Doris Arleen Heikkinen

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November 7, 1929 ~ June 1, 2022

Born in: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

Doris Arleen Heikkinen, 92, a retired secretary, passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, her parents and three brothers, Melvin, Richard, Russel, and three sisters, Ethel, Inez and Betty.

Doris met her husband, Edward Heikkinen at a dance. They were married December 26, 1953 and were married for 50 years before Ed’s passing. Ed and Doris moved to Parma, Ohio, where they built their home and had their children, Bruce and Beth. The family then moved to Arlington, Texas in 1966. Doris was a stay-at-home mother until the children were older, then returned to work as an executive secretary. She was known for her organizational abilities and standards of excellence.

Doris was confirmed in the Lutheran Church at 13, was a life-long Lutheran, and a member of Advent Lutheran Church since 1982.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Her family would also like to express their gratitude to the caregivers at Heartis Senior Living for their loving care of their special “Grandma.”

Survivors: Son, Bruce Heikkinen and wife, Lori; daughter, Beth Wimpy; grandchildren, Jonathan, Laura, Brian and wife, Kellie, Dustin, Katie; great-grandchildren, Ava, Olivia and Emily; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation: 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at Advent Lutheran Church, 3232 S. Cooper St., Arlington. Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at the church.

Memorials: Memorial gifts may be made to Advent Lutheran Church.


Public Visitation: June 7, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Advent Lutheran Church
3232 S. Cooper Street
Arlington, TX 76015

(817) 465-6793

Funeral Service: June 7, 2022 2:00 pm

Advent Lutheran Church
3232 S. Cooper Street
Arlington, TX 76015

(817) 465-6793

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  1. Doris was a wonderful woman, always friendly, and remembered personal details about you that she would ask about when she saw you. She made people feel special in that way.

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