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Joan (Murphy) Heftrig

August 21, 1934 ~ February 23, 2020 (age 85)


Joan Heftrig, 85, of Harvard passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2020, at Javon Bae Hospital- Riverside, Rockford, IL.

She was born August 21, 1934, in Chicago, IL to Joseph and Estelle (Rinaldi) Murphy. Prior to retirement, she worked as an office administrator for many years. Joan enjoyed gardening and watching Fox News. Her passion was spending time with her family.

Joan married the love of her life Raymond Heftrig on October 2, 1954, in Chicago, IL.

Survivors include her spouse Raymond; children Vicki Pietrzak, Kim Heftrig, Kathi (Dennis) Phillips, Jill Heftrig, and Michael (Suzanne) Heftrig; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one brother Raymond Schmitz.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandson Tyler.

Per Joan’s wishes, she will be cremated with a Celebration of her life at a later date.

Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home entrusted in the arrangements.

Family and friends may sign the online guest book at www.saundersmcfarlin.net.

For more information, call Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home at 815-943-5400.

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