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Patricia R. Heinkel

February 20, 1933 ~ July 28, 2020 (age 87)

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Patricia R. Heinkel, age 87, of Hayward, WI passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Water’s Edge Care Center in Hayward. 

Patricia Ruth Kavanagh was born February 20, 1933 in Hayward, WI the daughter of Arthur and Caliste (Deverell) Kavanagh.  She was raised in Hayward and graduated from Hayward High School in 1951.  Patricia started her working career as a legal secretary and worked for several attorney offices in Hayward.  On April 18, 1959 Patricia was joined in marriage to Allen R. Heinkel at the Congregational Church in Hayward.  When she left her work for the attorney offices she then worked as a secretary for United Methodist Church and First Congregational Church, both in Hayward.  Patricia and Allen enjoyed traveling in their motor home and attending Shriners events.  They would spend their winters in Padre Island, TX and Fort Myers, FL.  She was also a member of the Eastern Star where she served as secretary and earned the Brightest Star of the Year in 1999.

Patricia is survived by her husband of 61 years, Allen; two children, Kathy Heinkel of Hayward, WI, Brad (Jill) Heinkel of Green Bay, WI; two granddaughters, Danielle of Eugene, OR, Billie Jo of Hayward; grandson, Justin of Madison; one great grandson, Hunter of Hayward; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A public visitation will be held for Patricia from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 3rd, at Hayward Funeral Home.  Funeral services for Patricia will be held for close family and friends at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4th, at Hayward United Methodist Church with a viewing an hour before the service.  Pastor Cathy Hamblin will officiate.  The family is requesting that masks be worn for the safety of those gathering.  Seating will be limited in the church also due to the health issues.  Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Hayward, WI.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Water’s Edge Care Center at 11040N State Road 77, Hayward, WI 54843, or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 215 Radio Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125.

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August 3, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hayward Funeral Home
15571W County Highway B
Hayward, WI 54843

Funeral Service
August 4, 2020

3:00 PM
Hayward United Methodist Church
10285N Olker Road
Hayward, WI 54843

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