Kenneth R. Heying

kenneth  heying
Kenneth “Ken” R. Heying, age 65, of North Washington, IA passed away on Monday, April 4, 2022 at Mercy North Iowa in Mason City, IA surrounded by his family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, April 8, 2022 at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington with Father Brian Dellaert celebrating the mass. If you are unable to attend the services in person, please join via Conway-Markham Funeral Home’s Facebook page Livestream. Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in North Washington. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton, IA and will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Friday. Online condolences for Kenneth’s family may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Kenneth Raphael was born May 23, 1956, the son of Francis “Mike” and Arlene (Schwickerath) Heying in New Hampton. He attended and graduated from New Hampton High School. While in high school and at the Town and Country Mixer in Alta Vista, Ken met his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Luann Zeien. After completing his education, Ken began working as a backhoe operator for Henry Suhr, and Schwickerath Tiling. Ken and Luann were united in marriage on April 23, 1977 at Immaculate Conception in North Washington. The couple made their home outside of North Washington on a farm where they milked cows, raised livestock, and crops. Through the years, they welcomed their children, Derek, Jackie and Lucas. Ken worked at Bay Valley Foods for 17 years and most recently part time at Trimark until his eye sight failed him. He enjoyed so much of life, whether it was camping, canoeing, dirt biking, wrenching on machinery and tractor pulling. Together, he and Luann, taught their children what hard work was really about and how to truly enjoy the down time with family and friends, playing cards, especially Euchre, checking crops and Ranger rides with the grandchildren. Ken was known as the master of breakfast and the grill but most certainly not cleaning up. Ken and Luann would have celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on April 23, 2022 and have so many memories to look back at and celebrate. Together, they spent much time snowmobiling and golfing. Ken’s memories are honored by his loving wife of 45 years, Luann Heying of North Washington; his children, Derek (Jessica) Heying, Jackie Heying and Lucas (Zachary Connor) Heying all of New Hampton; grandchildren, Ashton, Hayden and Alexander; his siblings, Roger (Irene) Heying of Harpers Ferry, IA, Shari (Dale) Blocker of Ionia, IA, Larry (Cindy) Heying of New Hampton, Greg (Nancy) Heying of New Hampton, Randy (Jenn) Heying of New Hampton, Don (Jackie) Heying of Rochester, MN and Mike (Dawn) Heying also of New Hampton; his mother-in-law, Rita Zeien; his in-laws, Leon (Linda) Zeien of North Washington, Lenny (Deb) Zeien of Floyd, IA, Sandy (Joe) Attleson of Kasson, MN, Randy (Vickie) Zeien of Chandler, AZ and Richard (Sharon) Zeien of New Hampton and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mike and Arlene Heying, sister, LuAnn Glaser; his brother, Edward; father-in-law, Francis Zeien; niece, Brittney Heying.

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  1. Luann and family, thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort at this time of loss. Mike and Deb Tenge

  2. Luann so sorry to here about Ken Just wanted to let you know Thinking about you and praying for you and your family

  3. Luann, Derek, Jackie, Lucas and all the Heying Family, you have our deepest sympathy’s. Ken was a super nice guy and would always stop to visit, wherever we’d meet. He will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers to all.

  4. Sending our thoughts and prayers to you Luann and your family. Dave enjoyed working with Ken and will miss him. May his memories console you today. Jeanne and David Roder

  5. Sending thoughts and prayers to Ken’s family and friends. So very sorry for your loss. Hugs to all!

  6. Thoughts and prayers to the Heying family. Sorry for your loss. May you all find peace and comfort in the days ahead. Carrie Zweibohmer (Jacoby), David and Hayley.

  7. To all of Ken’s family, my sincere sympathy. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers

  8. We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ Conway-Markham Funeral Home – New Hampton

  9. We are so very sorry for your loss. He was a nice, very hard-working guy. Dennis and Marj Troyna

  10. Derek, Jessie, Lex and the Heying family: You have my sincere sympathy in the passing of Ken, your father and grandfather. I recently was able to meet your parents and we had a delightful visit about your family, Derek and your busy life. Do take care and remember the fun times! Prayers your way.

  11. So sorry to hear about Ken passing, life to short. You are all in our thoughts and prayers and hang on to all the good memories. Randy and Mary Jane Leach

  12. Sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. We were classmates at St. Mary’s school in NW, and later in NH. Many fond memories of those NW days.

  13. So sorry to hear of Ken passing. God bless him and family!!! I remember picking rock -riding motorcycles and even tractor pulling with him. Hard worker and always laughs!!! Garry Schmitt

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