Wallace L. Heil, Jr.
TAYLORVILLE, IL - Wallace L. Heil, Jr., 72, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at 11:04 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
He was born on June 5, 1941, at Taylorville, the son of Wallace L. and Guinevere (Spillman) Heil Sr. He married Deidra D. Dunkirk on Nov. 2, 1973, at Taylorville. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Wallace was employed by Peabody Coal Company as a safety inspector, retiring in 1993. He was a 1959 graduate of Taylorville High School and a graduate of Millikin University. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville where he served as church elder, Illinois Chili Society, Moose Lodge 1516, Eagles Club 1425, VFW Post 4495 Social Club. He was a champion chili cook and a proud supporter of the Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include wife, Deidra D. Heil of Taylorville, Ill.; sons, Mark (wife, Sue Ellen) Heil of Taylorville, Ill., and John (wife, Suzanne) Heil of Virginia Beach, Va.; five grandchildren, Kurtis (wife, Jessica) Heil, Kraig Heil, Kaylee Heil, Zachery Heil and Ava Heil; sister, Pam (husband, Jim) Thomas of Havana, Ill.; nephew, Jamie (wife, Laura) Thomas; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Morrisonville with Rev. Jim Ferrill officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. Visitation will be held on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, from 9 a.m. until time of service at First Presbyterian Church.
Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville or Taylorville Food Pantry.
Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home in Taylorville is in charge of arrangements.