USS Cabildo (LSD-16 )
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Douglas Heydenburg
MM2 Onboard 1953 - 1956
USS Cabildo (LSD-16)
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Douglas Heydenburg at our  2018 Reunion in Kansas City

Leo Waltsak received a call from Bill Heydenburg informing us that our association member Douglas Heydenburg had passed away.

Douglas Heydenburg's Obituary

Heydenburg, Douglas Age 87, entered his heavenly home on October 24, 2020. Doug was born on July 9, 1933 to the late Arthur and Audrey (Palmer) Heydenburg. He married Nancy Proctor on May 3, 1957, spending the next 63 years together before Nancy passed away in April of 2020. Doug and Nancy were members of Alpine Baptist Church and will be remembered for his love of cars, work with the Wright-Tallmadge Fire Department and most of all his love for his family. Doug is survived by his children, Paul (Julie) Heydenburg of Sparta, Marcia Palasek of Marne, Steven (Melinda) Heydenburg of Cedar Springs, Alan (Lisa) Heydenburg of Cedar Springs, Philip Heydenburg of Coopersville; 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; his sister, Yvonne (Roger) Wynsma. He was preceded in death by 7 brothers and sisters. A service to remember and celebrate Doug's life will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 11:30 AM at Alpine Baptist Church, where friends are invited to visit with his family beginning at 10 AM. Interment in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.


For those who wish, memorial contributions to Alpine Baptist Church are appreciated. To read more about Doug's life, to share a favorite memory or to sign his guestbook, visit



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