Frederick Heiss, 78

Attorney, volunteer, sports coach

Frederick P. Heiss, 78, of River Forest, died on May 16, 2019. After graduating from Schubert Elementary School, Steinmetz High School, Southern Illinois University, and John Marshall Law School, he practiced law in Chicago for 50 years. An active member of St. Luke Parish for over 40 years, he served in various ministries and on several committees, including the school board, athletic board, baptismal preparation committee, minister of praise, lector, and religious education teacher. 

He was also active in community activities, serving on the Zoning Board of Appeals in River Forest for many years. He was Cubmaster for the St. Luke Cub Scout Pack and active in River Forest Youth Baseball, Oak Park-River Forest Youth Football, and Oak Park-River Forest Pony Baseball. His 1970 black Buick convertible was well known by players in those organizations and throughout River Forest. 

When he was not busy helping his children or grandchildren, he enjoyed reading; watching sports, especially Purdue football and basketball; and traveling. 

Frederick Heiss is survived by his wife, Kathleen; his children, David (Pamela) and Craig (Jodi) Heiss and Cheryl (Timothy) Mondi; and his grandchildren, John, Elizabeth and Andrew Heiss, Lindsey, Megan and Molly Heiss, and Ryan and Kyle Mondi. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paula and Edmo Heiss, and his brother David A. Heiss. 

Visitation was held on May 20 at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home and family and friends celebrated a funeral Mass at St. Luke Church on May 21. 

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