William August Jude Heine Sr.
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William "Bill" August Jude Heine, Sr, died on April 1, 2020 at the age of 82. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 58 years, Linda (Dunn-Flynn) Heine and his 4 children Cindy Heine (Charlotte), William "AJ" August Jude Heine, Jr (Shannon), Marcie O'Dwyer (Joseph) and Susan Ellender (Jules). He was "Paw-Paw" to 6 grandchildren-Emily Heine, William "Gus" August Jude Heine, III, John "Jack" Sylvan IV and Charles "Will" William Walsten, Julia and Jenna O'Dwyer as well as 2 bonus grandchildren Caroline Garnett (Shane) and Andrew Ellender (Hillary). He was a great-grandfather to Amelia Garnett and Helena Ellender. He is also survived by his brother George (Joal)-who was the only one to call him "Willie Augie"-sister Shirley Elmore, sister-in-law Patricia Flynn (Jerry). He was blessed to have and love countless nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and great-great nieces and great-great nephews. He was proceeded in death by his parents George and Bernadine Heine, his loving sisters Georgette Heine and Vera Remer as well as his in-laws Marjorie and Emile Flynn. In addition to those named above he was also known as "Dad", "Paw-Paw", "Goobie" and "Uncle Bill" to many friends, in-laws and extended family members, which he loved! His world revolved around his family, his love of food and putting those two together was truly his happy place. Bill was known for many things including his optimistic view of, well, everything and his generosity! He always took such delight in even the smallest things. He was a born marketer or "idea man" who had a knack for enlisting all to help make his ideas come to fruition. Professionally, Bill was a group insurance salesperson/consultant for his entire professional career. He was the first person in the state of Louisiana to be both a licensed life, health & accident agent and to become a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS), which he later taught at Loyola University. He was the co-founder of Associated Benefits Consulting and SyncStream Solutions LLC, a graduate of Tulane University and a member of St Augustine's Episcopal Church. He was the "perfect specimen" of a man, husband and father. It was his request that donations be made to any of the following charities. St. Augustine Episcopal Church, Ministry Training Source, Jericho Road or the charity of your choice. Prayers are most appreciated. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Online guestbook at www.greenwoodfh.com

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Published in The Advocate from Apr. 3 to Apr. 5, 2020.
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23 entries
April 9, 2020
One of the many privileges we share in this journey called life, is meeting people like Bill along our way. While it's been many years since I enjoyed his personal presence in my life, I will count each memory a sweet blessing, as often as Bill comes to mind. AJ, Cindy and family, may God continue to use the love Bill shared in and through you all to those you continue to influence and bless because of Bill's great gift of himself to you. May you truly rest in the peace that God our Father, family and friends can share with you during this time.
A Michael 'Skeeter' Moore
April 8, 2020
Linda & Family, our deepest sympathy to all of you. Such a wonderful man we will all miss so much; his sense of humor, smile, always positive and optimistic outlook. I enjoyed working with Bill and his "Can-Do" attitude! Blessings to all of you!
Dave Uppinghouse
April 8, 2020
This is tough and sad. Bill was such a creative, positive mentor & friend to so many of us. Love to all of Bills family.
April 7, 2020
Dear Miss Linda, Cindy, AJ, Marcie and Susan, I am heartbroken over your loss. I have only known your family for a very short time but that was all it took to see what a special and loving man Mr Bill was. I will keep all of you in my prayers and know that God will stand by you during this time.
Karen Lindner
April 7, 2020
Dear family, Ellen and I are deeply saddened for you. Bill and all of you always treated us like family. Bill's love of New Orleans, and of course, all the cajun food was a delight to share. His gracious, positive outlook on life will be terribly missed. Our tears and blessings are with you. May God keep Bill and all of his family in His loving arms.
Bruce Tawson
April 6, 2020
So sorry for your loss, he was such a good man, thinking of the family .
Pam Ruemker
April 5, 2020
A. J., To you, your family, and all those who loved him, my sincerest condolences. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
Clifford LeBlanc
April 5, 2020
We are so sorry that we have lost our great friend. He and Linda are like family to us. Bill and I were friends for a very long time. We will miss him very very much.
Billy & Loyce Smith
April 5, 2020
Susan and Family, I was so sorry to learn of your father's passing. Please know that I will be praying for you and your family. Mary Lou Vasterling(Bridget Vasterling's mom..Ursuline)
Mary Lou Vasterling
April 5, 2020
I will miss seeing you and Linda at church and your welcoming smile. Also will miss our Ancestry discussions. I feel certain you and Donald are catching up now and are glorying in the presence of our Lord.
Katherine LeCompte
April 5, 2020
Dear Linda,
So sorry for your loss. We heard of Bill's passing from a fellow Woodgate neighbor. Thinking of you and your family. You are in my prayers.
From former Woodgate neighbor,
Sharon Mayer
Sharon Mayer
April 5, 2020
Susan & Family,
Please accept my heartfelt sympathies during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. He was a wonderful man.
Love, Lisa Bode Hardouin
Lisa Hardouin
April 5, 2020
Always willing, always helpful, always fair. A good man, all around. So sorry, George - Russell Guerin
April 5, 2020
I did not know Mr. Heine, but I knew his daughter Susan. With such a sweet daughter, he must have been a great father. My condolences.
Alfred Ferry
April 5, 2020
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. We pray for comfort and peace for all of you.
Eileen, Gordon and the entire New Orleans Steamboat Company
April 4, 2020
Dear Linda & family,

