Harold Wayne Heidrick, 75, of Danville, IL, passed away at 9:08 P.M. Tuesday July 23, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL. He was born September 21, 1943, in Danville, IL, the son of Arthur and Perrie (Compton) Heidrick. He married Carol Ehlenfeld on September 17, 1961. She survives.
He is also survived by one daughter, Jessica (Billy) Heidrick-Cox of Danville, IL; four sons, Jeff Heidrick of Alvin, IL, Brian (Betsy) Heidrick of Danville, IL, Charlie (Amy) Heidrick of Danville, IL, and Eddie (Jennifer) Heidrick of Danville, IL; 14 grandchildren, Jake (Jennifer) Heidrick, Clay (Rachel) Heidrick, Derek (Lindsay) Heidrick, Curtis (Callie) Heidrick, Blake Heidrick, Erin (Devin) Taylor, Lexi Heidrick, Josh Heidrick, Jordan Heidrick, Cole Heidrick, Kayla Heidrick, Abraham Heidrick, Lacie Heidrick, and Saydee Heidrick; and 9 great-grandchildren, Madison, Bradley, Garrett, Baylor, Gentry, Emily, Gavin, and Cash Heidrick and Harvey Taylor.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; and two brothers.
Harry graduated 8th grade from Shake Rag Schoolhouse and high school from Bismarck. He retired from Heatcraft (formerly Bohn Aluminum) after 37 years and then retired from Newell Township after nearly 19 years. He was a member of the Olive Branch #38 Masonic Lodge in Danville, IL. Harry enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, going fishing in Minnesota, and coon hunting with his dogs. He loved the challenge of getting an old tractor up and running again.
Per his wishes, he will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday August 18, 2019 at Eddie’s farm shop, with Charlie Strange officiating.
Memorials may be made in Harold’s honor to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children 1900 Richmond Rd., Lexington, KY 40502-1204; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, or Carle Hospice 206 W. Anthony Dr. Champaign, IL 61822.
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Harold’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.