Nancy J. Heilig, 85

Nancy J. Heilig, 85, of Plainwell passed away Thursday, Aug.ust 8, 2019, at Wings Home in Allegan. She was born Dec. 24, 1933, in Rutherfordton, N.C., the daughter of Adele Hyder.

Nancy had owned and operated Western Michigan Financial Services for more than 20 years. After retiring she started two non-profit organizations, Good Hands of Plainwell and Bridges of Hope of Allegan County.

Nancy also assisted in starting Sylvia’s Place and Wings of Hope Hospice. She was a member of the DDA, Chamber of Commerce and was a charter member of Hope Lutheran Church.

On May 23, 1953, in Newport, N.C., she married Jennings Heilig who survives. Also surviving are her children, Deborah Heilig and spouse Loretta Mossbarger of Arizona and Jennings Heilig of Arizona; half-brother, David Hampton of California and brother and sister-in-law, Kay and Susan Heilig of Georgia.

She was preceded in death by her mother Adele Hyder.

According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later time. Burial of ashes will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta.

Contributions in memory of Nancy may be made to Good Hands of Plainwell or Hope Lutheran Church of Plainwell.

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