Heather Jeanne Brayton, daughter of Steven McRobie and Terri Miller, was born September 11, 1980, at Waverly, Iowa. She was baptized in Citra, Florida.Heather attended school in Janesville, New Hartford, and graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 2000. She attended Hamilton Business College in Cedar Falls, and was currently attending Upper Iowa University in Fayette.
On April 24, 2004, Heather was united in marriage with Joshua Brayton at the Rotary Reserve in Cedar Falls. She had been employed at the Sumner Pharmacy, Rockwell Automation in Sumner, and the Cedar Falls Schools.
Heather’s death occurred suddenly on Monday, December 19, 2011, at Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner. She was thirty-one years old. She was a member of Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, and Whitetails Unlimited. Heather enjoyed mushroom hunting and picking up shed antlers in the spring.
In addition to her husband, Josh of Sumner, she is survived by one son, Derek at home in Sumner; her father, Steven McRobie of Waterloo; her mother, Terri (Carl) Metzger of Cedar Falls; one brother, Tony Fuller of Cedar Falls; one sister, Bridget (Mitch) Hoeppner of Cedar Falls; her paternal grandparents, Orville (Nancy) McRobie of Waterloo; nieces, Kelsey and Destiny Hoeppner; several cousins; her father-in-law, Mike Brayton of Davenport; two brothers-in-law, Chris Gruver of Hawkeye and Mike Brayton II of Davenport; her step father, Robert (Connie) Fuller of Holland, Iowa; and her step father-in-law, John Kaiserlik of Hawkeye.
Heather was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Dorothy Miller; her great grandparents, George and Iola Showers; and her mother-in-law, Carol Kaiserlik.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 23, 2011, at the United Methodist Church in Hawkeye with Pastor Troy Lentell officiating. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, December 22, 2011, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding services at the church on Friday. Interment will be at the Hawkeye Cemetery. Memorials may be given directly to the family.