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Roger Clayton Heilig

April 28, 1944 ~ August 7, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old


Roger Clayton Heilig, 79, of De Witt passed away at his home, Monday, August 7, 2023.

A private graveside service will be held Wednesday August 16, at Elmwood Cemetery, Christine Minor-Heilig officiating. Interment will follow.

Roger was born April 28, 1944, in Maquoketa to Marvin “Mike” and Eva (Edleman) Heilig.  He graduated from Lost Nation High School.  Roger served in the US. Air Force.

He married Carol Thompson in 1963 and they shared 60 years of marriage.  They were blessed with 3 children.

In 1966 Roger joined the Maquoketa Police Department.  Later he joined the Clinton County Sheriffs Department proudly serving for 34 years retiring as a captain.  While there he attended many law enforcement schools.

After retirement Roger drove the bus for Tri State Tours and River Bend Transit Tours.   Later he delivered campers for Frazer RV, often taking Carol along.  They traveled all over the United States.  One of their favorite trips was to Nova Scotia, Canada.

Roger and Carol spent seventeen winters in Alamo, Texas, where Roger drove the parks tour bus for 11 years.

Roger is survived by his wife, Carol of DeWitt, a daughter Deborah of DeWitt; two grandsons Duston (Emily) Heilig of De Witt, and Brent (Melissa) Heilig of Wheatland; granddaughter, Samantha Heilig of Marion, grandson Cole Heilig of Anamosa; step-granddaughter, Cody Meier of Johnson, a daughter-in-law. Christi Heilig of Clearwater Beach, Florida; Cole’s mother, Malissa Morrissey of Anamosa; 2 great-grandsons, 3 step great-grandchildren, one brother, Ronald (Lana) Heilig of Lost Nation, a sister Robin (Doug) Hansen of Bettendorf; with many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sons, Scott and Terry, and his brother Rodney.

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