Heft, JoAnne P., Saginaw, Michigan


Passed away on Monday, June 30, 2014, at Covenant Emergency Care Center. Age 75 years. JoAnne P. Fessler was born on May 10, 1939, in Saginaw to the late Leonard and Angela (Manogors) Fessler. She was married to Maynard L. Heft on October 17, 1958, in Saginaw. He predeceased her on November 15, 2004. Surviving are seven children and their spouses, Melody C. (Phillip) Farquer, Lester S. Heft, Leonard J. Heft, Maynard G. (Melissa) Heft, Tammy A. (Jeff) Allen, Angela A. (Adam) Kinville, and Edward E. Heft; 25 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Oldeck; one aunt, Thersa Camp, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by granddaughter, Pricilla Heft, a brother, Jimmy Fessler, one sister Thersa Butüm, and a brother-in-law, Robert G. Heft. Funeral service will take place on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Wakeman Funeral Home, Inc., 1218 N. Michigan Ave. The Rev. Fr. Joseph Schabel will officiate with entombment in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the Wakeman Funeral Home, Inc. on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be given to Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter, 25200 Telegraph Road, Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48033. Memories and sympathies of JoAnne may be shared with the family on her memorial website at WakemanFuneralHome.com.