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Arlene M. Heun

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Heun, Arlene M.
Of Scottsdale, AZ passed away Monday, September 28, 2015, at the age of 90. Arlene was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Arlene is survived by her 10 children; Tom, Mike, Kathy, Karen, Nancy, Tim, Dan, Steve, Paul and Keith, 20 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, 1 brother, other relatives, and friends. She attended the country school near her home through 8th grade. She attended St. Matthews High School, graduating in 1942. Arlene attended AIB Business School in Des Moines, Iowa and later was employed in the insurance business. She married John Heun in 1945. They lived in Barnum, Iowa, and later on a farm in Duncombe, Iowa. In 1958 they moved to Scottsdale, Arizona for health reasons. Arlene was married to John for over 46 years until his death in 1991. Arlene was very active in the community and Parish life at OLPH for over 55 years. She was a member of the founding group of the OLPH Ministry of Care, Women's Sodality and the Leisure Hours Club. In 1986 she was named Apostle of the Year, and in 1987 she received the Bishop Thomas J O'Brien Award, both of which she was very proud. Her faith, love of life and concern for others was evident in all aspects of her life, especially through her church and family. In lieu of flowers donations to and St Vincent DePaul will be greatly appreciated. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 2nd, from 5PM until Rosary at 7PM at Messinger Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Rd. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 1:30PM on Saturday, October 3rd, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 7655 E. Main St. Interment to follow at St. Francis Cemetery.


Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 1, 2015
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