Obit: Marilyn Heinrich


Marilyn K. Heinrich, 86, of Davenport, formerly of Wilton, died on Monday, April 15, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.

A short service of interment will be held on Thursday, April 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Wilton. A luncheon celebrating Marilyn’s life will follow in the church fellowship hall.

Inurnment will be in Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to in her memory.

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Marilyn was born in Lawton, Oklahoma on Oct. 3, 1932 to Clarence and Norma (Bangert) Korthaus.

Marilyn married Willie E. Heinrich on Jan. 3, 1951 in Durant. He preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 2001.

She worked in various occupations and in later years volunteered at Ridgecrest and the Wilton Retirement Community.

She enjoyed bowling, walking and dancing.

Marilyn is survived by her daughters: Faye Heinrich of Iowa City, Linda Nieman of Muscatine, Teresa (Ryan) Reasoner of Rochester, Indiana and Kathy (Sam) Cooper of Lexington, South Carolina; sons: Keith “Butch” Heinrich of Macomb, Illinois and Nick (Jeannie) Heinrich of Aledo, Illinois; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great great-granddaughter and her sister Emogene Sorgenfrey of Durant.

She was preceded in death by her husband, grandson Marcus Nieman, granddaughter Vania Hedden, sister Joyce Foy and brothers, Tom and Kenneth Korthaus.