Prugh-Thielen Funeral Home obituary – Larry Max Heater, 75, Burlington



Larry Max Heater, 75, of Burlington, died at 12:38 AM Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at the Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House in West Burlington.

Born May 26, 1946, in Mount Pleasant, IA, he was the son of Max Cleo and Elsie Luella Glazebrook Heater. In December of 1965 he married Brenda Doreen Kerr and they later divorced. On June 26, 1976, he married Judy Marie Brammer in Stronghurst, IL. She died May 14, 2015.

He attended New London High School. While in school, he worked for the New London Grain Elevator.

He drove a gravel truck for Des Moines County. Larry was an over-the-road truck driver for Truck Transport Inc. and Long Trucking for 44 years. He later went to work for Centre State delivering parts until his retirement in 2016.

Larry loved to travel and drive. He was a walking road map and always gave you directions, even if you knew the way. He was a member of the Teamsters Union for many years. He loved animals and planted a garden with his family every year. He enjoyed coffee with his friends every morning.

Survivors include son, Bryan Dean Heater of Donnellson; daughter, Leslie Marie (Clint) Glasscock of Keokuk; three grandchildren; his four legged grandson, Rocky; four great-grandchildren; step-son, Steven Mark Lewis of Burlington; step-daughter, Patricia Ann Lewis of Burlington; two step grandchildren; sister, Mary Lou Terry of Morning Sun and his many special friends.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter Lori Michelle Heater, step daughter Kelly Myers, half brother Richard Foland and half sister Deloris.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.

The Graveside Committal Service for Mr. Heater will be 11:00 AM Friday, April 1, 2022, at Burge Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to the Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House.

Prugh Funeral Service is in care of the arrangements.

Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Larry’s obituary at

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