Jacob Joseph Heider, Los Angeles, CA/formerly Milton, WI (1987-2014)
September 21, 1987 - February 19, 2014
Jacob Joseph Heider, son of Lori Blum and James Heider, passed away Feb. 19, 2014, in Los Angeles, CA, due to a heroin overdose. Jacob was born in Janesville, WI, on Sept. 21, 1987. He attended Milton Area Schools until he was accepted to the Wisconsin Challenge Academy, where he received his high school diploma. While at the academy, he excelled in many challenges receiving the “character development” award. Jacob entered the U.S. Army and was stationed in Honolulu, HI. It was at this time his addiction became apparent. Jacob came home in hopes of finding a job and facing his addiction. During this time, Jacob had many jobs, but continued to struggle with his addiction. After the birth of his daughter, Kylee Rae, Jacob realized he needed help with his addiction. He entered into Sunshine Summit Lodge Narconon in Warner, CA. It was there that Jacob broke free of heroin, began to rebuild his foundation in hopes of a better life for himself and his daughter. He focused on eating healthy, working out, and finding the tools that would help him battle the demon (heroin) that took control of his life. Upon completion of the program, Jacob completed an internship and became a recruiting specialist for Narconon. With Jacob's strength and Narconon, the last 7 months of his life were the hardest, yet the happiest.
Jacob will forever be missed by his daughter, Kylee Rae; the mother of his child, Shawna Nordberg; his always and forever mother, Lori Blum; his father, James Heider; his brother, Kole Farnsworth; his sisters: Ceaira Weber, Cortney Calkins, Kassy (Nate) Berge, Kara (Alex) Royster; great-grandmother, Dorothy Heider; grandparents: Jacob Blum, Jim and Sandy Weber; aunts and uncles: Beverly (Richard) Pogorelski, Nancy (Douglas) Cumming, Jane Olson, Shannon Weber, Shelly (Jeremy) Schaitel, Shelby Weber, Shawn (Laurie) Weber, Ann (Dan) Cone, Eugene (Amy Williams) Heider; special friend, Nick Morrill; and many cousins and friends. Waiting for Jacob in heaven were his great-grandparents: Albert and Mae Hahn, Martin and Clara Blum, Joseph Heider; grandparents: Dora Blum, Laura Blum, Anton Heider, Judith McKinney; Step-father, Shane Weber; and uncle, Michael Blum.
Visitation will be held from 1 until 3 p.m. with funeral service at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at ALBRECHT FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATION SERVICES in Milton WI. Pastor Bill Beyer will officiate. A celebration of Jacob's life will follow at The Cove Bar, 319 Parkview Dr., Milton WI.
Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Sunshine Summit Lodge
Never stop doing what you do!
When my time comes, forget the wrong that I've done and help me leave behind some reason to be missed, don't resent me and when you're feeling empty, keep me in your memories, leaving out all the rest.
Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Milton
828 S. Janesville St., 608-868-2542