May 05, 2015 10:30 A.M.Hope Lutheran Church South Campus
May 04, 2015
5:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.
May 04, 2015
- 6:30 P.M.
Corby passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at his farm near Gardner, from injuries sustained in an accident.
Corby James Heller was born on June 21, 1965 in Moorhead, MN, the son of Merlyn and Angie (Burley) Heller. He grew up on the family farm near Gardner and graduated from Cass Valley North High School in 1983. He continued his education at North Dakota State University graduating with a degree in Business Administration. During college Corby worked as a manager for Shakee’s Pizza in Fargo.
Corby joined his mother preparing taxes for H&R Block in 1989. He completed his 27th tax season this year, and made many great friends through this work. Corby returned to the family farm and began his career farming with his father. He was united in marriage to Julie Westland on October 10, 1992. Samantha Genevieve, the greatest joy of Corby’s life, was born September 28, 1996. Corby spent much time either with Sami or talking about her many achievements; in particular her academic strengths. Corby and Sami could always give you up to date movie and restaurant critiques around the region.
Corby was an active member of the Gardner Lion’s Club, Township Board and Volunteer Fire Department for many years. Corby closely followed the Twins and Red Hawks Baseball; attending games with family and friends. He recently took the ‘road to Frisco’ with his close friend and neighbor Bob Schmitz. Corby worked hard to remain in close contact with friends, neighbors, and family, always willing to take the time to visit and particularly over a good meal.
Corby is survived by his beloved daughter, Sami – and her mother, Julie of Fargo; his parents, Merlyn and Angie Heller of Detroit Lakes, MN; his siblings – Leah (Kevin) Walters of Nevis, MN; Richard (Sandra) Heller of Mandan, ND; Rachael (Kyle) Agre of Fargo; his grandmother, Barbara Burley of Fargo; his six nieces and three nephews; several aunts and uncles; and many other very dear relatives.
Corby was preceded in death by his grandparents – Ida and Henry Heller, and Gale Burley.
VISITATION: 5-6:30 PM Monday, May 4, 2015 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo – and also one hour prior to the service in the church on Tuesday
PRAYER SERVICE: 6:30 PM Monday at Boulger Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 AM Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Hope Lutheran Church – South Campus in Fargo