Marion Louise Heil
May 22, 1925 – May 13, 2018
Marion Louise Heil, age 92, of East Lansing, Michigan passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018 with her daughter by her side. Marion was born May 22, 1925 in Lansing, Michigan to the late Russell and Zella Porter. Marion graduated from Eastern High School in 1943, and Sparrow School of Nursing in 1946. She married Roy H. Heil Jr. on April 19,1946 and the two would live in the Lansing and East Lansing areas all of their lives. Marion retired from Sparrow Hospital as a Surgical Nurse in 1988 after more than 25 years of service.
She was a member of The Peoples Church, and will be remembered for her volunteer activities with E.W. Sparrow Auxiliary sewing baby blankets and knitting baby hats. She was a Spartan and MSU was a large part of her life. She was a loyal fan of MSU Women's basketball having season tickets for 15 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband Roy H. Heil in 1998. Surviving are her daughter Susan Godfrey, as well as nieces and nephews Loren (Debbie) Bidle, Larry (Linda) Bidle, Lester (Patricia) Bidle, Marene (Jim) Barker, Beth (Jeff) Rush and special friend Darwin Gibbs.
Please join her family for visitation at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes Lansing Chapel (900 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912) on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 5 to 7pm. Funeral Services will be held at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home on Thursday, May 17, 2018 beginning at 11am with Rev. Betsy Aho of The Peoples Church, and Rev. Elizabeth Rush officiating. One hour additional visitation will begin at 10am on Thursday prior to the service.
Her family would like to extend a special thank you to Tonia, Tina, and Tonya from Home Instead for their loving care this past year. For those desiring, memorial contributions in memory of Marion may be made to Sparrow Foundation Heil / Godfrey Endowment. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grlansing.com for the Heil family.
- Loren Bidle
- Larry Bidle
- Lester Bidle
- Marene Barker
- Beth Rush
- Sparrow Foundation Heil / Godfrey Endowment
- Visitation Wednesday, May 16, 2018
- Visitation Thursday, May 17, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, May 17, 2018
Marion Louise Heil
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May 17, 2018
Dear Susan & Family,
I met your wonderful mother at the Knitting Ministry at Peoples Church, East Lansing about 8 years ago. Her knowledge of the craft was impressive, as is yours Susan. She was a faithful contributor of knitted items for church members and Sparrow Hospital newborns.
Marion will be greatly missed in the pew beside you, dear Susan.
After reading about Marion's career as a surgical nurse I was not surprised you followed in her footsteps, Susan. She was a wonderful role model.
May she rest in peace and her memory be eternal.
May 15, 2018
May God's loving kindness and comfort, help you and your family during this difficult time (2 Corinthian 1;3,4).