Monroe – Gregory Donald Heiden, age 69 of Monroe, passed away Friday afternoon on Aug. 20th in his home. He had been in declining health for two months.
Born on April 10, 1952 in Harrisville, MI, Greg was the oldest child born to the late Donald and Doris (Petee) Heiden.
Not long after graduating from Monroe Catholic Central High School in 1971, Greg began working at the Ford Motor Monroe Stamping Plant. His employment there as an electrician ended after approximately 35 years when the plant closed in 2008.
As an active Al-Anon member of 26 years, Greg used his personal life experiences to benefit others. A former treasurer of AA, he was also instrumental in creating Friday Night Bowling and was a longtime sponsor and participant of Sahara Boaters. In addition to boating and bowling, Greg also enjoyed playing Euchre at the Dundee Senior Center, camping, golfing, fishing, and riding his Harley, especially with his friends and co-members of Freedom Cruisers Riding Club, Chapter 142.
Greg is survived by three sons: Michael (Charity Hill) Heiden of Monroe, Thomas (Jennifer) Heiden of Petersburg, and Matthew (Kiri) Heiden of Newport; three siblings: Kim (Ed) Tomalak of Carmel, IN, Jeff (Liz) Heiden of Monroe, and Lynn (Tom) Brennen of Monroe; 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Family and friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24th and 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bacarella Funeral Home. At 7 p.m., Greg’s nephew, Cory Heiden, will share memories and offer words of comfort in celebration of Greg’s life. Cremation will follow in accordance with his wishes.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to AA Monroe Happy Campers or ProMedica Hospice.
Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the family by visiting the obituary page at www.bacarellafuneralhome.com.
Monroe News, Monroe, Michigan, August 22, 2021
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