Heidi was born and raised in Barnesville, Minnesota, where she graduated high school in 1991. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota Program of Mortuary Science in 1995, summa cum laude. She worked in St. Paul and Cottage Grove until joining the O’Connell team in January 2023. Heidi finds it a great honor to work with families through all aspects of services chosen.
She is active in her church community, where she chairs the Mission & Outreach Board. Heidi lives in Cottage Grove with her dogs. She has two adult children, one of whom is serving in the U.S. Military.
She is voracious reader (and is pretty proud of the fact that she read 100 books in 2022), enjoys spending time with friends and family, shopping (whether it be thrifting or just finding a good sale), traveling, container gardening, and going to AKC dog event.