Eileen (Seaton) Heiter

07/04/1922 - 11/01/2014 Obituary
Eileen (Seaton) Heiter Obituary
Eileen Laura (Seaton) Heiter, 92, of Bakersfield, CA, passed away on November 1, 2014. Eileen was born July 4, 1922, in Mitchell, SD, to Velda and Mary (Hoeltzner) Seaton. She grew up on a farm in the area, graduating from Alexandria High School and Mitchell Business College.
On December 30, 1944, she married Verle Heiter in Alexandria, SD. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Pensacola, FL, where Verle was stationed at the Marine Air Corps base during World War II. Captain Heiter was honorably discharged in 1946. Verle and Eileen then moved back to South Dakota, where they raised their three children.
In 1962, the Heiter family moved to Shafter, CA, where Verle was an educator at the Richland School System and Eileen worked in the office of Shafco Plumbing and Electric for 20 years. She was a member of the Woman's Club, Lady Lions Club, and Altar Society.
Eileen and Verle moved to a retirement community in 1994 in Bakersfield. During their retirement years, they enjoyed numerous vacations, including a special 50th anniversary trip to France and Germany. They subsequently moved to an assisted living facility in 2013.
In the words of one of Eileen's grandchildren, "We lost the best and most loving grandmother there ever was. We will miss you today and every day for the rest of our lives."
Eileen is survived by her husband, Verle; her daughter, Lynn and husband, Norman of Manhattan Beach, CA; her son, Steve and wife, Shellie; and son, Harold of Bakersfield, CA; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and five nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Velda and Mary Seaton; brother, Leonard Seaton; and nephew, Scotty Seaton.
Viewing will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3700 River Blvd. For condolences please visit
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Nov. 4, 2014
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