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Mary Heinemann - November 14, 2010


Mary Heinemann was born on March 30, 1922 at Weeping Water, Neb. She was the youngest of four children born to Edward and Mary Lutz Schreiter. In 1929 the family moved to a farm north of Madrid, Neb. She attended school and graduated from Madrid High School in 1939.
After high school, Mary worked as a telephone operator until she married Ted Heinemann on Dec. 31, 1941 at the Elsie Catholic Church in Elsie, Neb. Six children were born to this union. Ted served in the Navy during World War II and Mary stayed with her parents during this time.
After Ted’s discharge they moved to their farm home north of Madrid.
Mary worked for the bank in Madrid and later the bank in Hershey, Neb. when they moved to Sutherland, Neb. in 1970. In 2001 they moved to North Platte, Neb. after they sold the farm.
Mary suffered a stroke in 2003 and later that year they moved to Grant, Neb. to be closer to family. Mary moved to the Golden Ours Convalescent Home in Grant in 2007 and died at Golden Ours on Sunday morning, Nov. 14, 2010. She had reached the age of 88.
Mary was a member of the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Grant. She also was a long time member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the 40 and 8 La Femmes. Ted and Mary made many trips throughout the United States with other 40 and 8 members in previous years.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by one sister, Delores Seiler; two brothers, Lawrence and Don Schreiter; an infant son Dale and a son-in-law John Vlasin.
She is survived by her husband Ted of 68 years; two daughters Bernadette Vlasin of Highlands Ranch, Colo. and Donna and husband Butch Burge of Madrid; three sons, Gary and wife Teresa of Crete, Neb., John and wife Sandy of Green Bay, Wisc., and Bernard and wife Pat of Wallace; 22 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter; other relatives and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. at Mother of Sorrows Church with Fr. Mark Pfeiffer officiating.
Burial was in Ft. McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell, Neb.
A memorial has been established.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.