MADISON -- Walter Michael Heilman, age 83, father of Fr. Richard Heilman, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Pine Bluff, St. Ignatius Parish in Mt. Horeb, and Holy Redeemer Parish in Perry, died on Saturday, Dec. 1, surrounded by his family at St. Mary’s Care Center. He was predeceased by his wife, June (Murray) Heilman.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home, 5701 Odana Rd. in Madison, and on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass at Saint Maria Goretti Church in Madison.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 11 a.m. at Saint Maria Goretti Church, 5313 Flad Ave. in Madison. The celebrant and homilist of the Mass will be Father Heilman. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Madison.
May the peace of Christ and our prayers be with Father Heilman and his family, especially in this Advent season, said Msgr. James Bartylla, vicar general of the Diocese of Madison