SAVANNA—Patricia L. Heinrich, 75, of Savanna, passed away in her home in the early morning hours of Wednesday, November 10, 2021, with her husband at her side.

Cremation rites have been accorded and her family will honor her privately. Family and friends are invited to share in Patricia's life at

Pat was born Oct. 6, 1946, in Anamosa, Iowa, the daughter of Gilbert and Dorothy (Blythe) Milota.She graduated from Oxford Junction High School with the class of 1964.

Shortly thereafter, Pat enlisted in the United States Army. It was during her time in the Army that she met Allen Heinrich, a Chicago boy who would become her husband. They were married on July 26, 1966, and would go on to raise three children. After her time in the Army, Pat worked for a government contractor, then for Elkay for 20 years.

In her younger years, Pat loved to sew, bake and do crafts. As she aged, she enjoyed word search books, keeping up with Days of Our Lives, and watching hummingbirds.

But most important to Pat was her beloved family. She was a loving wife of 55 years and an amazing mother and grandmother. She'd do anything for those she loved. She was a sweet, loving, and patient person with a heart of gold.

Pat will be dearly missed by her husband, Allen; daughters, Karen (Mike) Evans of Freeport, Bonnie (Brian) DeWall of Forreston, and Amy (Ben) Koerble of German Valley; five grandchildren, Joey, Jimmy, Bre, Cole and Arri; brother, Ronald (Kathy) Milota of Marian, Iowa; and sister-in-law, Agnes Milota of Maquoketa, Iowa.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Dorothy; and her brother, Gilbert Milota Jr.