In loving memory of

Nicholas Heisdorffer
September 3, 1961 - November 8, 2020

KEOTA-Nicholas Heisdorffer, age 59, of Keota, died Sunday, November 8, 2020, at his home.
Nick was born September 3, 1961, in Sigourney, to William Dean and Marguerite (Post) Heisdorffer and graduated from Keota High School in 1980. On October 11, 1987, he married Deborah Brandon at Woolson Friends Church near Richland. A lifelong resident of Keokuk County, Nick worked as a farm hand and mechanic for over 20 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and enjoyed gardening, going to tractor shows and visiting with people.
Survivors include his wife: Deborah of Keota; brother: Bernard (Sandra) Heisdorffer and their daughter Rachel of Iowa City; uncle: Michael A. Heisdorffer of Harper aunt: Barb Knowles of Lisbon and cousins: Cindy Maker, Carolyn Feuss, Marilyn Benesh, Stephen Knowles and Diana Knowles. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; aunt: Susanne Feuss; uncles: Henry Feuss, Sr. and Leland Knowles and cousin: Henry Feuss, Jr.

Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 13, 2020, at Powell Funeral Home in Keota, with Rev. Robert Lathrop officiating. The service will also be livestreamed on the Powell Funeral Home facebook page. Burial will be at Holy Trinity Cemeteries - Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery in rural Harper. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Mask usage and social distancing are strongly encouraged.

A memorial fund has been established for the American Diabetes Association. Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Keota is caring for Nick and his family. Tributes may be made at


Melody Hammes wrote on Nov 17, 2020:

"Nick has always been a good friend. My heart goes out to Deb and family. ??????"

Ken Conklin wrote on Nov 13, 2020:

"Nick always came had gave us a laugh or two at our family reunions. Miss those good old days. Rest well Nicky."

Gary Malpeli wrote on Nov 12, 2020:

"Dear Deb, I just heard the sad news of Nick's passing. It was so nice to have met the two of you and was really looking forward to our next visit. Will certainly still visit. My deepest condolences during this difficult time. Rest in Peace, Nick. Gary Malpeli (from New York)"

Denise Long Wildemuth wrote on Nov 12, 2020:

"Nick was a good man with a kind heart. I didn't see him often but he always went out of his way to say hi and share a story or two. My condolences to Deb and the rest of the family. God bless."

JANIS MCNURLEN wrote on Nov 11, 2020:

" so sorry to hear of Nicks passing. will always have fond memories in my heart for Nick, although i didnt see him much when I did he was always in a good mood jolly and loved to visit. your community and friends and family will miss you. have glorious time in heaven, drive a massey or two and give your gramma Marie a hug for me!"

Chris Lobello wrote on Nov 11, 2020:

"I did not know Nick well, but I do know that he was an excellent friend and neighbor to my father, Ted. Elmer Greiner Sr. used to ring my father daily to check up on him and shortly after Elmer's death Nick rang my father to say that he would take up that responsibility, completely unasked. His thoughtfulness and consideration for others are greatly appreciated, and our whole family extends our heartfelt condolences to Nick's family."

George and Kitty Snakenberg wrote on Nov 11, 2020:

"Nick was a good soul and a caring husband and friend. We laughed alot in the Barber Shop and shared many memories. Deb thanks for sharing your Nix"s with George and I. You were and always will be the Love of his Life..... Blessings , George and Miss Kitty"

Bob Short wrote on Nov 10, 2020:

"Deb,Bernie and family ,sorry to hear of your loss ,Nick was a special person and wood talk your ear off ,I am proud to have called him my friend - when my dad and I would come down with Henry and butcher we didn't have to do much work with Nick around such a great help ,then after that project was finished we all got to go pheasant hunting,such great memories. Bob Short"

Becky Morris wrote on Nov 10, 2020:

"It's been awhile since I've seen Nick, but he was always up for a talk. He could shoot the breeze with the best of them. Rest in peace, Nick."

Marilyn Benesh wrote on Nov 10, 2020:

"Deb, Bernie and Family, I am sorry to hear about the loss of Nick. He will be greatly missed. Love, your cousin Marilyn Benesh"

Cindy Maker wrote on Nov 10, 2020:

"Debra,Bernie. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your huband brother.He was a very nice loving person he will be greatly missed by all.Cindy Maker"

Carolyn Feuss wrote on Nov 10, 2020:

"Deb, Bernie & family: I will always remember my cousin Nick for his farm hand skills, wearing bibs, tractor knowledge, enjoying the fairs, and chatting with people. Where ever there was a tractor or family gathering, Nick was there. He found the love of his life, companion, and life long friend when he married Deb. They spent valuable time together when they traveled on their weekend jaunts through the country side. They went on a surprised trip to England because of Nick's chit chatting with a BBC reporter. I remember once I brought mom down to the farm to visit. While we were there Nick helped me get a couple rocks. Our rock adventure ended when I spotted a snake in the creek's water. Nick, you touched many lives and we miss you. Love you - cousin Carolyn."

Scott Schrader wrote on Nov 10, 2020:

"Mr Massey Ferguson ! Gonna miss you Sir Nick you had a very big heart"

Diana aAther wrote on Nov 10, 2020:

"Deb, Bret and I have you in our thoughts and prayers. Nick will be missed by many."

Kathy (Brandon) Prendergast wrote on Nov 10, 2020:

"Deb I'm so heartbroken for you. I still remember when we first met Nick outside the shop in Richland. May he rest in eternal peace. Prayers for strength."

Linda Werger wrote on Nov 10, 2020:

"Always had time to stop and chat. RIP."

Joni Heisdorffer wrote on Nov 9, 2020:

"RIP cousin, you will be missed! Prayers to the family. ...........Joni Heisdorffer"

Tom & Peg Redlinger wrote on Nov 9, 2020:

"Such a nice guy, will be missed!"

Brenda Walker wrote on Nov 9, 2020:

"Very sorry to hear about Nick. Always a nice guy. Prayers to all. Brenda Walker and Joe Greiner"