Phyllis Heise

  • Born: September 20, 1928
  • Died: April 15, 2019
  • Location: Wells, Minnesota

Bruss-Heitner Funeral Homes

255 2nd Ave SW
Wells, MN 56097

Tel. (507) 553-3124

Tribute & Message From The Family


Phyllis A. Heise, age 90, of Wells, MN, died Monday, April 15, 2019 surrounded by her family, at Parkview Care Center in Wells, MN. A private family service will be held Saturday, at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, MN with Pastor Michael Mathews officiating, followed by burial in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery in Easton, MN.
Phyllis was born September 20, 1928 near Jackson, MN, the daughter of Ludvig and Lillie (Bartels) Raasch. She was a registered nurse and worked in Rochester, MN, Cincinnati, OH, and Mankato, MN. She was united in marriage to Harold Heise, October 12, 1955 in Jackson, MN. They had 2 children Steven and Cathy. They lived in Minnesota Lake, MN for 11 years before moving to Wells in 1966. Phyllis was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Easton, MN. She participated in Mission Circle and taught Sunday school and adult bible classes. She was an American Red Cross nurse volunteer, and a lifetime member of the Kahler Alumni Nurses. Phyllis enjoyed spending time with her family, listening to music, watching birds and reading.
Phyllis is preceded in death by her parents; husband Harold; grandson David Krogstad in infancy, and brother Lowell Raasch.
She is survived by her children: Steven (Rita) Heise of Maple Grove, MN and Cathy (Craig) Krogstad of Maple Grove, MN; grandchildren: Chad Heise of Seattle, WA, Nicholas Heise of Paris, France; Matthew (Liz) Krogstad of Oak Forest, IL, Emily Krogstad (fiancé Farai Mudzingwa) of Cape Town, South Africa, and Molly Krogstad of Westminster, CO; sister-in-law Betty Raasch of Cyrus, MN; along with many nieces and nephews.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Steve and Cathy, your mom was a very special woman, so very kind and loving. May God grant you and your family peace, comfort, and strength at this sad time.

Posted by Kristine Hanson    May 04, 2019

Steve & Cathy , We have never met . I have fond memories of Phyllis. She was my favorite cousin. I did overnites at their house on the farm near Jackson when I was about 6-8yrs. old. There is 7yrs difference in our ages. She was a teenager at the time & so patient with me. We are both alumni of Methodist Kahler School Nursing in Rochester. I was honored to be a bridesmaid at her wedding.

Shirlry (Bartels) FoxBLz

Posted by Shirley Fox - Golden, CO - Coworker   April 26, 2019

Dear Steve & Cathy,
Some of our most cherished memories are the times we spent together as neighbor's and friends!!
Sending hugs, Paula and Billy

Posted by Paula (Minks) Amy - Minn.Lake, MN - Friend   April 25, 2019

Phyllis was a great neighbor for many years. Always friendly and happy. When she moved into Shepherds Inn and we visited her she said she was on vacation. She was also positive when we visited her in Parkview. She always knew us and would carry on a conversation until recently but she would still smile at us and say thank you for stopping.
She will be missed but we know she is in a better place because she really had faith.
Love,
Arnie & Jean

Posted by ARNOLD & JEAN Carlson - Wells - Neighbor   April 20, 2019

I'm so sorry Steve and Cathy. Your mom was a wonderful lady. So welcoming to our rambunctious ways and made your house truly a home. Hugs to you both.

Posted by Ann Hart Chapman - Cable, WI - Neighbor   April 20, 2019

My deepest sympathy to the family. Phyllis was such a sweet person. I enjoyed the times when we were able to visit. I missed her when she moved out of the neighborhood. May God comfort you in your time of grief.

Posted by Judy Harpestad - Wells, MN - Neighbor   April 18, 2019

My sympathy to you on the death of your mom. It was our privilege to take her along with us to services at St. Peter Lutheran in Easton when she was living in her home.

Posted by Margean Rosin - Wells - Friend   April 18, 2019

You're all in my thoughts and prayers! Thank you for the honor of caring for your mom. She kindness shows in all of you. ❤ UK5r4Pam Warmka

Posted by Pam Warmka - Easton, MN - Coworker   April 18, 2019

Steve, Cathy and family,

My deepest sympathy to all of you. Your Mom and I shared some good times, especially celebrating her birthday with DQ ice cream!

Posted by Donna Weckwerth - Wells, MN - Friend   April 17, 2019

Steve and family.....I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. Pat (Wanzek)

Posted by Pat Hanzal - Saint Paul, MN   April 16, 2019