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John Christian Heuck

August 30, 1938 — March 3, 2024

Spencer

    John C. Heuck passed away peacefully on March 3, 2024, finally free to experience all the joy Heaven brings. Born on August 30, 1938 to Ruth and Art Heuck in Spencer, Iowa, John was brought home from the hospital to the family farm, where he proudly lived for the next 62 years, with the exception of two years at Iowa State University and one year at Morningside College.

   John grew up on the Heuck farm outside Everly, where he learned his hard work ethic and grew his affinity for farming while enjoying his time spent in 4-H, FFA, and with his lifelong friends met while attending school in Everly, where he graduated in 1956. Shortly thereafter, while roller skating at Arnold's Park one summer night, John met the love of his life, Nancy Severtson, and they married on April 30, 1961. John and Nancy settled on the farm and raised their two children, Mike and Angie. Together, they embraced traveling the country in their RV, visiting all 50 states, Mexico, and Canada, with his favorite trip to Alaska with six camping couples. He also loved playing cards, bowling with their gang from Everly, and serving their larger community by volunteering for the Clay County Cattlemen, Clay County Pork Producers, Evertek Board of Directors, Lions Club, and Coop Elevator Board. John also volunteered as a 4H and FFA leader when his children were young, and was a lifelong volunteer at Hope Lutheran Church.

   While John cherished five decades as a farmer, and never shied away from a good steak or hamburger, he held his family closest to his heart. Surviving members of his family include his wife of nearly 63 years, Nancy, and children Mike (Tammi) Heuck of Spencer, IA and Angie Heuck (Mark Hilliker) of Stevens Point, WI; grandchildren Austin (Hannah) Heuck of Everly, IA, Shelby Heuck of Sheldon, IA, McKenon Diekroeger of Milwaukee, WI, and Kieran Diekroeger of Tampa, FL; great-grandchild Thea Heuck of Everly, IA; Sister, Mary Ann Nielsen of Bozeman, MT, and special nieces and nephews, Darrick (Wendy) Nielsen, Chris (Desi) Nielsen, Jayme (Dan) DeVary, Aaron (Rose) Severtson, and Amber (Jeremy) Valentine. Meeting him in heaven are his parents, his mother- and father-in-law, Mildred and Herb Minor; brothers-in-law, Art Nielsen and Phillip Severtson, and of course, his favorite companion, Nipper, who is undoubtedly already on his lap.

   Baptized, confirmed, and married at Hope Lutheran Church in Everly, Iowa, a celebration of his life will be held there on March 8 at 10:00 A.M., with lunch served in the church basement following the burial service at Lone Tree Cemetery. A visitation will be held at Warner Funeral Home, in Everly from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M on March 7.  In  lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the John C. Heuck Scholarship Fund through the Siouxland Community Foundation. The scholarship dollars are used to support area youth pursuing careers in agriculture.  John C. and Nancy J. Heuck Scholarship

The family would like to thank the staff of Longhouse Nursing Home and Spencer Memorial Hospital Hospice for their compassionate care.

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Thursday, March 7, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Friday, March 8, 2024

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Friday, March 8, 2024

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