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James L. Heling

Jul 10, 1947 - Jul 08, 2020


James L. Heling went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 with his family by his side after a short battle with cancer. James was born on July 10, 1947 and was adopted by Herbert and Lillian Heling when he was seven years old. He was raised in Sheboygan Falls and graduated from Sheboygan Falls High School in 1967. James attended Lakeshore Technical College from 1967-1969, graduating with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting and Small Engine Repair at a later date. He met his wife, Lavonne, while attending Lakeshore Technical College and they were married on June 21, 1969.

James worked for Gilson Brothers for 21 years as a spray painter and metal finisher. He was later employed by MAS Industries in Plymouth, WI until retirement.

James enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends and family. He bowled on Friday night’s men’s league for 50+ years. James had two sanctioned 300 games and had the privilege of bowling with his sons and grandsons. He played dart ball with teams on Tuesday and Thursday night church leagues, and a senior league on Monday afternoons. James played and coached softball for many years in Plymouth and Sheboygan. He enjoyed traveling to Alaska three times, Canada, the Western Caribbean, and cruising down the Mississippi River.

James is survived by his wife, Lavonne, and four children: Sue Emmer and her daughters, Alexandria (Zach) Jeske, and Bailey Emmer and her spouse Nicholas Burley; James (Jenna) Heling and their children, Steven, Brady, Karlyn, Trayvon, and Amber; Sharon (Gerald) Nitzh; Michael (Andrea) Heling and their children, Michaela and Kyle.

A memorial service for James will be held on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1818 N. 13th St., Sheboygan with Rev. Alan Kretschmar and Rev. Matthew Shive officiating. Family and friends may gather at the church on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. Burial will take place the Sheboygan Falls Cemetery. Due to current health concerns social distancing should be observed and a fifty percent capacity will be allowed in church for service. Facial masks are requested for the visitation in church.


Memorial Service

Date: Monday Jul 13, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: St. Paul Lutheran Church [map]


Date: Monday Jul 13, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: St. Paul Lutheran Church [map]



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I worked with Jim at MAS- we had a lot of fun together- he taught me alot about printing banners. sorry for your loss

larry and Irene Schade

We enjoyed working with Jim at Gilsons, all those years ago. Mom and I would sit with you at the 25 year club dinner, and we loved visiting with Jim and you Lavonne. Now Jim and Mom can chat together in heaven. God bless and comfort you and your family.

Kim Havlinek

You all have my deepest sympathy. I loved playing ball for Jim and when he wasn't coaching he was watching. He was probably always praying Sue didn't break something. May he rest in peace. God speed Jim!!

Larry Heinen

You have my deepest sympathy. I will miss Jim at bowling Thursday mornings. I always enjoyed his advice about bowling. My our Lord comfort you.

Lee A Elmergreen

You have my deepest sympathy. I will miss Jim at dart ball. I always enjoyed playing against Jim and talking in between games, at tournaments and the banquet. My our Lord and Savoir be with the family.