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Anita Jo Heins

September 24, 1957 — March 3, 2022

Red Wing

Anita Jo Heins, 64, of Red Wing, died Thursday, March 3, 2022 at her home.  She was born September 24, 1957, in Red Wing, to Allan and Adeline (Taylor) Heins.  She attended schools in Lake City and graduated from high school there.  She received her master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in teaching speech therapy and worked as a speech language pathologist for the Red Wing School District.  Anita was married to Craig Cronin and they later divorced.  She enjoyed walking, traveling, going to the beach and working out.

She is survived by her children, Molly Cronin and Tyler (Zach Johnson) Cronin; sister, Yvonne Ostrom and Anita’s partner, Lloyd Carter.  She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Kent and Richard Heins.

A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2022, at the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Lake City.    Arrangements handled by Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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Saturday, April 23, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

St. John s Lutheran Cemetery, Lake City

U.S. 63, Lake City, MN 55041

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