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Bernard F. Heller 1923-2008

Mar 13, 2008

Funeral service for Bernard F. Heller of Emmetsburg is 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at New Hope Community Chapel in Emmetsburg. The Rev. David VanHeuvelen will officiate. The Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg is in charge of arrangements.

The family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 14, at the Joyce Funeral Home.

Mr. Heller, 84, died Saturday, March 8, 2008, at the Emmetsburg Care Center.

Bernard Francis Heller was born Aug. 30, 1923, in Estherville, the son of Harry and Clara (Berning) Heller. He attended schools in the Estherville area and St. Ellen’s grade school in Emmetsburg.

Following his education, Bernard began working as a mason. He worked for Anderson Construction for many years.

After retiring from construction, Bernard worked part-time for the Texaco Oil Station. He also worked at SNC and at Emmetsburg Publishing Company.

Bernard spent many spring days tilling gardens all across Emmetsburg. He loved his garden and enjoyed the jobs he had throughout his life. More than anything, he loved to spend time with his grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce, of Emmetsburg; daughter, Delores (Larry) Hanson of Carlton, MN; son, Roy (Mary) Heller of Emmetsburg; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Also surviving are three sisters, Cecilia Kollasch of Armstrong, Betty Foxhoven of Spencer and Sister Mary Elizabeth Heller of LaCrosse, WI; and four brothers, Vincent (Joy) Heller of Graettinger, Jim (Lois) Heller of Spencer, Ray (Clarice) Heller of Milford and Leonard (Arlene) Heller of Terril.

Condolences online at: www.joycefuneralhomes.com