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Obituary for Wilbert K. Wilb Heun
WILBERT K. "WILB" HEUN, 77, of 1127 13th Avenue, Fulton, IL, died Sunday, December 21, 2008 at Mercy Medical Center North, Clinton, IA. Wilb was born May 12, 1931 in Fulton, IL to Dewey and Stella (Tenboer) Heun. He was educated at the Spring Creek Grade School in Garden Plain Township and attended Fulton High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Wilb married Mildred J. VanZuiden on March 4, 1955 in Fulton. He was first engaged in farming in the Garden Plain area of rural Fulton and was later employed by the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad as a forklift operator in the stores department for 30 years, retiring in 1995. Wilb was a former member of the Newton Zion Reformed Church in rural Erie, IL and a current member of First Reformed Church in Fulton and had served as usher, deacon and member of the church property committee. After his retirement, he continued to help his son, with farming which he loved dearly. He enjoyed being outdoors and had a close bond with his son and grandchildren. His hobbies included hunting, trapping, gardening, walking, riding the bike path, and reading. Wilb was a 19 gallon blood donor for the Red Cross. He was a humble Christian man, who loved his Lord and always found joy in helping others in need. Wilb and Millie enjoyed 54 years together and recently enjoyed traveling together. Survivors include his wife, Millie; one son, Steve (Sharon) Heun of Fulton; three grandchildren, Andrew Heun of Fulton; Benjamin (Amanda) Heun of Bettendorf, IA; and Emma Heun at home; one sister, Dorothy (Tom) Bailey of Bettendorf, IA; two brothers, Marvin (Dolores) Heun and Alvin (Phyllis) Heun both of Fulton. He was preceded in death by his parents.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 AM Saturday " December 27, 2008 at the Fulton Chapel " Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeOFFICIATING: Rev. Edie Lenz " Pastor: First Reformed Church " Fulton, ILVISITATION 4:00 " 7:00 PM Friday " December 26, 2008 at the Fulton Chapel " Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeINTERMENT Fulton Township Cemetery " Fulton, IL with Graveside Military Funeral Honors