Helen M. Heine

Helen M. Heine

Helen M. Heine, age 75, passed away July 26, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Janesville, surrounded by her family, following a courageous battle with diabetes and heart disease.

She was born July 15, 1937, one of twin daughters to Heinrich and Inge (Thompson) Coelln. She came to America from Germany as a young teenager. She graduated from Davenport, IA High School and married LaVerne Heine on December 21, 1957, in Davenport, IA. She and LaVerne have resided in Janesville since their marriage. Helen will be fondly remembered for being a fantastic homemaker who loved decorating her home and patio.

Helen is survived by her husband, Dr. LaVerne of Janesville; two daughters, Laurie (Dave) Jackowski and Heidi Heine (Robert) Scieszinski, both of Milton, WI; grandchildren: Lukas Ludwig, Heather Pfeiffer, Ben Pfeiffer, all of Janesville; step–grandchildren: Katy (Michael) Lynes and Brad (Cassie) Everhardt, all of Janesville, Marie, Michael and Craig Jackowski, all of Madison. She is further survived by six great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret (Mike) Regan, of Greensboro, NC; three special friends: Margaret Mortenson, Nancy Wells, both of Janesville, and Donna (John) Heine of Pewaukee, WI; and numerous nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her infant daughter, Marie; and twin sister, Hertha, during World War II.

A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m on Sunday, July 29, 2012, at the ALL FAITHS FUNERAL HOME 1618 E. Racine St. Janesville. A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the time of service at the FUNERAL HOME. Memorials may be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church or the Rock County Humane Society. A celebration of Helen’s life will also occur in the month of September. www.866allfaiths.com

She had many little witticisms and feisty comments on life. She never failed to voice the obvious in a humorous way. She was a tough trooper, despite her diminutive physic. She overcame a lot of odds as if to thumb her nose at what was supposed to be. She has a fearless spirit, a classy style and a spunk attitude. We are honored to have known and loved her–LaVerne, Laurie and Heidi