Helen "Tootie Girl" MawMaw" Marie Heiner

December 04, 1933, December 30, 2018

Helen Heiner

Helen “Tootie Girl” “MawMaw” Marie Heiner, 85, of Beaumont, died Sunday, December 30, 2018, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. She was born on December 4, 1933, in Beaumont, to Mary and Vic Daberkow. She had been a lifetime member of St. John Lutheran Church, Beaumont. She was baptized on December 24, 1933, and reaffirmed her faith through Confirmation on March 30, 1947, and married Bill Heiner on January 1, 1952, all at St. John Lutheran Church. Bill and Helen were married forty-three years. Her life was centered around her family and her church, and most importantly she was “Mom” and “MawMaw”.

Helen is survived by her sister, Mary Ann Proft and her husband, Frank; brother, Victor Daberkow, Jr.; sister-in-law, Mary Bauer; children, Billy Heiner and his wife, Chris; Danny Heiner; Kathryn Erickson and her husband, Ernie; and John Heiner and his wife, Regina; fourteen grandchildren, Jeremy Heiner and his wife, Christa; Joshua Heiner; Rebecca Ferguson and her husband, Neal; Justin Heiner; Amy Perkins and her husband, Justin; and Matt Heiner and his wife, Amanda; Kyle Erickson and his wife, Angela; Bryan Heiner and his wife, Stephanie; Kimberly Ou and her husband, Sokunthea; Candice Simonson and her husband, Ryan; Karen Nall and her husband, Coy; Sarah Reus and her husband, Nelson; Jacob Heiner; and Zachary Heiner; seventeen great-grandchildren, Will, Cate, and Lila Heiner; Wiley, Ayelet, and Witten Reus; Luke and Scarlet Heiner; Annalisa, David, Sophia, and Lucy Erickson; Audrey Ferguson; Douglas and Lillian Nall; Liam Ou; and Abigail Perkins.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Heiner; and parents. Mary and Vic Daberkow.

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2: 8-9

A gathering of Mrs. Heiner’s family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with her funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at St. John Lutheran Church, 2955 South Major Drive, Beaumont. Her interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.


Broussard's Mortuary - Major Drive
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Gathering of Family and Friends
St. John Lutheran Church
2955 South Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
9:00 a.m.. - 11:00 a.m.
Funeral Service
St. John Lutheran Church
2955 South Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77707
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
11:00 a.m.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (5)

  • Emily Cantrell

    02 January 2019 at 19:39 | #

    Our prayers and thoughts have been with your whole family, especially today. She was such a kind, sweet soul, and I know y’all are going to miss her very much. What a beautiful legacy she leaves in all of you. No doubt she and your PawPaw are so happy to finally be reunited again!


  • NL

    01 January 2019 at 18:24 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).


  • Mary Pierson Ferguson

    01 January 2019 at 18:14 | #

    To the Heiner family, I am so very sorry for your loss. She was such a wonderful woman!! I miss the old days with her and Mr. Bill. Pop so loved them both!!


  • Carolyn Sladaritz DuBose

    01 January 2019 at 15:20 | #

    John and Regina and family - Sorry to hear about the passing of your loved one - take comfort in knowing you will be reunited in heaven one day - til then praying for peace and comfort in the days ahead.


  • Shirley & Gary Koenig

    31 December 2018 at 23:30 | #

    Condolences for Mrs. Heiner's passing. She was a very sweet lady, smiling all the time. We know she will be missed. Unfortunately, we will not be able to attend the services as we are out of town.


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