Carrol Loaha Hein
Aug. 10, 1926 — March 16, 2015

Carrol Loaha Hein (nee Burt), 88, died peacefully at her residence at the Congregational Home in Brookfield on March 16, 2015. She was born August 10, 1926, in Fond du Lac, the only child of the late Victor Charles Burt and Renata Alvina (nee Tetzlaff) Burt.

Carrol graduated with a Bachelor of Science in art education from Milwaukee State Teachers College in 1948. An accomplished and award-winning artist, with special expertise in child illustration, she served as art editor for her college’s directory, for which she designed covers, and was an illustrator for the college annual. Prizes included the National Scholastic Art contest, the Burgess Award in the Designer-Craftsman Show, a regional prize in a national poster contest, and selection as an alternate for a scholarship to the Institute for Design, Chicago. She completed additional studies at the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee and the Art Institute of Chicago. After graduation, Carrol worked as an art supervisor for two years in the Stoughton public schools.

In 1951, Carrol married Quentin Walter Hein at Plymouth Congregational Church, Fond du Lac. Carrol and Quen, an engineer with Falk Corporation, made their home for decades in Waukesha and raised five sons. The Heins were members of the First Presbyterian Church in Waukesha. Quen passed away in 2007.

A lover of the arts, Carrol was also an accomplished pianist. In 1944, she received a Certificate of Proficiency from the Sherwood Music School and performed in a two-piano team with schoolmate Mary Jean Engel. As a Waukesha resident, Carrol contributed her time to the Waukesha Symphony Spring Fair and encouraged her family in the pursuit of the arts. Carrol served as a substitute teacher in the Waukesha public schools, and was a dedicated volunteer in support of various causes and individuals in need in the community.

She is survived by her five sons and their families: Peter C. (Anne) of New York City; Douglas H.

(Cheryl) of Los Angeles; Russell J. of Waukesha; Kevin R. (Hong) of New York City; and George B. (Diane) Hein of Cupertino, Calif., and five grandchildren: Peter, Jr., Michael, Melissa, Ashley and Preston.

The family will receive friends at the Congregational Home Chapel in Brookfield, 13900 W. Burleigh Road, on Saturday, April 4, from 9:30 AM until the time of a service at 10:30 AM, followed by a committal service at Wisconsin Memorial Park, 13235 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Friends of Waukesha Public Library or the Wisconsin Philharmonic would be welcome.

Becker Ritter Funeral Home, 262-782-5330, is serving the family. Visit online at