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Ernie Lee Heins


Ernie Lee Heins, 71, of Oelwein, died Monday, March 12, 2018, at Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. A Celebration of Life was held in December of 2017.
Ernie was born Feb. 9, 1947, the son of Ernest and Darlene (Ruckdaschel) Heins, in Postville, Iowa. Ernie was a hard worker throughout his life. He drove semis for 20 years, worked construction, farmed and worked for DeKalb and Monsanto.
He enjoyed many hobbies, including hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle, watching his New England Patriots, playing cards and visiting with family and friends.
Survivors include his three sons, Brian (Ivy) Heins, Brad (Lisa) Heins and Shane (Christina) Heins; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one brother, Gary Heins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.iowacremation.com under obituaries.