THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Judith F. Heier
Issue Date: August 9, 2017
Judith F. (Kaczmarek) Heier, 79, lifelong Flintville resident, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Cardinal Ridge Assisted Living in Howard with family by her side.
Born March 7, 1938 in Green Bay to the late Joseph and Lorraine (Wright) Kaczmarek, she graduated from Pulaski High School in 1956 and earned an eduction license from Marinette County Teachers Normal College and a bachelors degree in Education from UW-Oshkosh. Her first teaching job was at White Pine School in Suamico, then in Howard, Suamico, Pulaski, Ashwaubenon and Green Bay.
She married Julian A. Heier at SS. Edward and Isidore Church in Flintville on Aug. 1, 1959 and they were together for over 58 years. She was a loving mother who put her family first.
She enjoyed crocheting, needlepoint, cake decorating, rosemaling, tole painting and collecting cook books, but especially knitting baptismal christening gowns. She was always taking her boys to scouting, swimming and sporting events.
She was a Cub Scout Leader and proud of all four sons achieving rank of Eagle Scout. An active member of the Alter Rosary Society, she sang in the choir, taught CCD and was twice president of the St. Mary's Women's Guild society.
She loved hearing about her grandchildren's and great-grandchildren's daily activities of karate classes, Pokemon events, listening to them play the violin and cello, about scientific facts and sports.
She is survived by her husband, Julian A. Heier; four sons, Dr. James (Stephanie) Heier, Denmark, Thomas (Deborah) Heier, Kiel, Robert Heier, Green Bay and William (Kelly) Heier, Suamico; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Joe (Jean) Kaczmarek, Suamico and Mike (Janet) Kaczmarek, Oconto Falls; four Godchildren, Mark Sheedy, John Kaczmarek, Mari Mlynczak and Scott Kaczmarek; two aunts, Evelyn Sheedy and Anita Verheyden and her "adopted" sons that were welcomed into the home.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her in-laws John and Beatrice Heier and a niece, Karen Kaczmarek Kotny.
A Memorial Gathering was held at Ss. Edward and Isidore Catholic Church in Suamico on Monday, July 31 from 4 p.m. until time of a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Visitation continued on Tuesday, Aug. 1 at the church from 10 a.m. until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., with Rev. David Hoffman officiating. A memorial fund was established in her name. Pfotenhauer Funeral Home of Green Bay assisted the family with arrangements.