Nancy A. Heuertz

Nancy A. Heuertz, 53, of Elburn, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Monday, Feb. 16, 2009. She was born Oct. 26, 1955, the daughter of Dean and Laurine (Amfahr) Harms in Aurora.

Nancy grew up in Elburn, was in the Kaneland High School Band and graduated with the class of 1973. She excelled in bookkeeping and computers and spent the majority of her career working with her father at Harms Chevrolet in Elburn. After sharing the business office for several years with her mother, she became the dealership’s business and finance manager.

Nancy found her true love and soul mate in Ron Heuerta, who grew up in the St. Charles area and worked for many years at Gus Ehlers’ Deere dealership in Elburn. They married on April 23, 1982, and resided in the Elburn area throughout their 26-year marriage.

Nancy enthusiastically loved her husband, family, friends and fun. She was a planner and a schemer and showed her personality and love in big ways.

Weekends and vacations were never lost on relaxing; for Nancy, they meant boating, snowmobiling, camping, golf, waterskiing, riding her Harley, traveling and doing those things with as big a group as she could gather. Nancy was sure to organize the details, provide the equipment and toys, and of course, cook and bake with everyone’s favorites in mind.

Nancy’s love for life and others was only matched by that of her husband, Ron, who shared equally in her plans, adventures and giving. Nancy frequently took advantage of everything Post Lake, Wis., the Illinois River and Kentucky Lake had to offer, and her travels never lacked for imagination, with Florida, Hawaii and Cancun among her many destinations.

Nancy lavished attention on her nieces and nephews, and she taught them to love challenges and never miss an opportunity to turn fun into something great. Nancy didn’t just celebrate holidays and events, she made them memorable. She was the force that brought family and friends together and made simple things like planting and carving pumpkins, setting off fireworks, and cutting down Christmas trees special and joyful.

Rex and Molly were among the many pets that shared in Nancy ’s love, and her generosity with her delicious baked goods, casseroles and cookouts was widespread and well known.

She now leaves her husband, Ron; her parents, Dean and Laurine Harms of Elburn; her sister, Carol (Ken) Brooks of Antigo, Wis.; two nephews, Steve Brooks of Pewaukee, Wis. and Ryan Brooks of Menomonie, Wis.; one niece, Laura Brooks of Milwaukee, Wis.; one brother-in-law, Wayne Heuertz and his children, Steve and Stephanie of St. Charles, and a family of friends.

She now joins her husband’s parents, Adolph and Gladys Heuertz, who preceded her in death.

Friends called on Sunday, Feb. 22, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. A mass to celebrate her life was held Monday, Feb. 23, at St. Gall Catholic Church, Elburn. Fr. Karl Ganss, pastor of the church, officiated, and interment followed at St. Gall Cemetery.

A memorial has been established in her name. Checks may be made to the “Nancy Heuertz Memorial ” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn , IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family at the same address or through www.conleycare.com.