Frances Heintz, 96, Minot, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, in a Minot nursing home.
Frances Mack was born Feb. 19, 1916, a daughter of August and Magdelina (Schmidt) Mack, on the family farm near Orrin. She was raised and educated in the Orrin area.
On Sept. 24, 1934, Frances was united in marriage to Anton Heintz in Orrin. They made their home on a farm near Orrin for seven years. In 1942, they moved to the Sykeston area, where they farmed until 1965, when they moved to Minot. While in Minot, they were co-owners of Tony's Meat Shop and Restaurant until the 1969 flood came and closed the shop. Anton died in January 1976. Following his death, Frances continued to live in Minot, where she worked at the Ramada Inn in the housekeeping department.
While living on the farm, Frances enjoyed gardening and playing cards with the neighbors. After she moved into Minot, she enjoyed playing bingo, dancing, attending social events and traveling throughout the United States to visit with family and friends. Frances was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church, Minot, where she was active with the Confraternity of Christian Mothers.
Frances is survived by: Children, Beatrice (Luverne) Gussiaas, New Rockford, Zeno (Darlene) Heintz, Jamestown, Adeline (Frank) Samek, Fargo, Rosemary Harris, Billings, Mont., Eugene (Diane) Heintz, Frisco, Texas, Anton (Deb) Heintz, of Dallas, Texas, James (Brenda) Heintz, Dallas, Texas, Betty Heintz, Minot; 33 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Frances was preceded in death by: her parents; husband; children, Dennis Heintz, Daniel Heintz and Magdelina Bonogofsky; and her nine siblings.
Mass of Christian Burial: Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., in Little Flower Catholic Church, Minot.
Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation: Sunday, Jan. 20, from noon to 5 p.m., at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Vigil prayer service: Sunday, at 5 p.m., in Thompson-Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot.
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