He was born on July 26, 1950 at Aberdeen, SD to Pius and Nathalia (Kappenman) Heilman. He moved to Madison in 1959. He graduated from Madison High School and from Dakota State College. He married Lynette Rucker at Madison on April 24, 1982. They owned and operated Thrifty Dry Cleaners for 10 years. He was working at Heilman Construction along with his brother at the time of his death. He served in the US Naval Reserve as a Cee Bee. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife – Lynette of Madison. Two sons – Matt (Amy) of Dell Rapids, SD and Seth of Madison, one grandson – Aiden and one granddaughter- Summer. His parents – Pius and Nathalia Heilman of Madison. Two brothers – Richard and Dr Bernard (Linda) both of Madison.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at St Thomas Aquinas Church with Rev DeWayne Kayser officiating. Burial will be in Lake Park Cemetery, rural Rutland. Visitation will begin one hour prior to services at Weiland Funeral Chapel.
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