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Robert Heise
(November 15, 1934 - December 23, 2012)

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Robert Henry Heise of Glen Ellyn and Ft. Myers, FL, passed away Sunday evening at age 78.Son of the late Edward Frederick Heise and Verona Beduhn Heise, he is survived by his wife of 55 years, Janet Heise (née Bolin) and siblings Lois (Bill) Kohler and William (Eileen) Heise. Surviving him also are children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren: Steve, Mark, Timothy, and Amy (Andrew) Keil his children; Daniel, Jessica (Michael) Ruck, Caroline and Amanda Keil his grandchildren; and great-grandchildren Olivia & Daric Liebing. Robert began his working career as an electrician with Heise Electric in Chicago before earning his BSEE degree in 1965 from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He attended DePaul University College of Law, earning a Juris Doctor degree in 1969. After graduating DePaul, he became a patent attorney for International Harvester, and then worked for the DuPage County Public Defender's Office as a first assistant. Robert left Illinois for Florida in 1982, and was admitted to the Florida Bar shortly thereafter. He specialized in probate and real estate law. Reading the bible and preparing lessons for the church and synagogue were Robert's greatest passions. He worked with several churches on Sanibel Island and Fort Myers before joining the Board of Directors of Beth Yeshua Messianic Synagogue. Visitation is Saturday, December 29 from 10 am until the 11am service at Wheaton Chinese Alliance Church, 1748 South Blanchard Street Wheaton, IL 60189. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Wheaton Chinese Alliance Church. For more information, call Leonard Memorial Home in Glen Ellyn at 630-469-0032.


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