Clarence H. #2 (1914 - 2007)
Contact: R. Lipprandt
Surnames: Closing, Halco, Heil, Hoffman, Neumann, Pribbs
----Sources: The Tribune Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) Vol. 47, No. 47, Wed., Nov. 21, 2007, p. 14
Heil, Clarence H. (28 Jan. 1914 - 17 Nov. 2007)
Clarence Heil, 93, Colby, died on Saturday, November 17, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.
Clarence was born on January 28, 1914, in Milwaukee, Wis., the son of John and Ella (Hoffman) Heil.
Clarence and Rella Halcro were united in marriage in June of 1946 in Rhode Island. He served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy CB's as a 1st class Chief Petty Officer and was a good friend of Admiral Chester Nibits. He was stationed on Guam in the South Pacific.
Clarence owned a construction excavating business and also owned and operated a trucking business in Sussex. He retired in 1972 and relocated to Unity where he went into farming and home building and remodeling. Clarence also worked in farm sales for Christensen Sales of Abbotsford, Wis.
Survivors include his wife, Rella Heil, of Arkansas; children, Carol Heil of New York, John Heil of Colby, Sandra Pribbs of Tennessee, Fredrick (Donna) Heil of Stratford and Jill Heil of Minneapolis; one brother, Erwin Heil of Milwaukee; one sister, Rose Closing of Milwaukee; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert Heil; and a brother. Funeral services for Clarence were held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 20, at the Community Funeral Home in Colby, Wis. Visitation with family and friends was from 4 p.m. until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home. Reverend Mark Neumann presided. There was a Colby VFW service at 6:30 p.m. Burial was in Wisconsin Memorial Park in Milwaukee on Wednesday, November 21.
Maurina/Community Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.
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