HEIDEROSE SCHULTZ ESSEX JUNCTION - April 1, 1945 - Feb. 20, 2013 - Heiderose Ziegler was born in Calw in the Black Forest region of Germany. She relocated with her family, first to Winnipeg, Canada. After two years, they moved to the Glendale neighborhood of New York City. She graduated from the Rudolph Steiner School, and worked briefly on Wall Street. Later, Heidi embarked on a new career path working as a stewardess as the aviation industry got its start. She was based in Texas and California, and traveled the world extensively, including Europe, Southeast Asia and South America. During the Vietnam War, her employer was contracted to transport troops and she flew regularly to Guam, Midway and Vietnam. She met and later married a pilot, Bruce Edward Schultz. They had two children, Kimberly and Logan, and resided in New York and Ohio, before finding their way to Vermont. After retiring from the airline business, Heidi trained to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. She had a lifelong interest in nutrition and naturopathic medicine. While in Vermont, she worked in hospitality and later in the call center at Fletcher Allen hospital. Throughout her adult life, she fought debilitating Rheumatoid Arthritis. Despite her chronic pain, Heidi was continually upbeat and giving, always putting others first. She cared for husband Bruce, after his diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer. Later, she became the primary caregiver for her aging parents, Liesel and Emil, who lived well into their 90s, and with her help were able to remain in their home in rural Vermont. Heidi's loving spirit was apparent to all who knew her. She made friends wherever she went and always gave freely of herself to others. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, and finally, grandmother. Heidi was a tremendous example of strength, determination, courage and grace in the face of much adversity. She found the good in everything. After a lengthy battle with Breast Cancer, our Heiderose found peace on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at age 67. She is survived by her son, Logan Schultz of Essex Junction; daughter, Kimberly Schultz and husband, John Beresny, of Vienna, Va.; two grandchildren, Owen and Avery Schultz Beresny; nieces and nephews, Nicole Hedrick and husband, John, of Wake Forest, N.C., Jacqueline Halbig of Alexandria, Va., and Mark Halbig of Greer, S.C.; great-nieces and nephews, Amanda Stell, Michael Stell, Vanessa Halbig, and Jenna Stell; cousins, Bridget Loetterle, Helen Lannigan, Frederick Loetterle, Martin Loetterle, Joseph Loetterle, Patricia O'Leary, Erna Kling, Michaela Ohmes, and Daniela Kress. Heiderose was also predeceased by her husband, Bruce; sister, Elfriede and husband, Ernst Halbig; and her parents, Emil and Liesel Ziegler. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. at A.W. Rich Funeral Home - Essex Chapel, 57 Main Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452. A memorial service will be held at a future date and time to be announced. Inurnment will be private and at the convenience of the family. The family invites you to share your memories and online condolences by visiting www.awrichfuneralhomes.com.

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A.W. Rich Funeral Home
57 Main Street Essex Junction, VT 05452
(802) 879-4611

Published in The Burlington Free Press on Feb. 23, 2013