Claudia “Cathy” Heitmann

Claudia “Cathy” Heitmann

November 7, 1945 – September 8, 2019

Preceded in death by parents, Pauline and Harry Cochell; brothers, Milton and Winston.  Survived by husband, Melvin J. Heitmann; daughters, Lisa Fox (Peter) and Jodie Heitmann; five grandchildren; sister, Jean Dier; sisters-in-law, Charlene Cochell and Dorothy Gettman (Ken); many nieces and nephews, cousins, and wonderful friends.

The family will receive friends on Friday, September 13th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel.  SERVICES: Saturday, September 14th at 10am at the West Center Chapel.  Interment: Mount Hope Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Presbyterian Church of the Master, 10710 Corby St., Omaha 68164.



  • Mary A. Hansen Posted September 10, 2019 8:53 am

    My sympathy to Cathy’s family. She was a beautiful person. She is with God and is at peace.

  • Jodie Heitmann Posted September 10, 2019 3:13 pm

    Mom, I love you. You lived a beautiful life with purpose and meaning. You lived your children and grandchildren whole heatedly. See you soon!

    • Janae (Cloudt) Svagera Posted September 10, 2019 3:45 pm

      Jodie, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I have many fond memories of our summer field trips that she would plan. That was always the best part of my summers as a kid. You and her would always include me in your Birthday parties. I always loved going to your house, it was always decorated nicely and she made it so homey. Our Moms were always there for each other thru their cancer battles. I am so sorry and so sad she is gone. I hope the many fond memories she created will give you peace at this time. Love, Janae

  • Class of 1963 Lincoln High School Posted September 10, 2019 4:48 pm

    Cathy was a dear sweet friend. Our most sincere sympathy to her beloved family.. From all her friends at LHS

  • Kimberly Joyce Posted September 11, 2019 7:58 am

    Dear Heitmann family,

    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet wife and mother. I worked with her for many years when she came to BoysTown. She was always a joy to work with and spoke so proudly of her family.
    Prayers for your family during this time of loss.
    Kim Joyce

  • Bob and Linda Jensen Posted September 11, 2019 12:47 pm

    Dear Mel and family,

    So sorry to hear about Cathy’s passing, prayers for all during this hard time .

  • Connie Wickham Posted September 12, 2019 5:49 am

    Dear Mel and Family,
    Matt and I are so sorry for your loss. Cathy was such a kind, caring woman. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Matt and Connie Wickham, PCM

  • Marilyn and Ron Lehenbauer Posted September 12, 2019 9:45 am

    Dear Mel,Lisa and Jody,

    We were saddened to hear of Cathy’s death..She will be missed so much for her love of her family’ May the love of those around you,help you through the days ahead. She is now at peace with Jesus..May God keep you in his care..


  • Phil and Marilyn Lorenzen Posted September 12, 2019 7:08 pm

    Dear Mel and family
    We were so very sorry to read Cathy’s obituary. I know Cathy fought a long battle. She was such a special soft spoken lady. I have fond memories of time spent with Cathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. We’re so sorry that we will be out of town and unable to attend either her visitation or memorial service. Prayers…Phil and Marilyn Lorenzen

  • Kathy Petersen – PCM Posted September 13, 2019 2:55 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Cathy was always so nice. Even through all her battles, she was always inquiring how I was doing after she learned of my health issue several years ago. Such a sweet lady.

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