September 13,1946 – November 9, 2017
Born in Budapest, Hungary
Resided in Lincoln, NE
Judith “Judi” Heinzmann
Judith (Judi) Heinzmann reached the end of her earthbound road trip on November 9, 2017. She was 71 years young, born on September 13, 1946, in Budapest, Hungary, to Lester and Judith David. The family immigrated to the United States in 1951 and settled in Passaic, NJ. She graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Lodi, NJ.
On December 1, 1965, Anthony Heinzmann walked into her life (or rather into the eye doctor’s office where she was working). After multiple attempts to ignore the young man, she finally allowed him to have a pleasant conversation with her resulting in a first date to be had. After walking her to her car he proclaimed, “I like you and I’m going to marry you.” She laughed. Judi and Tony were married on February 11, 1967, and recently celebrated 50 years of life, laughter and love. She even agreed to move to Lincoln, NE, when Tony was transferred in 1983.
Judi was intelligent, quick witted, and had a killer vocabulary (all that Latin from Catholic school). Definitely someone you would want on your trivia team. She was a knitting guru, crochet artist, coloring book addict, book lover and amazing cook. She could have been Martha Stewart (well if Martha wasn’t Martha Stewart). She welcomed all into her life and home. No one left hungry and always came back to spend time with her. She had an open door policy for her home. If you needed to be part of a family, for any moment, you were more than welcome to join hers.
Judi raised three children of whom she was very proud. A son, Gregory Heinzmann, and daughters, Deborah Heinzmann and Kristen Kotik. She was even happier to be a Grandmother to 6 crazy and fun loving grandkids.
Judi is survived by her husband, Tony Heinzmann; son Greg (Christy) Heinzmann of Lincoln; daughter Debbie Heinzmann and fiance Bill Jones of Milwaukee; daughter Kristy (Mark) Kotik of Lincoln. Grandchildren; Kyle, Joel and Annie Heinzmann, Celeste Dickson, Libby and Maddy Kotik. Furry four-legged child (dog), Dusty. Preceded in death by her parents; Lester and Judy David.
This Erma Bombeck quote sums it up best for Judi. “When I stand before God at the end of may life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say “I used everything you gave me.”
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 18, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 7900 Trendwood Drive with Monsignor Liam Barr officiating. All who knew her are welcome to attend.
Memorials are requested to be given to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
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