Janice J. Heikes, 70

Published 10:06 am Thursday, January 13, 2011

Janice J. Heikes, 70, of Willmar and formerly of Austin, died Saturday afternoon, Jan. 8, at Rice Memorial Hospital.

Janice Heikes

Janice Jean Heikes was born on July 25, 1940, in Brownsdale, the daughter of Inez (Sash) and Carl Heikes. She grew up in the Brownsdale community and graduated from Austin High School in 1958. Janice continued her education at the Austin Vo-Tech and received a degree as a LPN in nursing. In 1959, she married Leonard Eckblad and they lived in Austin, Minneapolis and Jordan where she worked as an LPN. In October of 1970, she married Clifford Morris and they lived in Cass Lake for several years. She married Norman Palmer In June of 1985, and they lived in Silver Bay until they moved to the Willmar area in June of 1988. In 1992, Janice married Marvin Wold, and they made their home in Willmar. She worked at the Willmar Regional Treatment Center, Ashwood Nursing Home and Presbyterian Family Foundation. She was a member of the First Covenant Church.

She is survived by four sons: Rick (Lindy) Eckblad of Willmar, Larry (Mary Jo) Eckblad of Mason City, Brian (Laura) Eckblad of Cass Lake and Jim Morris of Willmar; a daughter, Janeen Eckblad of Willmar; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister; Ione Naatz-McAnally of Glenville among other relatives and friends.

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Janice was preceded in death by her parents and four husbands.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan.13, at the First Covenant Church in Willmar. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in New London. Friends may call the church one hour prior to the services. Arrangements are with the Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar.