Noah Robert Heerkes

Mar 15, 2021
Heerkes, Noah


 Memorial Service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 20, 2021 at the Dike United Methodist Church, 439 Church St, Dike, IA 50624


Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2021 at La Porte City Funeral Home and also one hour before the service at the church. 


Private Family Inurnment - Elmwood Cemetery - Dike, Iowa


may be directed to the family.


Noah Robert Heerkes, 24, of La Porte City, died Monday, March 15, 2021 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  He was born November 30, 1996 in Cresco the son of Rob and Stephanie Meling Heerkes.  He was a 2015 graduate of Union High School in La Porte City. 

Noah worked as a Farm Manager for Helfter Enterprises, Inc. in Osco, IL.  He loved spending time with his son, his dog, Rizzo, and his friends. 

Survived by: a son, Jace of New Windsor, IL; his mother, Stephanie (Jeff Jackson) Heerkes of La Porte City; his father, Rob (Sara) Heerkes of Dike; a sister, Bailey (Kyle) Weber of La Porte City; two step-sisters, Jenna and Addy Joslin of Dike; and maternal grandparents, Gwen Helfter of Sherrard, IL, Larry Meling of Des Moines. 

Preceded in death by: paternal grandparents, Vern and Sandy Heerkes; maternal grandfather, Jim Helfter and two nieces, Charlotte and Aria Weber. 

La Porte City Funeral Home in charge of arrangements 319-342-3131. 

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  1. Joe Hadachek | Mar 18, 2021

    I loved this guy.    All players are part of a family when they are on a team.   Some have big roles, some smaller roles.    Noah flat out just did his job as a Union Knight player.   He was tough, worked through injuries and disappointments, and came back to battle again.   Undersized by a body for his position but not a heart.   He had a great motor.

    Thanks for being part of my life Noah, until we meet again.


    Coach Hadachek

  2. ABC Family | Mar 18, 2021

    Noah will be truly missed here at ABC. With his jokes and playfulness, he had the ability to make us laugh by simply walking thru a building with a joke or random fact. He was always trying to make us smile. So kind helping where he could, fixing our vehicles, bringing us gas, whatever it was he did it without hesitation because thats who he was. 

    So thank you Noah for

    your humor,

    your kindness,

    your questions,

    your ideas,

    and your friendship.


    -All of us at ABC.

  3. Mrs. Wittenburg | Mar 16, 2021
    Prayers to all especially the families.- Noah was a wonderful student at UHS. Always well mannered, polite, and hard working. He was so pleasant, usually a smile on his face or drawing a smile from others. Peace to family and friends.

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