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Sister Betty Ann (Angela) Heegeman, O.P.

March 29, 1942 - October 30, 2021
Racine, WI


Private Remembering Service

Thursday, November 4, 2021
2:30 PM CDT
Siena Center Chapel
5635 Erie Street
Racine, WI 53402

Followed by a private Mass of Christian Burial at 4:00 p.m.


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Racine Dominican Mission Fund
5635 Erie Street
Racine, WI 53402

Life Story / Obituary


Sister Betty Ann Heegeman, O.P., 79, passed away at Ascension All Saints Hospital Racine, WI on Saturday October 30, 2021.

Betty Ann was born March 29, 1942 to Lawrence A. and Gladys (nee: Hove) Heegeman in Appleton, WI. On September 11, 1960 she joined the Racine Dominicans and at her reception in 1961 she was given the religious name Sister Angela. She professed her first vows in 1963 and her final vows in 1969. In 1968 she returned to using her baptismal name, Betty Ann.

Sister Betty Ann spent many years in service to others as a teacher and principal. She began her ministry in 1965 at St. Rita, WI. Other places in Wisconsin where she served were St. Mary, Kenosha; St. John, Little Chute; the Chilton Catholic School System, Chilton and SS Peter and Paul, Keil. From 2000 to 2009 she worked as an Advocate for Sisters in Skilled Care. She then did volunteer work in the Senior Companion Program, Bethany Apartments and the HOPES Center. She also served in Michigan. She loved to play cards and her card playing friends will miss her. After moving to Siena Center in 2015 she continued her volunteer work.

Sister Betty Ann is survived by the Racine Dominican Sisters and Associates; her sister Carol Marquardt; nieces and nephews; and friends. She was predeceased by her parents; her brother Lawrence W., her aunt Sister Angela Heegeman, O.P. and her brother-in-law Bill Marquardt.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions a private Remembering Service at 2:30 p.m. followed by a private Mass of Christian Burial at 4:00 p.m. will be held in the Siena Center Chapel on Thursday November 4, 2021. Interment will take place at a later date at Holy Cross Cemetery Hwy 32. Memorials to the Racine Dominican Mission Fund have been suggested.

The Racine Dominicans would like to extend their thanks to the the staff at Ascension All Saints Hospital who cared for Sister Betty Ann.