Ann Marie (Schultz) Heerey passed away peacefully on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2019, at her home near New Auburn, Wis., surrounded by three generations of family. Ann lost her second, brief battle with ovarian cancer.
Ann was born in Clinton, Iowa, on March 1, 1945, to C. James and Rose Schultz. Ann spent her childhood in Mason City, Iowa. She graduated from Newman High School in Mason City. Ann completed nurse training at St Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Ann’s professional career included roles as a licensed practical nurse, a school cafeteria staff member and an insurance claims processor. Ann lived in the Twin Cities from 1968 to 1997 and then retired to the New Auburn area, where she enjoyed tending her flower gardens, traveling, visiting with friends and volunteering at Lakeview Medical Center. Some of her most joyous moments were those spent with her four grandchildren. Ann had a charitable attitude toward the world and people in it.
Ann will be remembered as a devoted and persevering wife; an unconditionally loving, fiercely supportive and steadfastly available mom and grandma; and a loving and caring sister. Ann’s extended family and friends remember her as wise, courageous and inspiring, and a caring, thoughtful and dependable friend.
Ann is survived by her husband, Jim Heerey; her children and grandchildren, Michelle Heerey (Meley and Lath Akpa), Meredith Heerey and Matt Heerey; daughter-in-law Heather (Hunnel) Heerey (Emma and Sean Heerey); and sisters Mary Beth Schultz and Rose Ann (Schultz) Konkler.
A celebration of Ann’s life is planned for June.