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Anna Mae Mintle

April 25, 1939 May 14, 2018
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Obituary for Anna Mae Mintle

Anna Mae Mintle, 79, of Grinnell died on May 14, 2018, at her home in Grinnell under Hospice Care.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 25th, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Rev. John Epperson, Grinnell Regional Hospice Chaplain, officiating. Pallbearers are Richard Heishman, Rodney See, Kevin Bair, Chad Christensen, John Lacy and Mark Mintle. Burial will be in Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell.

Visitation with the family present will be held 2 hours prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be designated to the Anna Mae Mintle Memorial Fund.

Anna Mae was born on April 25, 1939, in Grinnell, the daughter of Kenneth Paul and Lucille Pauline Kriegel Heishman. She was raised in the Grinnell area where she attended country school near home and later Grinnell schools.

She was united in marriage with Larry Collum and the couple had six children together. They were later divorced. On July 27, 1991, she was united in marriage with Michael Dean Mintle, in Grinnell, where they continued to make their home.

While living in Grinnell, Anna Mae was employed with several businesses including the Maid Rite, Grinnell Mutual Re-Insurance, DeLong’s Sportswear and the Elks Lodge. She was a member of the Grinnell Christian Church and the Grinnell Lady Elks.

Anna Mae held a strong love for her family and loved all her family get-togethers. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s special events, but most of all she loved to be surrounded by family and friends. She was the matriarch of her family! She enjoyed both flower and vegetable gardening, canning her produce, and cooking and baking. She also enjoyed being outdoors; camping, fishing and traveling throughout America. She was an avid fan of W.W.E, the Chicago Cubs and the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Survivors include four children, Randy Collum, Cindy Cleary, Mike Collum and Connie Lacy, all of Grinnell; one sister, Barbara See of Grinnell; one brother, Ronald Heishman of Grinnell; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two beloved dogs, Coco and Tessa. She was preceded in death her parents, Kenneth and Lucille Heishman; her husband, Michael Mintle in 2015; two children, Dennis Collum and Christine Brown; one sister, Katherine Evans; her former husband, Larry Collum; and a former companion Albert Davis.

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Cemetery Details


Hazelwood Cemetery Final Resting Place

First Avenue West
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

First Avenue West Grinnell 50112 Iowa
United States

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