Lawrence Heise

Friday, March 9, 2012

Lawrence Calvin Heise, 90, of Oak Ridge passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born Sept. 14, 1921, in Egypt Mills, son of Albert Franklin and Louise Caroline Baker Heise. He and Dorothy Daume were married Feb. 7, 1942.

Lawrence was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Egypt Mills. He and Dorothy moved to Oak Ridge in 1955 and raised four children.

Although he farmed all his life, he also worked three years at Trail of Tears State Park and 10 years at Procter & Gamble Paper Products, retiring in 1980. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Fruitland.

Loving survivors include his wife of 70 years; three daughters, Jeannie Dianne (Ron) Lohmann of Perryville, Mo., Marrietta Jo (John) Bochantin of Murphysboro, Ill., Margaret Ann Heise of Los Angeles; a son, Jon Calvin (Scarlett) Heise of Baxter, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Dennis and Larry Hennecke, Joshua Heise, Jennifer and Josephine Lohmann; and two great-grandchildren, Zachary and Connor Heise.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The Rev. Rodney Pensel will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Dave Schaffner. Interment will be in St. John's United Church of Christ Cemetery in Fruitland.

The family suggests memorials be made to St. John's United Church of Christ or Crown Hospice.

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