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 Illo L Heppner

Illo L Heppner

Birth
Berlin, Germany
Death 1 Oct 2012 (aged 89)
Indiana, USA
Burial Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 101248547 · View Source
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Illo L. Heppner, 89, was born in Berlin, Germany. Illo was a Holocaust survivor of the Shanghai Ghetto, where she married Ernest G. Heppner. After the war, upon liberation, she worked as a USA War Department civilian in Shanghai and Nanjing, and was awarded the civilian Commendation Ribbon for meritorious service. She worked for Equitable Life Assurance Society for 26 years, retiring in 1984. Illo was active in resettlement of Jews from the former Soviet Union and taught English as a second language to Russian immigrants at the Jewish Community Center as a volunteer for 20 years.

She was a speaker at several national and international conferences concerning the Shanghai Ghetto and her articles on the subject have been published in numerous journals. A member of Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, she was active in social action programs at the Temple. She was a member of Women of Reform Judaism, Hadassah, National Council of Jewish Women, and the Interfaith Alliance.

Her husband, Ernest G. Heppner, preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter, Anita Plotinsky (Melvin); grandsons, David Plotinsky (Paulina) and Benjamin Plotinsky; granddaughter, Miriam Plotinsky (Kenneth Handwerger); and five great grandchildren.

Graveside services at the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation North Cemetery on October 3, 2012. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ernest G. Heppner Scholarship fund at IUPUI or the Social Action Fund at Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation. Arrangements handled by Aaron Ruben Nelson Mortuary. [Taken from Indianapolis Star online obituary]


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  • Created by: Rick France
  • Added: 25 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101248547
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Illo L Heppner (1 Sep 1923–1 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101248547, citing Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation Cemetery North, Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Rick France (contributor 46581221) .