A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Boston Funeral Home with Rev. Jerzy Rebacz officiating.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to the service. His commemoration will conclude with military honors.
Condolences may be offered online at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Hein was born Oct. 8, 1923, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Joseph and Regina Hein. He attended St. Stephen Grade School, graduating in 1937. He later attended P.J. Jacobs High School where, among other things, he played center for the football team.
After high school he received vocational training at Central State Tech College where, for a project, he designed and hand built a five-horsepower motor scooter capable of 50 mph.
In the spring of 1942 he began his schooling for what led to a 36-year career with General Motors by entering General Motors Institute in Flint, Mich. He began the five-year college work/study program to become a mechanical engineer.
His schooling was interrupted by World War II and he entered the Navy in May 1944. He served for two-and-a-half years as a radio technician petty officer. He was honorably discharged in June 1946.
After service he returned to Flint and his GMI education. He attained a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
He was married to Audrey Woodkey, a registered nurse from Marshfield, May 29, 1948, at St. John Catholic Church in Marshfield.
They moved to Flint, Mich., where he became a junior engineer at Chevrolet Motor Division. During the years to come he achieved resident engineer and master mechanic status.
He was transferred to various plants and moved several times; mostly in the state of Michigan. He was promoted to higher levels of engineering management, and General Motors sent him to Harvard Graduate School of Business for an accelerated management development program.
He later was promoted to superintendent, assistant manager and finally general superintendent management status.
When he retired in 1978, he returned to Stevens Point.
In retirement he managed apartment buildings, appraised antiques and opened Woody’s Originals antique store. He enjoyed woodworking, toy trains and travel.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Chuck (Jodi) and Ron (Liz); one sister, Leone; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Betty; and one brother, Don.