Wayne A. Heidel

Wayne A. Heidel, 67

Wayne A. Heidel found peace at the age of 67 while surrounded by his loving wife, Jeanne and dear family on Feb. 9, 2006 at home in Jackson after a courageous battle with Sarcoma cancer.

He was born on June 11, 1938 in Thiensville to the late Albert and Pearl (nee Herbst) Heidel. Wayne married Jeanne (nee Bintzler) on July 26, 1958 in Grafton.

Together, they enjoyed their careers as business owners of Heidelís Restaurant in Jackson for the past 37 years. Wayne proudly served Heidelís patrons less than a week before his death. They sponsored many team sports: softball, volleyball, bowling, basketball, pool and darts. Wayne and Jeanne were inducted into the Wisconsin USSSA Softball Hall of Fame in 1990 to honor their support to foster high-level competition for men and womenís slow-pitch softball. Among Wayneís many interests, he loved to golf, hunt, fish, bowl, attend Packer games and spend quality time on family trips to his cottage in Cavour, Wis.

In later years, the granddaughtersí sporting events were highlights in his life. His greatest pleasure was derived from grilling for his customers, friends and family.

Wayne is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years Jeanne. He is the loving son-in-law of Harry and Jean (nee Hackett Bintzler) Sciezor; proud father of Renee (Wally) Miller, Jennifer (Mark) Semmann and Tricia (Jeff) Heidel-Harte; dear grandfather to his seven granddaughters Megan Miller, Alaina Miller, Elizabeth Semmann, Ashley Miller, Christina Semmann, Alexis Harte and Taylor Harte. He is further survived by his sister Betty Gumm; brother-in-law Robert Thome; step-sister Nancy Martin; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Peachy (Ted) Haischer and Mary (Fred) Goetz. Wayne is the loving uncle to wonderful nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Marlene Thome; step-father, Sam Stadel-mann; and brothers-in-law, George Gumm and Joe Martin.

A Funeral service to honor Wayne Heidel will be on Monday, Feb. 13, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. at Davidís Star Ev. Lutheran Church of Jackson with Rev. Alan Gumm officiating and Rev. Mike Woldt will conduct the Liturgy. A committal service will take place at Immanuel Cemetery on Mill Road (town of Jackson) with Rev. Kurt Loescher officiating.

Visitation will be on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006 at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend from 1 to 5 p.m., with an additional visitation on Monday, Feb. 13 at Davidís Star Ev. Luth. Church from noon until the time of the service at 1:30 p.m.

The family requests memorials to Davidís Star Building Fund, in lieu of flowers.

Wayne will be dearly missed by all those who were blessed to have known him, especially by the faithful staff at Heidelís Restaurant.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family (262) 338-2050. 1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, WI 53095 www.phillipfuneralhome.com.