Louise B. Heitzig, age 100 years, died Friday, April 2, 2021 at The Villas of Hollybrook in Jerseyville, Illinois. Louise was born on August 7, 1920 in the Summit Grove area of Kampsville, IL to parents Michael and Helena (DIrksmeyer) Wagener. Louise married Frederick F Heitzig on September 6, 1952 at St. Anselm’s Catholic Church, Kampsville, IL. He preceded her in death after 50 years of marriage.
Along with her parents and husband she was preceded in death by brothers Raymond and Joseph, and sisters Loretta Wagener, Mildred Poeling, and Bertha Wagener.
Louise is survived by two daughters, Margaret (Henry) Patterson of Rochester, IL and Janet Heitzig (Richard Hemphill) of Chesterfield, MO; one son, Charles (Regina) of Fieldon, IL; five grandchildren, Michael Heitzig, Joseph (Whitley) Heitzig, Mary Heitzig, Steven (Hilary) Patterson, Kathleen Jedlicka; two great-grandchildren, Emery Patterson and Olivia Patterson.
After her marriage, Louise lived on the farm with Fred and raised three children. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Westwoods, as well as a member of St. Mary’s Altar Society, and former member of the Jersey County Home Extension. Louise made many quilts for her family and church. She quilted with the parish ladies and the quilts were raffled at the annual church picnic. In 2018 Louise was honored to receive the Our Lady of Good Council Women of Distinction Award presented by Bishop Thomas Paprocki in Springfield, Illinois.
Visitation will be on Tuesday April 6, 2021 from 9:30 am - 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Westwoods in Fieldon. A Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Westwoods in Fieldon. Father Hyland Smith will be officiating the service and burial will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fieldon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Schools or the Jersey County Health Department.
The family wants to especially thank the staff of The Villas of Hollybrook for their compassion and many kindnesses during her stay with them.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, please wear a mask and social distance for the service. Due to COVID-19 the family will not be having a funeral dinner after the service.
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