Marilyn Heinzman

Marilyn C. Heinzman passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, June 8, 2019.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1800 S. 84th St., in Lincoln. Interment will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday in Lincoln Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at

Marilyn was born in Hildreth to George and Grace Tjaden in 1938. She married Robert H. Heinzman in 1953 at Kearney, moving to Grand Island and settling in Lincoln in 1962. Born to Marilyn and Bob were six children: Roberta, Randy, David, Kathy, Kent and Russell.

After Kathy’s death in 1997, Marilyn’s two grandsons, Josh Breeden and Jay Gilmore, were welcomed into the family’s home.

Marilyn worked at a number of businesses in Lincoln, the longest being Square D, from which she retired in 1997, to raise her grandsons. She loved serving in church children ministries and was a constant companion and partner with her husband, Bob, for 66 years.

Marilyn’s life at times was difficult, but it developed in her character and compassion for anyone who was lost or alone. A life of caring and service endeared her to her family and friends. Her going home has left a void that will not be filled.

She is survived by her husband, Robert; daughter, Roberta; sons, Randy, David, Kent, Russell, Josh and Jay; sister, Teresa; brother, Terry; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, George and Grace Tjaden; her stepfather, Earl Anderson; sisters, Romaine and Barbara; brother, Wesley; and daughter, Kathy.

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