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Barbara L. Heiling

May 9, 1935 - July 1, 2006 REDWOOD FALLS -- Barbara L. Heiling, 71, of Redwood Falls died Saturday at Seasons Hospice House in Redwood Falls. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Gilfillan. Burial will be i...

May 9, 1935 - July 1, 2006

REDWOOD FALLS -- Barbara L. Heiling, 71, of Redwood Falls died Saturday at Seasons Hospice House in Redwood Falls.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Gilfillan. Burial will be in St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery in Morgan.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

She was born May 9, 1935, in Detroit, Mich., to Tom and Violet (Davies) Gerrish. After graduating from high school, she attended Carnegie Institute of Nursing in Detroit. After her schooling, she worked for two years in a small clinic in Detroit.

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On Nov. 8, 1958, she married Richard Heiling in Grosse Pointe, Mich. After his discharge from the Army, they moved to Paxton Township near Redwood Falls in March 1959. They operated a dairy farm. In 1983, after raising her six children, she returned to nursing. She moved into Redwood Falls in June 1985. She worked at the Redwood Area Hospital for 22 years, until her retirement in September 2005. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and the Sunshine Club of Gilfillan. She was also a member of the Redwood Booster Club.

She is survived by her children, Donna (and Zeke) Carpio of Moriarty, N.M., Karen (and Dave Larsen) Heiling of Sioux Falls, S.D., Steve (and Sandy) Heiling of Redwood Falls, Dale (and Kathy) Heiling of Morgan, Kevin (and Kathy) Heiling of Wyoming, Minn., and Craig (and Julie) Heiling of Redwood Falls; 13 grandchildren; and a sister, Beverly Lesperance of Armada, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her stepmother, her husband and one grandson.

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