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1937 - 2019

Lawrence J. Heiliger
January 26, 1937-December 25, 2018

Lawrence was born in Hinton, OK on January 26, 1937 to Helen and Casey Heiliger and entered Heaven on December 25, 2018 just in time to celebrate the last 15 minutes of Jesus' birthday. We have no doubt that he was joyfully welcomed by his parents, three siblings and other loved ones.
Lawrence was raised on the family dairy farm before moving to Oklahoma City to
live with his grandmother and graduated Mt. St. Mary's High School in 1955. After a brief stint as an accountant and with one child and one on the way, Lawrence saved the equivalent of one year's salary and began his 50+ years career as a commercial Realtor, ultimately starting his own real estate firm, Heiliger, Inc., Realtors. Lawrence was a leader in the real estate industry, serving as President of the Oklahoma City Board of Realtors, President of the Oklahoma Association of Realtors, and Regional Vice President of the National Association of Realtors. He was named Realtor of the Year for both Oklahoma City and the State of Oklahoma. Some of Lawrence's clients included McDonald's - he secured every McDonald's site in Oklahoma (except two) from the 1970s - 1990s and several in Arkansas and Texas - Hibdon Tires, and many banks and financial institutions throughout the state, including over 45 years with Communication Federal Credit Union.
Lawrence married Gordona Duca on December 4, 1982 and moved to Tulsa permanently in 1988. In addition to his own business, Lawrence played a significant role with
her company - Gordona Duca, Realtors- expanding it throughout northeastern Oklahoma. Lawrence and Gordona traveled the world in their 36 years together and he kept all of us laughing every single day with his gift of humor. He was a proud member of the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City and the Rotary Club of Tulsa and was a Paul Harris Fellow and a Community Club Fellow.
Lawrence is tremendously missed by his wife of 36 years, Gordona; his son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Rona, Edmond; his son and daughter-in-law, Philip and Cathy, Tulsa; his grandchildren, Zachary and wife, Michelle, their son, Caden, Nederland, CO; Ashlee Craddock and husband, Avery, their daughter Peyton, Tulsa; Natalie, Stillwater; and Emily, Tulsa; numerous nieces and nephews; his step-daughter, Dawn Duca, Tulsa; and his beloved Shelties, Misti and Chanel.
For those wishing to honor Lawrence, please consider a gift to Clarehouse (www. clarehouse.org) or a . Private services were held with Rev. Dr. R. Wade Paschal officiating. To share a memory or leave a message for the family, please go to www.moorefuneral.com
Published in The Oklahoman on Feb. 10, 2019
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