July 9, 2018


Larry Leland Heuton, 77, of Des Moines and formerly rural Glidden, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Mercy-Westlake Hospital in Des Moines surrounded by his family.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll with Pastor Greg Davis officiating. Burial will be at Merle Hay Memorial Cemetery near Glidden.

Friends may call beginning at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll where visitation will be held until the time of the service. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made out to Phelan McDermid Syndrome Foundation, an alliance for a rare genetic condition. Memorials may be left at the funeral home.

Born on Sept. 13, 1940, Larry was a son of Lawrence and Malinda (Fleshner) Heuton. Larry grew up near Glidden, and he graduated from Glidden High School in 1958. Larry began farming with his father until 1962. He was married to Jane Wyckoff on March 10, 1962, in Page, Arizona. Larry and Jane farmed near Glidden for 33 years. In 1995 they moved to Des Moines, where Larry worked as a dairy manager at a Dahl’s store. He was known for his smile and friendliness. Larry loved sports and was a great Iowa Hawkeye fan. He had an amazing memory of facts and scores from past years of all sports. He loved playing with his grandkids, trips out West to visit family, the mountains, and the ocean.

Larry is survived by his wife, Jane, of Des Moines; his sons: Paul Heuton (Bonnie) of Carroll, Lynn Heuton (Brenda) of Carroll and Ryan Heuton (Cindy) of Carroll; seven grandchildren: Nick Heuton (Krista), Travis Heuton (Molly), Stacy Heithoff (Tim), Brandon Heuton (Sarah White), Tyler Heuton (McKaylee), Alex Heuton, and Noah Heuton; seven great-grandchildren; sisters: Shirley Disney of Urbandale, Dea Slocum (Bill) of Scranton, Linda Reed of Ankeny, and Connie Heuton of Johnston; one brother, Lonnie Heuton (Lois), of Glidden; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his mother- and father-in-law; grandson Zachary Paul Heuton; and brothers-in-law Don Reed and Jack Disney.