March 2, 1969 - December 8, 2021
Charlene “Short” A. Heck, 52, of Northwood passed away Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City, IA . A Celebration of her life and a time of memories will be held 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at Conner Colonial Chapel, 1008 1st Ave. South, Northwood, IA 50459. Visitation will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Charlene “Short” Ann Bottleman was born March 2, 1969 in Mason City, the daughter of Duwayne and Cheryl (Reyerson) Bottleman. Growing up in Northwood, Short graduated from Northwood-Kensett High School in 1988. In 1990 she married Joseph Heck and together they had a son, Johnathan. The couple later separated but Short continued her life in Northwood. For many years she worked at what is now Federal Foam, before moving on to Trustile and most recently working with the tight knit team at Winnebago in Lake Mills. Over 17 years ago she met Thomas “Tom” Tomlinson Jr., and together they built a life they loved. Short was a social butterfly who walked to her own beat. She loved bringing happiness and smiles to all she met. Evenings spent at friends houses or around a fire pit were treasured dearly and she looked forward to long road trips with those she loved. Short never turned down a good concert and would travel long distances to enjoy them. After battling and overcoming breast cancer over 15 years ago, Short lived each day to its fullest and never let the world get her down. Her contagious laugh and warming smile will be missed by all who knew her. Those left to celebrate her life are her everything and other half, Tom Tomlinson, Jr.; her beloved son, Johnathan (Lindsey Sailor) Heck of Northwood; a 3-week-old grandson, Brayden John Heck; father, Duwayne Bottleman; siblings, Shawn (Teresa) Bottleman, Kandy (Mark) Schneider, and Kelly Blake; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and many cherished friends. Preceding her in death are her mom, Cheryl K. Bottleman in 2003 and a niece, Nena Fricke.
Charlene “Short” A. Heck, 52, of Northwood passed away Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City, IA . A Celebration of her life and a time of memories will be held 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, December... View Obituary & Service Information
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