THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Engleberth P. Heiden
Engleberth Paul Heiden, 97, of Ingalls, Mi., passed away Friday, Sept. 1.
Born Nov. 7, 1919, he was known by those traveling Highway 41 in Menominee County for his great gardens and garlic. He served in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre during World War II.
He made many friends with his kindness, generosity, intelligence and humor and his house was always filled with celebrations. When he saw little children, he would say "that's life right there".
He had a long lifetime of lessons and knowledge and taught many about important things in life by example: family first, hard work, serve your country, enjoy the outdoors, forgive, be kind and have a sense of humor and love.
He is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Judy (John) Ohnstad of Plover, Bernie VanCourt of Marinette, Mike VanCourt of Daggett, Mi., Donna (Mark) Gussert of Oconto Falls and Peggy Parrett of Ingalls, Mi.; a brother, Milton (Pat) Heiden of Stephenson, Mi.; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Marie Truitt in March of 2000; his parents, Anna and Joseph Heiden; a daughter, Patricia Ann in 1950; two sisters; four brothers and his first son, Brian Vincent.
Per his wishes, he was cremated. Family will hold a graveside service on Saturday, Sept. 16 in Stephenson Township Cemetery at 11 a.m. with Military Rites. A Celebration of Life for those who knew him will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Belgiumtown with food and spirits. Anderson Diehm Funeral Home of Stephenson is assisting the family with arrangements.