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“Please accept this note from me and my family . I knew Ken for several years thru his trucking business. He fought a brave battle with all that was...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: GAIL STUMP - Friend

“All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. I had many of fun times when I saw Ken at the games and other functions. All of our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Larry Malloy - Decatur, IL

“We are sorry for your loss. We had a lot of fun over the years being involved together in youth sports. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Tim & Diana Lauff - Sterling, IL

“Our condolences to your family. Thinking of all of you guys. Been a long time since I have seen you guys. Memories of your dad coaching all of us in...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Tony OBrien - Rock Falls, IL

“xjYGd will be with all of you. God Bless ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: janet Dodd Smith - Rock Falls, IL

“My deepest sympathy on your loss! God bless all of the family! ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Mary Gordon Peleman - Washington, MI

“Although we are far away right now, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Jim and Sandra Arduini - Sterling, IL

“So very sorry to hear of Kenny's passing. (I was a classmate and friend of Carol's) Knew he had not been well. Glad we ran into you a while back. As...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: John and Diane Schoaf - Dixon, IL

“Ken and I work together for 15 years plus. Ken was a Driver at NSW and I was the one who kept his Truck in oder at Saunders and Ryder. "Square Bear"...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: James Starr - ROCK FALLS, IL

“Was a great father as well as awesome grandpa .. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Malin Mcniece - Woodstock, IL


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Kenneth Russell Heffelfinger, age 73 of Sterling, died Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at his home.

Kenneth was born on March 12, 1945 in Chadwick, the son of Charles and Mildred (Queckboerner) Heffelfinger. He was a United States Army Veteran and served in the war in Vietnam. Kenneth married Carol Marie DeNeve on June 3, 1967 in Sterling. She preceded him in death on January 6, 2007. He then married Theresa Lease Fay on October 22, 2011 in Sterling. Ken enjoyed hunting and spending time with his family. He loved attending his grandchildren's sporting events and activities and watching movies with them. He was a member of the Sterling American Legion, Post 296.

Survivors include his wife, Theresa; his mother, Mildred Heffelfinger-Kaul of Morrison; three sons, Tim (Amy) Heffelfinger, Ted (Lynn) Heffelfinger and Todd (Michelle) Heffelfinger, all of Sterling; one daughter, Tricia (Nick) McNiece of Loves Park; one step-son, Zoltan Fay of Chicago; one step-daughter, Jennifer Fay of Aurora, CO; ten grandchildren, Ashley, Dillan, Madison (Arthur), Kassidy, Luke, Ryan, Hunter, Kaylee, Chase and Sadie; two great grandchildren, Brixx and Briar; one sister, Nancy (Richard) Janssen of Milledgeville; one brother, Ronald (Lori) Heffelfinger of Winnebago; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol; his father, Charles; step-father, Clayton Kaul; one brother, James Heffelfinger; and one great granddaughter, Kambri Lynn Folkers.

Visitation will be Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 3:00-6:00 P.M. at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls with the Rosary recited at 2:30 P.M. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Reverend Bruce Ludeke Celebrant officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.