Audrey I. DeHeck

Nov 18, 2017
DeHeck, Audrey


Memorial service at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Kearns Funeral Service, Kimball Chapel


One hour prior to services at the funeral home     


Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanic Gardens


Audrey I. DeHeck, 92, of Waterloo and formerly of Dubuque, passed away peacefully at the West Village in Independence, on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

Audrey was born on September 14, 1925 in Des Moines, daughter of Harold & Hazel (Barquist) Arney.

She graduated from high school in Des Moines.

Audrey married Donald Leroy DeHeck on September 14, 1945 in Des Moines. Donald passed away January 7, 2000.

She was a member of the Telephone Company Pioneers.

Audrey was a homemaker and also worked many various jobs throughout the years.

Audrey was a hard worker her whole life and never stood still. She was especially fond of the color purple. She loved dancing, playing cards and listening to all music, especially big band and country. She was a talented baker and cook, with Thanksgiving being a special time of the year. She knitted hats for the infants at Covenant Hospital, knitting over 10,000.

Survived by four sons, Timothy (Sue) DeHeck of Omaha, NE, Patrick (Patty) DeHeck of Dubuque, Martin (Debbie) DeHeck of Waterloo, and Daniel DeHeck of Waterloo; four daughters, Cheryl (John) Waters of Lake Forest, CA, Michaela Kruser of Waterloo, Dawn DeHeck of Waterloo and Kelly (Tony) Conrad of Evansdale; twenty-one grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; and a brother, Steven Arney of Sacramento, CA.

Preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald; and a sister, Maxine Arney.

Audrey was all loving and loved unconditionally.

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  1. Steven n Irene Hubbard | Nov 23, 2017
    Sorry to hear your mom passed.  Those years living in Dubuque our parents were best buds. The cards, the barley pop, get togethers at our homes or parks.  When I was trucking around the the country I always enjoyed getting to Waterloo and visiting your mom. I didn't get by often but when I did she always had time for me.  I know it's a sad time for all of you and I'm sorry that you are feeling that pain. Anyone that knew her will miss her.  Again, sorry about the passing of your mom. You all take care.
  2. Patti Lukanich | Nov 22, 2017

    So sorry for the loss of a truly beautiful woman who loved unconditionally. She will be missed greatly but leaves behind a lot of memories that leave smiles behind.

    im truly sorry for your family’s loss.

  3. Gerald & Beth (Hubbard) Kremer | Nov 22, 2017

     I am so sorry for the loss of your mom.

    In this difficult time, I hope it brings you comfort to know that your loved one is in heaven with your dad. And you can look forward to a grand reunion one day.

     I think of all of you often. Like Kara said, some good times we all had!

    My sympathy and deepest regrets go out to you.  


  4. Kara Hubbard | Nov 21, 2017

    So sorry to hear of Audreys passing. I remember the fun times we all had growing up with the family. 

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