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Margaret V. Heck

Margaret Heck, 90, of Langdon, ND passed away on April 17, 2016 at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon, ND.

Margaret Vivian was born February 16, 1926 near Nekoma, ND to Jacob and Agnes (Novacek) Erickson. She attended grade school in the Nekoma area and graduated from Nekoma High School. She continued her schooling at Minot Teacher’s College and, upon returning to the area, taught at various country schools near Nekoma. On October 5, 1949, Margaret married Raymond Heck. They farmed the Heck homestead in Perry Twp. until retiring in 1988. They then moved into Nekoma and ran the Nekoma Café for a short time. Margaret had various jobs including working the cook cars during harvest, being a teacher’s aide at Nekoma during the missiles, cooking at the bowling alley and courthouse in Langdon, and driving school bus. She moved to Langdon in 1999 and became a resident of Maple Manor Care Center in 2006.

Margaret was famous for her doughnuts and crocheting and gave away many of her creations. Her meatballs & gravy and lefse were also favorites. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and gardening. Margaret was a member of St. Edward’s Church in Nekoma and then became a member of St. Alphonsus Church when she moved to Langdon.

Surviving Margaret are her children: Curtis of Langdon, Wayne (Roxane) of West St. Paul, MN and Diane (Bob) Simmons of Langdon; grandchildren: Benjiman (Laura) Snyder, Erin (Josh) Alm, Andrea (Ryan) Johnston, Courtney (Brandon) Krom, and Drew (Ariel) Simmons; great-grandchildren: Remmi, Prestyn, Jackson, Samantha, Alexis, and Violette; and siblings: Edgar (Helen) Erickson, Olaf (Verna) Erickson, and Frances Kartes. She was preceded in death by husband Raymond, daughter Sharon, brother Jacob, sister-in-law Marie, and brother-in-law Dick Kartes.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon. Visitation will be held from 5-7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 prayer service on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon, ND and for one hour prior to service time at the church on Thursday.

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Our deepest sympathy to Margaret family.. To a great and kind lady.and a really good cook !!! Mike & Jan

Mike & Jan Kleinschmidt Apr 24 2016 12:00 AM

Diane, Curtis, Wayne, Sorry to hear about your mother. She was a wonderful lady and I will never forget about her. I can remember when I used to go over to her house trick or treating and the big smiles that brought and how they enjoyed it. Also working in the Nekoma café how her and Ray would come over every day to eat. She will be forever missed. My God be with you as you grieve. Josh M

Josh Moen Apr 21 2016 12:00 AM

Diane, Curtis and Wayne, I am saddened by the news of your Mom's passing. She was a kind, gentle and loving woman that I very much respected. She was my CCD teacher who somehow even made that fun! I remember when your Dad, Ray drove bus and we would pull into your yard to pick up Diane, he would get off the bus walk inside for a couple for a little bit, (now I am guessing it was for the doughnuts!). My thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times.

Theresa (Krom) Lang Apr 19 2016 12:00 AM

Diane, Andrea and families, So sorry to hear of your Moms passing. She was a really kind and thoughtful person and so talented in many ways. Treasure the memories of your times together, they will help you get through the sad times.

LeeAnne Gapp Miller Apr 19 2016 12:00 AM

We wish to send our condolence to Curt, Diane and Wayne on the loss of their mother. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this time of sadness. Margaret is in a better place now, as she has gone home to once again be with Ray.

Earl and Diane Erickson Apr 18 2016 12:00 AM