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Cathy Heinzen, 1935-2020

Alice K. “Cathy” Heinzen, 85, of Lake Wales passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 at AdventHealth Lake Wales.

She was born February 21, 1935 in New York City, NY to the late Daniel and Edith Sheehan; she came here 13 years ago from South Florida. She was the retired owner/operator of Black Knight Restaurant in New Paltz, NY and a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Lake Wales. She enjoyed puzzles, watching TV Land channel and MASH, and spending time with her family.

Cathy was preceded in death by her husband, William O. Heizen in 2009; daughter, Catherine Nix in 2007; and stepson, William F. “Billy” Heinzen in 1993. Survivors include her daughter, Donna Baldwin of Lake Wales; brother, Daniel J. Sheehan II of Newburg, NY; four grandchildren, William “Bill” Stewart (Valerie), Cory Nix (Catherine Carlock), Stephen Nix (Laura) and Lauren Anhalt (Adam); and five great-grandchildren, Grace Stewart, Reese Stewart, Catie Ivey, Caraline Nix and Emery Anhalt.

Memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Lake Wales. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling arrangements.


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