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In Memoriam - Ann Heisler

 

I'm very sorry to report that after a long and courageous battle against cancer, my co-coordinator on this website and friend Ann Heisler has passed away.  Ann was a vibrant spirit. She was an extremely dedicated volunteer for the Calhoun County Genealogy Society, working on several projects including cemetery publications, transcription projects and serving as editor of our outstanding newsletter. Ann was a computer whiz, and took many of our projects into a new level of technical proficiency. She will be greatly missed not only for her contributions to CCGS and this website, but for her kindness, her lovely smile, and her passion for excellence. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her husband Kim and the rest of her family and friends. Her obituary follows.

Ann Marie Heilser, 52, of Freeland, died at home with her loving husband and mother at her side, on May 4, 2011.

Ann was born in Lansing, on Jan. 17, 1959 to Peggy Jo Parrot and Charles Parrott. She was raised in Olivet and graduated from Olivet High School in 1977. On April 9, 1977 she married her sweetheart, Kim D. Heisler in Charlotte. 

Ann was the former volleyball Coach for Merrill High School, Bullock Creek High School, Hemlock High School, Saginaw Heritage High School, Carrolton High School, Saginaw Arthur Hill High School, and Bay City Western High School. She completed CAP training in 2009. Ann coached AAU and Club Volleyball at Valley Club, Saginaw Club and Hangtime Sports Club. She served at the secretary, coach and president of Southtown Little League Baseball and she also served District One Little League as Assistant District Administrator/Information Officer. Ann was a member of Calhoun County Genealogy Society.

Ann is survived by her husband, Kim of Freeland; daughters, Paula J. Heisler (Bobby Herbert) of St. Louis, MO, Rachel K. (David) Dice of Midland; son, Sgt. Kevin Heisler of Ft. Drum, NY; granddaughter, Isabel Dice; grandson, Braydon Dice; mother, Peggy Jo Parrott of Charlotte; father, Charles Parrott of Belmont; father in law and mother in law, Dewey and Shirley Heisler of Olivet; sister, Elizabeth (Michael) Beaudry; brother, Matthew (Melody) Parrott; brothers in law, Gregg (Susan) Heisler, Jeff (Christine) Heisler and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. 

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, May 10 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly with Hospice Pastor Chris Lauckner officiating. Ann's family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, May 9, from 4 to 7 pm and on Tuesday from 10 am until the time of service. 

In lieu of flowers, those considering an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association Scholarship Fund (MIVCA). Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com.  Send your condolences: regrets@smithminer.com