Ingrid Helena (Christensen) Heilskov, 92, of Hampton, Iowa, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Franklin Country View Nursing Facility in Hampton. She was born on December 30, 1926, in Kimballton, Iowa, to Anton and Margrethe "Bedstemor" (Rasmussen) Christensen.
Ingrid graduated from Audubon High School and attended Grand View College in Des Moines, where she met Ove C. Heilskov. They were united in marriage on July 28, 1946, in Kimballton, and made their home in rural Hampton, where they farmed until they retired in 1995. Ingrid and Ove were both proud of their Danish Heritage.
Ingrid was a longtime member of St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Hampton, and was active with the ladies aid. She was also a member of a bridge club and the Franklin General Hospital Auxiliary.
Ingrid enjoyed sewing, quilting, hardanger, golfing, playing cards, cooking and baking and most importantly spending time with her family and friends.
Ingrid is survived by her daughter Judy and husband Zane Juncker of Austin, Minnesota, son James and wife Bert Heilskov of Hampton, son Terry and wife Marsha Heilskov of Hampton, daughter Kathy and husband David Kakacek of Buffalo Center, grandchildren Tracy and husband Tim King, Tammy Juncker, Laura and husband Trevis Alberts, Matt and wife Vanessa Juncker, Courtney and husband Jason Schlichte, Nikki Heilskov, Corey and husband Greg Dombrowski, Heather and husband Aaron Mara, Holly and husband Jay Kitzman, Troy and wife Ginger Kakacek, Kevin and wife Sarah Kakacek and Mindy and husband Mike Hardin, great-grandchildren Abigayle, AnnMarie, Avery, Emily, Max, Zoe, Lucas, Connor, Caleigh, Caitlin, Halie, Carter, Cameron, Ella, Aiden, Sam, Ivy, Maddie, Theo, Lexy, Emme, Landen, Tristan, Nathan, Jacob, Samantha and Brandon, sister Blanche Jacobsen of Audubon, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Anton and Margrethe, husband Ove, two brothers Paul and Arild, an infant sister, and one great-grandson Thomas.
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So sorry to have missed yesterday as we were out of town. Ovie and Ingrid were what real people are made of. I used to drive my horses to their place and Ovie would put his nose against their hot neck and smell them and smile. Ingrid was the epitome of strength. Stalwart but yet gentle in her demeanor. There legacy is resilience against all odds. Regardless the obstacle, they always seemed to surmount it with dignity and grace. Always enjoyed them in the nursing home with out visits. They will be lasting memories for us all but surely missed as well.
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