Mrs. Madeline (Carpenter) Heckman, 80, of Marion,
Iowa, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. A service will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 701 Lake Park Blvd., Muscatine, Iowa, starting at 2 p.m.
She married Dean Heckman in the summer of 1956. They raised three children and spent most of their lives in Muscatine.
Madeline was an avid gardener, a talented cook, loved nature, and she loved to spend time in a volunteer ministry work as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. She always had an encouraging word for those she met and had a way of making you feel special. She will be missed by her many friends and loved ones.
Madeline is survived by her husband, Dean Heckman; one brother; children, Shawn (Viki) Heckman, Rhonda (Todd) Gelo and Denise (Sham) Russell; and four grandchildren, Logan, Wyatt, RaShelle and Ezra.
She was preceded in death by her mother, father, three brothers, and one grandchild, Isaac.