Robert L. “Bob” Heller, 81, of Washington, passed away at 5:10 pm Monday, January 6, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born on July 21, 1938 in Peoria, IL to Luke and Marie Burch Heller. He married Camille LaCivita on August 17, 1985 in Peoria, IL.
Surviving are his wife, Camille of Washington; daughters, Kim Kirk of Washington, Jennifer Heller of Morton; step-son, Jeff Paulis of Denver, CO; step-daughter, Pam (Ted) Kingham of Germantown Hills; step-son, Greg Paulis of Denver, CO; eight grandchildren, Mandy, Sean, Ben, Kaylin (Trevor), Madison, Olivia, Nate, and Zane; one great-grandson, Lucas; sister-in-law, Mary Heller, and three nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Timothy Heller; brother, Richard; and his four legged buddy, Jake.
Bob served his country in the United States Army. After the service he attended Bradley University. He was co-owner of Heller Distributing for several years before retiring.
Bob enjoyed traveling, fishing with friends and family, and spending winters in Arizona with his wife. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, and going to their sporting events and concerts. Robert had a kind heart to all he met and took great pride in his family.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to T.A.P.S. No-Kill Animal Shelter in Pekin.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington. A Private Service will be held at a later date.
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