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Melinda Heiberg

Obituary for Melinda Heiberg

April 19, 1942 - October 28, 2021
Holland, Michigan | Age 79


Melinda Heiberg, age 79, of Holland, passed away Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Medilodge of Holland.

Melinda grew up in Des Moines, IA, and married Eric Heiberg in 1963; they were married by her father, Rt. Revd. Gordon V. Smith, who was the Episcopal Bishop of Iowa from 1950-1971. They lived in St. Louis, MO from 1963 to 1974. While in St. Louis, she graduated from Washington University in 1964 with a Liberal Arts degree in Sociology. After graduation from college, she worked as a case worker at an adoption agency for several years; and later, she worked as a caterer at Hope College. She attended Grace Episcopal Church in Holland.

Her husband, Eric, preceded her in death in 2013.

She is survived by her daughter, Mindy (Tim) Anderson of North Muskegon; son, Daniel Heiberg of Holland; grandchildren, Jamie Anderson, Erica Anderson; great grandchildren, Wyatt Anderson, Sawyer Anderson, Wesley Kaczmarek; and brother, Gordon J. Smith of Des Moines, IA.

Funeral services are planned for 10:00am Wednesday, November 3 at Grace Episcopal Church, 555 Michigan Avenue, Holland, with Rev. Jennifer Adams officiating (masks required). A time of reception and visitation will follow the service. Burial will be in Ferris Cemetery, Montcalm County, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of One's choice. Condolence messages may be left online at

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Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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