Michael J. “Mike” Heil

  • Visitation Dates and Times

    Monday April 21, 4:00 to 8:00 PM
    Tuesday April 22, 8:00 to 9:45 AM

  • Visitation Location
    Moss Funeral Home, Trenton
  • Service Date
    Tuesday April 22, 2014
  • Service Time
    10:00 AM
  • Service Location
    St. Mary Catholic Church, Trenton
  • Full Obituary

    Michael J. “Mike” Heil 58 of Trenton died Friday April 18, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese.

    He was born September 1, 1955 in East St. Louis to Joseph Heil and Camille (Bohnak) Gaines: they preceded him in death.

    Also preceded in death by a step father Robert Gaines, father-in-law Andrew “Red” Drees, sister-in-law Mary Jo Baumgartner, brother-in-law Marvin “Pop” Netemeyer, nephews Jason Niemann, Randy Ruth.

    He married Jane Drees November 3, 1990 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Trenton and she survives in Trenton.

    Also surviving is his daughter Kathy Heil of Trenton.

    Mother-in-law Florence Drees of Breese

    Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Mike (Marilyn) Drees of Aviston, Karen (John) Niemann of Breese, Linda Netemeyer of Albers, Pat (Ed) Niemann of Breese, Jerry (Susie) Drees of Trenton, Bob (Inez) Drees of Collinsville, Danny (Song) Drees of Clarksville TN, Donna (Jim) Markus of Aviston, Paul Baumgartner of Troy.

    Many nieces and nephews

    Mike retired after 37 years from the Belleville News Democrat. He enjoyed living in the country, traveling and driving. He especially enjoyed being part of the October week end get-away club.

    Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday April 22, 2014 at 10:00 am at St. Mary Catholic Church in Trenton with Fr. Joseph Rascher officiating. Interment St. Mary Cemetery.

    Visitation will be Monday April 21 from 4 to 8 PM and Tuesday April 22 from 8:00 am to 9: 45 am at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton.

    Memorials can be made to his daughter’s college educational fund and will be received at the funeral home.

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