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May 12, 2021

4/12/2021 10:44:00 AM
Heeler, Avis F.

Avis F. Heeler, age 99, of Dodgeville, passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Bloomfield HCR. Avis was born on April 26, 1921 in Dodgeville Township to Ed and Nettie (Gulson) Johnson. She was a 1939 graduate of the Dodgeville High School. Avis was working as the Iowa County Clerk of Probate when she married Syl Heeler on June 19, 1943. Avis later became Iowa County Clerk of Court and did so for almost 30 years. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, where she was organist for many years and the American Legion Auxiliary. Avis enjoyed tending to her flowers, playing organ and piano, and traveling. Her greatest joy was time spent with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Syl on March 31, 1994; her parents; a brother, Phillip Johnson; a sister, Ellen (Gordon) Gavin, a grandson, Lark S. Honn and a brother-in-law, Lee Huston.

Avis is survived by two children, Phillip (Linda) Heeler of Savannah, MO and Cindy (Larry) Ruff of Dodgeville; five grandchildren, Lane (Dusty) Honn of Alamosa, CO; Kelley (Mike) Davenport of Hondo, TX; Kris (Rowdy) Knudson of Columbia Falls, MT; Syl (Marla) Heeler of St. Joseph, MO and Sonja (Andrew) Highum of Waterville, NM; 11 great grandchildlren, Colby; Zeb; Travis; Trevor; Shiloh; Gabe; Lily; Liza; Isaac; Aubrey and Brianna; five great great grandchildren; Emma; Lyla; Liam; Presley and Colt as well as other relatives and friends.

Private family services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Grace Lutheran Church or the Hodan Center would be greatly appreciated. The Lulloff-Peterson-Houck Funeral Home, Dodgeville is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at

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