Dorothy P. Heichelbech, 93, Ireland

Dorothy P. Heichelbech, 93, of Ireland, died Wednesday, December 5, at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Ireland September 29, 1925, to Frank and Clara (Stenftenagel) Schnaus. She married Charles J. Heichelbech February 17, 1947. He died December 15, 2003.

Dorothy was a graduate of Ireland High School. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland and its St. Anne’s Society. She enjoyed fishing, golf, bingo, cards, birds, and animals.

She is survived by two daughters, Judy Sharer, Jasper, and Jane Strain and husband Jerry, Paris, Tennessee; two sons, Stan Heichelbech and wife Jane, Jasper, and Tom Heichelbech, Indianapolis; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one brother, Leo Schnaus and wife Verena, Ireland.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Helling and Mary Schnaus, who died in infancy; and three brothers, Clarence, Felix, and Amos Schnaus.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary’s Church, the American Cancer Society, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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