Obituaries of Juluie Hein (1936 – 2021) – Onalaska, WI
Julius W. Hein Jr.
ETTRICK – Juluie W. Hein Jr. (aka Bill) of Ettrick, WI, passed away September 15, 2021. He was born July 11, 1936 in Pontiac, MI, to Juluies and Evelyn (Galbraith) Hein.
As a child, Bill attended several Michigan schools. His family moved to northern Wisconsin in 1946, where he completed his elementary schooling at Flambeau School in the town of Agenda. He graduated from Butternut High School in 1955. Bill married Mary Ann Thier, the love of his life, on June 1, 1957, in Butternut, WI. Their wonderful marriage lasted 64 years. He and Mary Ann had four children and they had nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Bill was a loving husband and father. Bill spent much of his free time enjoying his children and grandchildren. They have taken many hunting and fishing trips and spent a lot of time together enjoying and working on the family farm outside of Ettrick. They cultivated the land in the 70s, 80s and early 90s, raising livestock and planting / harvesting crops. He taught his children the value of hard work through farming, and his children have fond memories of working with him on the farm. Her love for her children and grandchildren set a wonderful example for them to follow with their children. He taught his children to work hard, to be responsible parents and to appreciate / respect nature.
Bill has had a very successful professional career. His career began with an apprenticeship as a tool and die maker at Western Electric Co. in Chicago, IL. He and Mary Ann then moved to Omaha, NE, and he became a journeyman mussel maker. In the early 1960s, he and Mary Ann moved to Stillwater, MN. There he worked for American Machine and Tool Co. and United Fabricators and Electronics. In 1966, he and his family moved to Ettrick, and he began working for Gale Products Company in Galesville, WI, as a tool shop foreman. In 1968, he became director of plastics and in 1969 was promoted to plant director. In 1975, he transferred to Winona, Minnesota, and became director of manufacturing for Lake Center Industries, operating seven factories in the tri-state area. In 1983 he was promoted to Vice President, a position he retired from in 1999 with TRW. In this role, he opened a TRW factory in Ettrick, which at one time employed over 300 people. Bill has also served as Chairman of the Board of Comfortex and a founding member of the Customer Advisory Board of Celanese Plastics Corporation.
Bill was also active in his community. He was a Cub leader and was president of the Ettrick Rod and Gun Club. He was a member of the Sainte-Brigide Catholic Church, President of the Finance Council and President of the Pastoral Council for many years. Bill also served on the Winona Chamber of Commerce.
He had a great love for the land and hated seeing urban sprawl. He enjoyed all types of wild animals. He loved cats, but he had a special bond with the dogs he trained and hunted with. He was passionate about hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed spending time with Mary Ann and family at their log home on the Flambeau River north of Park Falls, WI, and fishing for walleye on the Flambeau Flowage.
Bill is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, four children, nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren and two siblings. Children: Bill (Heidi) Hein of Clarksville, Tennessee; Dr Mark (Anne) Hein from Trempealeau, WI; Dawn (Christopher) Coliano from Marietta, GA; and Dale (Kathleen) Hein of Prairie du Chien, WI. Grandchildren: Kate, Cally, Mary, Marina, Emily, Ella, Natalie, Julius and Greta. Brothers: David and Stanley. Great-grandchildren: Lilly and Christie. He was predeceased by his parents, Juluies and Evelyn Hein, and a brother, Robert.
A Christian funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday September 25, 2021 at St Bridget Catholic Church in Ettrick. Fr. Jryaseelan Yuba officiating. Interment will follow at Amoth-Johnson Cemetery. Friends can call church on Fridays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and again on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until service time.
Memorials can be sent to the Ettrick Rod and Gun Club, Bill Hein Memorial, Pheasant Hunt or mailed to the Fossum Funeral Home, attention of the Bill Hein family. Online condolences can be presented at www.fossumfuneralhome.com.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Mayo Clinic Amyloid Research Program for allowing Bill to be a part of their research over the past year. They also wish to thank Dr. Larry Skendzel and the Gundersen Hospice Program for their compassion and care.
Posted by La Crosse Tribune on September 19, 2021.