Bernetta R. Heinen, 88
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June 10, 1925 - Aug. 31, 2013
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Greenwald for Bernetta Heinen who died peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, August 31 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Christian Women and Schanhaar-Otte VFW Auxiliary will pray at 6 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening.
Bernetta Rose Loecken was born June 10, 1925 in Spring Hill, Minnesota to Henry and Mary (Hemmesch) Loecken. She married Leo Heinen on May 13, 1946 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Melrose. The couple farmed together in the Spring Hill area. They retired and moved to Greenwald in 1980. She enjoyed playing cards, fixing puzzles, embroidering, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Bernetta was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Greenwald, Christian Women in Greenwald and Spring Hill, and Schanhaar-Otte VFW Post 7050 Auxiliary.
Survivors include her children, Betty Lou (Bill) Frieler of Greenwald, Darlene (Rodney) Frieler of St. Cloud, Linda (Melvin) Feldewerd of New Munich, and Andrew (Judy) Heinen of Melrose; 14 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; sister, Alice Boeckermann of Sauk Centre; and brother, Sylvester Loecken of Texas.
Bernetta was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leo Heinen on November 21, 1997; brothers and sisters, Al Loecken, Margaret Loecken, Alma Metzger, Rita Suck, Veronica Loecken, and Gilbert Loecken.
Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services
418 South 5th Avenue East Melrose, MN 56352
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Sept. 2, 2013