Arnold Heiden - May 24, 2012Arnold Heiden, 87, of York, formerly of Hampton, died Thursday, May 24, 2012, at the Hearthstone in York.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, June 15, at the United Lutheran Church in Hampton. Pastor Chris Kester Beyer will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Hampton Cemetery.
Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Arnold Henry Heiden, son of Christian and Lydia (Opfer) Heiden, was born in Thayer County on Jan. 21, 1925.
Arnold was baptized in Deshler, confirmed and went to Zion Lutheran School through the 8th grade. He then worked for different farmers until he started farming on his own in 1946.
Arnold was united in marriage to Colene Christiansen on Dec. 15, 1946 at the English Lutheran Church in Hampton.
He served on the Farmers Coop Gas & Oil Board, the Hampton Elevator Board, and the United Lutheran Church Council and the Building Committee for the church parsonage in 1966.
Arnold was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Edna Ahrens and four brothers, Walter Heiden, Melvin Heiden, Erwin Heiden and Laverne Heiden.
Survivors include his wife, Colene Heiden of York; daughters, Linda (Bob) Dose of Hampton and Lois (Dick) McLain of Rio Rancho, N.M.; son, Dan (Sue) Heiden of Hampton; eight granddaughters, Sheila (Jason) Schneider of Aurora, Sherri (Blake) Sanderson of Sioux City, Iowa, Sarah (Jordan) Howard of Des Moines, Iowa, Angela (Van) Echols of Lubbock, Texas, Brenda (Jeff) Roberts of Lubbock, Texas, Jessica (Steve) Phillips, Andrea Heiden and Katie (Dan) Bax all of Lincoln; 11 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Alice Burke of Omaha and Evelyn Grudzinski of Burlington, Colo. and sister-in-law, Phyllis Christiansen of Aurora.