of all who knew her. May her gentle spirit find eternal peace, and may her memory forever be a source of comfort and inspiration to those who loved her.

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