J. Carl Heiden (78) of Effingham


Published on March 28 2013 4:42 pm

J. Carl Heiden, 78, of Effingham, Illinois passed away at 11:58 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30 at Hall Funeral Chapel in  Effingham with Rev. Timothy Hubert officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Stewardson Cemetery with military rites. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or donor's choice. Condolences may be left online at www.hallfuneralchapel.com.

Carl was born October 1, 1934 in Effingham County, the son of William "Bill" and Hester (Barker) Heiden. He first married Billie Jean Bryan April 17, 1956 and later married Catherine Appelt Kincaid March 3, 1979 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Carl was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Shumway. He served in the United States Army from May 27, 1957 to May 6, 1959. Carl was co-owner of Coast to Coast Hardware in Effingham and The Fashion House in Altamont. He also worked at Blaw Knox in Mattoon and farmed.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine; sons, Kevin (wife Rebecca) Heiden of Clinton, Kenton Heiden of Clearwater, Fla.; step-daughters, Debra (husband Pete) Spence and Sherri (husband Chuck) Bourgeois of Effingham; grandson, David Levitt; step-grandsons, Nicholas Spence, Lucas Spence, Sean Bourgeois; step-granddaughter, Chelsea Spence; great-granddaughters, Alexis and Aimee Levitt of Effingham; sisters, Marie (Leon) Ruwe of Springfield and Dorothy Weber of Strasburg; and brother-in-law, Jim Bales of Sullivan.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Melba Bales and brother-in-law, Mike Weber.