Ruth Helen Heitkamp Reinert

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  • "I am greatly saddened by the passing of my wonderful..."
  • "To the Survivors of Ruth Helen Heitkamp ,Huber, Skinner,..."
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  • "I will never forget her gumbo file'."
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Ruth Helen Heitkamp Reinert (Huber, Skinner) age 89, of Huntsville, AL, and a native of New Orleans, LA, passed away on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 8:45 am in Huntsville Hospital. She was born on December 14, 1923 to Oscar Rudolph Ludwig Heitkamp and Juliette Amelia Hagstette and was the third of seven children. She was preceded in death by husbands Harold Joseph Huber, Sr., Daniel Edward Skinner, Jr., and Phillip Reinert. She was also preceded in death by son Keith Stephen Skinner; brothers Felix Frederich Heitkamp, Oscar R. L. "J R" Heitkamp, Jr.; and sisters Leah Hilda Heitkamp Da Silva and Helen Marian Heitkamp Klein. She is survived by sons Harold Joseph Huber, Jr. (Elaine) and Daniel Edward Skinner, III, MD (Wendy); brother Roy Stephen Heitkamp; sister Juliette Marie "Judy" Heitkamp Hartley (Eugene). Grandchildren by Harold are Paige Huber Reichert, MD (Wynn) and Heather Jean Huber. Grandchildren by Keith are Duane Garrett Lindeman, and Danielle (Skinner-contact has been lost). Grandchildren by Daniel are Emerson Lauren, Halle Amara, Avery Juliette and Beckett Daniel Skinner. Great-grandson by Harold is Joseph Michael Tarquine. Ruth was always energetic, and enjoyed creative arts and crafts, including oil painting, charcoals, and pastels. In her later years, her hobby was crocheting crosses, which were sent all over the United States to people in need. She was considered an accomplished cook. She was always eager to share her talents with others. Although minimal accidents, she was never considered a very good driver. During World War II, she worked for Higgins Industries, where PT boats were assembled in New Orleans. She was married at the young age of 19 before the end of the war to an officer, Harold, in the Marines and had her first son before the end of World War II. Her second husband, Daniel, was a bombardier and had nearly completed his designated missions when the war ended. They met after the war at his sister's corner store in New Orleans and were quietly married. She had two more sons. After Daniel's passing in 1973, she married Phil in 1989. She and her recipes will be missed by many. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. (in Metairie Cemetery) on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in Lake Lawn Park & Mausoleum. Visitation on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and Wednesday from 9:00 am until service time. To view and sign the guest book, please go to
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