Cecilia H. Heitz

Cecilia H. Heitz, age 101 of Maple Plain, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the Waconia Good Samaritan Center. Mass of Christian Burial 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church (2385 Commerce Blvd.) in Mound with Father Tony O’Neil as Celebrant of the Mass. Visitation held one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Cecilia Helen (Reus) Heitz was born June 4, 1918 in Victoria, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Diethelm) Reus. On September 26, 1939, Cecilia was united in marriage with Arthur J. Heitz at St. Victoria Catholic Church in Victoria. Cecilia grew up in Victoria and loved living with her husband and family on the farm in rural Maple Plain. She was very proud of her 35 years at Tonka Toys, which was from the companies beginning to its end. Cecilia spoiled her grandchildren and loved to bake cookies for them. She enjoyed playing Bingo, scratch offs and cards. Cecilia was a devoted member of her church and prayed the rosary daily. She’ll be remembered for her beautiful, loving, sweet and caring personality. Cecilia is preceded in death by her husband Arthur J. Heitz; parents Joseph and Anna Reus; grandson Kyle Stubbs; great-granddaughter Samantha Stubbs; son-in-law Dean Stubbs; Russ Wildermuth; sisters Rosemary Timmers, Margaret (Alphonse) Schmieg; brother Francis (Teresa) Reus; father-in-law and mother-in-law John and Cecelia Heitz; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Cecilia is survived by her loving family: children Julianne Heitz of Waconia, Janet Stubbs of Waconia, Judith (Everett) Johnson of Waconia, June (Rene’) Schrupp of St. Bonifacius; grandchildren Scott (Sarah) Stubbs, Curt (Shelly) Stubbs, Pamela (Eric) Vogt, Jeff Johnson, Jenny (Mike) Braun, Tamie (Darel) Harrison, Roberta (Shawn) Gothmann, Dustin (fiance Jessica Stieve) Schrupp, Suzie (Tony) Stubbs Noor; great-grandchildren Garrett, Cody, Crystale, Casy, Mirandah, Alexis, Morgan, Alyssa, Taylor, Tyson, Kylee, Sierra, Lindsey, Noah, Trey, Kyle, Dylan, Ella, Mackenzie, Jacky, Katie, Olivia; great-great- grandchildren Thomas, Beau, Everleigh, Brielle, Wesley; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Serving as casket bearers: Cecilia’s grandchildren. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia. www.johnsonfh.com

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