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Etna Colleen Heater

June 13, 1943 ~ April 4, 2022 (age 78)


Memorial Service will be Saturday April 9, 2022 11:00AM at the Beaver Crossing United Methodist Church, Paster Jenice Epp officiating. No visitation. Service will be live streamed on Facebook Lauber Funeral and Cremation Services page.


Etna Colleen Heater was born June 13, 1943, to Ralph and Winifred McClaine and passed away Monday April 4, 2022 in Lincoln, NE. Etna was born in San Francisco, CA sharing the family with 1 brother and three other sisters. Shortly the family moved to Nowala, OK where Etna grew up in and graduated from High School in 1962. Etna went to college in Stillwater, OK and earned her degree in cosmetology hair styling in 1964.

Etna worked in a small boutique shop when she met a tall young Navy man, Robert Heater. On January 3, 1964, Etna was united in marriage to Robert and with Robert being in the Navy they were moved to Key West, FL on the base. Later that year on September 2, 1964, their son Chris was born with Daughter Tina on July 2, 1965.

In 1974 Robert, Etna and family moved to Beaver Crossing, NE and lived there for 35 years raising their children and grandchildren. In 2007 Robert and Etna moved to Lincoln, NE where they shared the rest of their lives. Etna life was her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She loved spending time cooking, fishing and working on their street rods and racing. She was proud of her grand kids and great grand kids.

Son and daughter in law Christopher and Karen Heater, Beaver Crossing, daughter and son in law Tina and Scott Troutman, York.

Grandchildren, Nikki and Kyle Dumpert, Chad and Emily Heater, Joseph and Kylee Troutman, Melanie and Jeff Cushing.

Great grandchildren, Lynly Leif, Eli Dumpert, Riley Heater, Keagan Heater, Graycee Troutman, Bentley Troutman.

Preceded in death, her parents, husband Robert on August 24, 2016.

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Memorial Service
April 9, 2022

11:00 AM
Beaver Crossing United Methodist Church

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