Robert "Ernie" Heater (82) of Effingham, formerly of Tolono


Published on April 28 2012 4:39 pm

Robert “Ernie” Heater, 82 of Effingham formerly Tolono, died at 10 AM Wednesday, April 04, 2012 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Funeral service will be 2 PM Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Pagel Funeral Home, Edgewood with visitation 1 hour prior. Burial will be in Loy Chapel Cemetery, Effingham. Memorials are requested to Aspen Creek, Effingham.

Ernie was born on December 15, 1929 in Urbana the son of Robert and Florence (McDaniels) Heater. He married Mildred L. Underwood on December 6, 1952 in Terra Haute, Parke Co., IN and she survives.

He was a retired truck driver and US Army veteran serving during W.W. II and the Korean War.

Surviving are his wife; Mildred of Effingham, daughter; Sue (Paul) Getz of Effingham, grandson; Kyle Getz of Effingham, sister; Anna Clark of Crawfordville, IN, and brother in law; Richard Grindley of Crawfordville, IN.

He is preceded in death by his parents and sister; Vivian Grindley.