Wednesday, July 31, 1929 , Rockford Daily Register Gazette, pg 13

Mrs. Catherine Heller Dies Tuesday Night At Local Hospital -- Mrs. Catherine Heller, 82, widow of Philip Heller and long a resident of Monroe Center, died at 10 o'clock Thursday night at Swedish-American Hospital from infirmities of old age. She was taken to the hospital Monday and had suffered two strokes previously.

Mrs. Heller was born in Pennsylvania 82 years ago and had resided in Fairdale and Monroe Center for 60 years. Her husband died seven years ago.

She is survived by one son residing at Monroe Center and a granddaughter living at Rockford.
A funeral service for relatives will be held at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at Fred C. Olson's undertaking parlor and burial will be at Monroe Center. Friends are asked to omit flowers.


Wednesday, July 31, 1929, Rockford Republic, pg 13

MRS. KATHERINE HELLER. Mrs. Katherine Heller, 82, widow of Philip Heller, resident of Fairdale, Ill, for nearly 60 years, but who for the last two years had resided with her granddaughter, Mrs. Henry Lightcap, 1739 Pershing Road, died at 10:30 pm Tuesday at Swedish-American Hospital of infirmities of age.

Mrs. Heller was born Nov 11, 1846, in Belfry County, Pa, but moved early in life to Fairdale, where she resided until twoyears ago.

Her husband died seven years ago. Surviving here are a son, Elias Heller, of Fairdale, two grandchildren, and a number of nieces.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm, Friday at Fred Olson's undertaking parlors. The Rev. O. Garfield Beckstrand will officiate. The body will be taken to Monroe Center for burial there, committal rites to be conducted by Rev. Nicholas of that place.

Contributed by Carole Ann Heller

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