Jay M. Heivilin - 78

4/8/1939 - 7/9/2017

Rockford, Illinois

Jay M. Heivilin, 78, of Rockford, died Sunday, July 9, 2017 in Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon, IL. He was born April 8, 1939 in Rockford, the son of Harold and Myrna (Graham) Heivilin. He married Lavona Brecklin in Rockford on January 3, 1959. He was a member of Local 150 Operating Engineer for over 50 years, retiring in 1993. Jay was an avid fan of horse racing.

Survivors include, his wife, Lavona of Rockford; his children, Jay S. Heivilin, David Heivilin, Debbie Heivilin, Jill Roth (Tom Johnson), all of Rockford, and Pat Heivilin of Cape Coral, FL; six grandchildren including Kaitlyn and Jonathan; a sister, Janet Edwards of Rockford; and three great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a grandson, Nicholas; a brother, Dean Heivilin; and a sister, Donna Mincemoyer.

Memorial gathering 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth Street, Rockford, Illinois 61107. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name, and will be determined at a later date.

Memorial Service:

11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd.

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