April 17, 1924 - March 31, 2021
Adeline “Addie” Mary Heilbronn, beloved mother, grams, and great grams, of Saginaw, went home to be with the Lord on March 31, 2021, at the age of 96. The daughter of Martha (Beyersdorf) and Otto Thom, Addie was born on April 17, 1924, in Hemlock, Michigan. She married Howard Heilbronn on May 11, 1943 and they enjoyed 77 wonderful years together. Howard preceded her in death in June of 2020. Addie attended Holy Cross Lutheran School, where she was also confirmed and later sang in the adult choir. She graduated from Arthur Hill High School in 1942 and enjoyed lifelong friendships with her fellow “42-ers”. Addie worked for Bell Telephone as a switchboard operator in Michigan and then in New York while her husband, Hop, was stationed in Sheepshead Bay serving in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. Upon their move back to Saginaw, she worked as a Medical Librarian with St. Luke’s Hospital. Addie was a person of faith and was a longtime member of Peace Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir, served with the social ministry, and was a prayer partner for confirmands. She was a former member of the Germania Towne and Country Club and Saginaw County Republican Women. She received the Republican Women’s Tribute of the Year Award in 2005. She was an active member of the Saginaw Branch of Woman’s National Farm & Garden Association until her death. Addie enjoyed extensive travel in her life, but especially loved time spent in Germany, Florida, Oregon, and the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Canada, where she introduced all of her grandchildren to the joys of theatre. She was an excellent cook (which she enjoyed doing even more with a Bloody Mary in hand), baker, gardener, seamstress, and quilter. Time spent with family was undoubtedly her greatest joy in life. Addie will be dearly missed, but her legacy of kindness, positivity, and love remains. Adeline is survived by her beloved children, Michael (Sheilah) Heilbronn, Barbara Heilbronn, and Gregory (Jean) Heilbronn; loving grandchildren, Christopher (Janine) Heilbronn, Elizabeth (Jon Oelke) Heilbronn, Matthew (JoAnne West) Heilbronn, and Andrea (Mark) Fischer; adored great-grandchildren, Laurel Adeline, Eleanor, Lake, James, Gwyneth, Emmett, and Margaret; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Heilbronn; her parents; and her siblings, Violet Smiley Sullivan, Betty Ruth Voss, and Alvin Thom. Visitation will take place on Monday, April 12, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Fischer Family Funeral Home, 504 N. Michigan Avenue, Saginaw, MI 48602. Visitation will continue at Peace Lutheran Church, 3427 Adams Avenue, Saginaw, MI 48602, on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Matthew Hauser will officiate. In accordance with current state mandated restrictions, safe distancing and limitations of 25 people gathered within the funeral home will be observed. Attendees are also kindly asked to wear a mask or other facial covering while inside the funeral home, per state requirements. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery, Saginaw. Memorials in honor of Addie may be made to Peace Lutheran Church or Peace Lutheran School, 3427 Adams Ave., Saginaw, MI 48602. Addie’s family wishes to thank Hoyt Nursing and Rehab Centre, especially Verma and Amanda, for their kindness, attention, and care. For information, please call Fischer Family Funeral Services at (989) 755-8277. To express your condolences, please visit www.fischerfuneral.com.
Adeline “Addie” Mary Heilbronn, beloved mother, grams, and great grams, of Saginaw, went home to be with the Lord on March 31, 2021, at the age of 96. The daughter of Martha (Beyersdorf) and Otto Thom, Addie was born on April 17,... View Obituary & Service Information
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