What has been known as Heil-Schuessler Funeral Homes for over 25 years was the joining of two of the longest continuing businesses in Marissa and New Athens, Illinois.
The first funeral home in Marissa was established in 1891 by Henry Finger and was named the Finger Undertaking Company. The business became known as Finger and Son in 1924 when his son Frank joined the company. The Finger family operated the funeral home until 1975 when it was purchased by Randall Heil. The company then became known as Finger-Heil Funeral Home.
The history of the Hull Funeral Home begins in 1910 when it was founded by Harry Hull. His son Lee took over in the 1930’s. The Hull family ran the funeral home until 1974 when it was purchased by Oscar Cuddy, changing the name to Cuddy-Hull Funeral Homes. In 1982 Steven Schuessler bought the company.
In 1988 Randall Heil and Steven Schuessler merged the two businesses and they both became known as Heil-Schuessler Funeral Homes serving both Marissa and New Athens.
In 2010 the funeral homes were bought by Randall’s son, Vance Heil.
While we have enjoyed a long and dignified history and the many changes along the way, comforting and caring for the families who call upon us in their time of need has been our top priority for over a hundred years.
We are very proud of our past, but we are always looking toward the future and for better ways in which to serve our families.
Meet Our Staff
Vance W. Heil
Graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Chicago
Steven D. Ritter
Graduate of Forrest Park College, St. Louis MO
Paul L. Weilmuenster