Mr. Lanny Ray Heyden

  • Born: February 24, 1943
  • Died: August 25, 2016
  • Location: Newport, Nebraska

Hoch Funeral Homes, Inc

211 Clark St.
P.O. Box 368
Bassett, NE 68714
Tel. (402)-684-3422

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather & Great-Grandfather

Message From The Family

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Lanny Ray Heyden was born February 24, 1943 to Clifford "Tiff" and Goldie (Ludemann) Heyden in Gregory, South Dakota and passed away August 25, 2016 near his home north of Newport, Nebraska due to injuries suffered in an accident.
Lanny attended rural schools in northern Rock County. Instead of riding a horse to school, Lanny put a washing machine motor on his bike and that's how he got to school. He attended Rock County High School in Bassett, Nebraska and graduated with the class of 1961. After high school he attended auto body school in Omaha, Nebraska and then returned home to his dad's ranch. Lanny married Sue Riley on November 23, 1962. To this union four children were born, Shannon, Stacy, Shawn and Lana Sue.
Lanny was an avid welder and neighbors often commented how good he was at making a haystack without a cage. He was always known for his love for animals and teased about always having a bucket calf. He was a man of few words and very humble. His grandchildren always brightened his world.
Lanny was active for years with the Newport School Board and also served with the ASCS office as a field reporter.
He was preceded in death by his parents Tiff and Goldie Heyden; his only sibling Joanne Peterson, and nephew Brian Hallock. Survivors include his wife Sue of 53 years; children, Shannon and wife Suz of Stuart, Nebraska, Stacy Strelow and husband Monte of Bassett, Shawn and wife Shannon of Bassett, Lana Arrowsmith and husband John of Bassett; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held on August 29, 2016 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bassett, Nebraska. Father Phil Flott served as Celebrant. The Eulogy was given by Loren Ammon. Music was provided by Trudy Nolles. Special music selections of "Falling Leaves" and "Never Grow Old" were provided by Vanessa Kenaston. The song "Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone," was song and played by Randy Anderson during the recessional. Pallbearers were, Shawn Heyden, Shannon Heyden, Monte Strelow, John Arrowsmith, Clifford Heyden, John Strelow and Justin Ramm. Honorary bearers were, Bob Keck, Lorrin Ammon, Bob Hutton, Ken Mitchell, Trent Allison, Larry Skrdla and Bob Doke. Burial followed at the Willowdale Cemetery near Newport, Nebraska. Hoch Funeral Home of Bassett was in charge of the arrangements.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our deepest sympathy to your family. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Deb&Larry Dauel - Malmo, NE   August 30, 2016

Sue and family:With a very heavy heart. In our prayers

Posted by Marty Stubstaf - Rochestet, MN - Family Friend   August 29, 2016

Sue and family: Such a heavy heart in hearing about Lanny. In my prayers. Marty Stubstad

Posted by Marty Stubstad - Rochester, MN - Family Friend   August 29, 2016

So sorry to hear about Lanny's accident. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers!

Posted by Ruth Keys - Lincoln, NE - Family Friend   August 28, 2016

We are so very sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Earl & Cinda Olberding - Atkinson, NE - Family Friend   August 28, 2016

Lanny always had a smile, wave and or a greeting every time we met. He will be missed by all. Condolence from Kevin Connell and family.

Posted by Kevin Connell - Neweport, NE - Friend   August 28, 2016

Sorry to hear of Lannys passing. Prayers to all

Posted by Elaine Hendershot fleming - Goliad, TX - Family Friend   August 28, 2016

So sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of time spent as a child at the Heyden's.

Posted by Emily (Lane) Luetkenhaus - Omaha, NE   August 28, 2016

Dear Sue & family,
Our hearts are so heavy upon hearing of your loss of Lanny. Vic always spoke so highly of him & how he was such a good friend & the fun times they had. We always enjoyed our visits with you both when we
would go to Newport. Words cannot express our sadness but please know you are in our thoughts & prayers. May the good Lord surround you with his peace & love.

Posted by Vic & Cherlynn Young - Summerset, SD - Friend   August 28, 2016

Sue, sorry to hear about Lanny. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by John and Bev Stahl - Ainsworth, NE - Friend   August 28, 2016

Sue and Family, My hugs, thoughts, and prayers are with you. LeRoy and I so enjoyed the get togethers with Lanny, Sue, and the rest of the Class of '61. May God Bless you and yours.

Posted by Loranda Buoy - Long Pine, NE - Friend   August 28, 2016

Please accept my deepest sympathy to you and your family at this most difficult time

Posted by Bonnie Koenig /Reicks - Indian Head Park, IL - Friend   August 28, 2016

Sue and family, so very sorry for your loss. Your in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time.

Posted by Keith & Lorraine Ammon - Bassett, NE - Friend   August 28, 2016

I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Kim Wright - Atkinson, NE - Friend   August 27, 2016

Sue & family,
I was so shocked and sorry to hear of the tragic accident that took Lannys life. My sympathy & prayers to all of you through this most difficult time.

Posted by Joyce Dearmont - Greeley, CO - Family   August 27, 2016


So very, very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all during this most difficult time. Sending our thoughts, love and prayers.

Posted by Brenda and Lenny Bartz - Tomahawk, WI - Friend   August 27, 2016


Our heart felt sympathy to the whole family.
May the Lord grant you strength and peace as you walk this very hard trial in life . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. You have been special people to me (Della) for many years and have treasured our friendship! Hugs to you all!

Posted by Della Boyd - Winner, SD - Family Friend   August 27, 2016

Sue and family, I am very sorry for your huge loss, my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

Posted by Mary Schubert Hollopeter - Wood Lake, NE - Friend   August 27, 2016

Great man who will be greatly missed!
Denny and Cindy Lane

Posted by Cindy Lane - Bassett, NE - Friend   August 27, 2016

My heart aches for you Sue, Shannon, Stacey, Shawn, Lanna and all the grand kids. You all are so fortunate to have had him in your lives. He will be deeply missed. Gods blessings of comfort to all your hearts. Amen

Posted by Suz Straka-Heyden - Stuart, NE - Family   August 27, 2016

Sorry to hear about lanny our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family
George and Nancy Brock

Posted by George Brock - lincoln, MO - Friend   August 27, 2016

our thoughts and prayer are with the whole family
Janet and Terry Stewart

Posted by Terry/Janet Stewart - Bassett, NE - Friend   August 26, 2016

I'm so shocked to hear of this sudden passing. Blessings and prayers for all the family and friends.

Posted by Bette Koenig - Lincoln, CA - Friend   August 26, 2016

I am at a loss for words. Please know the whole family is in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless Lanny he was a wonderful loving man.

Posted by Dionne Gorji - Martell, NE - Friend   August 26, 2016

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