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William Marilyn "Bill" Heisick
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Birth: Aug. 26, 1923
Gallatin County
Montana, USA
Death: Feb. 27, 2008
Gallatin County
Montana, USA

My darling, my Sweet Old Bill, experienced a sudden heart attack and left me Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 27, 2008.

William M. Heisick, 84, was born to George and Mary Heisick in Bozeman Aug. 26, 1923. His parents, George and Mary (Heisick) Heisick, were of Austrian descent. George Heisick worked as a barber for many years in Bozeman. Mary Heisick was a stay-at-home mother, doing seasonal work at the Bozeman Seed House.

Bill graduated from Holy Rosary High School in 1941. Young and eager to "explore" the world, he worked in the aircraft industry in Los Angeles, Calif. When Pearl Harbor was bombed, Bill returned to Bozeman and joined the army. He was in the infantry, Americal Division, serving in the South Pacific.

The family home on South Church Avenue was across the street from Bogart Grove where the city had a tourist park. Bill and his brother, Bob, sold the wonderful apple pies his mother baked to the tourists camping in the city park, for the magnificent sum of 25 cents per pie. Big money in those depression days of the early '30s.

Bill worked for Pacific Bell Telephone Company in Los Angeles, Calif., retiring after 30 years of service. He was assigned to work for the movie and television studios in the Hollywood area and thoroughly enjoyed meeting many celebrities and watching the production of movies.

When Bill retired, he and Maggie gypsied for eight years, living in a 32-foot travel trailer. A marvelous driver who loved to explore, Bill and Maggie had no schedule. Whatever intrigued them was the route to follow. The favorite place was Death Valley, Calif., and the month of March would be spent there, leading to a leisurely return to Bozeman to spend the summer. The first snow of the winter told them to once again "hit the trail." After the gypsy years we returned to the beautiful Gallatin Valley, where we grew up and have lived on the W B Lazy M Ranch (working Bill, lazy Maggie) for 20 years.

Bill is survived by his wife, Margaret Caven Heisick, and many nieces and nephews. The youngest of five children, his two brothers, two sisters and his parents are deceased.

We met in 1946, and married in Tucson, Ariz., in 1949. They have been a grand and wonderful 58 years. For fun and to tease, I often introduced Bill as "....the SOB (Sweet Old Bill) I was married to." So my darling "Sweet Old Bill," with thanks and much love I say good bye.

Interment with Military Honors will follow in Sunset Hills Cemetery.

"Written by his wife Margaret".
Family links: 
  George W Heisick (1880 - 1953)
  Mary Cecelia Heisick Heisick (1886 - 1971)
  Irene Virgillia Oravetz Rudie (1902 - 1996)**
  Gerald Joseph Oravetz (1909 - 1950)**
  Georgia Mary Heisick Pfeiffer (1918 - 2005)*
  Robert Clyde Heisick (1920 - 1945)*
  William Marilyn Heisick (1923 - 2008)
*Calculated relationship
Sunset Hills Cemetery
Gallatin County
Montana, USA
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Originally Created by: BrixtonWy
Record added: Mar 04, 2008
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William Marilyn Bill Heisick
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Rest in peace.
- BrixtonWy
 Added: Mar. 4, 2008

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