Lydia Elizabeth Heil, age 90, of Dayton, passed away on September 30, 2023. She was born in Gyonk, Hungary, on November 10, 1932, the daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Greifenstein) Joo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her siblings, Otto, Fred, Bill, Matilda, Ernie, Johnny and Henry.
Lydia is survived by her children, Margie Haenseler, Carolyn Love, Robin Heil and Heidi Heil; grandchildren, Sean, Brent, Kirsten, Anthony and Nathan; five great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; sister, Martha Campbell; and many other loving family and friends.
Lydia retired from Combined Insurance Company after 30+ years in Insurance Sales. She was active in the church community for many years, where she was a Choir Member, Facilitator for Women's Groups and a Teacher. Her faith guided her through her daily life. The most important things in her life were her faith and family. Her family meant the world to her and she sacrificed her life for them. In her free time, she enjoyed baking, cooking, knitting, crocheting and gardening.
A Celebration of her Life will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at 1:00pm, at Woodland Cemetery, 118 Woodland Avenue, Dayton.
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"God looked around His garden
and He found an empty place.
He then looked down upon this earth,
and saw your tired face.
He put His arms around you
and lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering.
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
and the hills were hard to climb.
So He closed your weary eyelids,
and whispered,”Peace be thine.”
It broke our hearts to lose you
but you didn’t go alone,
for part of us went with you
the day God called you home. "