Karl A. Heller, 61, of Pekin, formerly of Washington, passed away at 10:40 am Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Timbercreek Rehab and Health Care in Pekin.
He was born Jan. 31, 1959 in Peoria, IL, son of Walter and Donna Hamman Heller of Washington.
Also surviving are his longtime companion, Jennifer Durbin of Pekin; two sons, Kurt (Alexis) Heller of Colorado, Scott (Sarah) Heller of Colorado; two grandchildren, Phoebe and Quinn Heller of Colorado; three brothers, Eric (Mary) Heller of Flat Rock, MI, Dorn (Kelly) Heller of Broken Arrow, OK, Brian (Katy) Heller of Baraboo, WI; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, David.
Karl was a United States Army Veteran. He worked as a machinist in the Pekin area for several years.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 11am on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington with social distancing and face coverings. Pastors Dick Hanson and Steve Pichaske will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Wednesday from 10 to 11am. Inurnment will follow at Glendale Cemetery in Washington.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Vitas Hospice.
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