Mary Jane Heinrich, age 73, died at Chandler Regional Hospital in Chandler, Arizona on Saturday October 24, 2015.
Mary Jane was born on May 18, 1942 to Henry “Hank” and Lucille (Fees) Sattler. She graduated high school in Avon and earned her bachelor's degree and teacher’s certificate at Southern State Teachers College in Springfield. Upon her marriage to Charles Heinrich, Mary Jane moved to his family farm near Tripp, South Dakota. Following Charles' death in 1992, she moved into Tripp. For 34 years, Mary Jane (known as Mrs. H. to many students) taught business courses at Tripp-Delmont High School until retiring in 1997. Mary Jane was an active member of Emmaus Lutheran Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived and remembered by her son, Chad Heinrich and sister, Sandra Meiers. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
Services will be held at 10:30am on Monday, November 9 at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Tripp. Burial will be at Grace Hill Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome at Emmaus Lutheran for a light luncheon to follow.
In lieu of flowers or cards, a gift in memory of Mary Jane Heinrich to the National MS Society is welcomed at: www.nationalmssociety.org/Donate
Gift acknowledgements may be sent to: Chad Heinrich, 3301 South Sunland Drive, Chandler AZ 85248.
held one hour prior to service