Dennis A. “Butch” Heth, 75, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 6:20 p.m. on Monday, January 20, 2020 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. He was born on August 5, 1944 in Maynard, IA to Arnold & Frances Perry Heth. He married Sharon K. Thyer on June 5, 1965 in Fayette, IA. He was an education administrator for 40 years and after retirement, he enjoyed owning his own business, Shabby Sheik Antique Store. He also wrote articles that were published in the Fort Madison Daily Democrat. He was active in many civic groups and was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, pheasant hunting, fishing in Canada going to auctions and attending his grandchildren’s activities.
Dennis is survived by: his wife: Sharon Heth of Fort Madison, IA; 2-daughters: Tina (Bruce) Duque of Indianapolis, IN & Teneal (Matt) Doty of Donnellson, IA; 1-son: Timothy (Jodi) Heth of Muscatine, IA; 8-grandchildren: Alexander (Ineke) Duque, Madeline Duque, Maximilian Duque, Isaac Heth, Ethan Heth, Maddox Doty, Maren Doty & Macie Doty; 1-sister: Donna (Bob) Milts of Medford, OR; 1-brother in law: Lavern (Shirley) Thyer of Fayette, IA; 1-aunt: Velda Haldeman of Oelwein, IA and many close cousins. He was preceded in death by: 1-granddaughter: Sophia Duque & 1-sister: Rene Johnson.
Cremation has been entrusted to the care of King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 24, 2020 at St. John United Church of Christ, 501 10thStreet, Fort Madison, IA 52627 with Rev. Pete Hagglund officiating. The family will greet friends at a luncheon following the service at the church. A private family burial will be held at a later date in Fayette, IA. Memorials have been established for St. Paul Lutheran Church and St. John United Church of Christ. Online condolences to the Heth family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com.