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“I just found out about Terry's passing and am so sad I missed his visitation. I work in the lab at the VA in Sterling. I shared many wonderful...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Bret Metzler - Sterling, IL

“With Sympathy to all the family. I worked for Terry at the Register Star. He will be missed. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Joan Johnson - Freeport, IL

“My deepest condolence to the family. ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Melba Payne - Rockford, IL

“Prayers and love always... ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Terri Zimmerman - IL - Family

“Thinking of you Andy, Wayne and Kris and sorry we will not be in town to attend the memorial service & give you all a hug. Take care. Tim & Sandi ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Tim & Sandi Cox - Sterling, IL

“Our thoughts are with you, Jody and her family, Heather, and all the rest of your family. Darwin and Debbie Austin ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Debra Austin - Rock Falls

“sorry to hear of terrys passing terry and I were good friends going to deer grove grade school and newman high school...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: james egan - deer grove, IL

“Jody, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. My prayers are with you and your entire family during this difficult time... ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Kengela Robbins - Friend

“What a great man...Rest in peace my friend...my condolences to the family... ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Chris Brown c - Byron, IL

“To my friend rest in peace and may God bless you always my friend ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Robert Smith - Rockford, IL

“May you rest in eternal peace in Christ's arms, Terry. You were always very sweet to us younger cousins and I remember such fun times at our family...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Susan Shelton Rothenberger - IL


Terry L. Heeren, age 70, of Rock Falls, died Friday, April 6, 2018, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Terry was born September 10, 1947 in Princeton the son of Fred "Pete" and Rita (Saathoff) Heeren. He was a 1965 graduate of Newman Central Catholic High School in Sterling. Terry served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War and later was employed as the head of the mail room at the Rockford Register Star for 43 years. He was a die hard Cubs fan with a love for music like no other. He was all about peace, love and one day at a time.

Survivors include his mother, Rita Heeren of Princeton; two daughters, Jody (Kevin Shook) Heeren of Rock Falls and Heather Bertolozzi of Sterling; three sons, Andrew (Jenny Roberts) Heeren of Rock Falls, Terry Heeren of Rock Falls and Jerry Heeren of Peoria; two sisters, Penny (Joe) Transou of Ohio, IL and Paula (Dennis) Hays of Hooppole; one brother-in-law, Jack Transou of Princeton; and nine grandchildren, Tabitha Nash, Sebastian Heeren, Jadie Smith, Gavin Smith, Jaycee Roberts, Rilley Kalra, Kaitlyn Shook, Shylynn Shook, and Harper Rita Heeren.

He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Peggy Transou.

A gathering of family and friends will be Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 12:30 – 2:00 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Memorial services with military honors will be at 2:00 PM at the funeral home with Pastor Jason Borton officiating.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.