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Nancy L. (Heimbach) DePrefontaine, 83, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Pottstown, wife of Walter G. DePrefontaine, passed away Friday at The Masonic Village in Elizabethtown.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Elmer T. and Miriam L. (Swede) Heimbach.

Nancy was a lifetime member of First Presbyterian Church of Pottstown where she was a member of the choir for 35 years and taught in numerous departments. “Mrs. Dee” was a teacher’s aide at North Coventry Elementary School and Owen J. Roberts School District for 25 years, until she retired in 1990.  She was a member of The Order of Eastern Star, Schuylkill Chapter No. 338, Pottstown; life member of The Order of Amaranth Pottstown Court No. 113; past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of Nativity Commandery No. 71; Companion of the Temple awarded by the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of United States of America for service to Knights Templar of Pennsylvania; charter member of the Social Order of the Beauceant (S.O.O.B.) Elizabethtown Assembly No. 265 – Elizabeth; Grand Cross of Color The Supreme Assembly International Order of Rainbow for girls and served on committee for state convention at Penn State for two years; and served on the adult board of advisors of Rainbow for Girls for ten years.

Surviving along with her husband are sons Walter G. DePrefontaine, Jr., and Kevin T. DePrefontaine; daughters Robin D. (DePrefontaine) Gruber, Michele D. (DePrefontaine) Witmyer, and Becki D. (DePrefontaine) Dolhanczyk; and their respective spouses; 12 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and her brother E. Thomas Heimbach and spouse.

A memorial service will be celebrated Thursday August 23, 11:00 AM at Sell Chapel in the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown.

A funeral service will be held Saturday August 25, 11:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church, 750 N. Evans St., Pottstown, PA 19464. Visitation will be held Saturday from 9:00-11:00 AM at the church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in Nancy’s memory to First Presbyterian Church at the above address.

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