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Leo W. Heberlein

Leo W. Heberlein

Leo W. Heberlein, age 88, of Liberty, died on Friday, June 21, 2019 in his home. He was born on September 26, 1930 in Liberty, the son of Herman and Viola (Kaltenbach) Heberlein. He married Virginia "Ginny" Thomas on November 8, 1958 in St. Brigid Catholic Church, and she survives.

Leo was a 1948 graduate of Liberty High School. He first joined the US Navy during the formation of NATO, completing a second tour of duty during the Korean War. Leo was proud of being a lifelong farmer. He had worked as a mechanic at Meinhardt Cartage Trucking and later for Preston Trucking from where he retired in 1986. In his younger years, Leo was a licensed barber working in Liberty. He was a member of St. Brigid Catholic Church. He loved his cattle, livestock and his pets.

Leo is survived by his wife, Ginny and children: Karen (Russ) Nieders of Liberty; Kent (Darla) Heberlein of Ursa; Marsha (Greg Dehart) of Griggsville and Sandy (Caleb) Rice of Maryville, IL. Grandchildren: Bruce (Amanda) Nieders of Bettendorf, IA; Brandon Heberlein of Ursa; Kendyl Heberlein of St. Louis, MO; Alec Heberlein of Ursa; Jennifer (Brett) Shoemaker of Perry, IL; Danielle (C.J.) Hayes of Pittsfield; PFC Jordan Dehart of Ft. Hood, TX, serving in the US Army. Great-grandchildren: Stella Heberlein, Coltyn Dehart, Hadley Howland, Gabby Shoemaker, Fayth Shoemaker, Prayton Shoemaker, Colby Hayes, Taylor Hayes and one great-granddaughter on the way. Two brothers: Donald Heberlein of Liberty and Bernie (Marilyn) Heberlein of Liberty and one sister Loretta Koch of Quincy. Nieces and nephews also survive

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Ann Loos and her husband Glen; a brother-in-law, Jim Koch; and a granddaughter, Heather Nieders.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in St. Brigid Catholic Church with Rev. Aaron Kuhn, officiant. Interment will be in St. Brigid Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. in St. Brigid Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to Blessing Foundation for HOSPICE or Liberty Education Foundation. The Duker & Haugh Funeral is handling the arrangements. www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
David & Viki White family
Chambersburg, IL
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Thoughts and prayers for the family.
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Linda Pearson
BAYLIS, IL
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I am so sorry for losing your father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. I pray you are comforted with memories of his long life.
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Donna Hayden
troy, IL
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On behalf of the Hayden Family, I would like to extend our sympathies to all of your family. We are sorry for your loss and will include Leo and the family in our prayers.
From:
Charlotte TImpe Buckman
Quincy, IL
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Bernie, I am sorry to read of your loss of your brother. Prayers for you and your family.
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Connie Marsh
Camp Point, IL
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I'm sorry to hear of Leo's passing. We had been missing him at the UOAA meetings. I pray God will help you through this time.
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Mike R Griesbaum
Quincy, IL
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My late condolences. Leo and my dad Ralph were good friends for many years.