Art Heyderman

Art Heyderman, age 71; formerly of Bettendorf, IA. Beloved husband of 49 years to Renee (nee Pearlman); loving father of Brian Heyderman, Deborah (Tim) Vasil, and Cathy Heyderman; dear grandfather (‘Poppy’) of Chloe and Declan Vasil; brother of Mark (Carol) Heyderman; uncle and friend of many. Art was a proud Veteran of the Army Corps of Engineers who served during the Vietnam War, and later in the US Army Reserves for over 28 years. He was a Retiree of the Rock Island Arsenal, and a member of the Iowa ACLU, NDIA, and the Democratic Party. He will be dearly missed. Committal at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL will take place on Thursday, April 20 at 2:00pm sharp. Family and friends to gather at the cemetery visitor’s center at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Vietnam Veterans of America are appreciated ( Arrangements entrusted to Hallowell & James Funeral Home, Countryside. Funeral info: 708-352-6500

6 Replies to “Art Heyderman”

  1. My deepest condolences to the family. I had worked with Art most of his many years on Rock Island Arsenal. Art had also been the president of the IA-IL NDIA Chapter for many years and remained active on the corporate board. As the current president of the Chapter, we intend to make a donation to the VVA in Art’s honor.

    George B Rivard
    President, IA-IL Chapter
    National Defense Industrial Association

  2. I had the pleasure of serving with Art on the Board of the Rock Island Arsenal Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). During the years I knew Art, he dedicated much of his time and effort to making the lives of disabled, disenfranchised, and hospitalized Veterans as cheerful and comfortable as possible. I will remember Art as a true patriot; one who believed in his country; rallied to the support of those who defended it; always placed the needs of others before his own. An unselfish man by any measure. —- Rest in peace Art…the example you set for us lives on!

    1. Renee and kids: Just wanted you to know Art was always an inspiration to me. He was always positive and had a heart for veterans and Soldiers. We all will miss him.

  3. Dear Mrs Heyderman: This is Ed Hildebrand. As you know Art help me out on the parade. If it was not for him keeping me in check and giving me guildness. He is and will be very smart man. He called me up and said he was very happy for what I did. I just wished your family could have maid it for the parade. I will truly miss him as friend and vietnam Brother. God bless you and your familiy!!! Sincerely Ed hildebrand

  4. I got to know Art over 15 years ago, when I was stationed at Rock Island and then when I came back as an Army Retiree and had the pleasure of working with him on the Board of the Association of the United States Army, Rock Island Chapter. Art always brought energy, enthusiasm and passion to any effort to support our Soldiers and Veterans. Our military community will miss him greatly and I will personally miss him. Art you did well here on earth and know you are in Heaven praying for all of us and helping a Vet

    Thanks for all you have done for us
    Jeff Carr

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