Mark Jacob Heilich
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Heilich, Mark Jacob

Mark "Moose" Jacob Heilich, age 69, died suddenly July 28, 2020.

Son of the late Jacob G. Heilich and Helen M. Heilich. Dear brother to Paul, John, Tom, Ken, Jim, Jake and Helen Heilich. Beloved brother-in-law, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to many. 1969 Vianney graduate. Motorcycle adventurer. Animal lover. Organ donor. "Free Spirit".

Services: No services. Memorial at a later date. Masses preferred.



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Published in Post - Dispatch on Aug. 2, 2020.
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September 22, 2020
Mark was a great person, a great friend, my very best friend. I loved him very much. It was an honor for me to have known him. I will never forget him. He will be greatly missed in my life.
Gary Moehring
Friend
August 7, 2020
My condolences to the Heilich family. From an old friend, Steve Oppland
Roy Steve Oppland
Friend
August 3, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
John Brencick
Family
August 3, 2020
To The Heilich Family

This is Joe Placht
I am truly, deeply saddened I stopped hanging out with Mark probably 35 years ago, but before that we were true partners. I met Mark in the second grade, and we were "brothers" until our 30's, when I drifted away, chasing new dreams and raising my own boys. But oh my gosh. for many many years we were buds. Working on motorcycles up in the garage; motorcycle trips; hitchhiking across Europe, sharing a pup tent.
We were together on our motorcycles when we caught the robber when the guy hit the Clark Station. Running around in the 'vette, looking for action. And then my then wife handing Mark our infant boy, and watching him sitting in the rocker, bottle feeding and cooing him to sleep. He was adopted by my family, and my sisters are saddened. And I was attached to yours, too. Paul, working at the water company. John, going into sales. Tom, we became great friends living together up in Columbia, you becoming the bartender and I think living in Florida now. Ken, going into real-estate. And Jake, I'd always laugh because you were the mischievous kid that went into law enforcement. And Helen. You were the little girl that was your mother's mini -me. When you mother died, I came to the funeral, and off to the side I gave Mark a man-to-man hug, and he sighed. When my mother died, Mark came to her funeral, and gave me that hug back.
In my fondest memories of that era., most of them was with Mark I had an extra rose bush in a pot, and this morning I planted it in the yard in honor of him . You all take care. Joe
Joe Placht
Friend
August 2, 2020
Cathy Doggendorf de Romero
Family
August 2, 2020
My mom sends her deepest sympathies. She said moose had a done a lot of work at minority, the house where I grew up. She said he painted bedrooms and living room the basement and the clubhouse over the years. She said he loved his dogs. One time she had him tear up the carpet in the family room and he wanted to take it home for his dogs so he did. She also said we ran out of milk one morning on a Saturday and moose ran up to wash loggers IGA and got a gallon of milk, and he brought a gallon of milk every day the rest of that week. I didn’t realize it till now but I’ve known Lewis and Jim and Jake all my life. Lewis was a soft soul and he will be missed.
Hoots Hill
August 2, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of Mark's passing We always enjoyed talking with him at family gatherings. I'm sure he will be missed.
Dave & Joyce Payne
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