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Robert Walter Heller

August 19, 1934 — June 16, 2023

Robert Walter Heller, 88, of Waterloo, IL, died June 16, 2023, in Waterloo, IL. He was born August 19, 1934, in Renault, IL.

    He is survived by his wife Wilma Heller, nee Krupp; children Bruce (Cindy) Heller, Allen, TX; Rene (Ken) Owens, Belleville, IL; and Craig (Amy) Heller, St. Louis, MO; grandchildren Jason (Jeanette) Heller, Brooklyn, NY; Ryan (Sarah) Heller, Allen, TX;  Collin (Sandra) Heller, Sawbridgeworth, England; Ross (Caitlin) Owens, La Grange, TX; Sarah Owens, Miami, FL; Jack Casey, St. Louis, MO; and Carson Heller, St. Louis, MO; great grandchildren Adeline Heller, Rowan Heller, Ezekiel Owens, Stella Owens, Coen Heller and Brooks Heller; niece Lisa Heller Orth; sisters-in-law Ardell Kruse, Estelle Sauerwein, Helen Liefer, and Ruth Heller; brother-in-law Paul Liefer; numerous cousins and friends.

    He is preceded in death by his parents Fred & Clara C. (nee Johanning) Heller; brother Paul; granddaughter, Caitlin Owens; nephew, Christopher Heller; brothers-in-law Victor Kruse, Gilbert Seboldt, and Glenn Sauerwein.

    Bob was born and lived most of his life in Monroe County enjoying the country life, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving 3 years in Germany; was employed at Harrisonville Telephone Company, Waterloo for 38 years, a member of the CWA, Union Steward;. Construction Supervisor; a life long member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Renault, IL where he served in many elected and volunteer positions; a member of the Lutheran Laymen's League where he held various offices; on the Board of Directors at Christ Our Savior Lutheran High School; and a member of Monroe County Farm Bureau.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Christ our Savior Lutheran School, Evansville, IL; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis TN; Life Network, Waterloo, IL; or Holy Cross, Renault, IL (designated for Unity Lutheran Christian School)

Visitation:
    4 PM to 8 PM Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at Quernheim Funeral Home
    10 AM until time of service Wednesday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Funeral:
    11 AM Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Renault, IL
        Pastor Royal Boeder officiating
    Interment at Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery in Renault, IL

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Visitation

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Visitation

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

10:00 - 10:45 am (Central time)

Holy Cross Lutheran Church - Renault

2033 Kaskaskia Rd, Renault, IL 62279

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Holy Cross Lutheran Church - Renault

2033 Kaskaskia Rd, Renault, IL 62279

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