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Lewis C. Heghin

Jan 3, 2018

The visitation for Lewis Heghin will be held on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. at the church. Reverend Peter Morlock will officiate.

Interment will be in Story City Memorial City in Story City. Martin-Mattice Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lewis C. Heghin, son of Lewis A. and Gladys M. (Johnson) Heghin, was born Aug. 12, 1946 in Minneapolis, MN. After several moves his family moved to Iowa and settled in Fairfield where Lewis graduated from Fairfield High School in 1964.

Following graduation, Lew attended Iowa State University in Ames where he graduated from the College of Agriculture and Life Science with a degree in Microbiology and Plant Pathology. He later continued his education and received his Masters Degree.

Lew was employed as an agronomist for McHone Seed, working in seed corn production and development. He also had test plots in South America as well as throughout the United States where he was perfecting popcorn seed, especially designed for theater popcorn.

Lew enjoyed visiting the Garst family in Coon Rapids for Thanksgiving dinners and visiting about seed developments.

Lew moved to Emmetsburg where he lived until the time of his death on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis C. in 2000 and Gladys in 2005.

He is survived by cousins and friends.

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