David Lee Hein, 59

Pastor David Lee Hein of Slinger passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at the age of 59 years. He was born on Aug. 26, 1954, to Randolph and Joyce (nee Walters) Hein and baptized into God s family at Mt. Lebanon Lutheran Church in Milwaukee on Oct. 17, 1954. He was confirmed on May 19, 1968. David knew from little on that he wanted to be a shepherd for the Lord, so he attended Northwestern Preparatory School and College in Watertown. There he met Rebecca Hartwig, and they were married on July 16, 1977 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown.

David graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in May of 1980, and over the course of 34 years in the ministry, he served as a pastor for eight churches and on several committees for the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. This does not fully illustrate the number of lives he touched with his love, his laughter and, above all, his faith.

David is survived by his wife Rebecca and children Paul (Katherine), Sara (Benjamin) Wink, and Gregory (Julie); grandchildren Carlotta, Peter, Philip, and Evelyn; brothers Michael (Cindy) and Jerry (Kathie); and further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church (799 St. Paul Dr., Slinger) from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. A Christian funeral will be held at St. Paul on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at 11 a.m. with Pastor James Castillo presiding.

Memorials may be given to WELS Home Missions or St. Paul Lutheran Church, Slinger.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. (262) 338-2050