Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
Mrs. Mary Louise Heitkamp Sudhoff, age 86, of Madison, Indiana entered this life on January 2, 1931 in Chickasaw, Ohio, she was the loving daughter of Anthony and Rose FullenKamp Heitkamp.
She was raised in the Chickasaw community and graduated from St. John School and later from insurance school. On June 16 1956 she was united in marriage to Paul William Sudhoff at the Precious Blood Catholic Church in Chickasaw, Ohio. This happy union of 61 years was blessed with four sons, Steven, Douglas, Brian and Scott.
The family resided for a time in Englewood, Ohio and in 1962 moved to Columbus, Indiana and in 1972 to Madison. She worked early in life for Celina Insurance in Celina, Ohio and then for Madison Bank and Trust Company (National City) selling auto and property casualty insurance, retiring after 20 years.
She was a faithful member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church and served on the Ladies Organization and the Funeral Committee. She served as the record keeper for the St. Vincent de Paul Society for 20 years. She enjoyed singing and was a member for many years of the St. Patrick Choir. Mary enjoyed reading, traveling, needlework and most of all being with her family. She was a devoted wife, loving mom and grandma.
Mary died on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at 8:35 p.m. at the River Terrace Health Campus in Madison, Indiana.
Mary will be missed by her loving husband of 61 years, Paul William Sudhoff of Madison, Indiana; her loving sons, Steven Sudhoff and his wife, Betsy of Warsaw, Indiana, Douglas Sudhoff and his wife, Kay of Van Buren, Arkansas, Scott Sudhoff and his wife, Julie of West Lafayette, Indiana; her loving grandchildren, Katie (Jared), Mark (Rachel), Matthew, Emily and Samantha; her adoring great grandchildren, Jathnielle, Adilyn, Levi, Lyla and Paislee; her loving sisters, Verlanda Heitkamp Wenning of Coldwater, Ohio, Rose Heitkamp Lehman of Dayton, Ohio; her loving brothers, Eugene Heitkamp of Chickasaw, Ohio, Arnold Heitkamp of New Bremen, Ohio, Gilbert Heitkamp and his wife, Marilyn of Troy, Ohio; three of her sisters in law and brothers in laws, Merelda Fleck of Celina, Ohio, Mary Agnes Knapke of Coldwater, Ohio, Ray Sudhoff and his wife, Margie of Fort Recovery, Ohio; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her father, Anthony Heitkamp, her mother, Rose FullenKamp Heitkamp, her son, Brian Sudhoff, died February 29, 1964, her sisters, Annette Heitkamp Haley and Celesta Heitkamp Staugler, and her brothers, Ernest Heitkamp and Kenneth Heitkamp.
Funeral Mass will be conducted Friday, October 6, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., by Father Christopher A. Craig at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 413 East Second Street in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the St. Patrick Cemetery, 305 West State Street in Madison, Indiana.
Friends may call Thursday from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana.
The Rosary will be prayed on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of Shawe and Pope John or the Steeple for the People or a Mass. Cards are available at the funeral home and the church.
Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.