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Chadwick A. Heller, 40

Chadwick “Chad” Anthony Heller, age 40, of Waverly, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at his home in Waverly.

He was born May 22, 1973, to Glen and Mary (Geyen) Heller in St. Cloud.

Chad was a kind and gentle soul. He was a loving son, brother, and friend to many. Anyone who met Chad, loved him. He had a way of connecting with others. Chad and his family felt very connected to the people of Waverly who have opened up their homes and made the family feel loved and cared for.

Chad loved sports, especially the Minnesota Twins and Vikings.

The computer opened up his life and made communicating so much easier. He could express himself and use his music and pictures to convey his thoughts. He looked forward to summer, his favorite time of the year.

Chad was preceded in death by his grandparents, Reuben and Betty Heller, and Donald and Evelyn Geyen; aunts and uncles Gene Geyen, Diane Geyen, Barb Geyen, Bob Geyen, and Jim Geyen; and cousin Jessica Moe.

He is survived by his parents, Glen and Mary Heller; brother Ryan Heller; aunts and uncles Donna (Terry) Miller, Jerry (Selma) Geyen, Bill Geyen, Patti (Jerry) Kranz, Jayne (John) Spartz, Mary (Marty) Olson, Cathy (Jack) Moe, Cindy (Scott) Montgomery, Doug (Sheila) Heller, Mark (Patty) Heller, and Kim (Ed) Hanson; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Memorial Mass of Christian Bburial took place Saturday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Mary in Waverly. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

A gathering of family and friends was from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 28 in the St. Mary’s Parish Center, and continued Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m, prior to the Mass.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.