obit: Mary Theresa Wanja Heine
Last rites for Mrs. Mary Theresa Heine, who died Mar. 24 (Good Friday), her 88th birthday, were held at Untermeyer Funeral home Monday, with continued services in St. Mary's Catholic church in Nada. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery. Mrs. Heine's grandson, Rev. Clarence Leopold, officiated. Rosary was said in the funeral home Sunday evening by Rev. Thomas Collins.
Mrs. Heine died in Columbus Convalescent home. She had lived in homes for the past several years. She lived in Nada for 46 years and afterwards lived with her son, Leo Heine and family in Weimar before moving to a rest home. Her husband, Paul Heine, died in 1913.
Mrs. Heine was born in Austria March 24, 1879, daughter of Anton and Magdalena Wanja. She came to this country when she was 13.
She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. A. C. Leopold and Mrs. John Popp of Nada, the son in Weimar, 26 grandchildren, 82 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers, Joe Wanja of Columbus and Frank Wanja of Weimar. A son, A. C. Heine of Columbus and a daughter, Mrs. Frank Popp of Nada, died earlier.
Pallbearers were her grandsons: Raymond Heine, Herman Popp, Frank Popp Jr., Edgar Cranek, Arthur Leopold Jr. and Fred Leopold.
Colorado County Citizen, March 30, 1967
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis