Elsie Heer

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“I really enjoyed caring for Elsie during her stay at cherry blossom. She was sweet, kind and friendly towards other residents and always had a smile...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Marie Biggs

“I only had the opportunity to meet Elsie a few times over the years. She was my great-aunt, sister to the also recently departed William Hill, my...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Jeremy Hill

“Karen and family, it was always so pleasant to visit with Elsie when we came up Cherry Blossom. We know Elsie was very loved and will be at peace in...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Ann and Randy

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She was a dear lady, and a special favorite of my Grandma Lillian Salisbury, as they were both 100%...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Jerianne Block

“Dear Tammy and family ... Sorry to hear about your Mom. I always looked for her when I was at Cherry Blossom. You will me in my thoughts and...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Beverly Gale Woodrum

“Elsie was a dear friends of mine for many decades. She was a most loving daughter and pleased with her children's accomplishments. Her time had come....Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Earnest Cummings

“Dear Tammy & family, I am sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I know you have been down a long road with her and she has fought hard for life for a...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Ruth Babbitt

“Tammy and family, We are very sorry to read of your Mom passing. She was a very special lady. A very caring and interesting person. She will be...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Don & Bev Riggs

“So sorry to hear that Elsie has passed away. I got acquainted with her at Cherry Blossom-such a sweet lady-I know how much you will all miss her. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Sande Barrs

“So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family at this difficult time. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Janice and Terry Thompson

“Dear Bob, Marilyn, Amy, Tammy and the Heer family, So sorry to learn of your mom's passing. I have many fond memories of her when you lived at...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Penny S. Burillo

“Our sincere condolences to the Heer Families. May precious memories of the past help to ease the pain of Elsie's passing. You're in our thoughts...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Mike and Judie McGovern

“Our sincere sympathy to Elsie's family-she was a lovely person. Blessings on you all, Gary and Cheri Michael and family ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Cheri Michael

“We were so sorry to hear of your mother passing. We understand the pain. She was a good friend and our two families have a lot of cherished...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Sharon and Larry Wagner

“May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: young - OH

“Kristi & Tom - so sorry. Prayers for comfort and peace. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Pat Duncan - AR

“We are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Laurie & Bill Oosting - Muskegon, MI


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Elsie E. Heer, age 95, of Hart, passed away peacefully Monday, February 13, 2017 at Cherry Blossom Manor. She was born September 21, 1921 in Covington, Michigan to Victor and Lydia (Maki) Hill. Elsie was raised in Covington, Michigan and was a 100% Finnish Yooper. She moved to Evanston, Illinois for work and met Robert J. Heer. They married on September 23rd, 1943. While Robert was in the military, they lived in Delaware and North Carolina. Elsie settled in Hart with Bob and took over running the family farm near Crystal Lake. Elsie helped manage the farm for many years. After Bob passed away in March of 1973 Elsie continued to manage the farm with her son Robert. Elsie also worked at Northwood and the Oceana County Council on Aging before her retirement. She also lived in Shelby in her later years. She was a member of the Shelby Congregational United Church of Christ. Mrs. Heer was past-president of the women's group of the Michigan State Horticultural Society. She especially enjoyed the conventions that took place in Grand Rapids. She had also been a member of the VFW and American Legion Auxiliaries. Elsie will be sadly missed by her children, Robert C. (Marilynn) Heer, Tamara Simon, Kristi (Tom) Cullen and Karen (Jim) Kueny; her daughter-in-law, Amy Heer; grandchildren, Chris (Shawna) Heer, Craig (Tracey) Heer, Cameron Heer, Jennifer Houtman, Tim (Annie) Simon, Amanda (Matt) Cook, K.C. Heer, Maggie Heer, Jamie (Trish) Beckman, Stephanie (Jeremy) Rudlaff, Dr. David (Stephanie) Cullen, Nicole (Jason) Brown, Laura Kueny (and Joey); twenty great-grandchildren; sister, Minerva Johnson; and brother-in-law, Richard Heer. She was also preceded in death by her son, Kevin Heer; brothers, Arvid, Edwin and William Hill; and sisters, Alma Humphreys and Aileen Hutula. The family wants to thank the loving and caring staff at Cherry Blossom Manor where she resided the last 2 years as well as the support and expertise from the Hospice of Michigan. Visitation is Friday, February 17th, 11 am at Shelby Congregational United Church of Christ with Pastor Dan Barnum-Steggerda officiating. The funeral service will follow at 12 Noon with a luncheon following at the church. Interment will be in Hart Cemetery in the spring. Memorials may be directed to either the Oceana County Council on Aging Building Fund, 621 E. Main Street, Hart, MI 49420 or the Shelby Congregational United Church of Christ, 51 E. Third Street, Shelby, MI 49455.

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