So very sorry for your loss. I am deeply sad for your family and extend my love & prayers to you all. I will miss seeing him at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church. Love, Kris Hartnell
Kristie Hartnell
April 4, 2020
Linda & family -

What a kind and wonderful man. So sorry for your loss.
Madeline Anselmo Champagne
April 4, 2020
On behalf of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association and Brother Martin High School, I offer our prayers and condolences. We will say a Mass in his memory.

Father of all, we pray to you for Bill, and for all those whom we love but see no longer. Grant to them eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon them. May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Kenny Spellman '84
Brother Martin High School
Kenny Spellman
April 4, 2020
I met Bill when I moved to Louisiana. He and I spent many days on the road traveling to business meetings/appointments. He was a wise businessman and a great family man. It was my good fortune to have known Bill and his family. We enjoyed some Mardi Gras celebrations with the wonderful Heine family. With nothing but the fondest of memories, I'll miss him.
Bob Kennedy
April 3, 2020
I knew Bill from my early years in insurance and through his days with LABI. He was a lovely man and I am truly sorry for your loss. Roxie Wooten
Roxanne Wooten
April 3, 2020
I was lucky enough to meet Mr. Bill through one of my best friends (Cindy) when we were in college together. When visiting the Heine home one day, I found out my younger brother (Buddy) was friends with their second daughter (Marcie). With that said, I discovered that Mr. Bill and Mrs. Linda would often feed Buddy...not because there was no food at the Villa home but because they welcomed everyone with open arms and meals in the Heine house were filled with such joy. I soon found that out first hand.

Mr. Bill was the perfect blend of a man with very strong character while emulating the wonder and joy in such a childlike, infectious manner. He and Linda made the perfect team! My heart is with his whole family right now...but I know they will be strengthened by the legacy he has left with them.

Here's to you, Mr. Bill. I raise my glass and toast you and all the powerful ways you have influenced so many. Rest in peace. You will be dearly missed.
Debbie Villa
April 3, 2020
My heart is broken. Cant get my head around this news. Loved this man and his daughters. A Professional with one of the best personalities and a warm heart. Ill keep you ladies in my prayers and sending you hugs.
April 3, 2020
i am brokenhearted at the loss of my dear friend, Bill. He was one of a kind. It is hard to believe that he is not here to talk with, as we did so often. He was funny, full of life, always positive, and "Uncle Bill" to my children. I will miss him so very much. My love and prayers to his wonderful family. We go back a long way.
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