Gradus G. Heeling
1951 - 2020

Gradus G. Heeling, Jr.

February 15, 1951 ~ November 13, 2020

Gradus G. Heeling, Jr. of Twin Falls, died Friday November 13, 2020, at home after a long battle with cancer with his wife by his side.

Gradus was born on February 15, 1951 in Beilen Drenthe, the Netherlands. He was the son of Gradus G. Heeling and Aaltje Hegen Heeling (Alice). At the age of 9 he moved to Idaho with his parents and brother in 1960. They first lived in Jerome and later moved to Twin Falls in 1962. He graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1969.

Following graduation Gradus began working for Circle A Construction where he worked for 49 years as a foreman before retiring in 2018. He made many lasting friends during his time with Circle A. If one thing could be said it would be that Gradus knew no stranger and was happy to strike up a conversation with anyone that would take a minute.

While in Soda Springs Gradus met Anita, the love of his life. They were together for 16 years before marrying in 2006. Gradus and Anita shared many of the same passions and interests. Whether it be corvettes and car shows, or dirt bikes and enjoying the mountains they did it together.

Gradus is survived by his wife Anita Heeling, mother Alice Heeling, and nephew Hans Heeling. He is preceded in death by his father Gradus G. Heeling, brother Henk A. Heeling, and grandparents from both sides.

The family would like to thank the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City (Dr. Agarwal), St Luke's Cancer Institute Twin Falls (Dr. Thibault and Dr. Allan), and Hospice Visions for the excellent care through the years.

There will be a viewing for Gradus on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at White-Reynolds Funeral Chapel from 6 pm to 8pm, masks are requested to be worn. A graveside service will be held at 11a.m. Friday, November 20, 2020 at Sunset Memorial Park. A live stream of the graveside may be viewed at Condolences may be left at

The family suggests memorials in Gradus' name be given to Hospice Visions at 455 Park Loop, Twin Falls.

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Published by Magic Valley Times-News on Nov. 17, 2020.
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I can still remember Gradus in my fourth grade class and lived down the street. He was always such a nice guy. Our sincere condolences on his loss.
Carol & Kelly Carpenter
November 19, 2020
Sorrow - we lost a friend and great guy!
Bill and Jackie Martin
November 19, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. Gradus was a good man and a long time family friend. He will be greatly missed and on our minds and in our hearts forever. May your memories and the love of family and friends comfort you during this time of grief.
Merl Bronson, Peggy & Allen Merritt
November 19, 2020
Peggy Merritt
November 19, 2020
I am so sorry Anita. I am saddened to hear the terrible news about your sweet hubby. He never really knew me but I knew him to be a great friend and confident to many people. Take care my dear friend. I love you much! Pat B.
Pat Boden
November 18, 2020
Vendla Karlson
November 17, 2020
I am so very sorry Anita. Gradus was a good man, you were the perfect couple. Stay strong ...
Beth Blatter
November 17, 2020
Michael Reeves
November 17, 2020
Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. May God wrap His loving arms around you & give you peace in the coming days. Terry Lancaster Paula Bivens
Terry Lancaster & Paula Bivens
November 17, 2020
I was extremely sorry to hear of Gradus's passing. My thoughts are with you all. I's still hard for me to think of Henk's passing. May god comfort you all!
Cathie Blevins
November 17, 2020
I wondered every year how you were doing and when I had the pleasure of working with you it was a great Year for me RIP my good friend
Ralph "Duff" Woolsey
November 17, 2020
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
White Mortuary and Crematory
November 17, 2020