Victor W. Heiny, age 82, Birnamwood, died on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at his home under the care of LeRoyer Hospice.
He was born on May 23, 1928 in Ladysmith, the son of the late Daniel and Teckla (Leshiak) Heiny. On May 16, 1953, Victor was united in marriage to Rosella Zajec in Ladysmith. She survives.
Victor worked at Kellog Brothers Lumber in Wisconsin Rapids, Auburndale and Rudolph and operated Hales Lumber from 1970 to 1979. He then worked in the building industry until his retirement in 1990. Victor was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church, Birnamwood and also was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Victor was a former member and past council member of St. Philip's Catholic Church, Rudolph, secretary and treasurer of the Rudolph men's bowling league and assistant fire chief for the Rudolph Fire Department. He was also past fire chief for the Birnamwood Fire Department and member of the Birnamwood Improvement Club. Victor enjoyed deer hunting, bowling and traveling.
In addition to his wife, Rosella, survivors include six children, Debra (Jim) Safford, Sandra (Michael) Hable, all of Birnamwood, Cynthia (Keith) Helke, Kronenwetter, Laura (Lawrence) Hable, Birnamwood, David (Elaine) Heiny, Kaiserslautern, Germany and Mark (Jackie) Heiny, Camas,Washington; 14 grandchildren, Kathy Safford, Ed Safford, Jodie Krueger, Colin Helke, Ben Hable, Andrew Hable, Calee Hable, Trina Hable, Alicia (Julian) Theurer, Danielle Heiny, Edrose Heiny, Victor Heiny, Ryanne Heiny, D.J. Heiny and one great-granddaughter Kaitlyn Theurer. In addition to his parents, Victor was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Rachael and Tracie; three brothers, Marion, Stanley and Casimer and one sister, Josephine Dubiel.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11AM on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at St. Philomena Catholic Church, Birnamwood. The Rev. Everard Scesney OFM will officiate. Interment will be in the Parish cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 9AM until the time of service at the church. Schmidt-Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood is assisting the family. The family guestbook and condolences available at schmidtschulta.com.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Turnbull, the Sisters at LeRoyer Hospice and the Shawano County COPS Program for all their loving care and support.