Nancy Ann Bornhoeft was born June 18, 1946, in St. Paul, MN, to Emil and Gerrie (Kreidermacher) Bornhoeft. She grew up on the family farm near Freda, ND. She loved life on the farm (or as she preferred to call it, the ranch). She attended Freda School through 8th grade and graduated from Flasher High School in 1964. Nancy attended Capital Commercial College in Bismarck, ND. She worked as a secretary for many years for Farmer’s Home Administration (Williston & Lamoure, ND) and Investor Diversified Services (Fargo, ND).
In 1966 she met and married Roger Heidinger in Edgeley, ND. In subsequent years they made several moves in pursuit of employment (Jamestown, Kindred, West Fargo) and were living in West Fargo when they purchased and moved to a rural site near Hawley, MN, where Roger eventually established his accounting firm.
In 1979 their only child, Matthew, was born.
In 2005 they sold the rural site to their son and his family and moved into Hawley.
In 2017 they moved to Dilworth, MN to accommodate Nancy’s increasing need of medical care.
Nancy had a love of animals as evidenced by the many cats, dogs, cattle, horses, and even a woodchuck in her life. She was an avid gardener and made many delicious dishes with the produce from her garden. She also enjoyed crafting and many of us cherish the beautiful results of her handiwork.
Nancy is survived by her loving husband, Roger; son, Matt Heidinger; stepson, Kevin (Tracy) Schutt; adopted son, Bob (Gina) Hogue; grandchildren, Madyson and Kaytlin Heidinger, Jessica Scully, Kristin Reynolds, Megan Schutt, and Elizabeth Schutt; siblings, William (Maureen) Bornhoeft and Doris Bornhoeft; former daughter-in-law, Erin Heidinger; and many other loving relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Geraldine.
Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M., followed by the memorial service at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, August 12, 2021, at Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, MN. A livestream of the service will be available on her webpage at www.wrightfuneral.com where a guestbook and video tribute may also be found.
Nancy faced many physical challenges but always relied on her determination and faith to see her through.