1921 ~ HELLER ~ 2014

Posted: April 28th, 2014

Mr. Theophil Heller of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Lydia “Lizzie” Heller, passed away on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 at the age of 93 years. Theophil leaves to cherish his memory three daughters, Sharon (Allen) Klymochko, Yvonne (Don) Lunn and Sheila (Geoff) Burkart; seven grandchildren, Steve Klymochko (Connie), Koeye (Wendy) Klymochko, Keyen Klymochko, Nathan Lunn, Cody (Ganga) Lunn, Tysen Heller and Tanisha Burkart; two great-grandchildren, Aden Lunn and Reece Lunn; one half-brother, Sam Wagner (Martha, predeceased); three sisters, Irene (Ted) Jess, Annette (Lawrence) Sackmann and Bertha (Milbert) Riegel; one sister-in-law, Violet Heller; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Theophil was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Lizzie; his parents, Conrad and Elizabeth Heller; one sister, Hildagard Stelter; one brother, Edwin Heller; and eight half-siblings, Erna (Robert) Schweeder, John Heller, Emil (Lil) Heller, Emmanuel (Hilda) Heller, Mary (Otto) Stuber, Eli (Sophie) Wagner, William (Berta) Wagner and Ruth (Emil) Brost. Theophil was born on January 30th, 1921 in Wisdom, Alberta where he was raised and educated. He married Lizzie Weiss on October 25th, 1947. Together, Theophil and Lizzie farmed in Seven Persons before moving to Irvine where they raised their 3 daughters on the family farm. Theophil enjoyed playing cards and marbles with family and friends, going to rodeos, watching baseball and hockey. He and his van could be found twice a day at Dairy Queen for coffee with his numerous friends. Theophil planted a huge garden every year, which he generously gave to family, friends, and neighbours. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held in SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. A private interment will take place in the Family Plot at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Theophil’s memory may be made to the Medicine Hat Little League, PO Box 382, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 7G1. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Theophil Heller. Radio funeral announcement can be heard on Tuesday around 11:45 a.m. on 93.7 Praise FM. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

2 Condolences for “1921 ~ HELLER ~ 2014”

  1. Gerry & Gail Stuber says:

    With deepest sympathy. Sorry we will not be able to attend, our thoughts will be with you all.

  2. Dawn says:

    Please accept our most heartfelt condolences. May the Almighty God strengthen and comfort you in His great love ( 2 Corinthians 1:3-4).
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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