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Peter Heller

July 26, 1925 — September 7, 2018

Dunlap

Peter Joseph Heller was born on July 26, 1925, near Buck Grove, Iowa to Joseph and Mary (Erlbacher)   Heller. At age one, his parents moved to Dunlap in order for Peter and his brothers and sisters to attend St. Joseph’s Catholic School, in Dunlap. Peter helped his parents on the family farm after he graduated high school. Peter loved farming and, like all Heller’s, he  also enjoyed playing cards. Peter and his sister Marie took over the family farm in 1950 after their parents  retired. Together they had a large garden and raised pigs and cattle. In their later years they raised sheep so he didn’t have to mow around the farm buildings as often.

Peter was a member of St. Patrick’s Parish for over 92 years. He sang in the church choir, was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council Number 1249. He was also a member of the Denison Barbershop Quartet.

Peter died on Friday, September 7, 2018, at the Dunlap Specialty Care Center at the age of 93 years, one month, and 12 days.

Peter was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers, Leonard, Leo, Albert, Joseph, Lawrence, Irvin and Urban Heller; and sister, Augusta “Gustie” Esser. Peter is survived by his sister, Marie Heller; sister-in-law, Ruth Heller both of Dunlap, Iowa; and many nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

4:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

Fouts Funeral Home ~ Dunlap

, Dunlap, IA 51529

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Rosary

Monday, September 10, 2018

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Monday, September 10, 2018

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Monday, September 10, 2018

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Starts at 10:30am (Central time)

St. Patrick Catholic Church

509 S 3rd St, Dunlap, IA 51529

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Starts at 12:00pm (Central time)

St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery

N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071

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