Thursday, March 15, 1917 Rockford Daily Register Gazette pg 9
SUDDEN DEATH AT JUNCTION — Davis Junction, March 14. — William Heller died suddenly this morning, about 2 o’clock. Mr. Heller had not been enjoying good health for several months, but was able to be around. Yesterday afternoon he remarked that he was feeling better than for some time and he made a trip down to the stores. About 1 o’clock his wife noticed that he was breathing very hard and hurried to summon his son who lived near. Before the son could reach him he was dead. Mr. Heller was born in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania April 9, 1852. He came to Illinois in early manhood. He was a mason by trade, which he followed until his health failed him. He was married three times, the last time about a year and a half ago, to Mrs. Bronson, of Monroe Center, who survives him, together with one son Aden Heller, of this place. He also leaves several brothers and sisters; Phillip Heller, of Fairdale; John Heller, of Oregon, and the sister at Leaf River. Mr. Heller has recently build a new home, moving in at Christmas time. The funeral will be held from the late home Friday 1at 10:30. Interment will be made at the Dutchtown Cemetery, northeast of Monroe Center.
Contributed by Carole Ann Heller
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