Ruth Arleen Heiny, 92

Article Type: 
Publication Date: 
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Publication Date Is Approx: 
Referenced Places: 

Ruth Arleen Heiny, 92

Ruth A. Heiny, 92 of Austin, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 at Sacred Heart Care Center.

Ruth was born on Feb. 25, 1919, in Austin to Ralph and Nina (Moshier) Warrington. She attended the District 14 county school and graduated from Austin High School. Ruth married Leonard Heiny, Jr. near London, Minn., on July 30, 1938, at the home of her uncle, Joe Magee.

Ruth was a member of the United Methodist Church Women, Royal Neighbors, Cedar City Cemetery Association, Eagles Auxiliary and the Lyle American Legion Auxiliary.

Ruth was a homemaker and farm wife. She was an avid camper and enjoyed fishing and going for boat rides. Ruth liked to bake and she loved spending time with her family.

In retirement, Ruth and Leonard spent 20 winters in Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Leonard, daughter Sharyl Nelson and and grandson Darren Heiny

Ruth is survived by her children: Taryl and Phyllis Heiny, Austin, MN; Gary Heiny and Marcy Warrington, Austin, MN; Linda and Dennis Whalen, Lyle, MN; son-in-law: Eugene Nelson, Austin; 11 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; brother-in-law: Sid Heiny, Austin; sister-in-law: Pat Heiny, Austin; Aunt: Dolly Warrington, Weslaco, Texas; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Honorary casket bearers are Kim Underwood, Kris Baldus, Tiffany Nowak, Wendy Whalen, and Chad Heiny.

Casket bearers will be Dale Heiny, Mark Heiny, Wade Nelson, Dustin Nelson, Lance Whalen and Laurie Vitzhum.