William E. Heidel Jr.

May 28, 1926May 26, 2018

William E. Heidel Jr, age 91, of Bettendorf, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Arbor Springs of West Des Moines. Services in celebration of his life will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly at Jersey Ridge, Davenport. The family will greet friends from 12:00 noon until the time of service. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Heidel was born on May 28, 1926 in Davenport, Iowa to William and Helen (Horst) Heidel. He was a graduate of Bradley College in Peoria, IL. He served in the South Pacific during World War II as an airplane mechanic. After the war, he worked at the Rock Island Arsenal as an engineer and later for J.I. Case in Bettendorf. He married Halina Pankowski on June 22, 1960 in Davenport, who preceded him in death in 2010

Survivors include his daughters, Dr. Linda H. (Dr. Timothy) Cripe of Columbus, Ohio, Sandra A. (Mark) Culpepper of Nashville, Tennessee, and Pamela A. (Grant) Dugdale of West Des Moines, Iowa; grandchildren, Kevin, Jeffrey and Natalie Cripe, Alexandra, William and Stephanie Lawrence, and Kelly and Sean Dugdale.


  • Visitation Thursday, May 31, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 31, 2018

William E. Heidel Jr.

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