ST. PAUL, Minn.

Dorothy Kozelka Heydinger

June 25, 1917 - Sept. 3, 2006

Dorothy Kozelka Heydinger, 89, was born June 25, 1917, in Chicago, and grew up in Cicero with her parents, John and Mary (nee Kostka) Kozelka, and her brother, Art. She was married to the Rev. Richard B. Heydinger. Dotty died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006, in St. Paul, Minn., 25 years to the day from her husband’s death.

Her spirit lives on in her immediate family, Rick, Beverly, John and Erin Heydinger, and her devoted circle of friends and extended family.

Dotty lived her theology: God bless the whole world: No exceptions. With her dancing eyes and feet, bright smile, unflagging enthusiasm and generous heart, she traveled the world, embracing every living soul she met with love and genuine interest. Dotty worked tirelessly to promote justice for all people, in small ways and large - her motto: keep moving!

Dotty lived in Waukesha from 1968 to 1994, and was an active member of First Presbyterian Church where her husband was the minister. She was also active on many community and synod boards and committees. She continued to serve on the board of Avalon Manor after moving to St. Paul in 1994.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, Women’s Scholarship Fund, 2000 University Ave., Dubuque, IA 52001, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

A celebration of Dotty’s life will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at Dayton Avenue Presbyterian Church, 217 Mackubin St., St. Paul. A reception will follow at the church. For more information or directions, call the church at (651) 227-7389.

What the heart gives away is never gone - it is kept in the hearts of others.