Ann Shirley Heller, age 78 of Coloma, passed away suddenly on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Wild Rose Manor. She was born on June 12, 1937 in Adams County, the daughter of Edward and Helen (Gandy) Leach. Ann graduated from Coloma High School and shortly thereafter met Raymond Heller at an outing in Hancock and was later married on August 7, 1955 at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Coloma. They were blessed with two daughters and 58 years of marriage. Ann was a homemaker in her former years then was employed at Coloma Hardware Store for 40 years. She also worked a short time at Sunset Point. Ann was a longtime active member of Calvary United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary Post 343, Hancock/Coloma and bowling League member. She enjoyed her pet cats, looking thru recipe books, cooking, baking and conversations with family and friends. Ann's Journey and final days were surrounded with love from her family. Rest in Peace Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma and Great Great Grandma. You are forever in our hearts.
Ann is survived by her two daughters: Renee (Mike) LeFever, Coloma, Terri (Jeff) Blada, Baraboo; grandchildren: Heather (Randy) Appell, New Lisbon, Sara (Shaun) Hankermeyer, Green Bay, Cory, Eric and Allison Blada, all of Baraboo; great grandchildren: Savannah, Amanda, Kaitlyn; great great grandson: Oliver; special nieces: Lynn Helen Joyce and Abigal Leach; other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends, especially Katie and Vi. She was preceded in death by parents; husband: Raymond Heller; two sisters: Laura Mae and Mildred and one brother: Richard.
Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Calvary United Methodist Church, Coloma with burial at Hillside Cemetery, Coloma. The family will greet relatives and friends on Saturday at church from 11AM until the time of service at 1PM.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to Wild Rose Manor and Agnesian Hospice Nurses and staff for treating Ann with the care and dignity she deserved, especially to Pam, who spent time with Mom and made her feel special and loved. Thank you for the tenderness, compassion and expertise through Ann's journey. God Bless you all.
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