Marian Alice Heise, Janesville, WI (1928-2013)
May 30, 1928 - December 30, 2013
Marian Alice Heise, 85, of Janesville, WI, passed away Dec. 30, 2013, at Mercy Hospital & Trauma Center. She was born on May 30, 1928, in Morton Grove, IL, the daughter of Roland and Ruth (Gifford) Lasher. Marian graduated from Milton Union High School in 1946. While in high school she was a cheerleader, helped write the school fight song and drew the caricature of the Redman, the school mascot for many years. She was active with her graduating class reunion committee for many years. Marian married Donald K. Heise on Feb. 8, 1947. He preceded her in death Sept. 29, 1998. From 1978 until 1990, she and Donald owned and operated the Maradon Resort in Winter, WI. While in Winter, Marian created The Last Frontier Musky Tournament and was an active participant of the snowmobile club. The Heises returned to Janesville, in 1990. Marian was a member of the Janesville Bowling Hall of Fame. She was an artist and enjoyed doing crafting. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church.
Surviving are four daughters: Donna (David) Bailey and Kris (John) Hoffland, both of Janesville, Billie (Dave) Devlin of Machesney Park, IL, Karla ( Mike) Suhsen of Phillips, WI; 10 grandchildren: Karl Bailey, Matthew (Vanessa) Bailey, Kristi (Shane) Downing, Jason (Michael Wirtanen) Stilwell, Angie (Mike) Hoffland, Heather ( David) Hoffland, Erin (Lukas) Devlin, Brett (Quinn) Devlin, Dan (Tasha) Suhsen, Bryanne (Matt) Bolenbaugh; 19 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Beverly Sherman; several nieces; nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Debra Stilwell; her parents; two sisters, Arlene Rusch and Gloria Clark; and an infant brother, Kenneth Lasher.
Funeral services will be at 12 Noon Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at ST. PETER'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1422 Center Avenue, Janesville, with burial to follow in the Town of Rock Cemetery. Pastor Bruce Gray will officiate. Visitation will be at the CHURCH from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the time of services. HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family.