Heinz, Beverley J.


Beverley J. Heinz, 80, of Winona, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 15, 2018, at Saint Anne Extended Healthcare, surrounded by her loving family.

Beverley was born on June 19, 1937, to Frank and Erna (Deckert) Schultz in St. Paul, Minn. She graduated from Washington High School. She married the love of her life, Thomas R. Heinz, after meeting on a blind date. They were married on August 2, 1958, at St. Andrews Catholic Church, St. Paul, Minn. They lived in St. Paul prior to moving to Winona in 1975.

Prior to moving to Winona, Beverley worked for Miller Hospital and was a leader in the Camp Fire Girls organization where she received both the Leadership Award and the Edith Kempborne Award, the highest award given to a Camp Fire Leader. In Winona, she held various jobs including part time at JCPenney and then worked full time in an administrative support role for Dr. Bob Tweedy, Dr. Curt Rohrer, and Fawcett Funeral Home until she retired. Beverley enjoyed camping, reading, knitting, crocheting, and traveling. She participated on the After the Ball is Over Committee and was a Career Center volunteer at WSHS. She was an active member of the YMCA; the Writing Your Life group at the Senior Center and St. Mary’s Parish, where she also volunteered. Beverley also enjoyed knitting baby caps for Winona Health and winter caps for the homeless shelter and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

Beverley was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Gerald.

Beverley is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Tom; children, Michelle (Trooper) Rinn, St. Charles, Minn., Debra (Neal) Will, Forest Lake, Minn., Lisa Heinz, Winona, Minn., and Brian (Jennifer Chryst), Portage, Wis.; grandchildren, Kyle (Angelique) Rinn, Rochester, Minn., Brooke Rinn, St. Charles, Minn., Lucas and Abigail Will, Forest Lake, Minn., SSG Elisabeth PierAgostini, Ft. Bragg, N.C., Mark PierAgostini, Janesville, Wis., Connor, Isabelle, and Niko Heinz, Portage, Wis.; great-grandchildren, Acacia Drane, Kyler Rinn, and Arlyn and Sawyer Guilloty.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 19, from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:45 p.m. at Fawcett Junker Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with visitation one hour prior in the Visitation Commons. A private interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn., at a later date.

Services entrusted to Fawcett Junker Funeral Home, Winona, Minn., and Fountain City, Wis. Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at www.fawcett-junkerfuneralhome.com.

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