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Randall Heil

Randall Heil

Randall William Heil, 62, of Marissa, IL; born on September 7, 1952 in Red Bud, IL; passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at his home.

Mr. Heil was a funeral director and a former owner of Heil-Schuessler Funeral Homes. Randy served his community for over 40 years. He was a member of the Marissa Presbyterian Church. He was the chairman of the board of directors of the Kaskaskia Water District. He was a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Illinois Funeral Directors Association and Past President of the St. Clair County Funeral Directors Association. He was a past president and secretary of the Marissa Lions Club. He was a member of the Marissa Masonic Lodge #881 and the Ainad Shrine Temple and a lifelong member of the Marissa Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by his parents Norman and Imogene, nee Sinn, Heil. His mother-in-law – Loretta, nee Joseph, Dohrman

He is survived by his loving wife Diane, nee Dohrman, Heil whom he married on October 20, 1973 at Zion United Church of Christ in Millstadt, IL. His children Vance (Kelsey) Heil of Marissa, IL; Valerie (Bryan Pritchett) Heil of Freeburg, IL. One sister – Mary Ann (Bill) Clubb of Belleville, IL. His father-in-law – Raymond Dohrman of Millstadt, IL. His brothers-in-law – Donald (Diana) Dohrman of Millstadt, IL; Dale (Donna) Dohrman of Millstadt, IL. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Marissa Fire Department.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Monday, December 22, 2014 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

A private funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch and Rev. Dr. Donald Wagner officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Vance, I’m so sorry to hear about the death of your father. Your dad, as yourself has always been there for us during difficult moments. Please know you and your family are thought of during this sad time. Will be in touch later.

    Myron & Reha Lloyd

    Posted by: Myron Lloyd – Salem, IL – Funeral Director Dec 19, 2014

  2. Administrator says:

    Randy and I attended Worsham College together and we had some fun times. He was a great guy. My condolences to the entire family.

    Posted by: Robert A. Weinstein – Buffalo Grove, IL – friend Dec 19, 2014

  3. Administrator says:

    Wishing you comfort at this sorrowful time.

    Posted by: Karen Heil Dec 20, 2014

  4. Administrator says:

    My prayers are with you at the loss of Randy. He was a great person with a heart for others. Always a smile on his face. May the Lord give you strength.

    Posted by: clara taylor – MArissa, IL Dec 20, 2014

  5. Administrator says:

    Randy was like my 2nd father. He gave me life lessons and helped teach me how the “world works”. Randy is a man among men. He will never be forgotten. God Bless

    Posted by: Brandon Hood – 2nd Father Dec 20, 2014

  6. Administrator says:

    Sorry for your loss.

    Posted by: Dennis Hauck – Millstadt, IL Dec 20, 2014

  7. Administrator says:

    I am very sorry.

    Posted by: Denise Bird Dec 20, 2014

  8. Administrator says:

    Our thoughts and prayer are with you and your family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss.

    Posted by: Mike and Mary DeLong – Marissa, IL – friend Dec 20, 2014

  9. Administrator says:

    My condolences to all. We were old friends shared many good times. We were Freshman in High School and each one of us was asked what we wanted to be when we grew up? Randy responded I want to own a Funeral Home! Its been years as I still smile when I think of Randy.

    Posted by: George Fouts – Diamondhead, MS – Friend Dec 20, 2014

  10. Administrator says:

    Vance………..I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a good guy and I always enjoyed talking with him. My heart goes out to you and your mom and the rest of the family and you know if you need anything please let me know.


    Posted by: Lyle Hill – Collinsville, IL – friend Dec 20, 2014

  11. Administrator says:

    We were sure sorry to hear this news . I (Bev) will be out of town Monday spending time with Aunt Duck. Your dad helped us so much through some pretty rough days, for that I am eternally greatful. Vance, you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers . He was taught by one of the best and passed that along to you. Such a comfort in times of sadness, may you feel the love from our small community in the same way…Love Bev and Stan

    Posted by: Bev and Stan Lewis – Marissa, IL – friends Dec 20, 2014

  12. Administrator says:

    Frank Sinatra once said “You only go around once. But if you play your cards right, once is enough.” Randy, you played your cards right. You lived life to the fullest and your orneriness was contagious! You always treated me like family–even referred to me as your oldest daughter–and I always smiled when in your presence. The world lost a little bit of its shine Thursday night, but I know you would want us all to suck up our tears and have a laugh when remembering you. RIP Randoo! You are so very loved and missed.

