Danielle L. Heck-Lonning, age 43 of Asbury, Iowa, completed her journey on Friday, April 12, 2019 in her home, surrounded by her loving family, after a short battle with Colorectal cancer. To honor Danielle’s life, a private service will be held.
Danielle was born on May 7, 1975, in Waukon, Iowa, the eldest daughter of Jerry and Katherine (Rumph) Heck. From a young age, Danielle knew that she was going to invest her time and talents helping others. Danielle graduated from the University of Iowa with her PharmD degree in May 2000, and began working as a Pharmacist in Dubuque. Danielle enjoyed her work and became friends with countless co-workers and patients throughout her 19-year career.
Danielle’s greatest joy was spending time with her family creating life-long memories. Her devotion to her two beautiful daughters, Alexis and Ava, and husband Dale, was unceasing. Her abundance of love will be cherished in their hearts forever.
Danielle had an insatiable appetite for exercise and healthy living. Her spirit, love and strong heart will endure in those survived by her. We will miss her beyond words, love her beyond measure, and await patiently for the eventual day when we can once again embrace her beyond time. Thank you for all of the light, love and laughs you shared during your 43 short years among us Danielle; we will hold them dearly until we meet again!
Those left behind to cherish the memory of Danielle include,
her husband, Dale, and daughters Alexis and Ava;
her parents, Jerry and Katherine Heck;
her sister, Dacia (Dan DiCarlo) Heck;
her grandmothers, Donna Trappe and Claire Heck;
her in-laws, Revelyn Lonning, Frank (Donna May) Lonning, Lori (Ron) Moore, Michelle (Jerry) Donahue, Sharon (Dan) Larson, Becky (Tim) Paxston, and Bob (Audrey) Lonning;
along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Danielle was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Theodore Rumph, Gerald Heck, and Herb Trappe.
In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Danielle may be made to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance at https://fundraise.ccalliance.org/blue-star-tributes/Danielle.
Danielle’s family would like to thank the outpouring of support by family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Your generosity and compassion have made this difficult journey easier to travel. In addition, the family would like to thank the staff of Grand River Medical Group, Wendt Regional Cancer Center, UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital, and Hospice of Dubuque for all their professional and compassionate care.
Online condolences may be left for Danielle’s family at www.tristatecremationcenter.com
To honor Danielle’s life, a private service will be held.