Kathie Sue Heinzelman

March 15, 1948 - March 12, 2019
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Kathie Sue Heinzelman

3/15/1948 – 3/12/2019

Kathie Sue Heinzelman, 70, Corona De Tucson, passed away March 12, 2019 at 1:05am in Peppi’s Hospice House, Tucson, AZ, after a 6-year bout with Cancer.

Mrs. Heinzelman was a 1966 graduate of Clinton Central High School in Michigantown, IN. She retired from the Federal Government in 2017 after 35 years of service as an Executive Secretary. She was a member of Vintage Church in Tucson, AZ. Mrs. Heinzelman gave her life to the Lord in 1957 at the age of 9 years old. Mrs. Heinzelman enjoyed reading, cross stitch, playing euchre, and being around family and friends.

She was born March 15, 1948 to Tom and Louise (Peters) Johnson. She married Russell Heinzelman on September 22, 1967 at Union Baptist Church, Forest, IN.

Survivors include Spouse, Russell Heinzelman of Corona De Tucson, two sons, James B. Heinzelman of Bayfield, Colo., and Luke A. Heinzelman of Marana, AZ, one Daughter-in-law Crystal L. Heinzelman of Marana, AZ, one daughter Rachel S. Heinrich of Tucson, AZ, two brothers, Thomas Johnson of Cortez, Colo., and Caspar Johnson of Forest, IN, one sister Nancy Campbell of Logansport, IN, and three grandchildren. Mrs. Heinzelman would like to thank Ron and Stephanie Olsen of Corna De Tucson and John and Izzy Wilson of Sahuarita, AZ, for all the care and assistance given in her final months.

Services will be at 11:00am Wednesday, March 19th with a Viewing from 4pm – 6pm on Tuesday, March 18th, at Marana Cemetery, 12146 W. Barnett Road, Marana, AZ, 85653 with Pastor Joe Kline officiating.


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Born: March 15, 1948
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Edward and Kim Pearson posted on 3/20/19

Praying for your family in the loss of Kathy. She is a faithful lady with much joy and will be missed.


Margaret Bowman posted on 3/20/19

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Jackie & Jay Miller posted on 3/19/19

We always enjoyed spending time with Kathy, Russ, and the boys. Kendra will always have fond memories of dancing to Dd& the Farohs with Kathy. We were so sorry to hear that Kathy got sick. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you guys. We will always have fond memories of Kathy and Russ get togethers, especially on Beckett’s Mountain. We’re thankful that Barb introduced us and that her friends became ours. Peace be with you.


Jason Sheroan posted on 3/18/19

Caspar is one of my dearest friends. I don't believe I ever had the privilege of meeting Kathie, but I have met Tom & Nancy. My heart goes out to your entire family with deepest sympathy. As hard as this is, try to take comfort in knowing that she is now perfect and in eternal paradise. God Bless.


Deborah Beebe posted on 3/17/19

I did not know Kathie, but know her family. I rejoice that she has gone where there is no pain or tears. I also mourn with those left here without her presence in their lives. Loving prayers for all.


Rigo & Tara Arce posted on 3/17/19

Luke, Crystal and Family.... Our deepest sympathies and prayers for you all!! We trust that the Lord will comfort you and give you strength through this time. May you experience the Joy and Peace knowing your Mom is in the presence of The Lord!! And may reflecting on the many memories of her life bring you happiness and a smile on your hearts!! She was a Fabulous woman- blessing everyone she met with her kind and loving soul!! She was and will always be an ENCOURAGEMENT to us! Charming and Beautiful in every way. We feel privileged to know her and look forward to seeing her again!! All our Love! Rigo & Tara Arce....


Caspar posted on 3/17/19

Your cancer is cured and you have arrived home and you’re missed here by your family and friends. The light of our Savior shined in you. Until we meet again: luv you!


Lorie Vakoc posted on 3/15/19

We are all thinking about you and lifting you all up in prayer! Happy Birthday to Kathie in Heaven today. We were so blessed to know her. She was an integral part of the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System/family. There were many times over the past years that I would call to see if Kathie could come over to assist in the Directors Office. She was well respected, and such a consummate professional that she was always sought after. I'll remember her for her positive attitude, hard work ethic and her heart. She was truly an inspiration to all that knew her here! She had a great heart for our Veterans and in the service to the Federal Service. Our thoughts are with you as you honor her memory next week - there will be a few of us there from the Directors Office! We look forward to meeting the family that she always bragged about! Please let us know if there's anything that we can do!


Luke H. posted on 3/15/19

Mom I love you so very much. Happy Birthday!! I know you are in Heaven looking over me now.