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Mrs. Diane E. Heitger
  • Hospice of Sturgis
    P.O. Box 126
    Sturgis, MI 49091
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    501 St. Jude Place
    Memphis, TN 38105

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Diane E. Heitger age 76 of Bronson, Michigan went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday morning December 30, 2016 at the home of her daughter in Sturgis.
She was born June 28, 1940 in Sherwood, Michigan daughter of the late Elwood "Jack" and Ruth (Frederick) Johnson.
Diane returned to the family farm in Bronson in 1995 where she lived her early life until her marriage in 1958. Before her return to the farm she resided in Howe, Indiana for 35 years.
On July 5, 1958 she married Leo F. Heitger in LaGrange, Indiana. He died May 30, 2013.
Diane was a member of the Celebrate One Church in Three Rivers and a graduate of Colon High School with the class of 1958.
Diane had been employed for a short time by the Paramount Furniture Company in Sturgis and for several years was a "Lunch Lady" at the Bronson Community Schools. Although she held positions away from the home her real job and passion was being a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker.
She and Leo loved Square Dancing and she enjoyed sewing, crocheting, knitting and crafts and she cherished time spent with her family.
She is survived by one daughter: Anne (Ralph) Milliman of Sturgis; two sons: Kevin Heitger and James (Adrienne) Heitger both of Bronson; extended son: Tracy (Sheila) Webb of Sturgis, nine grandchildren: Michael (Jessica) Mobley, Jackie Heitger, Jennifer Heitger, Jillissa (Alex) Flintoff, Angela (Jeff) Jennings, Shane Milliman, Lukas Heitger, Joshua Heitger and Hannah Heitger; 11 great grandchildren: Adam, Charlie, Jojo, Lauraellen, Jaden, Jakeb, Abby, Elijah, Brooklyn, Savannah and Roman and several nieces and nephews and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; one sister: Janice Fisher and daughter-in-law: Laura Heitger.
In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating the life of Diane E. Heitger will be held at 3:00 P.M., Saturday, January 21st at the Radiant Life Church in Sturgis followed by a continued time of fellowship and the serving of a meal in the church fellowship hall. Pastor Jerry Solis of the Celebrate One Church in Three Rivers will officiate.
The Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Heitger's memory consider Hospice of Sturgis, P.O. Box 126, Sturgis, MI 49091 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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