In memory of

Eugene Heun

December 21, 1948 - February 27, 2020
From: Lake View, IA
Eugene Heun

Eugene Heun

Born: December 21, 1948
Died: February 27, 2020
Age: 71
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IN LIEU OF FLOWERS the family requests memorials be made to
East Sac County FFA or Ferguson Cemetery C/O Wall Lake Township 

  
   Gene Heun, age 71 of Lake View, IA, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2020, in Iowa City at the University of Iowa Hospital. Eugene Leonard Heun was born on December 21, 1948, to parents Leonard and Ione (Peters) Heun at Loring Hospital in Sac City, IA.

   Gene grew up on a farm in rural Lake View with his parents and brother, Thomas. He attended Lake View-Auburn Grade School and graduated with Lake View-Auburn High School’s Class of 1967. Gene went on to attend Iowa State University and graduated in 1971 with a bachelor’s degree in Ag Business.     

   Gene married the love of his life, Joni Sanders, on August 15, 1970, at the Presbyterian Church in Carroll, IA. In 1972, he began working for McCurdy Seed Company in Fremont, IA, which is also where he and Joni started their family. This union was blessed with three children: Mitchell, Christopher, and Lori. After his father’s retirement in 1988, Gene and his family returned to Lake View to continue the family farm operation.

   Gene served in the Army National Guard from 1970-1976. During this time he served in the Infantry Weapons division being officially discharged as Lieutenant and received his Sharpshooter badge.

   Gene loved to go boating and fishing in his spare time. Traveling with his family was also something he enjoyed. He was someone who helped whenever and wherever needed, both for his family and community. Gene served as a Trustee for Wall Lake Township. Above all, Gene genuinely just loved spending time with his family and friends and he adored his grandkids. Gene was baptized in Iowa City before entering his heavenly home on February 27, 2020. He will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.

   Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Joni Heun of Lake View, IA; children Mitchell (Victoria) Heun of Madison Lake, MN, Lori (Stephen) Lochray of Ames, IA; grandchildren Kate Lochray, Macie Lochray, Travis Burt; brother Tom (Jane) Heun of Jefferson, IA; sisters-in-law Lana (Bill) Geary of Carroll, IA, Shirley (Ron) Walrod of Boone, IA; brother-in-law Lynn (Carolyn) Sanders of California; nephews Adam (Alicia) Heun of Jefferson, IA, Daniel (fiancée Rebecca Brei) of Sioux City, IA; niece Anne (Joe) Frankl of Waukee, IA; many extended family members and friends.

   Gene was preceded in death by his son, Christopher; parents Leonard and Ione; parents-in-law Carl and Irma Sanders.

 

 

Tribute Video
SERVICES

10:30 a.m., Wednesday
March 4, 2020
Lake United Methodist Church
Lake View, Iowa

OFFICIATING
Pastor Nancy Peterson
VISITATION
5:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday
March 3, 2020
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Lake View, Iowa
Family present 6:00-8:00 p.m.
INTERMENT
Wall Lake Cemetery
Wall Lake, Iowa

Condolences

Friday, March 20, 2020 at 3:19 PM
“Dear Joni and family, I was so sorry to hear about Genes illness and passing. My sympathies to you all.”
- Kathy Weiland Friedman
Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 10:01 AM
“Joni, I was very sad to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers. Melissa”
- Melissa Langbein
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 6:38 PM
“So sorry for your loss Joni & family. Prayers sent for healing. He will be dearly missed by so many.”
- Edward & Betty Heun & family
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 4:16 PM
“To the Heuns: We are sorry for your loss and offer our condolences and prayers. The Bohnenkamps”
- Jeff Bohnenkamp
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 1:50 PM
“One of my fondest memories with Eugene was our FFA fishing trip to Otter Tail Lake in Minnesota in his dad's newly acquired Chevy pickup. We had a great time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.”
- George Mohrhauser
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 11:21 AM
“So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Steve & Joan (Heun) Hendrix & family”
- Joan (Heun) Hendrix
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:21 PM
“Joni and Family, all our prayers for you.”
- Timothy Kelly
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:21 PM
“Joni and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn Eugene's passing. It was always nice to visit with Eugene in passing here in Lake View. For many of us, he left too soon. Our deepest sympathy.”
- Ken and Sue Barney
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:21 PM
“Joni and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of playing basketball with Gene an also FFA. He was one of the nicest guys I've known. ”
- Max Harper
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:21 PM
“Dear Joni, Mitchel, Lori, and families,
Our sincerest condolences to all of you, and to those who were so close to your family. Praying that the Lord will bless and console you with His Merciful Love and Peace. May sweet memories give you joy in your heart. Blessings to all!”
- Thomas and Sally Riedell
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:21 PM
“You are all in our prayers and hearts sorry for your loss ”
- Kevin -Christy Heun and family
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 1:42 PM
“Joni and family. So very very sorry to hear if Genes death, gone way too young. My deepest sympathy ”
- Vickie Toms
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 1:42 PM
“Joni We are so sorry for your loss of Gene . HE WAS A GREAT GUY and friend in school . We are thinking of You . Jerry & Barb Reiling ”
- Jerry & Barb Reiling
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 1:42 PM
“Lean on Jesus for strength, He will carry you through this tough time. God's peace be with you.
Jim & Phyllis”
- Jim/Phyllis huen
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 1:41 PM
“So very sorry for your loss. Have you all in prayers.”
- June Manary
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 1:41 PM
“Joni, my deepest sympathies to you and your family during this sad time”
- Lois Kettering
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 1:41 PM
“Joni and family, offering our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Eugene was a classmate at LVA, he will be missed. With fond memories, Dan and Marcia (Huisenga) Watson”
- Marcia (Huisenga) Watson
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 1:41 PM
“It was always a pleasure having Eugene come in and chat with me at the scale house in Nemaha. He was a wonderful person to talk to and get the occasional advice. My condolences to his family. ”
- Justin Buschmann
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 5:32 PM
“Joni and family i am so sorry for your loss working for and knowing your family over the years as been a wonderful experience. To Eugene I am still gona hold you to my combine running bucket list dream when we see each other again. We lost a good one. Thoughts and prayers steve dornath ”
- Steve dornath
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 5:32 PM
“Joni and Family we are so sorry for your loss. Gene was a good man and will be dearly missed. Our prayers go out to you and your family to help ease the pain. If you need anything don't hesitate to ask.”
- Charlie and Deb Riedell
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 9:42 AM
“Joni and family, we are so sorry for your loss! Eugene was a great man who was always willing to help you out when you were in need. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.”
- Cort, Jennifer and Hannah Stargell
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 9:42 AM
“Joni and family, out deepest sympathies. ”
- Mark and Tami Auen
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 5:39 PM
“So sorry for your loss Joni. You and your family are in my prayers. ”
- Deb Peterson
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 4:46 PM
“Hi Joni, Sorry about Eugene. Will be thinking of you. If there is anything I can do, please let me know.”
- Jim and Barb Smith
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