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George W. Heerdt Nov. 22, 1922 - Feb. 2, 2009

HECTOR -- George William Heerdt, 86, of Hector, died Monday.

The service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Evangelical Free Church in Hector. Burial will be in the Hector City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Hughes Funeral Home in Hector and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.

He was born Nov. 22, 1922, in Hector Township to William and Ada (Koestler) Heerdt. He attended Hector community schools.

On Sept. 7, 1947, he married MarilynLundh. He owned and operated Heerdt Trucking from 1952 to 1967, hauling livestock. He was a lineman for the Continental Telephone Company in Hector for 20 years until his retirement.

He is survived by his wife; children: Carolyn Heerdt of Sauk Rapids, Jane (and Bob) DeAustin of Sauk Rapids, Timothy (and Stephanie) of Woodbury, Thomas (and Rebecca) of Chaska, Jeffrey (and Anne) of Hector and Steven (and Mary) of Hector; eight grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; siblings: Florence (and Milton) Hedtke and Clifford Heerdt.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter: Catheryn Louise; one sister; and one brother.