On March 25, 2023, Edward Heidenreich, 80, of Wind Lake, made the journey to his heavenly home. He loved his faith, his wife, his family, and his church community. He cheered on the Green Bay Packers, loved hanging with his dog Daisy, laughed at the antics of his grandkids, and cherished his time fishing on the Devil’s Lake and in the Haugen deer stand with his Brother-in-law, Joe.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Ed attended Rufus King High School. In 1963, he met the girl he knew he’d marry, and he tied the knot with Dee in 1964. Ed joined the Milwaukee Police Department in 1965, and served many years at the 6th District and later at the 5th District stations. Towards the end of his career, he worked on a patrol car for the city schools and at the safety building downtown. He retired from the department in August of 2000.
Ed is survived by his wife, Dolores “Dee” (Pawlowski) Heidenreich, his children; Mary (Brian) Gonstead of Eau Claire; Heidi (Lee) Nowicki of Stevens Point; and Edward (Jennifer) Heidenreich, Jr. of Delafield. He is also survived by his beloved grandchildren: Mathias, Levi, Sophie, and Abraham Gonstead; David and Alex Klemp, Ben Nowicki; and Dominic Heidenreich. He is further survived by his sister Lois Heidenreich-McGlynn and in-laws Joyce (Joe) Jacisin; Richard (Kathy) Pawlowski; and his niece Jill (Jeff) Rhude and their children Gregory, Matthew and Lydia, and by other dear family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Elsa (Steinert) Heidenreich.
Visitation will be at Southbrook Church, Saturday, April 15 from 9-11 a.m. with a service following at 11; Southbrook Church, 11010 Saint Martins Road, Franklin 53132. The family would like to thank the many caregivers who so patiently and expertly cared for Ed in his final months; special thanks to the staff at AccentCare Hospice for their compassionate care in his final days.