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Heidi Beth Lauhon

March 23, 1965 ~ November 16, 2021 (age 56)

Obituary

Heidi Beth Lauhon of Madison, Wisconsin, was born on March 23, 1965, and died unexpectedly of cardiac arrest November 16, 2021. 

She is survived by her loving husband Chuck Lauhon of Madison and her beloved daughter, Samantha (Aaron Stern) Lauhon of Milwaukee.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Linda Lerner, and her treasured son Harrison. Heidi is also survived by her brothers Michael (Laurie Lehrer) Lerner, and Richard (Jennifer) Lerner and her Aunt Sara Winer.  She is further survived by her loving cousins, other relatives, and many dear friends. 

Heidi was born in New Jersey and spent her formative years in Lynnfield, MA, where she graduated from Lynnfield High School. She attended Wellesley College and graduated with a BA degree in Art History in 1987.  She met Chuck during this time and after a short period living in California, they were married, moved back to Massachusetts, and had two beautiful children. In 1996, they made the move to Madison, where they built a loving community of friends over the next 25 years. Heidi was first employed in Madison as a teacher at Gan Ha Yaled preschool, ultimately becoming the Director there. She then moved to Temple Beth El, where she began as the program director, eventually becoming the Executive Director there for seven years. She later became a development officer at Oakwood Village. After her son’s passing earlier this year, she took a job at Wild Birds Unlimited which fortified her passionate interest in birding and bird photography. She had a fun, quick-witted, vivacious personality that was infectious to all. She was a wonderful mother, wife, and daughter. Heidi was also an incredibly loving and thoughtful friend. In return, she received so much love from her family and friends. She will be missed beyond measure.

Funeral Services will be held Friday at 1pm, with visitation beginning at noon at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 6021 University Ave. in Madison, followed by a private burial service.  

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a charity of your choice.   

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Services

Visitation
Friday
November 19, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Cress - University
6021 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53705

Funeral Service
Friday
November 19, 2021

1:00 PM
Cress - University
6021 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53705

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