Steven David Heil, 47, died Tuesday, July 22, 2008, in Milwaukee, Wis., while attending a work conference, from a heart attack.
His funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a. m. Monday at the Assembly of God Church with Pastor Kenneth Ross officiating. Burial will follow at the Highland Cemetery. A fellowship luncheon will be held at the church immediately after the services at the graveside. Memorial contributions in Steve’s honor may be made to a scholarship fund that has been set up at Independence Bank of Havre. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home of Havre. Steve was born Dec. 23, 1960, in Havre to Roger and Gloria (Tvaruzek) Heil. He was raised and educated in Havre, graduating from Havre High School in 1979. He went to work for Northwestern Mutual Life at the age 19. He married Tammy Bohannon May 28, 1982, in Havre and to this union two daughters were born. The couple later divorced. He married Peggy Ward Sept. 5, 1992, in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. They made their home in Havre. Steve worked as an independent insurance agent for Northwestern Mutual Life for 29 years. Steve enjoyed restoring older Chrysler cars his 1935 Dodge Pickup and 1929 Fargo Freighter were his pride and joy. He was a huge fan of Mopar vehicles. Steve was an avid hunter, he also loved trips to Alaska for fishing and going to Vegas for the NFR. He also enjoyed his new red Dodge Mega Cab and being with his girls, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Vernon and Vera Heil and his maternal grandparents, Roberta and Darrell Tvaruzek. Steve is survived by his wife, Peggy Heil of Havre; his two daughters, Cassie (Ryan) Albertson of Great Falls and Steph Heil of Havre and of Ellendale, N.D.; his parents, Roger and Gloria Heil of Havre; his two stepdaughters, Sheri (Justin) Franjevic of Billings and Nicole Palagi (Keith Lehto) of Bozeman; his aunt and uncle Donna and Joe Chambers of Missoula; very special friends Pete (LouAnn) Paulsen of Zurich; and many cousins and friends.