Mar. 8, 1942 - June 14, 2013
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LAPORTE - Susan Jane (Bargholz) Heiden, 71, passed away peacefully at 4 p.m., Friday, June 14, 2013 in her home, after a lengthy illness with cancer. She was born March 8, 1942, in LaPorte, to Benno and Helen (Rollins) Bargholz. Susan taught in the Michigan City and LaPorte Community School systems as an elementary teacher and retired after thirty-three years of service. She held a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University and a Masters degree from Purdue University. On September 28, 1963, in the Presbyterian Church, Union Mills, she married Ronald W. Heiden, who survives. Also surviving are three children, Gregory, David and Katrina (Patrick) Wieland; one sister, Pamela (Steve) Malec of South Bend; one brother, Kevin (Tammy) Bargholz of LaPorte; many cousins in Illinois, Arizona and Indiana; a number of nieces and nephews living locally, in Europe and Texas; and her brother- and sister-in-law, Larry (Barbara) Heiden of Sarasota, FL. Preceding in death were her parents and one younger sister, Judith (Bargholz) Otter. It was Susan's wish to be cremated. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Pine Lake Cemetery in the new North Section along Severs road. Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., LaPorte, IN, (219) 362-3100 is caring for the arrangements. Please send condolences to the family at www.LakeviewFHC.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA Hospice, 901 S. Woodland Ave., Michigan City, IN 46360.
Published in South Bend Tribune on June 18, 2013