Tuesday, January 5, 2021, Agnes Elizabeth Heck, loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away at the age of 84 surrounded by her family in Baker City. On Saturday, January 23, 2021 at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral 2335 1st Street in Baker City - The Rosary at 9:30 a.m. - Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Agnes was born on March 31, 1936 in Solen, N.D. to Katie and Tim Hoffman. She received her high school diploma at St Stephens Catholic School in Fort Yates, N.D.
On August 27, 1956 she married her dance partner Joseph P. Heck. They raised seven children 5 daughters and 2 sons.
Agnes had many passions, especially dancing to polka music with her sweetheart. She loved painting ceramic ornaments for all her children and grandchildren. All the neighbors and kids loved her for her baked goods. She enjoyed sharing her homemade cinnamon rolls and doughnuts. They all considered it a very special treat. She passed on all the old German family recipes that we all love and enjoy.
Gardening was one of her favorite things to do in the summer months. She loved growing her vegetables and canning them so her family could enjoy them all through the winter months. Fall months she would plant all the flower seeds in flower beds and wait for the surprise in the spring.
Sewing and embroidery was a hobby she liked to do. She created many handmade quilts and blankets for all her grandkids to cuddle with.
The love of raising her seven children along with many other children she babysat had a special place in her heart. Spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren was a highlight in her life. Summer months she would love the outdoors camping and fishing.
Agnes is survived by her husband Joseph of 64 years; five children Joleen Moeller, Doris (Ron) Hutton, Cindy (Shane) Sowers, David (Jacqueline) Heck, Carol (Jeff) Petry; son-in-law Landon Fischer; brother Harold (Lila) Hoffman, sister Anna Mary (Ray) Ternes; 14 grandchildren, Lori(Casey) Kotter, Joe Moeller, Jacque Fischer, Jeff(Tara)Fischer, Jacob Fischer, Jason(Nichole) Fischer, Taryn(Jeff) Arbayo, Dannica Hutton, Zachary Wimp, Zebadiah Wimp, Ashley (Fernando) Murillo, Andrea Heck, Jerame(Katie)Petry, Courtney Petry; 16 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Agnes was preceded in death by her father Tim and mother Katie Hoffman, five brothers, one sister, daughter Leta Fischer, son Curtis Heck, son-in-law Mike Moeller, infant granddaughter Kelly Ann Wimp.
For those who would like to make a memorial donation in memory of Agnes, the family suggests either Memory Lane (outdoor bench); Alzheimer's Association or St. Francis de Sales Cathedral through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com.
Due to Covid Regulations - Masks and social distancing will be required at the service. Thank you for your consideration.