Rollin Heaton Jr.


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Posted Online: Jan. 07, 2013, 5:34 pm
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Rollin A. Heaton Jr., 82, of Morrison, formerly of Prophetstown, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Morrison Community Hospital.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home, 320 Lafayette St., Prophetstown. The Rev. Greg Olson, pastor of First Lutheran Church, Prophetstown, will officiate. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the funeral home. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown. Memorials may be made to Hospice and Prophetstown High School.
He was born Jan. 8, 1930, in Galva, to Rollin A. and Mabel Nelson Heaton. He was educated in the Kewanee grade schools and graduated from Kewanee High School. He graduated from Western Illinois University, Macomb, with his bachelor's degree and graduated from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, with his master's degree in secondary education. He married Barbara L. Krumtinger July 11, 1953, in Kewanee. She died Dec. 17, 2007.
He was a veteran of the Korean War in the United States Air Force. Rollin taught business in the Prophetstown/Lyndon high schools. He was also the golf and basketball coach. He also worked at Climco in Morrison.
Rollin was a member of the Morrison Country Club and Prophet Hills Country Club. He holds the record at the Prophet Hills Country Club for the most Club Championships. Rollin holds the NAIA record for 36 hole score in golf.
Survivors include hisfive daughters, Jane Casanova, Moline, Pat (Jim) Friedrichs, Sterling, Susan (Neil) Dewey, Geneseo, Paula (Rory) Fotzler, Lancaster, Wis., Amy (Bill) Jones, Prophetstown; one son, Leo (Kim) Heaton, Prophetstown; 14 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Janet Morris, Prophetstown, Sandra (Pete) Reiff, Kewanee; one brother, Jack (Kay) Heaton, Kewanee; many nieces and nephews; special friend, Marion Collins, Morrison.
He was preceded in death by his wife; daughter-in-law, Susan Heaton; brother-in-law, Jim Morris; sister-in-law, Kathy Heaton.
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