    Posted by: Angie – Marissa, IL – Friend of the family Dec 20, 2014

  13. Administrator says:

    Vance, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. He was such a nice man. He always thought of us at the bank when canning pickles. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    Posted by: Dawn Baker – Marissa, IL Dec 20, 2014

  14. Administrator says:

    So many know Randy by the kindness and sensitivity he showed us on the most difficult days of our lives. He will be forever in our hearts. Please accept my sincere condolences.

    Posted by: Karen Ratay – Boonville, MO – Marissa native Dec 20, 2014

  15. Administrator says:

    We love you and miss you at Kendrick Christmas. You are in thoughts and prayers. It is not the same without you!

    Posted by: Kendrick Family – Monroe City, MO – Kelsey fam and Vance’s 2nd fam Dec 21, 2014

  16. Administrator says:

    Vance and Kelsey,
    We are thinking of you guys. Missing you so much! You are special. We are here for you in any way we can help. Sending hugs your way. Love you!

    Posted by: Jane and Jeff Dotson – Riverside, IA, IA – Aunt and Uncle Dec 21, 2014

  17. Administrator says:

    Thinking of and missing you both so much. Our prayers are with you both. Kyle and Molly and kiddos.

    Posted by: Kyle Dotson – Cedar Rapids, IA – cousin Dec 21, 2014

  18. Administrator says:


    Posted by: GRACE KENDRICK – SEDALIA, MO – Aunt and Uncle Dec 21, 2014

  19. Administrator says:

    Vance, Kelsey and family. Our thoughts are with you and your family. So sad to hear of your loss. May God grant you peace and be there to comfort you. Our memories will stay with us forever and may you remember all the good times and that Randy will give you daily smiles.

    Love both of you dearly.

    Posted by: Sheila and Tim – Monroe City, MO – Uncle & Best Aunt Dec 21, 2014

  20. Administrator says:

    Kelsey and Vance,

    We just want you to know that we are thinking of you both. Truly sorry for your lose. You are in our prayers. Miss you both.
    Love you

    Jeff and Mary

    Posted by: Jeff and Mary Kendrick Dec 21, 2014

  21. Administrator says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Love you!

    Posted by: Monica B Paez – NORTH LIBERTY, IA – friend Dec 21, 2014

  22. Administrator says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and we are so sorry for your loss. May God give you strength on the path to healing.

    Posted by: Barbara and Ed Kendrick – Monroe City, MO – Kelsey’s aunt and uncle Dec 21, 2014

  23. Administrator says:

    Dear Vance and Valerie- I’m so sorry for the loss of your Dad. My heart breaks for you. Thinking of you from PA, Hoping happy memories of your Dad, and comfort and love from friends & family will get you through.

    Posted by: Amanda Cox-Bachman – Alburtis, PA – Childhood Friend Dec 21, 2014

  24. Administrator says:

    Dear Diane, Vance and Valerie

    We are so sorry for your loss and you all are in our prayers .He will be missed.

    Vance and Robert (Bobby) are the same age and in school together.

    Margaret, Robert and William
    Steinhoff ( Henry”s family)


    Posted by: margaret steinhoff – katy, TX Dec 21, 2014

  25. Administrator says:

    Diane, Vance, and Valerie, I can’t even believe I am typing this! You have my deepest condolences! Randy was very funny, I enjoyed being around him every time I would see you guys, I just can’t believe it! Hang in there guys.

    Posted by: Tina Sinn Dec 21, 2014

  26. Administrator says:

    To the family of Randy Heil, my deepest condolences. I may not have a particular moment or memory, as I’ve been away from Marissa since 1975, but I remember Randy kindly as a person. God be with all of you.

    Posted by: Jean Schmeiderer Middleton – Friend-Acquaintance Dec 21, 2014

  27. Administrator says:

    Sorry for your loss.

    Posted by: Dennis Dillow – Collinsville, IL – school mate Dec 21, 2014

  28. Administrator says:

    We were so saddened by the news this morning of the loss of great man. He was always so comforting, we hope their is someone half as good to comfort his family in their time of thier need. He surely will be missed here, but the angels are dancing in heaven. He memory will always live on

    Dave and Connie Sauerwein

    Posted by: Dave and Connie Sauewein – Columbia, IL – Friend Dec 21, 2014

  29. Administrator says:

    We understand and feel your loss. Vance you have been so wonderful to me and my family through rough times. I wish I knew what to do to make you journey through this alittle easier.
    Randy was always so supportive of Jason. That ment a lot to me. Love and prayers to you family. John and joni (Owen) Hall

    Posted by: John and Joni Hall – cpulterville, IL – family friends Dec 21, 2014

  30. Administrator says:

    I truly enjoyed talking with Randy whenever I saw him either at the funeral home or at the Marissa H & G Society. I was president of the Marissa H & G Society for 16 years and compiled a book on the McMillan family for which we are both descendants of. He will be missed and my sympathy is expressed to the family.

