OBITUARY

Nancy Jean Heiler

September 27, 1947January 12, 2016

Nancy J. Heiler, age 68, of Kingsley passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born September 27, 1947 in Lansing to Melvin and Jeanette (Kelly) Pratt. Nancy graduated from Eastern High School in Lansing in 1965. On November 13, 1971, Nancy married the love of her life Joe Heiler. Together they raised two sons. She attended NMC where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing and she worked for the Osteopathic Hospital and then home health care. Nancy went back to school and received her associate’s degree in Landscape Design. Along with her husband and son, she owned and operated Heiler Landscaping. After several years in the landscaping business, she again went back to school and received her certification as a Pharmacy technician, and she worked for Kingsley Pharmacy. In her spare time, Nancy enjoyed gardening, travel, hiking, reading, wine and fine chocolate. She volunteered her time at the Rock working with the Senior Center. She loved watching football especially watching her sons through the years. Nancy also enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers. Nancy will be greatly missed by her husband of 44 years; Joe Heiler; two sons: Joseph Michael (Melissa) Heiler of Kingsley and Christopher James Heiler of Austin TX; 4 grandchildren: Brayden, Alayna, Ava, and Charlie; a daughter-in-law Amy Heiler; a brother: Greg (Beth) Pratt, a sister: MaryJo (John) Walker, and her beloved Golden Retriever: Tripper. Besides her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by brothers: Rick and Roger Pratt and beloved Golden Retriever: Spanky. A visitation will be held Monday, January 18, 2016 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm with a rosary at 7pm at the Covell Funeral Home in Kingsley. A memorial mass will be held Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 11 am at St. Mary’s of Hannah Catholic Church in Kingsley. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Nancy’s name may be directed to The Rock of Kingsley. Please share a memory of Nancy at www.covellfuneralhomes.com Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Kingsley.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Memorial Mass

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Memories

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Jim DeCamp

March 14, 2016

Rest in Peace to the wife of my dear Vietnam War friend, Joe

Vicki and Terry Weber

January 17, 2016

The Heiler Family,
Terry and I want to express our sincere condolences with the passing of your Wife, Mother, and Sister. What a kind and quiet spoken women Nancy was.
Years have passed since we shared a lot of Kingsley sports and Nancy was their to cheer them on.
May God bless her and her Family during this difficult time. Thinking of you all.

Joyce Pratt

January 17, 2016

Keep this candle glowing for Nancy and her brothers Rick and Roger who were taken from us to soon.

Joyce Pratt

January 17, 2016

You will be missed so much

Sandy Koglin

January 16, 2016

Enjoyed working with Nancy at Osteo Hosp. and also at the Pavilions. She was a kind and caring nurse. Nancy always had something new and interesting to talk about when the nurses got together for lunch after we all had gone our separate ways. My family remembers Nancy attending Kingsley sporting events for past 30+ years with a smile and kind word to all. She will be missed!!

January 16, 2016

Heaven has gained another angel who is a gentle, calming,caring soul. We here on earth will miss her dearly.
Nancy Canavera,Carol's sister

Gloria Halligan

January 16, 2016

Nancy was a hiking mentor for me showing me new trails and leading hikes through the Senior Center. Just last week I hiked a Northport trail that only she and I did together on a Saturday about 5 years ago With warmth in my heart of her goodness and caring, Gloria Halligan

Randy & Pam Clark

January 14, 2016

Joe and family our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please find comfort that Nancy is now pain free.

Lucinda Keffer Bellmore

January 14, 2016

My prayers are with you all, Nancy was a wonderful woman. I have many fond memories of her while growing up in Kingsley.

Rodetta harrand

January 14, 2016

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

FROM THE FAMILY