Mary Heilskov, 85, of Hampton, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at the Rehabilitation Center of Hampton.
She was born March 13, 1932, in Hawarden, Iowa, to Dan and Lelila (Leonard) Whitney. Mary graduated from Hampton High School and Broadlawns Nursing College. She was united in marriage to Verner Heilskov on May 17, 1953, in Hampton, Iowa. Mary was the Director of Nursing for the Ahren's Care Centers in Hampton for many years. She retired from her nursing career at Franklin General Hospital as a Utilization Nurse. Mary was affiliated with St. Paul Lutheran Church and St. John's Lutheran Church in Hampton. She enjoyed cooking, baking, canning vegetables from the garden, sewing and painting. Mary also enjoyed travelling, fishing and shooting pesky rabbits. Most of all she enjoyed being with family and friends.
Mary is survived by her husband Verner Heilskov of Hampton, son John (Barb) Heilskov of Hampton, daughter Joni (Tom Wasolaskus) Heilskov of Dallas, Texas, daughter Jane (Shannon Featherston) Heilskov of Fort Worth, Texas, son Todd (Brenda) Heilskov of West Des Moines, grandchildren Soren (Angie) Heilskov of Sheffield, Selina Heilskov of Huntington Beach, California, Hannah (Tad) Driscoll of Winterset, Morgan Heilskov of Altoona, Madison Heilskov of Ames, great grandchildren Dylan Heilskov and Oliver Degner, sister Jeanie Whitney of Hampton and Peter Vidal of Garner.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Dan Whitney and sister Carol Hutts.
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