Fred Heilman, 66
Published 12:00 am Friday, March 5, 2010
Our beloved husband, father, stepfather, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, Fred E. Heilman, passed away Monday, March 1, 2010, while tending to his mother’s funeral in Minnesota.
Fred was born Feb. 10, 1944, in Albert Lea, the second son of Robert and Doris (Kjos) Heilman. He graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1962. Fred served in the U.S. Navy from 1962-66, aboard the U.S.S. Ticonderoga. On June 28, 1965, Fred married Sandy (Schwartz), who passed in 1995. In 1982, Fred arrived in Elko, Nev., where he worked for Cooper Motors; he also worked for Wright Motor Company, Dale White and Riverton. Some may remember him driving bus to several mines, or most recently working at Dotty’s Casino. Fred was the proud founder of Morrodders Car Club, and enjoyed restoring cars for himself and others.
Fred is survived by his wife of 15 years Diana (Underwood) of Elko; brothers: Richard (Sandy) of Port Orange, Fla., and Danny of Cartersville, Ga.; daughters: Anne McMillan, Tara Butler, and Jennifer (Ronnie) Brown, all of St. Pauls, N.C.; son, Brody (Janay) Heilman of Grand Junction, Colo.; stepchildren Ricci (Jason) Slobodnik of Las Vegas, Nev., Leigh Ann (Sean) Dufurrena of Boise, Idaho, and Robbie Underwood of Elko, Nev.; “Other Daughter” Terree (Mark) Chisum; brother-in-law, Phil (Sharon) Schwartz, of Waseca; nine beloved grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Fred is preceded in death his late wife Sandy (Schwartz) Heilman, and his parents.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 5 p.m. at Spring Creek Baptist Church, 368 Spring Creek Parkway, Spring Creek, NV 89815. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at http://fredheilman.blogspot.com.