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Dolores "Del" Heidenreich

June 23, 1929 — February 12, 2023



Dolores Ann Heidenreich, 93, of Indianapolis, passed away surrounded by loved ones on February 12, 2023. Born on June 23, 1929, at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, Del was the oldest of four children born to the late Florence and Robert Hertz. She grew up in Fountain Square, attending St. Patrick Grade School and St. John's Academy for high school. 


Del married her first husband, Bill Lannan, on November 23, 1950, at St. Patrick's Church. The two spent more than 25 years faithfully raising their 11 children together until Bill’s passing in 1976. 


After losing her husband, Del never lost her faith. She felt great responsibility for each ‘each soul God gave her’ and continued raising her family as a single mom. She also re-entered the workforce and spent the next 16 years working for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, impacting countless lives in the process. 


Del married Carl Madden in 1993 and the pair spent 15 years together until his death in 2008.  

She was an incredible mother and grandmother who somehow made each child and grandchild feel unconditionally loved and supported. Del spent a lifetime providing guidance, prayers and a steady stream of heartfelt cards to an ever-growing list of loved ones.


At 80, she found love again with Bill Heidenreich. The two spent the remainder of her life together on the Southside of Indianapolis—walking in Garfield Park, attending St. Roch Catholic Church and going on Saturday date nights.  


Del was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother, who lived a life of faith, love, and service to others. Her greatest legacy was her enduring faith in God that she instilled in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 


Del is survived by her loving husband; William “Bill” Heidenreich, children; John Lannan, Suzie (Tim) O’Hara, Becky (John) Gorman, Donna (Alan Cattabriga) Lannan, Mary (Steve) Bradley, Teresa (Bob) Boyd, Julie (Bruce) Ford, Kathy (Todd) Erb, Tom (Jodie) Lannan, Tim Lannan, Anna Marie Heidenreich, Joanna (Phil) Nevitt, Mary (John) Davis, William (Sherry) Heidenreich, Amy (Jim) Bova and Paul (Alison) Heidenreich, along with 53 grandchildren and 77 great-grandchildren.


Del is preceded in death by her daughter; Connie Magwood , husbands; William Lannan & Carl Madden, grandsons; Jeff Magwood and Bobby Boyd, great-grandson; Grant Rainey and son; John Heidenreich.


Visitation will be held at O'Riley-Branson Funeral Service & Crematory on Friday, February 17, 2023 from 4:00pm-8:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 11:00am at St. Roch Catholic Church. Burial will be immediately following in Calvary Cemetery.  


In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Del’s honor to St. Vincent DePaul, 3001 E. 30th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46218 or St. Roch Catholic Church 3600 Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46227.


As we mourn her passing, let us honor Del by embracing the words of her favorite psalm, “This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24



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Friday, February 17, 2023

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