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Ella Elisabeth Heihn

July 3, 1910 — April 30, 2013

Rev. Greg Way
All of Ella’s Nieces & Nephews
Organist ~ Karen Huether
Congregational Hymns
“Amazing Grace”
“Nearer My God to Thee”
Soloist ~ Lennis Mehlhaff
“How Great Thou Art”
Ella Elisabeth Heihn was born Monday, March 7, 1910 on the family farm in Bon Homme County, six miles north and three miles west of Tyndall. She was one of ten children born to Christian and Magdalena (Heil) Schneider. She was baptized in the Reformed Church and was confirmed on July 6, 1924, also in the Reformed Church. She went through the 8th grade at the Buechler School. Ella was united in marriage to Alvin Heihn on December 9, 1935 at Tripp. After their marriage, they both worked at Mueller’s Hatchery in Tripp. Alvin and Ella had no children and he passed away on March 24, 1985. Ella also worked at the Corner Café, Hink’s Café and the Tripp Sport Bowl as a dishwasher, waitress and cook. Ella was an exceptionally good cook and baker, and she put up lots of pickles. She loved attending high school sporting events and was an avid Minnesota Twins fan. She enjoyed playing cards, especially pinochle, and crocheting. Ella was a former member of the United Methodist Church in Tripp where she was active with the UMW and later a member of Friedens Reformed Church. She was a member of the Jelkin-Harms American Legion Auxiliary of Tripp for over 60 years. On December 9, 2005, Ella became a resident of the Good Samaritan Society in Tripp and it is there that she passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, having achieved the age of 103 years, 1 month and 23 days.
Ella is survived by a sister: Esther Hieb of Tripp, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Heihn; her parents, Christian and Magdalena Schneider; and eight siblings: Bertha Weiderrich, Edwin Schneider, Emil Schneider, Laura Brandt, Louise Hoff, Emma Weiderrich, Herbert Schneider, and John Schneider.
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Thursday, May 2, 2013

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Goglin Funeral Home, Tripp

301 S Dobson St, Tripp, SD 57376

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Friday, May 3, 2013

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1806 Laurel St, Tyndall, SD 57066

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