Daisy Mae Hesselberg

May 3, 1948 - February 18, 2022

Daisy Mae Hesselberg, 73, a Lee County resident for the past fifteen years, formerly of Bangor, WI passed away Friday, February 18, 2022 in Cape Coral, FL.  She was born May 3,1948 in Spearfish, SD to Clyde and Helen Smith, now deceased.

Daisy was of the Lutheran faith. She developed and operated assisted living facilities in Bangor, WI named after her mother. Helen House opened its doors January 23, 1998 with one home then 2 that housed 22 residents. It was owned by the family from 1998-2008 and continues to operate to this day. Dee was also a hair stylist primarily working for the Clinton’s in West Salem.

She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years Alan D. Hesselberg of Cape Coral, FL; two children, Alexis Lynn Hesselberg of Cape Coral, FL and Todd Alan Hesselberg also of Cape Coral, FL; two sisters, Gloria Schweiter (David) of Pierre, DS and Nellie Smith of Rapid City, SD; mother-in-law, Lucille Hesselberg of Lacross, WI; several nieces and nephews as well as grandchildren, Aidan and Avry.

Daisy was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

Memorial Services will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday, February 26, 2022 at Mullins Memorial, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd, Ft. Myers, FL 33916. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Wisconsin.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Daisy Mae Hesselberg are suggested to David M. Doresett Healthcare Facility, 1020 N. 10TH Street. Spearfish, SD.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Vicki Chapiewsky Feb 22, 2022 at 5:43 pm

    My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to you and your family at this very sad time.

  2. Tess Watson Feb 22, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    My heart and prayers are with you all. See you soon Aunt Dee Dee. ❤️

  3. Gaillynn kovacs Feb 22, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Auntie dee you have & will always be truley so loving caring and have only felt un conditional love foe me even during my darken troubled time in my life never once did you or auncle hess ever bring up my past & trouble years i had with addition where most folks cant move past the past i love you !!

  4. Lill Twining Feb 22, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    My deepest sympathy to the Hesselberg family. May God grant you strength during this difficult time. Hugs to you..

  5. Fran and Steve Noffke Feb 22, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Dee was such a great friend, She will be missed by so many. We had many fun times with her and All.

  6. Dorothy schmaltz Feb 22, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Can not believe this my condolences to you al and children

  7. A friend of Fran Noffke Feb 23, 2022 at 2:51 am

    God has another angel 😇 💖 in his army of many angels She will be smiling down .

  8. Bob @Judy Vick Feb 23, 2022 at 7:58 am

    So sorry for your loss. Our sympathy to Al and family. God bless your family

  9. Norb and Diane Feb 23, 2022 at 8:48 am

    Our deepest sympathy to all. Dee was a great and true friend to us. Lots of good times and laughs. We will never forget her..

  10. Norb and Diane Elliott Feb 23, 2022 at 8:54 am

    Our deepest sympathy to all. Dee was a great and true friend to us. Lots of good times and laughs. We will never forget her..

  11. Jan and Dan Wee Feb 23, 2022 at 8:59 am

    Dan and I send our deepest sympathies. We have many fond memories of Dee and are sending our prayers.

  12. Mark Thompson Feb 23, 2022 at 9:38 am

    Here’s to a classy Lady who wrapped her arms and hugs around soooo many friends and family members. Love ‘ya, Dee. Catch up with you later at Heaven’s Westview!!

  13. (Smokey) Feb 23, 2022 at 10:10 am

    Another Angel has returned to heaven!
    Condolences to the Hesselberg family and everyone who knew Dee, she was one of the best memories of my life! RIP.

  14. Karen Reed Feb 23, 2022 at 10:32 am

    Sending loving hugs and prayers from Texas to Florida for Alexis, Todd and Mr Alan.
    Dee was one of my ‘other’ mothers growing up in/around West Salem, Wisconsin. Dee always had a warm smile, a caring nature and loved sliding in little jokes. She was such a blessing during such a challenging time in my life. She’s my best friend’s momma and became mine too. She kindly would check in on my family as we all got older, had kids, got married and moved around. She always seemed to keep her thumb on what was going on with us and was the glue that held long lasting friendships. Her marriage to Al set a bar, later this year would have marked 50 years and is a testament to a life partnership well loved and well lived. I’m so blessed that she was able to meet my kids this past summer as our seperate cross country road trips came close enough for a detour and a visit.

    I will cherish that moment. Love you Mrs Dee and Alan.
    You two mean the world to me and I’m so grateful I took that detour in Oklahoma to see you both.

    Loving hugs and prayers of comfort over your hearts as you remember the life and impact Dee has had on all of us.

  15. Teena Matuska Feb 23, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    My heart goes out to you during this dark time. I am forever blessed being able to call this woman, Auntie. Auntie Dee showed me love, acceptance, and inclusion. My life is better haven know her. Auntie DeeDee——I miss you. I love you!!!

  16. Mark & Deann Elliott Feb 23, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    Our sympathies to you and your family at this difficult time.

  17. Rita Forbes Feb 23, 2022 at 10:14 pm

    Our sympathies go out to Al and family. Dee was always smiling and left a smile with those she interacted with. She was a classy, special lady and heaven has created a spot just for her. May she rest in peace.

  18. Barb Hesselberg Braun Feb 24, 2022 at 8:10 am

    May your Lord hold you gently in his loving arms as you live through this loss of Dee. Know she is also protected by those loving arms and comforted by him.

  19. Jane Bernett Feb 26, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    Deepest sympathies to you Al and your family. Dee was a lovely person and I am so happy that I got to spend some time with her. She will be missed.

  20. Herb and Shari Aleckson Feb 27, 2022 at 4:09 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to you Al and family. We will always remember you guys at Westview and the locomotion dance. Prayers to all.

  21. Mary & Merl Johnson Feb 28, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    We are so sorry to learn of Dee’s passing. We are sending our deepest sympathy to you and the family. Very sorry for your loss.

  22. Jody Kotek Mar 2, 2022 at 9:44 am

    I’m shocked and so sorry to hear this. My deepest sympathies to all of you! May our precious Lord and Savior wrap you in His loving arms and comfort you!

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