Albina Heindl, 99, died April 3, at home with her family at her side.

Mrs. Heindl was born in Madison, Wisconsin, the youngest of Joseph and Anna Volpalensky’s six children. Her parents had immigrated to the United States from Czechoslovakia in 1910. When she was five, the family moved to a Catholic Czech settlement in Scappoose, where she was raised on the family farm, and later worked as a secretary at Scappoose High School for several years. She married Jerome Heindl in 1946, after he returned from serving in World War II, and the couple settled in North Portland. Mrs. Heindl was active at Holy Cross School and Parish for many years, taking on such roles as eucharistic minister to the homebound, volunteering in the parish office, and helping with multiple fund-raisers, bazaars and events. She also volunteered at KBVM/Mater Dei, Loaves and Fishes, and worked on the local election board.

Mrs. Heindl’s life centered on her faith, family, home and neighborhood. Her favorite room of the house was the kitchen, where she loved cooking and baking, always having treats ready for family and friends. A fond memory of her two daughters was of learning to make special Czech recipes, such as apple strudel and kolache, when they were children. It was important to Mrs. Heindl that she pass on family traditions.

Mrs. Heindl was preceded in death by Mr. Heindl in 1999. She is survived by her daughters, Sister Jeanette Heindl and Dorothy Anderson. She also leaves one granddaughter, Ann-Marie Hancock Palmer, two great-grandchildren and several nephews.

Due to restrictions caused by the corona pandemic, the funeral and burial were private, but a public memorial service is anticipated for the future. Donations may be made to Holy Cross parish in her name.