January 16, 1924
OBITUARY ~ WALTER DEAN HEYER
Walter Dean Heyer was born Sept. 14th, 1906 at Tingley, Iowa, and died at his home in Clearfield, Jan. 14th, 1924 after a sickness of short duration.
Dean made the good confession and accepted Christ as his personal Saviour March 25, 1917 under the Evangelistic ministry of Evangelist J. E. Stout at Tingley, Iowa. Transferring his membership to Clearfield Church of Christ July 1919.
The passing of this young life at the portals of what promised an active and useful life only serves to impress us with the uncertainties of things earthly, and while he will not be permitted to lay up stores of this worlds' goods, he goes with full assurance of treasures in heaven.
Dean, as he was called by all who knew him, was of a kindly, lovable disposition, and a true friend and companion which is attested by the many expressions of love and sympathy.
Dean was in his Junior High School year, regular in attendance and always constant to his Church obligations. He was a first Class Boy Scout and actively interested in all the activities of this organization.
He leaves to mourn his loss parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred R. Heyer of Clearfield, and a host of relatives most of whom are present today. Those in attendance from a distance are—Mrs. Eunice Nelson and Hazel Nelson of Des Moines, la. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Heyer, Dr. and Mrs. S. W. DeLong, and Mr and Mrs. Ray Smith and children all of Tingley, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. R Haltom and son of Chariton, Iowa Mrs. Lettie Smith Kansas City, Mo ; Mrs. Minnie Ellinger, Denver, Colo ; Mr. 0. C. Nelson Albia. Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Carlton and Miss Belva Enix of Lenox, Iowa; John O. Nelson and Bernice Nelson of Albert Lea, Minn.; E. A. Nelson Chicago, Ill.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at the Clearfield Christian Church, the pastor, W. A. Purdy being in charge, assisted by Rev. S. Boyd Johnson and Rev. A. J. Matthews. Interment was in the family lot in Tingley Cemetery.
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, December of 2011
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