Betty Heinz

Betty Heinz, 86, of Aberdeen, passed away Sunday, February 6, 2022, at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

The Funeral Service is 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Aberdeen, with Father Tim Cone officiating.

Visitation is 5-7 p.m., Friday, February 11, at the mortuary with a liturgical wake and rosary at 7 p.m. Visitation continues one hour before Mass at the church.

The Burial is at Sunset Memorial Gardens following the service. A time of fellowship and luncheon will follow the burial at the Church Parish Hall.

Elizabeth (Betty) M. (Burgard) Heinz was born on October 21, 1935, to Joseph and Eva (Volk) Burgard. She attended St. Mary's Catholic School from first to ninth grade and graduated from Central High School in 1954. During school, she worked nights and weekends at the Virginia Café and after high school at Artz Camera Supply as a bookkeeper until August of 1959.

On September 10, 1958, Betty married Adam Heinz. They made their home in rural Mina on his parents' farm. Betty was very active in the everyday activities of farming during their 38 years on the farm. From raising nine kids to milking the cows, mowing hay, cooking, gardening, canning, and many more jobs that kept her running. They farmed until 1996 when they moved to Aberdeen. She was employed at St. Luke's Hospital as a cook for 12 years and then the Meals on Wheels coordinator for five and a half years.

Betty is survived by six daughters, Pat Sueltz of Sioux Falls, Nancy (Randy) Uehran of Brookings, Shirley (Mike) Williams of Mina, Mary Heinz of Las Vegas, Nev., Theresa (Jason) Coleman of Atlanta, Ga., Joanie (Joe) Brown of Denver, Colo .; three sons, Mark Heinz of Boise, Idaho, Michael (Kelly) Heinz of Ipswich, and Steve (Melissa) Heinz of Salem; one sister, Sally (James) London of Minneapolis, Minn .; 16 grandchildren, Kyle (Christa) Sueltz, Vanessa Sueltz, Brandon Uehran, Jessica Uehran, Joshua Heinz, Justin (Melissa) Williams, Robbie (Angela) Williams, Corey (Helena) Williams, Amanda Karan, Brianna Karan, Tara (Seth) Tuscherer, Macy Heinz, Trevor Heinz, Anna Heinz, Emma Heinz, and Cody Heinz; 11 great-grandchildren, Emily, Jake, Ellie and Connor Sueltz, Noah, Kaylee, and Layla Williams, Elliot and Everly Williams, Everett Williams, and Kennedy Uehran.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband in 2011; one infant daughter; parents; stepmother; two sisters; and five brothers.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Aberdeen.

Schriver's Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and also view the service at


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