OBITUARY

Farrell F. Heller

March 19, 1923April 8, 2018
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Farrell F. Heller, age 95 of Victoria, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018. He was born on March 19, 1923 in Schroeder, Goliad County, Texas to the late Everett H. and Adele Berger Heller. Farrell grew up on a small, diversified, horse-powered farm. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Army and was a combat veteran of the European Theater in World War II. On September 9, 1946 he married the love of his life, Ruth Dentler. He became a member of First English Lutheran Church in 1948 where he served as a trustee and an usher. His professional career consisted of agriculture, oil field services, and more than 30 years in the chemical industry, retiring from Union Carbide in 1983. At that time, he returned to ranching. In 1992 he was honored as the outstanding non-resident rancher by the Goliad County Soil and Water Conservation District. His passion for hunting and fishing was shared with family and friends. Farrell is survived by his wife of 71 years, Ruth Heller; son James F. Heller of Lake Jackson, Texas; daughter Marilyn Scherer and husband Melvin Scherer, Jr. of Meyersville, Texas; grandson Melvin Scherer, III (Trey) and wife Mona of Brenham, Texas; grandson Matthew Scherer and wife Kristen of Prosper, Texas; five great-grandsons: Raleigh, Caeden, Benjamin Colt, Cannon, and Barrett Scherer; sister Della Mae Rush and husband Carl V. Rush, Sr. of Stafford, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter-in-law, Sarah P. Heller. Visitation will be held on Tuesday April 10 from 5-7 PM at Rosewood Funeral Chapels. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 2:00 PM at First English Lutheran Church with Rev. Jim Pearson officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery with a flag folding ceremony under the auspices of the Victoria Veterans Council. Pallbearers are Trey Scherer, Matthew Scherer, Raleigh Scherer, Caeden Scherer, Carl Rush, Jr. and Russell Rush. A special thank you to the staff at Sodalis and Kindred Hospice for their tender and loving care. For those wishing, memorial donations may be made to First English Lutheran Church or the Coastal Conservation Association. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Everett H. Heller, Father
  • Adele Berger Heller, Mother
  • Ruth Dentler Heller, Wife of 71 years
  • James F. Heller, Son
  • Marilyn Scherer and husband, Melvin Jr., Daughter
  • Melvin Scherer III (Trey) and wife, Mona, Grandson
  • Matthew Scherer and wife, Kristen, Grandson
  • Della Mae Rush and husband, Carl Sr., Sister
  • Sarah P. Heller, Daughter-in-Law
  • Mr. Heller also leaves five great-grandsons, Raleigh, Caeden, Benjamin Colt, Cannon and Barrett Scherer, as well as numerous nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Trey Scherer
  • Matthew Scherer
  • Raleigh Scherer
  • Caeden Scherer
  • Carl Rush Jr.
  • Russell Rush
  • DONATIONS

  • First English Lutheran Church
  • Coastal Conservation Association

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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Michael Biehunko

April 10, 2018

I retired as a partner from Rosewood Funeral Chapel in May 2016. Prior to building Rosewood I started my career Colonial Funeral Home in 1970 as a young funeral director and ambulance driver. At that time we still ran the ambulance service and as a young funeral director I took Mr. Everett Heller and his wife by ambulance to a Houston hospital at which time I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Farrell Heller. I will always remember this as it was my first trip to Houston driving an ambulance. When we got to Houston Mrs. Heller held on to me as I was her son when I took Mr. Heller to his room. A t that time I bonded with the Heller family I got to be friends with Mr. and Mrs. Farrell Heller he would see me at funerals we would always talk about that ambulance trip and how I took care of his parents and always thanked me. I will always cherish the friendship with Mr. Farrell Heller. He was one of the kindest men I have ever known and met. God bless all of the Heller family.

Linda Griffin

April 9, 2018

I will always have nothing but wonderful memories of my Uncle Farrell. Always made you feel good to be around him. Happy times! Fun times! Always a joke or something to make you laugh! A very Christian man who loved his family and extended family and I wanted to be like him. He is with Jesus now. Praise God. Linda Dentler Griffin

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Biography

Farrell F. Heller, age 95 of Victoria, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018. He was born on March 19, 1923 in Schroeder, Goliad County, Texas to the late Everett H. and Adele Berger Heller.
Farrell grew up on a small, diversified, horse-powered farm. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Army and was a combat veteran of the European Theater in World War II. On September 9, 1946 he married the love of his life, Ruth Dentler. He became a member of First English Lutheran Church in 1948 where he served as a trustee and an usher.
His professional career consisted of agriculture, oil field services, and more than 30 years in the chemical industry, retiring from Union Carbide in 1983. At that time, he returned to ranching. In 1992 he was honored as the outstanding non-resident rancher by the Goliad County Soil and Water Conservation District. His passion for hunting and fishing was shared with family and friends.
Farrell is survived by his wife of 71 years, Ruth Heller; son James F. Heller of Lake Jackson, Texas; daughter Marilyn Scherer and husband Melvin Scherer, Jr. of Meyersville, Texas; grandson Melvin Scherer, III (Trey) and wife Mona of Brenham, Texas; grandson Matthew Scherer and wife Kristen of Prosper, Texas; five great-grandsons: Raleigh, Caeden, Benjamin Colt, Cannon, and Barrett Scherer; sister Della Mae Rush and husband Carl V. Rush, Sr. of Stafford, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter-in-law, Sarah P. Heller.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday April 10 from 5-7 PM at Rosewood Funeral Chapels. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 2:00 PM at First English Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery with a flag folding ceremony by the Victoria Veterans Council.
Pallbearers are Trey Scherer, Matthew Scherer, Raleigh Scherer, Caeden Scherer, Carl Rush, Jr. and Russell Rush.
A special thank you to the staff at Sodalis and Kindred Hospice for their tender and loving care.
For those wishing, memorial donations may be made to First English Lutheran Church or the Coastal Conservation Association.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.