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commissioner Man freezes Continued from Page One $188,545.99. Heer's estate also included a bank account with a balance of $400,000, Jackson said. Heer and his brother, George, had owned and operated the Washington Plumbing and Heating Co. and had retired from the business decades ago, said Grace Skoog, Heer's niece and executrix of his estate. The two brother^ lived together until October, when George died of a cerebral hemorrhage at age 95. Jackson said Ms. Skoog told him she offered to help her uncle "because he couldn't do a lot for himself anymore, but he refused." "Apparently he managed to keep his money a secret," Jackson said. "I think his relatives knew he had some money, but I don't think they had any idea of how much." The Rev. Joseph Beck, associate pastor of the church, said Heer was a member but was not known to the clergy there. "He did not attend church in recent years and most of us did not know him," he said. "He did not even request shut-in visits, as is common with elderly parishioners."