Donna Joanne Price (1922-2011)

Donna Joanne Price Heinz
Donna Heinz
Born:22 Oct 1922 Lansing, Michigan
Died:15 Feb 2011 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Father:Donald Arthur Price
Mother:Dorothy Andrus Crane
Siblings:Donna Joanne Price
Patricia Ellen Price
Baby girl Price
James Douglas Price
Dorothy Elaine Price
Married:13 Jun 1941 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Spouse:Leslie Eugene Heinz
Children:Joanne Marie Heinz
Donald Leslie Heinz
Katherine Eileen Heinz
Debra Elizabeth Heinz

Stone Funeral Home, Thursday, February 17, 2011:

Donna J. Heinz
(October 22, 1922 - February 15, 2011)

Donna Joanne Price Heinz, 88, of Harbor Springs passed away Feb. 15, 2011 at Bay Bluffs Medical Care Facility.

A funeral service will take place on Tues. Feb. 22nd at 11:00 AM at Schiller Funeral Home in Harbor Springs. Interment will take place in the spring at Lakeview Cemetery.

Donna was born Oct. 22, 1922 in Lansing, Mi. to Donald Arthur and Dorothy Andrus (Crane) Price. She moved to Harbor Springs with her family in 1933 and has made her home here since.

On June 13, 1941 she married Leslie Eugene Heinz and they made their home in Harbor Springs and have lived at their Lake St. home since 1949.

Donna was a gifted musician and artist, singing in the First Presbyterian Church choir for almost 50 years as well as the bell choir and Sweet Adeline barber shop quartet. She was an active Harbor Springs schools sports booster for many years. She enjoyed bowling on a local league and was also on a womens golf league. Donna was active in the University Club for over 30 years.

Les and Donna had four children Joanne Marie Howse now deceased, Donald Leslie and his wife Vickie of Harbor Springs, Katherine Eileen Brown and her husband A. Jeff of Arlinton, WA. and Debra Elizabeth Timpani and her husband Sal of Henrietta, NY. Donna was blessed with 24 grandchildren, 69 great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren.
Along with her husband Les and daughter Joanne she was preceded in death by 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Donna had many friends and family members who have greatly benefited from her kindness and caring and they will miss her everyday. The family recommends donations to Bay Bluffs Medical Care Facility or the Alzheimer’s Association.


*Personal knowledge of Dorothy Andrus Crane.

*Darby Lee Howse Robison, Personal knowledge of: I Love & Miss you Grandma!

*Birth Announcement: [[Image:Donna Price's birth announcement.jpg|thumb|center|200 px]]

*1930 Federal Census, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Ward 10, 3 April 1930, Sunset, La Vita Terrace #1513, Dwelling #73, Family #87:
     Price, Donald
             , Donna, daughter, female, white, 7, single, MI, OH, NY

*Marriage Announcement: [[Image:Donna, wed announce.jpg|thumb|center|200 px]]

*Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
     Heinz, Leslie & Price, Donna
     Date of Marriage: 6/13/1941
     Liber: 5
     Folio: 60

*Petoskey News Review, Tuesday, 1 Oct 1974, front page, Obituary: Heinz, Leslie Eugene

*The Daily Herald, Provo, Utah, Sunday, 5 Mar 2006, Obituary: Howse, Christina Shell

*Petoskey News-Review, Thursday, 20 Apr 2006, Obituary: Howse, Joanne Marie Heinz

*Brown, Katherine E. Heinz. Heinz.ged, 31 Mar 2008
     Donna Joanne Price Heinz stood about 5'3" and was a petite and beautiful bride. Mom and Dad were married on the same day that Mom graduated- Friday the 13th of June. They walked under a ladder, in front of a black cat, broke a mirror and a number of other things to dispel the thought of being supersticious. We have a wonderful cartoon made by my mother's maternal aunt depicting the wedding time in her family.( See cartoon by Gladys Crane Houser)  Mom has had to live alone since Dad died. On this date ( May 1995) she lives alone in the home they moved into one month before I was born (Dec. 1949). Mom lived with her parents while dad was in the service. Joanne was 2 years old when Dad came home and Don was a little baby. Dad learned of Don's birth while he was on board ship. Don looks and acts so much like dad, it is fun to visit him, because he makes me think of my dad. Mom was always busy with community activities. A very social person. She taught herself to play the piano and had a terrific voice that could range from nearly bass to high soprano. She loves music and though her voice doesn't do well anymore for long choir singing, she sang for over 40-50 years in the Harbor Springs Presbyterian choir. She loves the outdoors and is still a very dramatic person. She loved being in plays, which she came by naturally.  She was on a bowling league for years until arthritis became too bothersome. She also golfed with dad and then for many years on a women's league. Mom is still alive (May 1995) as is her mother. Grandma Price is 93 years old this year. Mom's address as of 1995 is
      Donna Heinz
      202 East Lake Street Harbor Springs, Mich. 49740

*Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
     Heinz, Donna Joanne
     Date of Death: 2/15/2011
     Liber: 2011
     Folio: 067
     Place of Death: Harbor Springs, MI

*Burial: Greenwood Cemetery Index, Petoskey, Michigan:
     Heinz, Donna J. (Price)
     Age: 88
     Born: 10/22/1922
     Died: 2/15/2011
     Burial: 0/0/0000
     Cemetery: Lakeview, Harbor Springs
     Obituary: on file PNR - 02/21/2011

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