IN MEMORIAM


| July/August 1994


GILBERT S HELDON, age 70, of Orion, Illinois, died March 31, 1994 at home on the family farm. Gilbert was born March 11, 1924.

After graduation from high school, he served a four year term in the Navy during World War II. He married Myrtle Fluegel on January 15, 1949.

Gilbert was a member of the Antique Engine and Tractor Association, of Atkinson, Illinois. He loved the challenge of an old engine, tractor, or broken parts of anything mechanical, or sitting around with the engine gang talking over fond memories of engine shows, day trips or the next old iron excursion.

He will be missed by all whom he had come to know, but will be remembered by the twinkle in his eye and the smile on his face, and his friendship to all.

Gilbert is survived by his wife Myrtle; a daughter Jean Kissell, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin; a son and daughter-in-law Jerry and Lisa, Orion; grandchildren Gregory and Sarah, Orion; and a brother Lewis, Rock Island.

Submitted by son, Jerry Sheldon, 13010, 117th St., Orion, Illinois 61273.