Williamsburg-Gordon E. Heitshusen was born April 30, 1929 near South Amana, Iowa. He was the son of Edwin and Mildred (Koester) Heitshusen. He was baptized on May 26, 1929 and confirmed on June 13, 1943 at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Gordon attended Immanuel Parochial School and graduated from Williamsburg High School in 1948. Gordon was united in marriage to Cleo L. Stahl on December 16, 1950 at the Immanuel Parsonage. Gordon served in the United States Army from 1951-1959, during the Korean War. Gordon and Cleo made their home on the family farm where they raised their two daughters. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and had served on several council positions. He was on the board of directors for Conroy Co-op and an active member of the Iburg Poulson VFW Post #8797 in Williamsburg. After retiring from the farm Gordon worked at the Williamsburg Foods. He enjoyed being with his family, playing cards attending Raider athletic events and visiting with people. Gordon passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at the age of 91.
He is survived by two daughters, Carole (Randy) Von Ahsen of Williamsburg and Kaye (Damon) Adair of Perry; five grandchildren, Trent (Hayley) Von Ahsen, Tiffany (Brandon) Wenner, Bryce (Morgan) Von Ahsen, Cole (Jenny) Adair and Quinn (Lauren) Adair; 10 great grandchildren, Tate, Harper, Mason, Emerson, Max, Luke, Drew, Will, Davis and Graham; a sister, Janet O'Brien of North English and a sister-in-law, Maralyn (Tom) Slaymaker of Williamsburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Cleo, a sister Fern Tschopp and husband Wayne and a brother-in-law, Don O'Brien.
Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 am on Monday, May 25, 2020 at Immanuel Lutheran Church near Williamsburg. Visitation will be Sunday, May 24, 2020 from 1:30 to 5:00 pm at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. (Please practice social distancing.) Burial will be at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery with military rites by the Iburg Poulson VFW Post #8797. Memorials are for Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lutheran Interparish School or Williamsburg High School Athletics. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com