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Lisa Rybicki Heffer
May 24, 1960 - December 27, 2021

Lisa Rybicki Heffer

Lisa Rybicki Heffer
May 24, 1960 - Dec 27, 2021

Lisa Rybicki Heffer
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Lisa Rybicki Heffer, the daughter of Benedict and Mary Pat Rybicki was born May 24th, 1960, and passed from this world December 27th, 2021.

Lisa, the oldest of 24 grandchildren, was a force of nature living in a tiny body. She could knock you down with her spirit.
Heart, she was all heart.

Of all the blessings in her life none of them were larger than her beloved son CJ. Take the sun out of the sky and put CJ's heart and Lisa's heart in the heavens and it would shine down on all of us. As it does.

Like all of us Rybickis, she went to catholic grade school at St. Clare of Montefalco. She was a cheerleader and, even then, as through her whole life, she had a magnetism that drew people to her.

She attended Dominican High School worked at a Law firm where she could punch out 70 words a minute on a typewriter.

She moved to Flagstaff, Arizona and graduated from Northern Arizona University with a bachelor's degree. She went on to get a master's degree in Sociology with a criminology emphasis.

Having lived through personal struggles, it shaped her to be a warrior for others as a probation officer in Denver, Colorado. She absorbed this from her mother and father.

She was an exquisite balance of the fierce and tender.

Lisa was a radical, to the bone Denver Broncos and Detroit Red Wings fan. She was hired by the Denver Broncos, picked out of 360 applicants because she let the General Manager know she was a huge Red Wings fan. He was too and she got the job. She got her father, who was a die-hard John Elway fan, an autographed John Elway football and dad got to spend time on the actual playing field in Mile High Stadium before many games.

Lisa and her fiancé Ed Mullen, a rugby player for the Detroit Tradesman and electrician, moved out to Denver in the early 1990s. Tragically, he died in a horrible train accident on the way to work on the day she was picking up her wedding dress.

After some very rough years she met the second love of her life Clint Heffer. They brought into the world a strong loving meteorite of a man, their son CJ. He was and is the light of her life. Forget the Earth and the way it spins on its axis, CJ was and is the center of her orbit.

Lisa is survived by her son, CJ, and an army of brothers, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends, notably Lisa Risher and Susan Landuyt Glover, among others.

Lisa did not just pass from this world, she is a force of nature living inside all of us.

A memorial visitation will take place on Friday, February 4th from 4pm to 8pm at Chas. Verheyden, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, February 5th at 10:30 am at St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Church, 1401 Whittier Road, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230.

 
 

Sparky on Feb 3, 2022

May her memory be a blessing!

The bond and fun she and my sister Sue had was remarkable to witness - from my early teen years. RIP Lisa! 💜
Steve Landuyt

Bob Davis on Jan 27, 2022

Sorry to hear This. Rest In Peace and tell Ed I said hello

Snake on Jan 27, 2022

RIP dear Lisa! From the Detroit Tradesmen Rugby Football Club brothers and sisters. Thanks for letting Eddie (aka Pinkie) RIDE with us and you hanging with us. So proud you moved on, married, had CJ the rugger and stayed in touch with all of us from the D. God bless you for all the energy you gave out.

Peggy Feldman on Jan 20, 2022

That should’ve read..My PROBERT AS IN BOB ..Jersey..please don’t let it find Salvation Army! Size 22 with strap hold down strap..Gotta love the 80’s and LISA!

Peggy Feldman on Jan 20, 2022

Lisa will never forget when you would visit Woodside and you would walk down like 13 houses and see if I was home. I remember giving you my size 22 jockstrap hold them proper jersey so you could show it off in Denver Colorado. I really hope you still have it. Because I will always remind me of you. When you came into the house you would grab Don’s Urn And hug him to death well almost! But the one night you came in I had someone staying at the house and put a candle a red candle on top of Down’s urn and it was burning it’s spelled red wax on the copper urn that was Don’s! You blew it out and save my house from burning down I love you forever

Sue Glover on Jan 20, 2022

Candle Lisa had a heart of gold, and a spirit to match! A 45 year friendship that I will remember and cherish! So many memories that will live on. I hope you had a glorious homecoming with your mom and dad!

Lucy Slater on Jan 20, 2022

She had the biggest heart. I will miss her sporadic calls, when she would call and tell me how much she misses me. We had some good conversations. ❤️❤️❤️ Rest In Peace Lisa ❤️

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4
Friday
Chas. Verheyden, Inc.
16300 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Feb
5
Saturday
St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Church
1401 Whittier Road
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
10:30 AM


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