Notice in the March 1954 Ida Grove Newspaper:
Mrs. Frank Heitman - Emma Charlotte Segerstrom
Fulneral services for Mrs. Frank Heitman, resident of Odebolt who passed away Saturday afternoon, 13 march 1954 at the Ida Grove hospital, were held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Moore & Christiansen funeral home in Ida Grove and at 2 p.m. at the Arthur Baptist church, Rev. R. W. Forsman officiating. Music for the service at the church was provided by Mrs. Oscar Olson. Other music included a duet, "After", by Rev. and Mrs. Forsman, and a solo, "Within the Gates" by Dennis Lindberg. Rev. Forsman spoke on the topic "Walking into Dawn."
Mrs. Heitman was born Emma Charlotte Segerstrom, the daughter of Gust and Emma Segerstrom on 15 Jan 1884 in Hayes Township, Ida County, Iowa. She received her education in Ida County public schools, and was a resident of Hayes township except for several of her earlier years spent in Sioux City and for the past several years of residence in Odebolt. She was married to Frank Heitman, 25 march 1908. Her church membership was with the Arthur Baptist church where she was an active member in the days of her good health. While in failing health for the past several years, Mrs. Heitmans recent illness confined her to the Ida Grove hospital for the past six weeks, where she succumbed and passed on to her reward, 13 march 1954, having attained the age of 70 years, 1 month, and 29 days. She is preceded in death by her parents and six brothers and sisters, and is survived by her husband, Frank Heitman, two brothers, Charles and Will Segerstrom of Odebolt, four neices, three nephews and other relatives and friends.
The pall bearers were Mxx Krusenstjerna, Arthur Lindberg, Oscar Finstrom, Frank Lindxxx, Oscar Olson and Ernest Olson. Burial was in the Hayes township cemetery. Relatives attneding from a distance include: Max Lund, Mr. and Mrs. xx Lund, and Mr. and Mrs. Doxx yyley, all of Dixon, Nebraska, Mrs xxtha Weed, Mr. and Mrs. xx Baker and Mr. and Mrs. Dexx Yyyker, all of Sioux City. Friends from Harcourt, Ruthven, and Schaller were also present.