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Kathleen "Kathy" Ann Heikes
January 31, 1935 ~ May 30, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Kathleen “Kathy” Heikes, 88, of Hermantown, passed away May 30, 2023, in Cloquet, with her children by her side.
Kathy was born in Duluth on January 31, 1935 to Albert and Katherine (Schultz) Dalton. She grew up in Saginaw and graduated from high school in Brookston in 1952. She attended business school in Duluth, worked at the guard base, and retired from the St. Louis County Land Department in 1997.
Kathy married Vernon “Vern” Heikes on October 22, 1960, in Cloquet. They lived in Hermantown since the early 1960s.
Kathy enjoyed camping, most types of crafts (especially crocheting and knitting), crossword puzzles, reading romance novels, and watching NASCAR and the Game Show Network.
Kathy was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Vern; infant daughter, Lynne; and sister, Joan Brigan.
Kathy is survived by her daughter, Verna (Scott) Anderson; sons, Alan Heikes (Janis Aho) and Chris Heikes (Nancy Anderson); grandchildren, Matt (Samantha) Anderson, Curtis Anderson and Erik Anderson; great-granddaughter, Ella Anderson; special family friend, Dawna Erickson; and brother, Jim.
The family would like to thank the staff at Diamond Willow in Cloquet and Nonnie of Gentiva Hospice for the loving care they provided to Mom in her final days and to Essentia Health staff for their care over the years.
A private family service was held. Interment at Sunrise Memorial Park Cemetery with Vern.