Carol L. “Cookie” Heil, 74, of Two Harbors, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital, with her family at her side.
Cookie was born on March 31, 1947 to Bertil and Audrey (Sandwick) Carlson in Two Harbors, and grew up in Knife River. After graduating from Two Harbors High School in 1965, she married Allen Heil. Together they made their home in Two Harbors, where Cookie was a homemaker through the years, and later worked as a hairdresser.
After committing her life to Christ, Cookie completed correspondence work to be a lay pastor, and was involved in the musical group Spiritwind.
She enjoyed reading, traveling with her mother, time at the family cabin on McDougal Lake, but most of all time with her grandchildren and great-grandson.
Cookie was preceded in death by her father, Bertil Carlson.
She is survived by her husband, Allen; children, Kimberly Smith (Steve Fleming), James (Janine) Heil, and Joel (Kelley) Heil; grandchildren, Jessica (Nolan) Chenevert, Ashley Thompson, Aaron Heil, Allison Mayfield, Jadon Heil, Grace Heil, Coen and Natalie Heil; great-grandson, Barrett Chenevert; her mother, Audrey Carlson; a sister, Julie (Earl) Stewart; and brothers, Steve (Carol) Carlson and Gary (Leslee) Carlson.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Conquering CHD-Minnesota (conqueringchd.org)
Visitation will be from 3-5 PM on Sunday June 27, 2021 at Cavallin Funeral Home in Two Harbors. Private services will be held at Knife River Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery.