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Erma Linda Heislen

November 23, 1916 — February 11, 2017

Erma Linda Heislen, 100, of Jefferson City, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Heisinger Bluffs. She was born November 23, 1916, in St. Thomas, Missouri, the daughter of the late Herman and Catherine (Wilbers) Thessen. She was united in marriage on November 28, 1939, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Jefferson City, to Clarence "Dick" Joseph Heislen who preceded her in death on September 29, 1985. Erma and Clarence were co-owners of Voss Market. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Altar Sodality, and the Daughters of Isabella. She volunteered with St. Mary's Auxiliary for many years and played in many local card clubs. Erma enjoyed baking pies, cross-stitching quilt squares, family gatherings especially at the family cabin and playing weekly card games. Survivors include three children, Darlene (Jim) Brenneke, Jefferson City; Linda "Kay" (Dennis) Hood, Jefferson City; Bev (Steve) Cearlock, Jefferson City; one daughter-in-law, Sally Heislen, Jefferson City; 15 grandchildren, Chris (Cindy) Brenneke, Tatia (Tim) Taylor, Michelle (Ted) LePage, Carla (Brian) Dowden, Matthew (Shannon) Brenneke, Kevin (Jan) Heislen, Jennifer (Steve) Wright, Kyle (Cindy) Heislen, Deric (Jamey) Heislen, Craig (Aimee) Hood, Douglas (Nicole) Hood, Bradley (Deana) Hood, Shawn (P.J.) Ickes, Christina (Paul) Gash, Kimberly (Nathan) Milius; and 32 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Gerald "Jerry" Heislen; five sisters, Flora Kemna, Mayme Eichholz, Ida Goble, Johanna Kaiser, Rose Lehman; and two brothers, Leo Thessen and Joe Thessen. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2017, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with a prayer service at 3:15 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017, at St. Peter Catholic Church with the Rev. Dennis Meyer officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Helias Foundation, 1305 Swifts Highway, Jefferson City, MO 65109; or to the St. Peter Church Maintenance Fund, 216 Broadway Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.
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