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Rev. Harold A. Hein

December 31, 1925 - April 1, 2019

Rev. Harold A. Hein Rev. Harold A. Hein
    April 8, 2019 | 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
    195 Nesler Road
    Elgin, Illinois 60124
  • Memorial Service
  • April 8, 2019 | 11:00 A.M.
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
    195 Nesler Road
    Elgin, Illinois 60124
  • Burial Location
    Garfield Cemetery, St. Charles Township

Rev. Harold A. Hein, age 93 of South Elgin, Illinois, formerly of Fort Worth, Texas, and Nigeria, West Africa, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ  April 1, 2019. He was born to Berthold and Anna Hein in Mayhew Lake Township, Minnesota. He served his country during WW II in the US Navy as a Seabee. He attended Hamline University, Marquette University and received his Master of Divinity Degree from Concordia Theological Seminary, in Springfield, Illinois. He was ordained on September 7, 1952 in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and served as a missionary for twelve years in Nigeria, West Africa. During his service in Africa, he served as dean and president of the Obot Idim Lutheran Seminary. While in Africa Rev. Harold Hein transposed the liturgy, music and hymns from The Lutheran Hymnal into SOL-FA notation for the Lutheran schools of Nigeria.  Upon returning to the United States, he received a call to serve as pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Fort Worth, Texas in 1965. He also served as the circuit counselor in Fort Worth, was a board member of the Lutheran Bible Translators for eighteen years, was a pastoral advisor at Carswell AFB in Fort Worth, and an advisor to the Federal Correctional Institute. He retired from the pastoral ministry September 1, 1989.

He is survived by his loving wife of sixty-six years, June Anita nee Guske, three daughters; Karen (Alan) Teal of Germantown, TN, Deborah (Michael) Masoncup of St. Charles, IL, Christel Hein of Mendocino, CA, three grandchildren; Bethany (Ryan) Williams, Meredith (Ryan) Piec, David Masoncup, four great-grandchildren; Harold and Samuel Piec, Reese and Rylee Williams, two sisters; Irma (Harold) Brockberg, Arlene Flesch, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brothers; George (Ida) Hein, Theodore (Ann) Hein, Orville Hein, sisters; Elsie (John) Midtling, Adelaide Hein, brother-in-law Raymond Flesch.

Visitation will be 9:30 to 11:00 A.M. Monday, April 8, 2019 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 195 Nesler Road, Elgin, IL 60124. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 11:00 A.M. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Garfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.


Becky (Meissner) Menke from Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

"I have such fond memories of the time our families spent together. Karen and Debbie made us 4 little girls feel so special (Christie, you were little with us!), and Uncle Harry and Aunt June were so much fun! I look forward to seeing him again in heaven! Prayers of peace and comfort for all of you."

Christ Lutheran Church, Fort Worth from Fort Worth , TX

"Nahum 1:7, "The Lord is good a refuge in times of trouble! He cares for those who trust in Him!" May our Lord fill you with the power, joy, and hope of His resurrection. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! We praise God for Pastor Hein's many years of faithful, loving service to us!Peace, Your Brothers and Sisters at Christ Lutheran Church, Fort Worth, TX"

Allan Landwer from Abilene, TX

"Rest in peace Pastor. A servant truly filled with grace."

Zagel Family from Memphis, TN

"Well done good and faithful servant."

Christine Rees from Streamwood, IL

"Such a kind and wonderful man! So blessed to know him and grateful for his comforting prayers through the years."

Greg and Kathy Walston from Burleson, TX

"Harold Hein was a humble and faithful servant of the Lord Jesus Christ. Of all his accomplishments he would want us to focus on Christ and Christ alone. All glory to God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit."

Janice Marut from Fort Worth, TX

"The Lord called a really good one home to be with Him. I'm sure he will be missed but his legacy will live on. Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow."

Larry and Kathy Ferguson from Dwight, IL

"Sincere condolences on the loss of your father and grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family."

Lisa Walton Jones from Big Canoe, GA

"I have such wonderful memories of Pastor Hein and his family. He was such a godly man. He confirmed me and married Lee and I. May God comfort and bless his family."

Kimberly Clouse from Fort Worth, TX

"Loving thoughts of such an amazing man who impacted my life in such a positive way. A man who was one of my hero’s while I was growing up. Heaven gained an amazing angel."

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