Russell Heder

Russell Louis Heder

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Russell L. Heder DDS, entered eternal life Friday, February 1, 2019 at the age of 82 years. He was born August 26, 1936 in Green Bay to Stanley and Lorraine (nee Schulteis) Heder. Russell was raised in Hartford, graduated from Slinger High School in 1954 and graduated from Marquette Dental School in 1960. On June 23, 1956 he married Carol Herbst at St. Mary’s Church in Richfield and was a devoted husband for over 62 years.

Russell served his country in the US Navy as a Lieutenant for two years before opening the Heder Dental Clinic in Jackson, where he practiced dentistry for 35 years.

Russell was known as “Pops” by family and friends. After his retirement, he split time between the lake home in St. Germain, Wisconsin and the winter home in Mesa, Arizona. “Pops” will be especially remembered for his kind and generous heart, his passion for cooking, his love of nature, and making homemade ice cream with his grandkids. In addition, he was skilled at making jewelry and crosses of which he donated to local charities.

Russell was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Church, Jackson American Legion Post 486 and the UWWC Advisory Board.

Russell is survived by his wife, Carol; children: Mark, Gary (Nancy Schwekel), Sue (Dave) Cole, James (Lisa) and Jon (fianceé Holly Spencer); grandchildren: Andrew and Adam Heder, Nicholas (Lisa) Cole, Kelly (Massoud) Shafaie, Ethan and Casey Heder; great-grandchildren: Hazel, Olivia, Gemma, Janessa, Silas and Davis; Sister-in-Law Christine Bankole.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday, February 7 at St. Frances Cabrini Church (1025 S 7th Ave West Bend) with Fr. Andrew Infanger presiding. Visitation will be at the church Thursday, February 7 from 11:00 am until time of Mass at 1:00 pm. There will be a military walk through with the Jackson American Legion Post 486 just prior to the Mass.

The family would like to thank Kathy Hospice and Dr. Gary Herdrich for all the tender care they gave to Russell.

In lieu of flowers, the family will be accepting donations for the following:

Kathy Hospice in West Bend, WI

Howard Young in Minoqua, WI

St. Frances Cabrini Parish in West Bend, WI

Holy Family Catholic Church in Woodruff, WI
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 7th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Thursday, February 7th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
    St Frances Cabrini
    1025 S. 7th Ave
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, February 7th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Thursday, February 7th, 2019 1:00pm
    St Frances Cabrini
    1025 S. 7th Ave
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Father Andrew Infanger


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Posted at 03:08pm
Dee and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Carol and family. We had a lot of good times with Russ and Carol eons ago! He was always a very good natured, joyous kind of guy. I feel blessed to have had the honor of knowing him.

Gary and Dee Berglin


Posted at 08:45am
I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences for your loss. May the God of all comfort help you cope with your feelings and bring to your mind joyful memories of Russell. God promises at John 5:28 & 29 that "there is going to be a resurrection". Dwelling on the fact that we will see our loved ones again right here on earth can bring us much comfort. Please visit to read more about God's trustworthy promise of the resurrection.

Christine Schulteis

Posted at 07:24am
Dear Carol and family , I am so sorry to hear about Russel , that is so sad he was always a great guy and dentist, I remember Susie working in Jackson she was so sweet, and a long time ago, and the last time I seen Gary and Nancy was when I was bartending at M.J. Stevens, I just love Nancy and her family vey lovely family. I will not be able to make it to the funeral but just remember I will be thinking of you all may you always remember the great memories to help you be strong threw this difficult time, May you rest in peace Russel I'm sure Aunt Larraine and Uncle Stanly are greeting you with open arms I always visit them and chat when I go to there grave site. . .Love you all ,,,,,, Christine Schulteis


Posted at 10:17am
Please accept my condolences for the passing of your dear loved one. When someone we love dies, the heartache and grief can be great. I hope that you can be comforted knowing that God cares for you and sees your pain. (1 Peter 5 : 7) "He is close to the brokenhearted and He saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34 : 18) May you find comfort and relief during this grievous time, as you cherish the precious memories of Russell.

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