Donald Heller, 78Donald Ray Heller, age 78, of River Falls, went to be with the Lord on March 30 at the Christian Community Home of Hudson.
Donald Ray Heller, age 78, of River Falls, went to be with the Lord on March 30 at the Christian Community Home of Hudson.
Donald was born May 24, 1933, in Dunn County, Wis., the son of Edward and Mabel (Pippenger) Heller. He was united in marriage on June 13, 1955, to Sylvia Jean Amick. Their marriage was blessed with five children: Carol, Richard, James, Lisa, and Kerry. Donald worked many years and retired from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls college farm.
Donald was a simple man and a hard worker, devoted to his family and his faith. His faith was strong and each day you would find him reading his Bible and daily devotions. He was interested in looking at maps and plat books, learning about cars, and reading the River Falls Journal newspaper.
Donald will remain in the hearts of his beloved wife, Sylvia; his children, Richard (Jackie) Heller of Prescott, James Heller of River Falls, Lisa (Adam Lovell) Easland of German Town, and Kerri (Rhajimas) Holmes of New Richmond; grandchildren, Jennifer (Keith) Gunderson, Jason Heller, Alisha (Joseph) Greer, Jacob Lovell, and Brittany Hudson; brothers, Howard Heller, Billy Joyner, Bobby Easland, and Orville Easland.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Carol Jean Heller.
Visitation will take place 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, and 1 hour prior to the service at church Thursday. A funeral service will take place 11 a.m. Thursday, April 5, at River Falls Assembly of God Church, 605 Valleyview Dr., with Reverend Mike Bechtold officiating. Interment will take place at Irving Creek Cemetery in Menomonie.
Funeral services have been entrusted to O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, 715-386-3725, www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com.
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