Noreen E. Durant, Buffalo


Noreen E. Durant, age 77, of Buffalo, passed away Sept. 7, 2013, at Lake Ridge Care Center, Buffalo. Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Rogers.  Visitation was Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at The Peterson Chapel, St. Michael, and also a half-hour prior to Mass at the church on Wednesday. Private interment took place at St. Walburga Cemetery, Fletcher.
Noreen was born Oct. 28, 1935, in Rogers, to Rudolph and Cornelia (Goth) Heinen. She was united in marriage to Dale Durant on April 30, 1953, at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Rogers. They began their lives together in Rogers, moving to Buffalo. She loved bird watching, cooking and especially enjoyed spending time with her family. 
Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dale; daughter, LeeAnn VonBank;  and brother, Florian Heinen. Noreen is survived by her brother, Merle Heinen, of Big Lake; children, Mary Jo (Randy) Lange, of Hines, Daniel (Janet) Durant, of Buffalo; son-in-law, Ted VonBank, of Maricopa, Ariz.; grandchildren, Dana (Ken Holmes) Durant, Vicki (Keith) Classen, Drew (Kayla Wilmot) Durant, Nathan (Jen) Correll, Noah (Mindy) Correll, Brian VonBank and Jamie VonBank; great-grandchildren, Courtney, Caitlyn, Zach, Vinnie, Bryan, Tyler, Arianna, Kayden, Peyton, Paige, Chase and Dane.
The Peterson Chapel
St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home 763-497-5362