Gouge, Harriet "Heidi" (Lac Courte Oreilles))

Harriet “Heidi” Gouge, age 43 of Hayward passed away Sunday, November 18, 2007, at her home surrounded by her family.

Harriet “Heidi” Jean was born April 14, 1964, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Elias “Louis” Tzimanis & Delores Gouge. She was raised in Superior where she met the love of her life Timothy Drobot. They later moved to Hayward to raise their six children. Heidi was a member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe and employed by LCO Casino.

She is survived by her parents Delores & Elias; sons Michael, Alan & Devon Drobot, Christopher Gouge, Elias Drobot; daughter Tauri Drobot all of Hayward; brothers Leonard Hopp of Hayward, Ray Hopp of Madison, Roy Hopp (Destiny) of Hayward; sisters Lori Gouge (Mysti, Autumn & Kody) of Eau Claire, Ruby Hopp (Jacob, Nathan, Nevaeh, Chelsea) of Spooner, Crystal Hopp of Madison, Alicia Doup (Jasmine, Sebastian, Saidee & Ethan) of Eau Claire; many aunts, uncles, nephews & nieces; and all other whose lives she touched.

Heidi was preceded in death by her grandparents Harriet “Hattie” & George “Pz” Gouge; Paul Drobot, uncles Elmer “Tiny” Gouge, Joe Gouge, Phillip “Buckshot” Isham & Aunt Beverly Cadott-Gouge.

Tribal Funeral Rites will be held beginning with at feast at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 24 at Pineview Funeral Service in Hayward. Eugene Bearheart will officiate. Burial will be at St. Francis Cemetery in Reserve.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Sebastian Belisle, Dan Butler, Julian Helsper & Jacob Reynolds.

Casket Bearers will be Mike Clarquist, Mike Davis, Dean Gokey, Kody Gouge, Gary Gouge & Joe Parker.

“When you’re lonely, I wish you love
When you’re sad, I wish you joy
When you’re discouraged, I wish you hope
When life is stressful I wish you silence
When you’re spirit is empty, I wish you simple beauty
When you’re troubled I wish you peace.”

Pineview Funeral Service in Hayward assisted Heidi’s family with the arrangements.