Agnes Mezger

    Agnes Charlotte Hulda Mezger's obituary appeared in the Utica (MI) Sentinel, Vol. 86, No. 19, p. 1 (Dec. 1961):

Lutherans Lose Untiring Worker in the Faith

    "Mrs. Louis (Agnes) Heinecke was called home through death early Friday morning following a short illness in St. Joseph's Hospital in Mt. Clemens at the age of 69 years.
    Besides her family Mrs. Heinecke will be mourned by countless men, women and children who have known her through the years as a faithful worker beside her husband, the late
Rev. Louis G. Heinecke; a leader in Trinity's Aid Society and an untiring worker for the Lutheran Missionary League; Children's Friend Society, Institute for the Deaf, and the Valparaiso Guild. She continued her membership in the Rotary Anns even after the death of her husband on December 28, 1959.
    Mrs. Heinecke was born October 14, 1892 in St. Louis, Mo. to the late Mr. and Mrs.
George Mezger. There she met and married Rev. Heinecke on May 10, 1915. Following pastorates in several Michigan communities the couple came to Trinity, Utica, in 1937 where he served for 22 years.
    A devoted mother and grandmother she is survived by three sons, Walter and Godfrey of Utica; Rev. Paul, Detroit; four daughters, Mrs. Lois Huggins, Pasadena, California; Mrs. Elyse Reynolds, Valparaiso, Indiana; Mrs. Margaret Eickoff, Boston, Massachusetts and Mrs.
Rhoda Pattison, Los Angeles, California; two sisters, Mrs. Haide Mundinger, Sebawaing, Michigan and Mrs. Martha Woxen, Huntington, N.Y., brother, Walter in California, and sixteen grandchildren.
    Services under the direction of the Milliken Funeral Home took place Monday afternoon at Trinity Lutheran Church, where she lay in state from noon until the hour of service at 1 o'clock. Pastors W.L. Biesenthal and Norman Streufert officiated and burial was in Glen Eden Cemetery.
    In respect for Mrs. Heinecke, Trinity School was closed on Monday."