Katherine "Kaye" Heil

April 21, 1931March 4, 2018

Katherine “Kaye” Heil, age 86, passed away on Sunday March 4, 2018 in Muskegon. She was born on April 21, 1931 in Muskegon to the late John and Josephine (Durham) Hendricks. Kaye was a member of the Grace Christian Reformed Church. More than anything else she loved spending time with her family and friends. She loved shopping, traveling with her husband and visiting her husband's family in Pennsylvania. She also loved to visit her daughter and her daughter's family in Toledo, Ohio. She was a meticulous housekeeper and gracious hostess. She loved watching Detroit Tigers baseball and doing crossword puzzles. Kaye is survived by her husband Clinton of 66 years, two daughters Deb (Craig) Stenholm and Lisa (Pete) Nagle, a son Dan (Holly), five grandchildren, Jorri (Gary) Smith, Garin, and Ian Heil, Shaun and Amanda Nagle, a great grandson Logan Stenholm, a sister Jane Braddy and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by two grandchildren, Nicholas Heil and Louie Stenholm, six brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11:00am at the Grace Christian Reformed Church, Muskegon. There will be a visitation on Thursday from 5-8 pm at the Ever Rest Funeral Home. Burial will be at Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions can be made to Christian Care Nursing Center or Hospice of Michigan.


  • Visitation Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 9, 2018

Katherine "Kaye" Heil

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Betty Trinkle

March 31, 2018

Dear Kaye,
We were always so happy to see you and Clinton when you came home to Pennsylvania for visits. Those visits were so important to all of us but especially to our Mom, your Aunt Betty. Her favorite vacation was flying to visit you and your family in Michigan! She had a great time!
We're sure our Mom and Sister, Carolee will meet you in heaven.
Clint's cousins,
Joann, Sonny and Betty

Lisa Nagle (Heil)

March 12, 2018

Mom, I am going to miss you so very much! I remember when Pete, Shaun , Amanda and I came up to surprise you and dad on Easter one year. We were talking on the phone and we drove in the driveway. I came up to the door and rang the doorbell and you yelled for dad to get the door. When dad came to the door and saw me he then yelled for you and you were like, "I hate when I'm on the phone and have to go to the door." Then when you came to the door and saw that it was me, dad had to hold you up cause you almost fell over! I remember when you would take me to McDonald's for a special treat, chocolate milkshakes. Then there was the time that we ordered an outfit from JC Penney's and when we picked it up, it had a bee inside of the bag, you killed the bee and then we brought the outfit back to the store just in case there were anymore. Mom I will miss your beautiful smile and your laugh, most of all I am going to miss calling you 3-4 times a day for nothing at all, just to hear your voice! I love you mom, and one day we will see each other again in heaven, like you always said, "Good Lord willing".

CJ Gallihugh

March 8, 2018

Thank you for being there when we were kids. You always had a smile and a wonderful spirit. Lisa and I had so much fun during our sleepovers. I remember the pink peppermint candies you gave us during rides to the movie theater, eating watermelon in your backyard in the summer, getting waited on by you at Russ’ restaurant, and the scary ghost stories you frightened us with right before we went to bed. You were a woman of strength and conviction. We will all miss your smiles. ~ CJ Gallihugh


March 7, 2018

May you rest in peace Aunt Kaye. I will always remember the summer vacations when you came with Uncle Clint and my cousins to Pa. they are and remain some of my favorite memories from my youth. I remember bringing my dad and mom to Michigan for their visit to your home. I remember bringing my new bride Linda for our first stop on our honeymoon, we took the long way to Niagara Falls. Now you are with others that have already been in our home that GOD has promised us. If you see my father or my late wife Linda say hi and give them my love. Till we meet again in Glory, believe that everyone you ever met including me will look for you in heaven love Allen Jr. <3