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Donald G. Heiligtag

Friday, September 23, 2005

Donald G. Heiligtag, the son of the late Raymond and Esther Pogue Heiligtag, was born in St. Louis on Nov. 28, 1936, and died at the Puxico Nursing & Rehab Center in Puxico on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, at the age of 68.

Mr. Heiligtag lived in St. Louis until moving to Puxico seven years ago. He enjoyed racing cars and fishing. He was a heavy equipment operator with Perkins Contracting in St. Louis and a member of Local Union #513.

On Aug. 19, 1996, he was married to Marilyn Payton in Corning, Ark.

Surviving are his wife, Marilyn Heiligtag of Puxico; three sons, Donald Heiligtag of St. Louis, Wayne Heiligtag of Villa Ridge, and Michael Heiligtag of Deland, Fla.; two daughters, Maureen Crocker of Belgrade, and Janice Ford of House Springs; one step-son, Troy Fairies of Troy; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Marjorie Smith of Park Hills.

Visitation will be held after 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxico.

Graveside funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at 12:30 p.m. at the Puxico Cemetery with the Rev. Wiley McGhee of Puxico officiating.

Interment will follow in the Puxico Cemetery with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of arrangements.