Jolene Gerarda Heinen (Boehmer), 59, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend to so many lost her 18th-month battle to cancer on December 30th, 2017. Earlier in December she recently fulfilled her final life dream of once again living in Florida and enjoying her favorite holiday, Christmas, with her precious grandchildren while continuing her battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family and her life-long friend of nearly 50 years in Spring Hill, Fl. when she left us peacefully. Jolene was born in Dubuque, IA on October 14th, 1958 and grew up in Clinton, IA where she attended Clinton High School. A resident of Colorado Spring for 22 years, she cherished her CNA position and her associates she considered family at Penrose St. Francis Hospital she had postponed a nursing career earlier in life to raise her kids as a single mother. Jolene is survived by her husband Michael, daughter Kassy, son Kyle, sisters Rhonda, Gwen & Debbie, brother Steve and five grandchildren. She was preceded by her brothers Ed and Roger.
Published on January 4, 2018