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Alsace Heinold

November 20, 1917 ~ January 7, 2019 (age 101)

Alsace Lorraine Heinold passed away peacefully on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 101 years of age with her family by her side.

Born November 20, 1917, on the family farm near Oakville, IA, the youngest of 12 children to Dan and Phila Charbonneau. Alsace's parents named her a year after her birth in tribute to France's reclamation of the region Alsace Lorraine from the German Empire at the end of WWI. 

Alsace graduated Oakville High School in 1935 and later attended Burlington Business School. 

She met the love of her life, Levi Heinold, when she fell at his feet at the local roller rink. Levi and Alsace were married in her parent's parlor at their home in Oakville, June 9, 1936. They had three children: Thomas (Janet Obermann), Phyllis (Denny Cross), Dianne (Chuck) Hurman. They made a life together farming near Danville. 

In their later years, they were very active, enjoying many outdoor activities together: fishing, skiing, snow-mobiling, traveling, camping and too many others to list. 

After Levi's passing in 1996, she remained active line dancing with the "Dancing Grannies", fishing with several generations of grandchildren and various arts and crafts. 
Survivors include her daughter, Dianne Hurman of San Benito, TX; son-in-law, Denny Cross of Danville; eight grandchildren: Randy (Amanda) Cross, Bret (Laura) Heinold, Jo Lynn (Kevin) Mehaffy, Lorraine Guerra, Tracey (Doug) Beckman, Tammy (David) Adams, Clint (Brenda) Heinold, and Samuel (Christina) Hurman; granddaughter-in-law, Melinda Heinold; 15 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by one son, Tom; one daughter Phyllis Cross; 11 brothers and sisters; one grandson, Levi Heinold; one great-grandson, Hayden Heinold; and one son-in-law, Chuck Hurman.

Visitation will be from noon until 7:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Friday, January 11, 2019 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.

The funeral service for Mrs. Heinold will be 10:00 AM Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Dan Buck officiating. Burial will be in Edwards Cemetery in Oakville. A time of food and fellowship will be held at the Oakville Community Building following the burial.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for the Patrick Heinold Foundation, Danville Fire and Rescue and the Danville Library. 


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