Hildegarde “Hilda” Maria Heinen

Funeral services were held at St. Leo IV Catholic Church in Roberts Cove on Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at 11 a.m. for Hildegarde “Hilda” Maria Heinen, 80, who died Saturday, April 11, 2009

in Southwind Nursing and Rehab Center of Crowley.

Interment was in the St. Leo Church Cemetery, Roberts Cove.

Surviving are one sister, Josie Millet and husband Malcolm of Crowley; sister-in-law, Louise L. Heinen of Vinton; brother-in-law, Benno Leonards and wife Margaret of Gulfport, Miss.; seventeen nieces and nephews; and forty great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Christian Heinen and Christine Naebers Heinen; three brothers, infant Joseph Heinen, Charles Heinen, Sr. and wife Lenora, and Lawrence Heinen; three sisters, Geraldine Heard and husband Thomas, Arilda Leonards, and Annie Gautreaux and husband Patrick; one nephew, Charles Heinen, Jr.; and one great-nephew, Mac Lawrence Millet.

She was born Saturday, December 8, 1928 in Rayne, daughter of the late William Christian Heinen and the late Christine Naebers Heinen.

She was a member of St. Leo Ladies Altar Society in Roberts Cove.

A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2009.

Friends were received Monday, April 13, 2009 from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Tuesday, April 14, 2009 from 8 a.m. until the service at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc., Rayne.

Pallbearers were Eric Heinen, William Heinen, Richard Heinen, Mark Millet, Dr. Chad Millet and Paul Leonards.

A special thank you to Christina Hornsby, Diane Comeaux, Dr. M.N. Katira, Heart of Hospice staff, staff of Southwind, and Deacon Rodless Leleux.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements were entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne.

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