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Dale Herbert Heinen

May 25, 1941 — November 18, 2023

Waukesha

Dale Herbert Heinen of Waukesha, passed away peacefully on Nov. 18, 2023 at the age of 82. He was born on May 25, 1941 the son of Herbert and Gladys (Neerhof) Heinen. He grew up farming west of Cedar Grove, WI and attended Maple Grove School through 8th grade. He then graduated from Cedar Grove High School and furthered his education at Sheboygan County Teachers College. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from UW-Oshkosh and his Masters in Administration from UW-Milwaukee. On July 3, 1965 he married his beloved wife, Carolee (Sharratt) Heinen at Algoma Methodist Church in Oshkosh, WI.

Dale’s career was one of teaching and caring for children for 31 years. He began teaching at Salem Elementary School in Kenosha County and then for the School District of Waukesha teaching at Hillcrest for one year before becoming principal at Hillcrest for one year.  He then served as a principal of Northview (9 years), Prairie (8 years), Blair (6 years) and Saratoga (4 years) Elementary Schools.

Dale enjoyed cross country skiing, biking, hiking, motorcycle trips, golfing, gardening, 30+ trips to the Quetico Provincial Park in Canada, traveling, singing barbershop, playing and cheering on his grandkids, 20 years singing with the MVE, and volunteering for many years at the Salvation Army. He was a member of Jerusalem Presbyterian Church and past member of Zion Presbyterian Church.

He will be sadly missed by his wife of 58 years, Carolee; sons Wade (Chris) Heinen and Chad (Peg) Heinen; grandchildren, Brynn and Grant Heinen and Claire and Andrew Heinen and sister Muriel (Heinen) Ledeboer. He is further survived by other relatives and friends. Dale was preceded in death by his parents Herbert and Gladys Heinen; sister Lois Soerens and brothers-in-law Harold Soerens and Garrett Ledeboer.

Visitation will take place on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Jerusalem Presbyterian Church, 207 W. Main Street, Wales, WI 53183.  Visitation will continue at the church on Monday, Nov. 27th from 10:00am until the 11:00am memorial service.

Memorial donations in Dale’s memory are appreciated to Jerusalem Presbyterian Church (address above), Waukesha Salvation Army (445 Madison Street, Waukesha, WI 53188) or to Aurora Zilber Family Hospice (1155 N. Honey Creek Pkwy, Wauwatosa, WI 53213).

The family wishes to thank Dale’s family, friends and faith community for all they did for him over the years.

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Sunday, November 26, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Jerusalem Presbyterian Church

207 W Main St, Wales, WI 53183

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Visitation

Monday, November 27, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Jerusalem Presbyterian Church

207 W Main St, Wales, WI 53183

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Monday, November 27, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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207 W Main St, Wales, WI 53183

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