Frances Mae Heins, 87, Austin

Published 10:23 am Friday, November 30, 2012

Frances Mae (Santelman) Heins, 87, of Austin, Minn., died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home in Austin.

Frances Mae Heins

Frances was born Jan. 12, 1925, in Florence Township, Minn., to George and Elizabeth Santelman. She married Dallas Heins on May 14, 1950, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Frontenac, Minn. Frances became a lifelong member of the church’s congregation. Dallas preceded her in death on Sept. 1, 2006.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter Christina; six brothers and sisters, Marcel Santelman, Florence Grimm, Beulah Santelman, Elizabeth “Betty” Heins, George Santelman and Irene Rieck. Frances is survived by her son, Dan (Karen) Heins of Austin; Brian Heins of Ellsworth, Wis.; grandchildren, Micah (Kim) Heins of Rochester, Minn., Sarah (Bert) Ouimette of Brimley, Mich., Philip (Michelle) Heins of Rapid City, S.D., Diana Heins of Mounds View, Minn., and Dustin Heins of Red Wing, Minn.; great-granddaughters Abigail Heins of Rochester and Jaelynn Heins of Red Wing; brother-in-law Donald Heins of Red Wing; and sister-in-law Shirley Perkins of Red Wing; and nieces and nephews.

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A visitation for Frances Heins will be held at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Austin on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Frontenac at 2 p.m. with visitation at the church one hour prior to services. Interment will follow at Frontenac Cemetery. Mayer Funeral Home of Austin is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left on line at: