November 10, 1921 - February 23, 2016
GEORGE C. HELLER, 94, of Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown, IL, died Tuesday February 23, 2016 at the center.
George was born November 10, 1921, in Geneseo, IL, to Forrest and Esther (Sipple) Heller. He was educated in the Prophetstown grade school and was a graduate of Prophetstown High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in history from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. George married Dorothy A. Pierson on June 6, 1943 in Rock Falls, IL. She died November 29, 2015.
He was employed at the Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island, IL. He also taught in the Prophetstown-Lyndon School District for three years. He was a member of the Prophetstown United Methodist Church, the Prophetstown Historical Society and the Prophetstown Masonic Lodge #293 - AF & AM. He was a 4-H leader and was an active member of the Prophetstown Camera Club. He enjoyed traveling and camping and also genealogy. He traced his family history by traveling to Europe. George cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include one daughter, Diane (Doug) Hull of Prophetstown, IL; one son, Dennis (Mary Jo) Heller of Shoreline, WA; one daughter-in-law, Lynette Heller of Phoenix, AZ; seven grandchildren, David (Semele) Heller, Jennifer (Ruben) Palomares, Dawn Heller, Dana Strasser, Marlene (George) Meader, Daniel (Peggy) Hull and Brian (Betsy) Hull; eleven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; one son, Rodney Heller; one sister, Phyllis Lofgren.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 1:00 PM, Saturday February 27, 2016 at the Prophetstown United Methodist Church
OFFICIATING: Rev. Oscar N. Carrasco - Pastor of the Prophetstown United Methodist Church - Prophetstown, IL
VISITATION: 11:30 AM, Saturday, February 27, 2016, until the time of the service, at the Prophetstown United Methodist Church
THE BOSMA-GIBSON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS
INTERMENT: Riverside Cemetery - Prophetstown, IL
Memorials to the Prophetstown Historical Society, Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center and the Activity Fund for the Prophetstown United Methodist Church have been established.
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