Gene Heilman

1945 - 2021

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Gene Heilman, 75, of North Baltimore, passed away at 8:49 a.m., Friday, February 19, 2021, at his residence. He was born on March 6, 1945, in Bowling Green to the late Jacob J. and Dorothy (Haas) Heilman. Gene is survived by his daughter, Shelley (Scott) Gonyer of Cygnet; son, Dean (Amanda) Heilman of Weston; brother, Larry (Esther) Heilman of Custar; sister, Carol (Ronald) Barnes of Enumclaw, WA; grandchildren: Ashley (Zach) Gonyer, Allison (David) Gonyer and Abby (James) Benschoter; great-grandchildren: Hunter, Dakota, Jaxon, Georgia and Autumn; step-daughter, Alisa (Anthony) Groves of SC; step-grandchildren: Zach (Emily) Groves, Brittney Groves, Jefrey Groves and Lily Groves; 5 step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews: Cheryl Heilman, Steve (Sandy) Heilman, Todd (Arlene) Heilman, Erin Barnes, Laura (Donnie) McMaster and Sarah (Steve) Strang; and his brother-in-law and best friend, Jack Wickard. Gene was a retired cable and telephone technician. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and motorcycle enthusiast. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 24, 2020, at the South Liberty United Methodist Church (corner of Bays & Potter Roads), where visitation will be held 2 hours (11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) prior to the service. Pastor Gary Yarbrough officiating. Burial will be in Milton Township Cemetery, Custar. Arrangements are being handled by SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Baltimore E.M.S. and/or South Liberty United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    South Liberty United Methodist Church [Map]
    7983 Potter Road
    Rudolph, Ohio 43462
    Wednesday, February 24th 2021 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Wednesday, February 24th 2021 - 1:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    South Liberty United Methodist Church [Map]
    7983 Potter Road
    Rudolph, Ohio 43462

  • Final Resting Place:

    Milton Township Cemetery [Map]

    Milton Township, Ohio

  • Contributions:

    North Baltimore EMS
    205 N. Main Street
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45872

    South Liberty United Methodist Church -
    7983 Potter Road
    Rudolph, Ohio 43462

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To : Dean Shelly and families
Date :Saturday, February 20th 2021
From : Vesta Patton
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. So many fond memories of years past when we were young. You are in my thoughts and prayers.



To : Scott and Shelly Gonyer
Date :Saturday, February 20th 2021
From : John and Dreama Schiffer
Condolences to you and your family.



To : Dean Shelly families
Date :Saturday, February 20th 2021
From : Gene Linda Cox
So sorry for your loss. Lots of good times with your dad. Reminiscing with him was always a lot of laughs. Thoughts and prayers for your families.



To : Dean and AJ
Date :Sunday, February 21st 2021
From : Nancy Foos and family
So sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Keep sharing his great stories to keep his memory alive. Love you both. Prayers to the family.

Nancy Foos



To : Gene's family
Date :Sunday, February 21st 2021
From : Lee Marilyn Trumbull
A Bible story tells usof a lame man that Jesus healed, I can see Gene walking, totally healed beside his parents, Aunt Dub & Uncle Jake. I have fond memories of Larry, Gene & myself spending lots of time together, especially during the summer. Condolences to Carol, Larry, Shelley, Dean and the whole family.



To : Larry and Esther
Date :Sunday, February 21st 2021
From : George an Vicki Liep
So orry to hear about your brother When Vicki show me this I remember he use to ride motorcyle racing
May God be with you all
Sending prayers and our condolene
From George and Vicki



To : The Heilman family
Date :Monday, February 22nd 2021
From : Becky Adler Rahe
My condolences to the family! May Gene rest in peace! I have so many fond memories of the Heilman family!



To : Dean and Shelly
Date :Monday, February 22nd 2021
From : Kevin Stricklen
I’m so sorry to hear of your dads passing. I have many fond memories of him and attribute my passion for the outdoors to him. I always loved hearing him talk about his adventures. You and your family will be in my prayers.



To : Dean and Shelly
Date :Wednesday, February 24th 2021
From : Kevin Stricklen
I’m so sorry to hear of your dads passing. I have many fond memories of him and attribute my passion for the outdoors to him. I always loved hearing him talk about his adventures. You and your family will be in my prayers.



To : Dean and Shelly
Date :Wednesday, February 24th 2021
From : Kevin Stricklen
I’m so sorry to hear of your dads passing. I have many fond memories of him and attribute my passion for the outdoors to him. I always loved hearing him talk about his adventures. You and your family will be in my prayers.



To : Dean and Shelly
Date :Thursday, February 25th 2021
From : Kevin Stricklen
I’m so sorry to hear of your dads passing. I have many fond memories of him and attribute my passion for the outdoors to him. I always loved hearing him talk about his adventures. You and your family will be in my prayers.



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