January 22, 2014


Delbert Doyle Heuton, 84, of Glidden, Iowa, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Carroll Health Center Nursing Home in Carroll, Iowa.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Peace Lutheran Church in Glidden with the Rev. Alan Miller officiating. Organist will be Becky Miller. Congregational hymns will be "How Great Thou Art," "Amazing Grace" and "The Old Rugged Cross." Burial with military honors will be at Merle Hay Memorial Cemetery in Glidden by the Merle Hay Post of the American Legion.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Glidden with a prayer service at 7 p.m. A memorial fund has been established, and donations may be left at the funeral home or church. Online condolences may be left at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.

Born Jan. 12, 1930, in Carroll, he was a son of Louis and Ada (Bushman) Heuton. Delbert is a lifelong resident of Glidden where he graduated from high school in 1947. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955 during the Korean War. He married Eva Mae Blum on Nov. 20, 1955, at St. John Lutheran Church. Three children were born to this union. Delbert and Eva then farmed northeast of Glidden before they moved into town in 1971. Delbert served as mayor of Glidden for 21 years.

Delbert was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Glidden. While he was a member at St. John Lutheran Church, he served as Sunday school superintendant and sang in the choir. He was also a member of Merle Hay Post of the American Legion. He especially enjoyed time spent with his family and friends. Delbert found great importance in his faith, family and friends. He valued the time he spent in the service and serving Glidden as mayor.

Delbert is survived by three children: Jerilyn Hoppy and husband Gary of Interlaken, N.Y.; Jacquelyn Hackett and husband Randy of Glidden; and Jeffrey Heuton and wife Cindy of Carroll; five grandchildren: Damion Hackett and wife Maria; Stephanie Buse and husband Todd; Taylor Hackett; Tyson Heuton; Nathan Heuton and wife Carrie; four great-grandchildren: Jasmine Buse, Madison Dahl, Ayden Dahl and Kylie Heuton; two sisters-in-law: Gladys Heuton of Rembrandt, Iowa, and Esterline Blum of Carroll; and many special nieces and nephews.

Delbert was preceded in death by his wife Eva; and three brothers: Virgil Heuton; Arnold Heuton and wife Mildred; and Merle Heuton and wife Grace.