Marlene Heinz

Memorial Service

1:00 pm
Saturday, December 29, 2018
215 South School Street
Lodi, California, United States

Obituary of Marlene Ann Heinz

Marlene Ann Heinz of Lodi, CA passed away suddenly on November 10th, 2018. She was born June 15, 1936 in Lodi, CA to Walter and Elsie (Tardel) Jacobsen. Her formative years were spent in Lodi. In 1951, she met her future husband, Duane Heinz, at a Methodist Youth Fellowship Event in Lodi. Following graduation from Lodi High School, Marlene attended San Jose State University and earned her teaching degree. In 1958, following his service in the Army, Duane and Marlene married on June 14th in Reno, NV. Duane and Marlene lived in several areas of California, but ultimately came back to Lodi to retire in 2001. Marlene always had a passion for sewing, jewelry design and fiber arts. Over the next 20 years she enjoyed creating unique clothing and innovative accessories for her personal use and enjoyment. Her techniques won several awards and were featured in the magazine "Threads" and in several books. She developed techniques and won several awards for her more intricate designs. Marlene’s other lifelong passion was travel, which she enjoyed with her sister, Nancy. She traveled the world several times a year to discover trinkets for her jewelry designs, local textiles and fabrics. Marlene is survived by her children; Jon Heinz of Lodi, CA, Jonelle (Richard) Tannahill of Loomis, CA; Three grandchildren; Jenna (Smokey) Strain of Laramie, WY, Makay Butz of Atascadero, CA and Kelsey (Jeremy McCormick) Norton of Palm Desert, CA; seven great-grandchildren; Beau, Kiera and Everett of Atascadero, CA, Wyatt and Kaleb of Laramie, WY and Journey and Everly of Palm Desert, CA. As well as a sister, Nancy Hogstrom of San Diego, CA and two nephews: Brain (Janet) Hogstrom of San Diego, CA and Dana Jacobsen of San Jose, CA. Marlene is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Duane Heinz, and her brother, Don Jacobsen. The family will host a small Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, December 29th at 1:00 at Rocha’s Chapel 215 School Street, Lodi. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to PALS - People Assisting Lodi Animal Shelter (1405 W Kettleman Ln. Lodi, CA). We want to thank all the friends whom have enriched her life. She always had a smile and enjoyed so many things. Marlene Ann Jacobsen June 15 1936 - November 10 2018 Wanderlust - Creative - Generous
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