Joan C. Heizer, 84


Joan C. Heizer, 84, of Bethalto, formerly of Bunker Hill, died on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at 6:03 a.m. at Alton Memorial Hospital.

Visitation will be held Saturday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Staunton. Funeral Mass will follow, beginning at 12 p.m. at the church with Father George Radosevich officiating. Graveside services will be conducted Saturday, July 3, beginning at 3 p.m. at St. Barbara’s Cemetery in Okawville. Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill is assisting the family.

Mrs. Heizer was born Oct. 24, 1936, in Trenton, to Joseph and Mary (Usselmann) Horenkamp. She married Frank Trost, and he preceded her in death. She then married Robert Heizer, and he preceded her in death.

During her career, she was employed as a business accounting manager for Bruckert’s Chevrolet in Bunker Hill and retired from Albrecht-Hamlin Chevrolet in Wood River.

Mrs. Heizer served on the General Motors Business Acounting Manager’s Board for three years, from 1994 to 1996, and served as treasurer for the city of Bunker Hill, from 1988 to 1992. She was active in the Litchfield Deanery, where she was secretary, and later served on the Springfield Diocesan Board.

She was a member of the Red Hat Society and St. Michael’s Ladies. Her delight was her family.

Mrs. Heizer is survived by her sons, Frank (Barbara) Trost of Bethalto and Joseph (Dianna) Trost of Springfield; and grandchildren, Megan (spouse Nathan) Henrichs and Frank Trost.

In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Antionette Horenkamp and Verena Bidenbach.

Memorials may be directed to Masses or the American Legion in Bunker Hill.

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