Gary & DeDe Heald, formerly of Ogilvie, died on August 19th in Zimmerman, MN. Gary was 59 years old and DeDe was 56 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICES will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 23rd at Lewis Lake Covenant Church in rural Ogilvie. VISITATION will be from 5:00-8:00 P.M. Friday, August 22nd at the funeral home plus one hour prior to the funeral on Saturday at the church. INTERMENT will be at Graceland Cemetery in Ogilvie.
Gary Dean Heald was born on January 25, 1949 in Mora, Minnesota to Dean and Delores (Pierson) Heald. He grew up on the family farm in Ogilvie with his brothers Thomas and Robert. He graduated from Ogilvie High School in 1967. On June 19, 1971 he married Deloris (DeDe) Johnson at the United Methodist church in Ogilvie, Minnesota. He continued to successfully operate the family farm on account of his dedicated and hard-working nature. Gary and DeDe had three children: Shane, Dustin, and Lacee. In 2002, he retired from farming and moved to a lake home in Zimmerman. He continued working in various trades. His hobbies included FFA, 4-H, tractor-pulling, snowmobiling, boating, working outdoors, and traveling. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was always ready and willing to help family and friends. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He loved his family more than anything and always put his family first. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dean and Delores Heald; and brother Thomas Heald.
He is survived by son Shane (Kelly) of Foley, MN; son Dustin (Dawn) of Ogilvie, MN; daughter Lacee (Kevin Johnson) of Morris, MN; grandchildren Bailey, Landon and Tanner; brother Robert (Carrie Clark) of Ogilvie, MN; nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services held on Saturday, August 23rd at Lewis Lake Covenant Church in rural Ogilvie. Rev. Robert DeYoung officiating. Music by Dorothy Gerdin and Lynn Olson. Gary’s Pallbearers are Doug Beier, Brian Besser, Les Hansen, Loren Barnick, Rick tenCate and Jason Smedstad. Interment was at Graceland Cemetery in Ogilvie.
Deloris (DeDe) Lynn Heald born on May 9, 1952 in Braham, Minnesota to William and Dorothy Johnson. She graduated from Braham High School in 1970. On June 19th, 1971 she married Gary Heald at the United Methodist Church in Ogilvie. She worked as a teacher’s aide for special education students at Ogilvie Public Schools. She later graduated from Anoka Ramsey Technical College in Anoka with a degree in nursing. She worked various jobs in the nursing field. She was most recently employed by the Sterling House of Sauk Rapids, where she was the Health and Wellness Director. She was very committed to her job and loved her co-workers and residents dearly. DeDe and Gary had three children; Shane, Dustin and Lacee. In 2002 she moved from Ogilvie to a lake home in Zimmerman. Her hobbies included fishing, boating, traveling, shopping, singing, being outdoors, and gardening. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a loving and nurturing wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her family more than anything and always put her family first. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her father William.
She is survived by her mother Dorothy Johnson of Ogilvie; son Shane (Kelly) of Foley, MN; son Dustin (Dawn) of Ogilvie; daughter Lacee (Kevin Johnson) of Morris, MN; grandchildren Bailey, Landon and Tanner; brother Dennis; sister Doris (Bill Leppanen) of Braham, MN; nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services held on Saturday, August 23rd at Lewis Lake Covenant Church in rural Ogilvie. Rev. Robert DeYoung officiated. Music provided by Dorothy Gerdin and Lynn Olson. DeDe’s Pallbearers are Tyra Saldana, Mandy Christen, Gary Pedersen, Cheryl Pedersen, Steve Danks, Sandy Danks and Linda Mohs. Interment at Graceland Cemetery in Ogilvie.