Paul M. Hedeen, 95, of Sister Bay, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village in Sister Bay.
He was born September 10, 1924 in Sister Bay, the son of Milton and Minnie (Carlson) Hedeen. Paul graduated from Gibraltar High School before attending Business School near Manitowoc. He received his Electrical Engineering degree at Kansas University through the Navy V12 program. He served as an officer with the United States Navy near the end of WWII and continued to serve over 20 years in the Navy Reserves. In October 1950, he married Arlene M. Eytcheson in Milwaukee.
Paul worked as a sales engineer for Allis Chalmers for over 20 years, mixing his own business venture for a few years before returning to Allis Chalmers and retiring there in 1986. Following his retirement, Paul became close with his brother, Al, enjoying boating fishing and socializing, and building projects. Paul and Arlene split time at their home in Ellison Bay and Bradenton, Florida until 2011 locating full-time at Scandia Village in Sister Bay. Paul was a devoted husband and caregiver to Arlene until her death on September 2, 2016.
Paul was a gregarious, outgoing father, grandfather, and friend. Always willing to help, Paul assisted other residents at Scandia when needed. He enjoyed helping his dear friend, Delmar Dahl, with chapel services held there. Paul loved fishing, boating, and woodworking. He was a member of Kiwanis and local veteran groups.
Paul will be missed by his four children, Rosanne Wagner of Copley, OH, Paul (Maryna) Hedeen of Monroe, MI, Ross (Joyce) Hedeen of Tomah, WI, and Carla (Bernard Brooks) Hedeen of Las Vegas, NV; six grandchildren, Ernie and Chris Cornelius, and Marian, Sarah, Marta and Nina Hedeen.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Minnie Hedeen; wife, Arlene; and his brother, Al (Betty) Hedeen.
A celebration of his life for all to attend will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Little Sister Cemetery in Sister Bay with Rev. Mark Billington officiating. Military honors will be provided by U.S. Navy and American Legion Billy Weiss Post 527 of Sister Bay. He will be laid to rest with his dear wife, Arlene. Services will be broadcast later in the day on Casperson Facebook page.
A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Scandia Care Center Chapel.
Memorials in his memory may given to the Parkinson's Foundation or the Scandia Good Samaritan Foundation.
Casperson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Sister Bay is assisting the family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Paul may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.caspersonfuneralhome.com.
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Parkinson's Disease Foundation
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Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village
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