Elnora Heiken – Anamosa

Elnora Irene Heiken Day age 94, died Wednesday October 23, 2019 at Pinicon Place, Anamosa following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 Monday morning, October 28, 2019 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Anamosa with interment in the Riverside Cemetery. Pastor Steve Dornbusch will officiate at the services. Friends may call after 9:30 at the church. Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa has taken Elnora and her family into their care.
Surviving are 4 children, Steve (Jean) Day, New Providence, Randy (Patty) Day, Iowa City, Nancy (Mike) Shaffer and Jon Day both of Anamosa, 12 granchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson Glenn, 2 sisters, Minnie and Lucille.
Elnora Irene Heiken was born in the Antioch area east of Anamosa on February 11, 1925. She was the daughter of John and Catharina Neunaber Heiken. Elnora attended rural schools near her home and graduated from the Olin High School in 1943. She worked at the Anamosa Produce and the Reliance Shirt Factory. Elnora was married to Jack Day. In more recent years she worked at HACAP. First and foremost she was a mother raising her family, being a Blue Bird Leader, a Den Mother and Sunday School Teacher. She enjoyed playing cards and crocheting.
Elnora was a life-long member of the Lutheran Church. She was Baptized at St. Paul Lutheran in 1925 and Confirmed her faith at St. John’s in Olin on April 30, 1939.