Donald L. Hereid

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Donald L. Hereid, age 60, of New Hampton, IA died on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN. Donald Lynn Hereid was born April 28, 1951 to Oliver and Hazel (Attleson) Hereid in New Hampton, IA. He was a 1969 graduate of New Hampton High School. Don later attended Mankato State College in Mankato, MN. After his education Don worked at Hillendale Egg Plant, Holschlag Construction, and as a mechanic at Merlyn's Home and Recreation for almost 30 years. He finished his career with Marv and Zip's Repair. Don enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors, as well as, attending high school athletic events. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a lifetime member of the Chickasaw County Pheasants Forever Chapter. Don is survived by his mother, Hazel Hereid of New Hampton; his siblings, Jane (Dennis) Whalen of Indianola, IA, Mark Hereid of St. Louis, MO and Jan Hereid of Indianola; his nieces and nephews, Jeremy(Nicci)Whalen, Erin (A.J.) Freeberg, both of Indianola, Kelly Hereid of Austin, TX, and Michael Hereid of Chicago, IL and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father, Oliver in 1991 and his sister-in-law, Jenny in 2006. Memorials: Memorials preferred to Chickasaw County Pheasants Forever, and Carnegie Cultural Center. Cemetery: Burial will be in New Hampton Cemetery. Visitation: Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00pm on Friday, May 20, 2011 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton and will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Service: Memorial services will be at 2:00pm on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Reverend Kevin Frey officiating.

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  1. To all of Donnie’s family – Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you. Donnie will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. He always greeted everyone with his smile. Keep all his memories close to your heart – that will help through this difficult time. God Bless all of you!!

  2. To all of Donnie’s family – Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you. Donnie will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. He always greeted everyone with his smile. Keep all his memories close to your heart – that will help through this difficult time. God Bless all of you!!

  3. We love you very much! I have so many wonderful memories that I will always hold close to my heart. I know you will continue to watch over all of of us from above!

  4. Dear Hazel, Jan and family. Donnie will truly be missed. Hold tight to all the wonderful memories you have. God’s peace be with you.

  5. Hazel and family,
    You have our deepest sympathy for your loss. Don will not have to endure any further earthly suffering and can now enjoy eternal life. May God grant you strength and comfort during this time of sadness.
    Joe and Sharon Haskovec

  6. Hazel, Jane, Mark, and Jan:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Don was such a great individual who always had a kind word for everyone. There are many thoughts that have gone through my memory of times and talks with Don. He will be missed by everyone who he every came in contact with in his life.

    Darrel and LaDell Lang

  7. If Don was anything like Jane, Jan & Mark then heaven just became a sunnier, more pleasant place. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Hereid family!

  8. ltgorman4@charter.netTo the Hereid family,Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Jan, and your family. I know how he inspired you Jan. I know how strong you have been for your family. Take care.

  10. RIP Donny. You will surely be missed by all and at Pheasants Forever! Our sympathy to all of the family, Don always had an interesting story to tell and a smile on his face. He will be missed.

  11. To all the Hereid Family, Our deepest sympathies in this time of sorrow. If there is anything we can do, please let us know. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!
    Love and Hugs

  12. To the Hereid family, So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God keep you in his loving embrace.

  13. We are all deeply saddened by the loss of Donny. I remember many conversations with him. Being cousins, we go way…..back. I will miss seeing him on the porch, watching the traffic, and having a word with everyone! Love to all of you. We are here to help with anything you need. Kris Meyer & family

  14. Dear Hazel and all your family. We are so sorry to read about Donny,s death. We send love and prayers and sincere sympathy to evereyone.

  15. Dear Jan, Jane, and your family members,
    We feel so sad to know that you’ve lost your brother and certainly are holding you in our thoughts and prayers. Your many dear memories will give you great comfort, but let us help too if we can. We’re sending our hugs.
    Dale and Julia

  16. Hereid Family,You have my Deepest Sympathy.I have had many fond memories of times hunting with Donnie,A true outdoorsman,and a great person. Dan Larkin

  17. Jan and family:
    I am very sorry for your loss. I know that Don fought and struggled with his bouts of cancer surrounded by all of your love and support. His body finally had enough suffering but, as Jan said, his spirit is at peace. His passing leaves a big hole in your close family that can only be filled with your memories and stories. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Deepest sympathy, Sue McCauley, Jan’s UNI pal

  18. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. As a friend of Jan Hereid’s, I know your family bond is important to each of you. May you find peace in knowing Don is in a better place.

    In Sympathy,
    Diane & Dave Faris and family

  19. Our sympathies to Hazel, Jane, Janet, Mark and family and friends. Don will be missed. We remember his good sense of humor and his passion for life. We appreciated his enthusiasm for nature and the outdoors. And he was a great neighbor and friend of the Fliger family. Thank you Don. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Dan & Pat Fliger

  20. Very saddened to hear of Donny’s, passing. I will certainly miss the good conversations we”d have, when ever we saw each other, around town. R.I.P., Donny.. Leo and Bev

  21. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. I know Don will be missed greatly as he had such a wonderful support system. Jeremy and the boys talk frequently about Don and their shared interest in hunting and fishing. We hope you find comfort in being able to spend time together as a family.

  22. I never met you, but the way your sister talked about you, you were a really nice man. My prayers go with you.

    From me and AMVETS Post 2
    Post 2 Commander
    Rex Valle

  23. Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with Jane and the Hereid family. Don will be missed but his memory will live on.

  24. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hereid and Whalen familes and know that God’s angels will be holding you close.

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