Heidi Newell

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 4, 2009

Funeral services for Heidi Jean Newell, 19, of Rochester, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Lutheran Church, Rochester, with the Rev. Norm Wahl officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes and also one hour prior to the service at the church.
Heidi Jean Newell was born on Feb. 27, 1990, in Albert Lea, to Bruce and Rita (Willmert) Newell. Heidi died on May 23, 2009, as the result of a car accident.
Heidi was determined to receive her high school education and recently graduated from the Rochester Off Campus Charter High School. Heidi always had her fingernails done and enjoyed showing them off. She was a very social person, always smiling and laughing and she loved spending time with her two boys.
Survivors include her son, Landon Michael Hay of Rochester; her fiancé, Ricky Hay of Rochester; her parents, Bruce and Julie Newell of Rochester; her mother, Rita Seha of Rochester; her brother, Corey Newell and his significant other, Shari, of Rochester; her stepsister, Amanda Schuck and her significant other, Jake Schmidt, of Mankato; her maternal grandparents, Richard and Lorraine Willmert of Austin; her paternal grandparents, Bill and Bonnie Newell of Austin; and her niece, Aubrey Newell of Rochester.
Heidi was preceded in death by her son, Carter Newell; a brother, Raymond Milholland; her stepfather, Terry Milholland; her great-grandparents; and her uncle, Randy Willmert.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

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