WKEB Obituaries Blog

Clarice J, Heier


Clarice J. Heier, 82, of Medford, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Aspirus Medford Hospital.


Clarice was born on March 7, 1938 to Fred and Julia (Redwine) Dorava in Perkinstown. She attended Roosevelt Elementary, Hannibal and Gilman High School, and graduated from UW-Eau Claire with her Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching. She married Richard Heier on June 2, 1962 at Holy Rosary Church, he precedes her in death.


Clarice taught school in Park Falls for 5 years. She was also a substitute teacher for schools in the Medford area.  She then went on to work for Tombstone until her retirement in 2000.

In her spare time she enjoyed gambling, fishing, bowling, and family cookouts.


Clarice is survived by her children, Tina (Keith) Kozey of Medford, Tanya (Philip) Pagel of Wausau, and Todd (Andrea) Heier of Medford; grandchildren, Terra (Luke) Peche, Kelly (Megan) Kozey, Erik (Heather) Kozey, Hailey (Albert Ponton) Kozey, Ashlee (Jeremy) Krause, Dustin (Mel) Heier, and Colton and Reece Pagel; 10 great-grandchildren. Clarice is further survived by her siblings Fred and Nancy Dorava, nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.


Clarice is preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Elmer, James, and Robert; sister, Deloris Larson; great-granddaughter, Emmersyn Kozey.


Funeral services for Clarice will take place at 12:00PM on Monday, October 12, 2020 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford with Father Patrick McConnell officiating. Visitation will take place at Hemer Funeral Home on Monday, October 12, 2020 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 12:00 PM.


Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com. 


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