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Frances Heins

d. November 28, 2012

Frances Mae (Santelman) Heins, 87, of Austin, Minnesota died Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at St. Mark's Lutheran Home in Austin. She was born January 12, 1925 in Florence Township, Minnesota to George and Elizabeth Santelman. She married Dallas Heins on May 14, 1950 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Frontenac, Minnesota. Frances became a lifelong member of the church's congregation. Dallas preceded her in death on September 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, WI, grandchildren: Micah (Kim) Heins of Rochester, Sarah (Bert) Ouimette of Brimley, MI, Philip (Michelle) Heins of Rapid City, SD, Diana Heins of Mounds View, MN and Dustin Heins of Red Wing, MN, 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. A visitation for Frances Heins will be held at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Austin, 2103 8th St. SW on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 5:00 until 7:00p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 2, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Frontenac, Minnesota at 2:00p.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:

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