FARGO, N.D. (AP) – The mother of Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota has died.
Heitkamp’s brother, Joel, a popular Fargo talk demonstrate host, tells The Related Press that Doreen Heitkamp died Sunday immediately after a prolonged combat with Parkinson’s illness. She was 88.
Heidi Heitkamp posted on her Fb web page that her mother died on what would have been her 66th wedding anniversary. Doreen’s husband, Ray, died in 1982.
The senator wrote that her mom was the “rock of our family” who normally claimed her best achievement was that her seven children are just about every other’s best mates. Heidi Heitkamp is the center little one.
Funeral DC escort services are scheduled for Thursday in Mantador, North Dakota.