Michael Heise

April 18, 1961 - January 21, 2020

Michael Heise, 58, of Jefferson, Colorado died Tuesday January 21, 2020 (due to complications of asthma) at his residence.   He was born April 18, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry “Bucky” and Norma (Schmidt) Heise; three sons: Michael Anthony, Nicholas Michael and William Heise, and best friend Tony Schiavo.

Michael is survived by his wife of 30 years, Donna LaRea (Marshall) Heise; one sister, Karen Heise; one brother Robert (Dee) Heise; father in law Robert “Bob” Marshall; two brothers in law: Robert (Mary) Marshall and Richard Marshall; one sister in law Randi Marshall; nephews: Michael and David (Angie) Ruiz, Daniel (Ashley) Marshall, Jacob (Katie) Marshall, Dustan Coleman and Lane Marshall; nieces: Robin (Nate) Pearce, Heather (Brandon) Bucki, Nicole (Jesse) Helterbridle and Tabitha Marshall, along with many great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

He was a mover for many years in Illinois and Ohio. He always had a passion for law enforcement and was currently employed as a security guard in Colorado.  Michael volunteered for Aurora Police Department, Arapahoe County Sheriff Department and Douglas County Sheriff Department, as well as the Colorado Fallen Heroes Foundation. He was recognized by the Aurora Police Department in 2017 as the Volunteer of the Year.

Memorial donations can be made to the Colorado Fallen Heroes Foundation, P.O. Box 470341, Aurora, Colorado 80047.  http://www.COFallenhero.org

The visitation is Friday, January 31, 2020 from 12 until 2 pm at Lafferty Funeral Home, 205 S. Cherry St., West Union, Ohio, 45693.

The funeral service is Friday at 2 pm at Lafferty Funeral Home.  Bill Cooper will officiate.

The interment is at Cherry Fork Cemetery.

Lafferty Funeral Home, Incorporated of West Union is serving the Family.


Mark Schmidt - Jan 31, 2020
Our family is truly saddened by Michael's passing. Our sincere condolences to his famiy. I will always have fond memories of trips to Norma and Buck's house and us kids getting to go to Wrigley and be 'bleacher bums' for a dollar. After Hurricane Harvey hit us in Houston Mike called and said he wanted to come and volunteer to help demo homes of our officers who had been flooded. He was a huge help to several of our officers during his stay with us. His upbeat and caring attitude was a blessing and appreciated by many. We will always be thankful for being blessed with the time we had with Mike and will keep him in our hearts forever. Mark S.
Dora Tina Heise-Kropifko - Jan 28, 2020
My prayers are with you . Michael having transitioned from this life to his next life and to join his family and friends on the other side. Remembering the good times.