Jane T. Heitz, wife of Duane, age 88, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on August 14, 2023, at Prairie Senior Cottages in Hutchinson.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday August 26, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson with interment in Saint John’s Abbey Cemetery in Collegeville, Minnesota.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Jane Theresa Heitz was born on October 3, 1934, at home on the farm near Waconia, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Robert and Mary (Wagener) Zrust. Jane was baptized as an infant and later confirmed in her faith as a youth both at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waconia. She received her grade school education at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Waconia, and was a graduate of Maria Immaculata Academy class of 1952 in Wilmette, Illinois. Jane furthered her education at the Swedish Hospital of Nursing in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she received an Associate’s Degree in Licensed Practical Nursing.
On June 13, 1959, Jane was united in marriage to Duane Heitz at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waconia. This marriage was blessed with four children, Connie, Mark, Janelle, and Kevin. Jane and Duane resided in Waconia, Truman, and Hutchinson, Minnesota. After retirement, they spent 19 years living on Lake Irene near Miltona, Minnesota, before coming back home to Hutchinson. They shared 64 years of marriage.
Jane was employed at various hospitals and nursing homes around Waconia and Hutchinson, as a Licensed Practical Nurse, but she spent most of her time working at Burns Manor Retirement Home in Hutchinson. She retired in June of 1993. Jane was a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson.
Jane enjoyed playing bridge, camping, and time spent at the lake. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends.
Jane passed away on Monday, August 14, 2023, at Prairie Senior Cottages in Hutchinson, at the age of 88 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Jane is survived by her:
Husband, Duane Heitz of Hutchinson, MN;
Children, Connie Grausam and her husband, Steve of Bloomington, MN,
Mark Heitz and his wife, Jeanne of Minnetonka, MN,
Janelle Kimmerle and her husband, Joe of Anoka, MN,
Kevin Heitz of Vancouver, WA;
Grandchildren, Andrew (Katie) Grausam, Kaitlyn Grausam, Nicole Kimmerle, Amanda Kimmerle, Meghan Kimmerle, Hayden Heitz and Annika Heitz;
Great Grandchildren, John and Emma Grausam;
Sister, Sister Mary Ann Zrust SLW of Chicago, IL;
Sisters-in-law, Rita Zrust of Chaska, MN,
Marge Zrust of Buffalo, MN;
Many other relatives and friends.
Jane is preceded in death by her Parents, Robert and Mary Zrust; Brothers, James Zrust, Robert Zrust.