Hillis Heims

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Hillis Fern Heims, 93

Hillis Fern Heims, 93, of Monon, passed away at 10:10 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012, at his residence.

He was born July 29, 1918, in Reynolds to the late Otis and Marie (Groh) Heims. He attended Reynolds High School.

Hillis served in the United States Army from 1942 to 1946 in New Guinea.

His marriage was to Anne Bozich on November 8, 1947, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Reynolds and she survives.

He worked at Monon Crushed Stone Co. for 47 years, as well as the White County Highway Department and was a member of the American Legion and Eagles 2788.

Hillis enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs baseball team and NASCAR.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Madelyn (Bill) Dowell, of Lafayette and Patty (Tom) Brown, of Cape Coral, Fla.; four grandchildren, Tammy Bruner, Tom Brown Jr., Christopher Brown and Michael Ellrich; two step-grandchildren, Gary Dowell and Becky Hayden; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, a brother, sister and step-brother.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Clapper Family Funeral Home, of Monon; Mark Newman officiating, interment to follow at Bedford Cemetery of Monon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Monon Fire Department, Monon E.M.T.'s or the White County Council on Aging.

Share memories and condolences online at www.clapperfuneralservices.com.

Published in the Journal & Courier on July 29, 2012
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