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Dora E. Heesen
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Dora E. Heesen, age 96, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 11, 2018. She was born on November 3, 1921 in Germany to parents Frank and Ella (Uebel) Otto. She came to the US with her parents in 1923 and lived in Milwaukee until 1934, then moving to Hartford. She worked at Hartford Cleaners, which was owned by her parents. Dora was united in marriage on October 6, 1945 to Joseph Heesen at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Neosho. Dora worked at Herman Mutual Insurance and Wagner Products until her retirement in 1983. She volunteered with the Hartford Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Dora was a member of the Daughters of Isabella Hartford Circle, Senior Friends Inc., the Kitchenieres Band, St. Ann’s Christian Mothers and St. John’s Church, Rubicon.

Dora is survived by her daughter, Jo Anne Heesen; sons, John (Carol) and Donald (Diane); four grandchildren, Teresa Heesen, Kristin (Andrew) LaCross, Craig (Amy) Heesen and, Jamie Heesen; four great-grandchildren, Mason LaCross; Katarina Heesen; and Carsen and Cyrus Heesen; also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Dora is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph; brother, Frank Otto Jr.; three brothers and three sisters-in-law.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Kilian Catholic Church, 264 State St., Hartford on Wednesday, May 16 at 6:00 PM with Fr. David LaPlante presiding. Visitation for family and friends from 3:30 PM until time of Mass. Burial at St. Bartholomew Cemetery on Thursday, May 17 at 11:00 AM. Memorials are appreciated to St. Kilian Catholic Church, Senior Friends Inc. or Medical Center Foundation of Hartford - Personal Emergency Lifeline. Condolences can be left at www.shimonfuneralhome.com


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Visitation

Wednesday

16

May

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
St. Kilian Catholic Church

264 W. State Street
Hartford, WI 53027

Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday

16

May

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
St. Kilian Catholic Church

264 W. State Street
Hartford, WI 53027

Luncheon

Wednesday

16

May

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
St. Kilian Catholic Church

264 W. State Street
Hartford, WI 53027

Committal

Thursday

17

May

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
St. Bartholomew Cemetery - Rubicon

N3921 Elk Road
Neosho, WI 53059


Memorial Contribution

St. Kilian Catholic Church

264 W. State Street
Hartford, WI 53027

Medical Center Foundation of Hartford - Personal Emergency Lifeline

1032 E. Sumner St.
Hartford, WI 53027

Senior Friends, Inc.

730 Highland Ave
Hartford, WI 53027
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