Mary Joyce Heitkamp, 72, of Minster, died at 2:05 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
She was born on Nov. 24, 1939, in Minster, to Alfred and Leona (Vallo) Friemering, and they preceded her in death.
On July 9, 1959, in Minster, she married Frank F. Heitkamp, and he survives in Minster.
She is also survived by her children, Sheila (Tim) Fisher of Minster, Kurt Heitkamp of Charleston, S.C., Lori Heitkamp (Randy Brown) of Sidney, Julie (Bob) Barlage of Russia, Frank (Allison) Heitkamp of Minster and Bruce (Amanda) Heitkamp of Charleston, S.C.; 16 grandchildren; two sisters; six in-laws.
She was preceded in death by six in-laws.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Augustine Catholic Church, with the Rev. Rick Nieberding officiating.
Burial will take place in St. Augustine Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster.
The family requests memorials be made to the Minster Area Life Squad.
Condolences may be made at Hogenkampfh.com.