Paul M. Hedeen, 95, of Sister Bay, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Scandia Village Good Samaritan in Sister Bay.
He was born September 10, 1924 in Sister Bay the son of Milton and Minnie (Carlson) Hedeen. Paul graduated from Gibraltar High School before attending Business School near Manitowoc. He received his Electrical Engineering degree at Kansas University through the Navy V12 program. He served as an officer with the U.S. Navy near the end of WWII and continued to serve over 20 years in the Navy Reserves. In October 1950 he married Arlene M. Eytcheson in Milwaukee.
Paul worked as a sales engineer for Allis Chalmers for over 20 years mixing his own business venture for a few years before returning to Allis Chalmers and retiring there in 1986. Following his retirement Paul became close with his brother, Al, enjoying boating fishing and socializing, and building projects. Paul and Arlene split time at their home in Ellison Bay and Bradenton, Florida until 2011 locating full time at Sister Bay Scandia Village. Paul was a devoted husband and caregiver to Arlene until her death on September 2, 2016.
Paul was a gregarious, outgoing father, grandfather, and friend. Always willing to help, Paul assisted other residents at Scandia when needed. He enjoyed helping his dear friend, Delmar Dahl with chapel services held there. He loved fishing, boating, and woodworking. Paul was a member of Kiwanis and local veteran groups.
Survivors include his four children, Rosanne Wagner of Copley, OH, Paul (Marion) Hedeen of Monroe, MI, Ross (Joyce) Hedeen of Tomah, WI, Carla (Bernard Brooks) Hedeen of Las Vegas, NV; six grandchildren, Ernie and Chris Cornelius, Marion, Sarah, Marta and Nina Hedeen.
Preceding him in death was his parents, Milton and Minnie Hedeen; wife, Arlene; and his brother, Al (Betty) Hedeen.
A celebration of his life for all will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday May 30, 2020 at First Baptist Church in Sister Bay with Rev. Mark Billington officiating. Friends may call at the church May 30, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m.
There will be a memorial at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday February 12, 2020 at Scandia Care Center Chapel. He will be laid to rest at Little Sister Cemetery with his dear wife, Arlene.
Memorials in his memory should be directed to Parkinson's Foundation and Scandia Good Samaritan Foundation.
Casperson Funeral Home in Sister Bay is assisting the family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Paul may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.caspersonfuneralhome.com.