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Charles Ray Heilers

October 12, 1937 ~ January 26, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Charles Heilers Obituary

Charles Ray Heilers, 86, of North Vernon, passed away at 5:20 a.m. on Friday, January 26, 2024, at the Lutheran Community Home in Seymour.

Born October 12, 1937, in Jasper, he was the son of the late Hubert Carl and Rosaline (Kreilein) Heilers. He married his wife of 62 years Sara Mae (Watson) Heilers, on October 21, 1961, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in North Vernon; she survives.

Charles was a 1955 graduate of North Vernon High School and 1960 graduate of Miller Draughon Business School in Cincinnati, Ohio. He worked for Eaton’s Feed Mill in North Vernon for 37 years before retiring in 2006, was a Pioneer Seed Representative, and previously worked at Dairy Queen in North Vernon. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He enjoyed working and gardening.  

Surviving with his wife, Sara, are his sons, Brian (Beth Ann) Heilers of Osgood, Chris (Sue Anne) Heilers of Scipio, and Michael (Kristie) Heilers of Brownsburg; grandchildren, Drew (Bridget) Heilers of Scipio, Molly (Zach) Swain of Batesville, Anna Heilers of Brownsburg, Claire Heilers and Natalie Heilers, both of Osgood, Phillip (Brittany) Lee of North Vernon, and Damon Lee of Waymansville; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Kenneth “Butch” Heilers; daughter-in-law, Kerry Heilers; and father and mother in-law, Claude and Katheryn Watson.

A funeral service for Charles will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 2, 2024, at St. Ann Catholic Church in North Vernon with the Rev. Jerry Byrd officiating. The visitation for family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North Vernon.  The burial will follow in the Vernon Cemetery in Vernon.

Memorials may be made in honor of Charles through the funeral home to Schneck Foundation Hospice or The Lutheran Community Home.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
February 1, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
420 South State Street
North Vernon, IN 47265

Funeral Service
Friday
February 2, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Ann Catholic Church
4570 N. County Road 150 E.
North Vernon, IN 47265

Interment following service
Friday
February 2, 2024

Vernon Cemetery
Pike Street
Vernon, Indiana 47282

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