Monica Heusel

Obituary of Monica Heusel

Monica Suzanne Heusel passed away on Saturday, February 18th after a long illness. Monica was born in New York City on September 13th, 1971, but had lived in Oregon since the age of 11. She was a skilled mechanic, a lover of animals, and a true and loyal friend who was willing to share all she had with those she loved. 


Monica is survived by her partner, Brian Stuenkel; her sons, Anthony Fritz and Jon Fritz; her brothers, Goldie Feliciano, Thomas Heusel, and Charles Heusel; her sister, Catherine Grillo; many nieces and nephews; and a vast "chosen family" that will miss her dearly. Monica was preceded in death by her husband, Jason Beitz, her son, David Fritz; her brother John David (Eric) Heusel; and her parents, Charles and Margaret Heusel.


Donations in Monica's honor may be made to JOIN PDX (, Transition Projects (, or the Pongo Fund (


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