Sandra L. Heinz
Heinz, 75, of Taycheedah, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at St.
Agnes Hospital with family by her side. She was born on August 30, 1944, to the
late Paul and Arlene (Etheridge) Fritz in Fond du Lac.
united in marriage to Gary J. Heinz on August 21, 1964, at the First Baptist
Church in Fond du Lac.
graduated from Goodrich High School in the class of 1962. She attended
Midwestern State University in Texas and received a BS in Elementary Education
in 1987. She then received her Master’s Degree in Education Administration from
Central Texas College in 1990. Sandy was a very involved military wife. She was
a teacher and then a principal in multiple schools over the years. Sandy and
Gary traveled all over the country while Gary was active in the Marine Corps
for 26 years. She loved to host parties and entertain guests and family.
Gary unconditionally; she loved to do anything Gary did. She loved to tap
dance, tend to her rose garden and was an esteemed seamstress. She made all of
her tap dance recital outfits, wedding dresses and anything someone may need
altered. She was very involved with children Ministry and servicemen ministry
in Texas. Sandy flew from Okinawa to the Philippines on a C130 “engine”. She
loved all of her family and traveling with her grandchildren. Sandy was a very
humble person. She always thought of others and helped others before herself.
She was a very selfless person and will be greatly missed by all who knew her
and especially her English Bull dog, Jiggs.
survived by her husband of 55 years, Gary; her only child, Theresa Duchene;
three grandchildren, Ryan Duchene, Steven (Lori) Duchene and Alex Duchene;
three great grandchildren, Alissa Mead, Stella and Serena Duchene; one sister, Jo
Anne Botic; one brother, Richard “Dick” (Judy) Fritz; sister-in-law, Linda
Fritz; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Donny and Ron Fritz and one
sister, Susan (Don) Heinz.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, January 3, 2020, from
9:00 to 10:45 AM at Trinity Baptist Church, 400 E. Johnson Street in Fond du
funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM at the church following the visitation.
Burial will take place in the Oak Center Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.zacherlfuneralhome.com