MENDOTA – Viletta L. Heiden, 98, of Mendota, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at Heritage Health in Mendota.
She was born Aug. 28, 1919, in Mendota, the daughter of George and Ella (Stein) Leonard. Vi worked for Amboy Rug Mill, Freeman Shoe Co. in Dixon, and Allied Locke Co. before her retirement. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Mendota.
Viletta married John R. Heiden on Aug. 28, 1940, in Mendota. He preceded her in death Feb. 16, 1986.
Survivors include three grandchildren, John (Debbie) Heiden Jr. of Fairview Heights, Joseph (Kim) Heiden of Mendota, and Jeanette (Dennis) Shepherd of Mendota; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by her son, John G. Heiden Sr.; two sisters, Berniece Martens and Evelyn Henert; and one brother, George Leonard.
There will be no public visitation. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Restland Cemetery in Mendota, with the Rev. Kent Svendsen officiating. Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy is handling arrangements.
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