Lyle Heitz, 88, of Columbia, formerly of Illinios and Colorado, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 at TJ Samson Hospital in Glasgow, after several weeks illness.
He was born on June 7, 1928 in Bement, Ill., and was the son of the late Russell Glen and Dorothy Jane Pierce Heitz.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Sweeney Heitz of Columbia; his children, Karen Norman of Florida, Kathy Hamann of Florida, Karol Levy of Florida, Debbie Jess of Illinois, Sherry Bugle of Illinois, David Heitz of Illinois, Doug Heitz of Florida and Rik Deaton of Ohio; and by one brother, Russell Jean Heitz of Illinois.
Several grandchildren, great grandchildren and one nephew also survive.
Mr. Heitz was a farmer, a member of Elks Lodge #319 in Cripple Creek, Colo., and was a member of the National Rifle Association.
Funeral service was Tuesday, Jan. 24 at Dawson-Wikoff Funeral Home in Mt. Zion, Ill., with interment in Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Decatur, Ill.
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.