Conrad Heisner

Conrad Heisner

ATWOOD – The Rev. Conrad Heisner, 71, of Atwood passed away at 5:58 p.m. Friday (Feb. 1, 2013) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Funeral services celebrating his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 66 East U.S. Highway 36, Atwood, with the Rev. Thomas Norwalk and the Rev. Dennis Hanner officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the funeral home. Interment will be private.

Conrad was born March 17, 1941, in Joliet, the son of Walter G. and LaVerne Kuester Heisner. He married Marilyn J. Hardy Parker on May 14, 1978, in Highland, Ind. She survives.

Other survivors include his children, Conrad W. (Deborah) Heisner of Bluffton, Ind., Donna (Jeffrey) Perkins of Masaryktown, Fla., Marijo (Dwayne) Weller of Hobart, Ind., Jon (Michelle) Heisner of Titusville, Fla., David (Cindy) Parker of Highland, Ind., and Thomas Parker of Dayton, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Neil Heisner of Port Charlotte, Fla.; and sister, Sheila Takacs of Schererville, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his parents and stepson, Timothy Parker.

Memorials are suggested to a food pantry of the donor's choice.

The Rev. Heisner retired from the Lake Fork United Church of Christ, where he served as the minister for 15 years. He had previously served churches in Merrillville, Ind., Mount Vernon, Ind., Hammond, Ind., and Whiting, Ind. The Rev. Heisner graduated from the University of Chicago Seminary in 1983.

Conrad served his country as a member of the U.S. Army in Alaska, where he worked in communications.

He was a member of the Atwood Ministerial Alliance, Illinois Conference of the UCC, Indiana and Kentucky Conference of the UCC.

Conrad enjoyed raising goats, boating, fishing, playing cards and visiting with his many friends.

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