Mary Therese Heiberger |

Mary Therese Heiberger

A funeral mass was held Thursday, October 8, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the Callahan-Edfast Chapel in Grand Junction, Colorado ,for Mary Therese Heiberger; Father Donald Malin officiated. She was laid to rest at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado at 1:00 p.m. in Grand Junction, Colorado, with Callahan-Edfast Mortuary in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers were David Heiberger, Steve Heiberger, Jon Heiberger and Christopher Heiberger.

Mary Heiberger, daughter of Felix and Elizabeth Donelan, was born in Montrose, South Dakota, on June 12, 1934. Mary grew up in Montrose, South Dakota, and graduated from Montrose High School. She served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict.

She married Stephen Vincent Heiberger on July 30, 1956, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Montrose, South Dakota. She worked at Colton’s Mayflower Moving and Storage in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Grand Junction, Colorado.

Mary died on October 4, 2015, at Mantey Heights Care Center in Grand Junction, Colorado, having attained the age of 81. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen V. Heiberger; her parents; two brothers, Bernard “Doc” Donelan and Merle Donelan of Montrose, South Dakota; two sisters, Joan Donelan, and Sister Agnes Marie Donelan of Aberdeen, South Dakota.

Mary enjoyed painting, doing puzzles and was an avid reader, family geneologist but most of all enjoyed spending time with her family.

Grateful for having shared her life are her three sons, David Heiberger and Jon Heiberger of Glenwood Springs, Colorado; Steve Heiberger of San Diego, California; two daughters, Cheryl Heiberger and Mary Celeste Heiberger of Glenwood Springs, Colorado; grandson, Christopher Heiberger of New Castle, Colorado, and granddaughter, Sarah Therese Heiberger of San Diego, California; two great-grandsons, Steven and Wyatt; two brothers, Larry (Patty) Donelan of Ft. Pierre, South Dakota, and Michael (Judy) Donelan of Montrose, South Dakota; two sisters, Mary Darlene (Clem) Steinauer of Tecumsah, Nebraska, and Roni “Jean” Donelan of Los Angeles, California; brothers-in-law, Charles Mulloy of Timber Lake, South Dakota, and Dean Erickson of Salem, South Dakota; sisters-in-law, Audrey Meyers of Silt, Colorado; Mille Heiberger of Salem, South Dakota, and Helen Heiberger of Salem, South Dakota; Mary Jane Donelan of Montrose, South Dakota, and many loving nieces and nephews.

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