Dorothy M. Heinecke, 88, of Clayton, passed away 6:45 PM, Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the Golden Good Shepherd Home in Golden.
She was born on November 18, 1928, in Northeast Township, Adams County, Illinois, the daughter of John H. and Marie (Wienke) Bruns. She married Arnold A. H. “Pete” Heinecke on September 1, 1946, at the South Prairie Lutheran Church, east of Golden. He preceded her in death on March 30, 2013.
Surviving are her children Robert (Loretta) Heinecke of LaPrairie, Bonnie (Richard) Humes of Clayton, Dennis (Nancy) Heinecke of Carthage, Joan Heinecke of Clayton, Wendell (Sara) Heinecke of Clayton and Kenneth (Gina) Heinecke of La Prairie, 19 grandchildren Carl (Julie) Heinecke, Sara (Brian) Metzger, Luke Heinecke, Meagan (Tom) Mason, Miranda (Seth) Vermillion, Matthew Humes, Bradley (Brandi) Heinecke, Brian (Brittany) Heinecke, Mandi (Bill) Frakes, Shawn (Maddie) Settles, Kenzie (Aaron) Brocksieck, Suvannah (Michael) Flesner, Wendee Heinecke, Callie Luft, Keaton Heinecke, Autumn (Doug) Rampley, Miranda Baker and fiancée John Schreiner, Wesley Heinecke, Alanna (Drew) Yingling, 24 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter Brianna Baker, and a brother Raymond Bruns and his wife Marilyn.
A 1946 graduate of Golden High School, she was a homemaker. She also served as an election judge. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Golden where she taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and was active with the LWML. She enjoyed needlepoint, quilting, cooking and baking pies.
Services will be at 10:00 AM, Monday, May 1, 2017, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Golden, with Reverend Mike Grieve officiating. Interment will follow in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Golden. Visitation will be from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sunday, April 30, 2017, at the Hunter Funeral Home in Golden. Memorials are suggested to Golden Good Shepherd Home or Holy Cross Lutheran Church.