    Posted by: Donald L.Jones – Belleville, IL – distant cousin Dec 22, 2014

  31. Administrator says:

    I went to school with Randy. He was so nice. My thoughts and prayers to all of his family. He will be greatly missed.

    Posted by: Shelley Hawthorne -Zotz – Belleville, IL – classmate Dec 22, 2014

  32. Administrator says:

    Rest well my friend, rest well.

    Posted by: Tom Peters – belleville, IL – friend Dec 22, 2014

  33. Administrator says:

    Diane and family, Kathy and I are so sorry to hear off Randy passing. Our prayers are with you!

    Posted by: Mike Stegle – Anna, IL – Former supplier salesman Dec 22, 2014

  34. Administrator says:

    You all have our deepest sympathy. Rest in Peace Randy

    Posted by: Larry and Marilyn Powers – Marissa, IL – Friend` Dec 22, 2014

  35. Administrator says:

    Heartfelt sympathy goes out to Diane, Vance, & Valerie as well as all the other immediate family and friends that will miss Randy. I didn’t spend a whole of time with Randy, but whenever I did he always had the uncanny ability to make me laugh regardless of the surroundings. He was a good friend to my Father & Mother and always treated them with the utmost respect.

    Posted by: William L Koetting – Breese, IL – Friendly acquaintance Dec 22, 2014

  36. Administrator says:

    Words can not express my deepest heartfelt sympathy to Diane, Vance and Kelsey, Valerie and Bryan. Randy will be greatly missed by so many. He is a blessing to his family, friends and entire community! My thoughts and prayers are with you!

    Posted by: Nanette Campbell – marissa, IL – Family friend and travel agent Dec 22, 2014

  37. Administrator says:

    Diane, You have our sympathy on loss of Randall. Be assured that we have you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

    Posted by: Roy & Betty Schreder – Hecker, IL – Friend Dec 22, 2014

  38. Administrator says:


    Sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I know exactly what your going through. My father has also been very sick and he passed the day after your father’s passing. I was looking through the paper passing the time and seen your fathers passing. it left a bad feeling in my gut. Because i knew it was also going to be soon for my father. My thoughts and prayers go to you and your family..

    Posted by: Tim Evans – Collinsville, IL Dec 23, 2014

  39. Administrator says:

    Diane. My heart is just breaking for you and your family. Hugs and kisses Debbie

    Posted by: Debbie Broderick – Jasonville, IN – Friend Dec 24, 2014

  40. Administrator says:

    Vance and family, My family and I were so sad to hear of your father’s passing. He and your family had always taken such great care of our family during difficult times like these. We hope you all find some joy, peace and comfort as you grieve at the loss of such a wonderful man. Prayers of comfort and peace to you all.

    Posted by: Brandi Kinzel Brown – New Memphis, IL Dec 24, 2014

  41. Administrator says:

    Vance and Valerie, I am sorry to hear about you dad. Kaitlyn Pritchet told me the news on Christmas. I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers. Love always, Mark Salanik

    Posted by: Mark Salanik – Granite City, IL – Friend of Vance and Valerie Dec 27, 2014

  42. Administrator says:

    Randy is a wonderful being, Maybe later I’ll share some stories. To his sister Mary Ann I will say “God calls us home in many ways”. Love kurt sinn

    Posted by: Kurt D Sinn – Alton, IL – Cousin,Alma Sinn,grandmother Jan 07, 2015

  43. Administrator says:

    Once I loved my cousin’s on earth now I love them in heaven.
    To so many happy times.
    Cousin Kurt

    Posted by: Kurt Sinn – Alton, IL – Cousin,Alma Sinn,grandmother Dec 19, 2015

  44. Administrator says:

    Well Randy, I’m VERY late finding out about your passing, and I’m so very sorry for your Family’s Loss! We never stayed connected, as you were going in a different direction, from us, at a very early age! We were neighbors in Belleville, on 14th Street! I recall your Family,(Mom-Imogene, Dad-Norm, your sister, Mary Ann, your Sweet Grandmother, Alma, and 2 of your cousins, Steven Juenger, and his brother, David?

    Posted by: Cindy Brumitt-Wellener – Dushore, PA – Classmate Aug 20, 2016

  45. Administrator says:

    Remember and love you.

    Posted by: Kurt Sinn – Alton, IL – Family Dec 20, 2016

  46. Administrator says:

    Love my memories of you. Love you.

    Posted by: Kurt Sinn – Alton, IL – Family Dec 18, 2017

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