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Obituary for Georgia Henningsen Heffel

May 14, 1920 – April 21, 2023

Georgia Henningsen Heffel, age 102, entered eternal life on Friday, April 21, 2023. Georgia was born on May 14, 1920, to the late George and Anna Marie Henningsen and was a lifelong resident of Racine.

Georgia Henningsen Heffel
Georgia Henningsen Heffel

She graduated from Washington Park High School. While employed, she attended evening college classes and after 17 years, graduated from Carthage College in 1973 with a BA in English and a minor in Psychology. She was a member of the Sigma Tau Delta National English Honor Society and also a member of the Henry Denhart Society of Carthage College. She became a Big Sister and was later appointed to the Board of Directors of Big Sisters of Racine.

Her hobbies were cooking, baking, reading, and traveling. She traveled extensively throughout her lifetime. On Sept. 19, 1981, Georgia was united in marriage to Samuel Heffel, who preceded her in death. After 33 years of company employment, she retired from the Human Resources Department of S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. She also served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Johnson Wax Twenty-Year Club for many years.

Georgia was a charter member of Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church and served on its first building committee. She also served on the church council, as a communion assistant, lector, and usher, and over the years had been an active member of the various social ministries, education and service programs at the church. She also belonged to the Women’s Bible Study Fellowship for many years.

Georgia is survived by nieces and nephews, Linda Binninger, Ray (Wilma) Nielsen, Sandra Nielsen, Kathy Henningsen, Jerry (Lupi) Haack, June (George) LeRette; “little sister,” Vicki Card; other relatives, and many dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Edna Henningsen, Arthur (Hazel) Henningsen, Alice (Harold) Haack, and Esther (Peter) Nielsen.


For the celebration of Georgia’s life, services will be held at Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church, 1700 South Green Bay Road on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Shiela Rawn officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church, Carthage College, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Obituary and photo courtesy of Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.

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