Mary Catherine Heeke, 91, Celestine

Mary Catherine Heeke, 91, of Celestine, died Saturday, March 30, at the Northwood Retirement Community, in Jasper. She was born in Celestine October 21, 1927, to Frank and Bertha (Gehlhausen) Kluesner. She married Leonard Heeke June 30, 1951, at St. Celestine Catholic Church.

Mary Catherine was a homemaker and member of St. Isidore Parish – St. Celestine Catholic Church and its St. Anne’s Society.

She is survived by her husband, Leonard Heeke; three daughters, Debbie Weyer and husband Steve, Ferdinand, Judy Schnarr and husband Glenn, Celestine, and Carol Schroering and husband Mark, Jasper; two sons, Ken Heeke and wife Joy, Greencastle, and Tom Heeke and wife Bernadette, Celestine; 14 grandchildren; 20 greaat-grandchildren; and one sister, Evelyn Merkel, Celestine.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ann Kempf and Lou Buechler.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. A rosary will be led by the St. Anne’s Society at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Celestine Catholic Church. Online condolences can be shared at Funeral services at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Celestine Church with burial following in the church cemetery.


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