Velma Elinor Heise

August 13, 1931February 15, 2013

HEISE, Velma Elinor – Born in Rock Point, Saskatchewan on August 13, 1931. She passed away at the age of 81 on Friday, February 15, 2013 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario with family by her side. Predeceased by husbands William George Burger and Horst Gunter Heise. Loving mother of Karen Blomquist (Wesley) of North East, MD, Calvin Burger (Tuula ) of Glencairn, ON, Colleen Bossio of Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Cindy Burger of Toronto, ON and Colin Burger of Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Grandmother of 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Sister Iona Holmstrom (Elmer), brothers Marvin Raisanen (Effie) and Donald Raisanen. Sisters-in-law Mabel Raisanen and Fern Morris. Many nieces and nephews. Horst’s children, Sheila Heise (Steve), Frances Heise (Danny), Mike Heise and 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Horst’s brothers, Dieter Heise (Renate), Rudy Heise (Hildegard) and sister Erika McDonald (Lachlan). She was predeceased by her parents Arvid and Hilda Raisanen (stepmother, Helli), brothers Raymond and Everett and sister Thelma Kusisto, brothers-in-law Wayne Kusisto and Jeff Morris, sister-in-laws Nina Raisanen, Donna Raisanen and Patsy Raisanen. Velma was a lifelong member of the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church of America. Family and friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Friday, February, 22, 2013 from 7 to 9. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church (12 Fish Hatchery Rd.) at 10 am. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Society or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Expressions of sympathy may be offered at


  • Visitation Friday, February 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 23, 2013

Velma Elinor Heise

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Tara Farkas

February 21, 2013

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Velma. She was a wonderful neighbor to us and such a kind lady. May you rest in peace Velma. Sincerely, Tara, Steve, Hannah and Matti Farkas.

Stephanie Warkentin

February 19, 2013

My condolences to Velma's children and family. I work at the retirement home she resided in. She was one of the sweetest ladies I've ever met. I'll always cherish our evening chats, and browsing through family pictures. She always worried about how I would get home after my shift at night. I had to reassure her that I had a ride before she could go to sleep. She had such a kind heart! She will be greatly missed by staff and residents! Rest in Peace Velma.