Norbert John Heiling

07/30/1913 — 04/25/2002

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Oriska, North Dakota

Norbert John Heiling

 Norbert ''Hi'' Heiling died from complications of Alzheimer's disease on April 25, 2002, at Callaway Gardens in Kennewick, Washington.

 He was born on July 30, 1913, in Oriska, North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State Teacher's College in 1934 and taught in North Dakota and Oregon schools. In 1938, Norbert married Margery ''Margie'' Helland in Portland, Oregon, where their three children were born. In 1948, Hi moved his family to the Tri-Cities where he worked as a chemist in the 200 Areas at Hanford, retiring in 1978.

 Hi enjoyed jogging, gardening, traveling with Margie and their grandchildren, following the financial markets, and in his last years, singing in his beautiful baritone voice for the staff, residents, and visitors at Callaway Gardens.

 Norbert is survived by two daughters, Margo Barron and Marie Armstrong husband Dennis; and one son, Dean Heiling wife Anita. He adored his grandchildren, Kirsten and Kimberly Barron, David and Mark Armstrong, Angela Heiling, and Kim Emerson, and was blessed with nine great grandchildren. Great grandchildren include Kimber, Wolf, Walker, Haidyn, Gabriel, Skyler, Alyssa, Katie, and Zachariah. Surviving sisters are Albina Clow, Denver Colorado; Loretta Learn, Superior, Wisconsin; Peggy Conlon, Bismarck, North Dakota; and Barbara Dorrington, Grass Valley, California.

 Norbert was preceded in death by his wife, Margie, in April 1977; parents, John and Mary Heiling; and sisters Marie Heiling, Irene Lacoss, and Marcella Riedman.

 Norbert lived at Callaway Gardens for the last 4 years of his life, where he was loved and cared for by the wonderful, dedicated staff who became his second family.  Norbert's sense of humor and kind spirit will be remembered by all who knew him.

 A memorial service will be held at Einan's Chapel, Sunset Memorial Gardens, on May 11, 2002, at 11:00 a.m.

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  • Goodbye Uncle Norbert,

    You are probably in heaven in the midst of a celebration with Irene, Marcella, my father Ed Smithlin, his brother and sister Russell Smithlin and Irene Browning, and my sister Maureen. May God grant each of you and those who proceeded you eternal peace and happiness. Where you are, we will all end up. Hail Mary …

    JR

    John and Kathy Smithlin
    November 4, 2014
    Redwood, City, CA, US
  • Goodbye Uncle Norbert,

    You are probably in heaven in the midst of a celebration with Irene, Marcella, my father Ed Smithlin, his brother and sister Russell Smithlin and Irene Browning, and my sister Maureen. May God grant each of you and those who proceeded you eternal peace and happiness. Where you are, we will all end up. Hail Mary …

    JR

    John and Kathy Smithlin
    November 4, 2014
    Redwood, City, CA, US
  • We want to give our deepest sympathy for the family of our friend, Norbert. We certainly enjoyed having him come to our services for Riverview Baptist Church, his singing and his tender spirit. What a blessing he was. We are so sad for your loss. Please keep in touch.

    From Pastor and Mrs. Paisley and all of our folks who visited him at Callaway Gardens.

    Pastor and Mrs. John Paisley
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • We enjoyed Uncle Dub’s his sisters’ nickname for him visits to the farm. He enjoyed working in the gardens and we always loved the peaches he brought back. He was a very special person.

    Chuck & Mary Ann Riedman
    November 4, 2014
    Litchville, ND, US
  • I was sorry to hear about Uncle Dub’s passing. He was a sweet, gentle man. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Dub hada great sense of humor. I remember Dub coming to visit in Valley City on several occasions. On one visit he had brought his Fortune 500 magazine. On the cover were listed the 500 richest men in the U.S. and I remmber him boasting how his name was on the front. I looked and looked for his name but couldn’t find it. He then pointed to the postal label and said, “See, there it is.” Again, my condolences.

    Mark Conlon
    November 4, 2014
    Mandan, ND, US
  • Heiling Family:

    May the Lord keep you and bless you in the days and weeks to come.

    Gary Behymer

    1964

    Gary Behymer
    November 4, 2014
    Colfax, WA, US
  • Goodbye to a sweet gentle man. Margo, my dear childhood friend, I am thinking about you.

    sharon mcfall
    November 4, 2014
    mesa, AZ, US
  • I very much enjoyed hearing Norbert sing! While visiting my

    own dad, Joe at Callaway Gardens, Norbert always had a wonderful

    smile and a song to sing. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your

    family.

    Judi Dahl

    Richland, WA

    Judi Dahl
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Dear Margo & family,

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your father. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Dan & Marj

    Daniel Haggard
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Grandpa, I will always miss you and your oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I hope you know how much we all loved you and love you still. Give Grandma a hug for me. love, Angie

    Angela Heiling Owens
    November 4, 2014
    Gig, Harbor, WA, US