HENRY R. HEILEMEIER, 80 ROCK GROVE - Henry R. Heilemeier, 80, of Rock Grove died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family. Born April 1, 1933; the son of Simon and Julia (Minick) Heilemeier. Henry was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in Korea from 1951 to 1954. He was a loving husband for almost 60 years. On June 1, 1953, he and Alma McMillian were united in marriage in Columbus, IN. He was a member of Laurel Street Community Church. Henry enjoyed fishing, camping, mowing and spending time with his family. Surviving are his wife of Rock Grove; stepson, Michael McMillian; seven daughters, Julia (Wayne) Meinert, Cathy Greenfield, Belinda (Rodney) Adams, Melody Heilemeier, Rebecca Keister, Alma (Gary) Sadewater, Evelyn (Michael) Zimmerman; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; special niece and caregiver, Janet Knight; many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Henry Jr.; one daughter, Tammie; one granddaughter, Sember; three brothers; and six sisters. Visitation from 12 until 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Laurel Street Community Church, 1835 W. Laurel Street, Freeport. Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, with Reverend Dennis Jarrard officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial has been established in his name. Henry's family invites friends to leave a condolence or light a candle in his honor at www.walkermortuary.com.
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Published in The Journal-Standard on May 24, 2013