Memphis Funeral Home

5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN


June Anita Hein

October 5, 1930August 3, 2019

June Anita Hein, age 88, of The Village at Primacy Place, Memphis, Tennessee, formerly of South Elgin, Illinois, was called to heaven on August 3, 2019.

The only child of Walter and Katherine Guske, she was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 5, 1930. There, she attended Immanuel Lutheran School during her elementary and high school years. She attended Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, Illinois and briefly taught children at St. Paul Lutheran School in Grafton, Wisconsin. June met seminary student Harold A. Hein during her college years, and they were married on August 24, 1952. Rev. Hein served as a missionary in Nigeria, West Africa, where he and June lived for about twelve years. In 1965, after their return to the United States, Rev. Hein accepted a call to serve as pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Ft. Worth, Texas. There, as a pastor's wife, June served the Lord in various ways: singing in the choir, leading ladies' Bible Studies, and teaching Sunday School, VBS, and confirmation classes. Years later, after Rev. Hein's retirement, they moved to South Elgin, Illinois and became members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Elgin.

June is survived by three daughters: Karen (Alan) Teal of Germantown, TN, Deborah (Michael) Masoncup of St. Charles, IL, and Christel Hein of Mendocino, CA; three grandchildren: Bethany (Ryan) Williams, Meredith (Ryan) Piec, and David Masoncup; five great-grandchildren: Harold, Samuel, and Elena Piec, and Reese and Rylee Williams; two sisters-in-law: Irma (Harold) Brockberg and Arlene Flesch; and many nieces and nephews.

June was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Katherine Guske, and her beloved husband of sixty-six years, Rev. Harold A. Hein.

A visitation will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 10, with the funeral service following at 3:00 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 5296 Park Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119. Burial will be at Garfield Cemetery in La Fox, Il. Memorials may be made to Christ the King Lutheran Church. Online condolences and directions may be found at www.memphisfuneralhome.net.


  • Karen Teal (Alan), Daughter
  • Deborah Masoncup (Michael), Daughter
  • Christel Hein, Daughter
  • Bethany Williams (Ryan), Grandchild
  • Meredith Piec (Ryan), Grandchild
  • David Masoncup, Grandchild
  • Harold Piec, Great Grandchild
  • Elena Piec, Great Grandchild
  • Reese Williams, Great Grandchild
  • Rylee Williams, Great Grandchild
  • Irma Brockberg (Harold), Sister-in-law
  • Arlene Flesch, Sister-in-law
  • She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

    June was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Katherine Guske, and her beloved husband of sixty-six years, Rev. Harold A. Hein.



  • Visitation Saturday, August 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 10, 2019


  • Interment


June Anita Hein

have a memory or condolence to add?

Karen Teal

August 8, 2019

My Dearest Mom -

You were ready to be with your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and join your loving husband Harold. There has been an empty space in my heart since Dad's passing on April 1, 2019. Now, four months later, you also have left this earthly realm.

Mom, I was so blessed to have been with you almost every day of your final month. Our last day together was wonderful! We had lunch in the dining room and later, you ate lemon cookies and sherbet at the "Meet the New Residents" party. There, with wit and humor, you shared tidbits of your experiences in Africa as a missionary's wife. We sat on the front porch together in the warmth of an early August afternoon in Memphis. You observed the clouds in the blue sky and noticed the patterns they made. We gave each other a hug and a kiss goodbye. As I drove away, I kept that image of you and our special day - it is impressed upon my memory. It never occurred to me that you would be gone by the early morning hours of the next day.

Now, that empty space in my heart has grown bigger. Yet, I rejoice, because I have full assurance that you are basking in the warmth of the Son at your "new residence" - your heavenly home.

I love you and miss you, Mom.

Until we meet again . . .

Your loving daughter -


Deborah Masoncup

August 7, 2019

My beautiful mother; how does one say goodbye? I loved her and am so blessed that she and my Dad were able to be close by husband Michael and I in Saint Charles, Illinois . Even more special was having mom and dad near while our Meredith and David were in high school. It was wonderful sharing my adult years with my parents. We travelled many places together :Seattle, San Antonio, San Francisco,Virgin Islands,Mexico, Hawaii, northern Cali, southern Cali, Hilton Head Island, Disney World and our favorite...Palm Springs! We enjoyed many special holidays, birthdays, and family meals and watched many tennis matches and basketball games together . I will cherish those memories forever. As Mom suffered from memory loss in her later years; our relationship changed ; yet she remained kind, witty, thoughtful and loving. Her faith and love of God and her husband Harold and her family never waivered. Rest in the peace of Gods’grace as you so believed dear mother.
It was an honor to be your daughter and help you late in life. I love you and will miss you .